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Romania sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

A popular European resort destination, Romania never ceases to attract tourists with its beautiful beaches, picturesque nature and wide choice of excursion programs. Bucharest remains the starting point of vast majority of excursion routes. This city is both administrative and culture capital of the country. When it comes to mentioning the most important landmarks of Bucharest, we should start with Palatul Cotroceni, an amazing example of architecture of the 17th century. The palace was built on a high hill that had been previously the site of an ancient monastery. A part of the palace has been transformed into the Museum of History, while the other part is used as the president's residence.
Romania’s rich history is reflected in her traditional cuisine. The food menu of this people takes its influence from the Slavic, Hungarian, and …
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The Palace of the Parliament is no less beautiful place. The total area of the palace is 350 thousand sq. m. The palace is also known as the largest administrative building in the world. The height of the building is 92 metres (12 floors), and there are 1100 guestrooms in the palace, every of which is decorated with marble and crystal wares, giant mirrors and bronze statues, elegant furniture and fabrics. Curtea Veche is a famous landmark of the historic part of the city. The complex consists of three medieval buildings - Annunciation Church of Saint Anthony, the Curtea Veche Church and Hanu' lui Manuc.
The most unusual religious landmark was built in the city of Brasov and is called Biserica Neagră or Black Church. The construction of this grandiose gothic building was finished in 1358. The facade of the church is decorated with beautiful paintings, and the church's bell, which is installed in the bell tower, weights 6 tons. The sanctuary got such a name because of a fire that happened here in 1689. Despite the fact that the church was completely renovated after that disastrous event, its name has remained till our days. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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There are several dozen fortresses and castles in the territory of modern Romania. Bran Castle is worth closest attention because numerous legends about Count Dracula are connected with this castle. In the beginning of the 15th century the castle was an important strategic facility. Bran Castle was built exclusively with the money got as donations from locals. To thank for the donations, the locals were exempt from taxes. Nowadays, halls of the castle are decorated with beautiful old furniture and other items that are considered precious museum artifacts. Several halls were dedicated for the exhibition of the Museum of History and Medieval Art. Here visitors are able to see collections of wonderful paintings, tapestries and sculptures. Several villages, which are located not far away from Bran, are also an interesting place worth visiting as travellers can buy traditional Romanian cheese and beautiful items made of wool there.

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The territory of modern Romania is very interesting from an archeological point of view. In the course of researches, some of the ancient Cro-Magnon remains were found here. Archeological finds are over 40 000 years, which lets consider this place as a birthplace of the modern civilization. At the dawn of our era, the territory of modern Romania was occupied by the country of Dacia that was consequently conquered by the Roman Empire. The territory of the ancient country is notable for rich deposits of gold, which attracted a lot of conquerors here.
The unique and diverse architecture of the country is largely due to its rich history. The mixture of Greek, Saxon, East European and even …
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In the Middle Ages, there were three autonomous princedoms at the site of the present country. At the beginning of the 16th century, they all became a part of the Ottoman Empire. This fact did not prevent princedoms from maintaining the internal autonomy. In the second half of the 19th century, the unified Romanian State started to be formed. In 1878, the unified Princedom of Wallachia and Moldavia that gained independence from the Ottoman Empire. In 1881, the Kingdom of Romania was formed on the basis of this unified princedom.
One of the most popular districts of the country from a tourist point of view is Transylvania. It is world-famous due to scary stories about Count Dracula. Now, thousands of travelers come here to see real vampires.
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Fans of beach recreation visit the district of Dobrogea. There are amazing beaches on the Black Sea coast. Local resorts are distinguished by quite a calm and peaceful atmosphere. In the beach region of Romania, there is a unique nature attraction of global significance. This is a delta of the Danube that is now located on the territory of the national park. For unique landscapes, these places have been called one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Brasov - Romania Hiking fans and admirers of historical attractions are recommended to visit the district of Maramures. This is a northern district of Romania. Here in the submontane area, there are decades of hiking routes where you can admire marvelous landscapes, see old ancient churches and visit enchanting tiny villages. Local residents preserve their historical traditions. In small villages, special apple tinctures that are popular in all regions of the world are still cooked in accordance with olds recipes.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of Romania
♥   National park 'Buila - Vânturarita' . On the map   Photos
♥   National park 'Calimani' . On the map   Photos
♥   National park 'Ceahlau' . On the map   Photos
♥   National park 'Cheile Bicazului - Hasmas' . On the map   Photos
♥   National park 'Cheile Nerei - Beusnita' . On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Romania
♥   Castle 'Cantacuzino Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Cernovici Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Episcopal palace' Oradea. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Foiuor Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Haller Castle' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Romania
♥   Palace 'Black eagle palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Brukenthal National Museum' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'CEC Palace' Bucharest. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Cantacuzino Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Cotroceni Palace' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Romania from our review series

