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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.
Hospitable, sociable and inclined to the unending organization of something new and interesting, Romanians live amongst a beautiful, ancient, 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
The continental climate is prevalent in Romania. As a result, the country is warm enough in summer, while in winter it is cold and it snows a lot. The …
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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.

History and Entertainment

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 transport system in Romania is under development. The railway cuts across most part of the country, with their total length reaching 12,000 …
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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.
Romania is a parliamentary-presidential republic in which a democratic regime reigns. The state system is based on the Constitution of Romania, which …
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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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♥   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
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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
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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

Palatul Parlamentului

From the series “Famous unfinished buildings ”
The Palace of the Parliament is one of the main architectural monuments of Bucharest. It is considered the largest administrative building in Europe. The area of the incredibly beautiful building is 350,000 square meters. It's very hard to believe that the building is unfinished. The building is 270 meters long and 240 meters wide. The height of the building is 86 meters. Not everyone knows that the building has an underground part of an impressive size. It is much larger in area than the ground part. The building goes deep into the ground at 92 meters.

The chic palace is distinguished not only by its huge scale but also by its rich design. More than a million cubic meters of beautiful marble were used for its decoration. About 3,500 tons of crystal were also used for the decoration of … Read all

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
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Romania

Initially, the city had another name – Napoca. This is the name that local Dacian tribes gave to the settlement. Emperor Trajan approved of that name and established a base for the Roman legion in the area. The region got the same name. In the 70s of the 12th century, this settlement changed its name to Castrum Clus. When Transylvania became a part of the Hungarian kingdom, the city changed its name once again, this time to Kolozsvár. The name was changing continuously until it became Cluj. … Read more
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
Archaeological excavations in the neighborhoods of Iasi proved that the Thracian and Sarmatian tribes lived in this region. During the Roman Empire period, the Romans traded with the Dacians. The building of a royal palace started in this settlement in the 14th century. Until that period, there was an Armenian church in Iasi. It was the first shrine in the area. The first mentions of Iasi date back to 1408. Prince Alexandru IV Lăpușneanu moved the Moldavian capital to Iasi at the end of the … Read more
Initially, modern Oradea had another name of Latin etymology – Varadinum. The first mention of this settlement dates back to 1113. A fortress, which gave the town its name, was built in the area at that time. The main purpose of the stronghold was to protect the region from the Mongol Tatar invasion. The fortress is mentioned in the documents for the first time in 1241. Oradea officially became a town only in the 16th century. The area started developing actively and growing in size. At … Read more
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
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
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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