Cathedral Timisoara Trei Ierarhi

From the series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
Cathedral Timisoara Trei Ierarhi is the largest Orthodox Church in Romania. It was built in 1940 and until now it is the highest cathedrals in the world. The inner decoration works weren’t finished because of the war. But this wasn’t a reason not to dedicated a temple to God. Only 16 years after the official open, the decoration was finished.

The Cathedral Timisoara Trei Ierarhi is a great architectural monument. One of the main peculiarities are the pointed towers. The highest tower is 96 meters high. It can have up to 4 000 believers at once. The main decoration of the cathedral is the wonderful art painting made by famous artist Afanasy Damian. The inner and outer decoration has a number of unique details. Even the chandeliers look unusual, no one other Orthodox Church doesn’t … Read all

Evangelia Wrecks

From the series “The Surviving Remains of Shipwrecks You Can Observe Yourself”
Evangelia is a one more mysterious wrecked ship. It ran upon the sands near the Romanian shores, not far from Costinesti town in 1968. There is some evidence that the ship got aground at the disposal of the owner. According to the rumours, he wanted to get the insurance proceeds. At that time when the catastrophe has happened, there was a fog-bank on the shore, although the sea was calm. After the accident, all ship equipment was thoroughly checked. No one failure was fixed.

The dry-cargo ship has an outstanding story of the building. It was built in 1941 and was named Saxon Star 2. This dry cargo ship was built at the Harland & Wolff Ltd shipyard, where the Titanic was built. During the war, this cargo was used for transportation of wounded soldiers. From 1946 until 1958 it was used as … Read all

Castelul Peles

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
The main peculiarity of Peles Castle, which is located in the Carpathian Mountains, is its fabulous exterior design. The construction of the castle began in 1873. The specialists from various countries were involved in the construction of the castle. According to the historical data, the best bricklayers from Italy were called upon. The construction of the terraces surrounding the castle was entrusted to the Romanians. The best carpenters were invited from Germany and Hungary, and the workers from Turkey have burned bricks. The gypsies have worked as help workers.

According to the approximate calculations, the workers who built Peles Castle spoke in 14 different languages. The wonderfully beautiful castle, not far from the city of Sinaia, was finished in 1914 and was named to the honor … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Romania

Bucharest
No less interesting historical site is the Buda Castle - a beautiful monument of the 13th century. It was built by the order of King Bela IV and served to protect the city from the Mongol-Tatars. The ancient fort also strikes with its scale and inaccessibility. On its territory, there is a royal castle and several other beautiful churches. Some time ago, beautiful palaces were built here mainly to hold knight tournaments. One of the most beautiful religious monuments in Budapest is the St. … Read more
Timisoara
One of the oldest buildings, that managed to survive in the city, is the Church of St. Catherine. In the 13th century, the spouse of King Robert of Anjou, Mary-Catherine by name, was buried on the grounds of the church. The church was named after her. Initially, the building was constructed in the best traditions of Baroque style. After numerous renovations, it acquired the unique features of neoclassicism. The building of the old synagogue, which construction took place in the second half of … Read more
Brasov
The most beautiful architectural monument is the City Administration building. This majestic building was built in the late 19th century and represents a unique combination of Neo Baroque and Art Nouveau Styles. There are several picturesque squares and parks around this building . It will be really difficult to find more beautiful and interesting places to walk. There are many beautiful parks in Brașov. One of the most beautiful is the Heroes Park. On the territory of this tiny Park, there is … Read more
Constanta
Fans of walks in picturesque places will be interested to visit the Murfatlar Vineyard. Here is one of the oldest wineries in the region, where tourists spend fascinating excursions. A few years ago, a museum was opened on the territory of this factory. The exposition consists of ancient Greek and Roman amphoras, as well as old presses used hundreds of years ago for wine production. In the immediate vicinity of the city, is the fortress of Hercules. Despite its name, it has nothing to do … Read more

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