Romanian cities and attractions
Romania is a beautiful country with picturesque nature and amazing sights. Here tourists from all over the world have a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains, the Romanian Black Sea resorts, the magnificent Danube River, and, of course, clean air and impressive architectural structures. The culture of this mysterious country is a mixture of gypsy folklore, amazing hospitality, multilingual dialect and an alliance of several religions. Everyone who goes on a trip to Romania will be able to learn more about its unusual folk customs, national traditions and Count Dracula by visiting the country’s main places of interest. Read more: How to Travel Alone: Expert Tips for Planning a Solo Trip.
Best cities and attractions of Romania
Bucharest, which is the capital of Romania, is one of its most popular and attractive cities. In “Little Paris”, as it is often called by the locals, the past and the present intertwine. And some areas look like western medieval European streets. There are many restaurants and cafes in the capital. The prices will pleasantly surprise you. In addition, various events and celebrations usually take place in Bucharest.
Brasov is another tourist city, which is considered to be the heart of Transylvania. Today this is one of the most visited historical places in Eastern Europe: its infrastructure is well developed, but there are no modern entertainment areas, because they do not fit into the architectural style of ancient Brasov. Its most famous local landmark is the Black Church built in the Gothic style. This fabulous temple is one of the most important Lutheran places of worship in the region.
Sinaia should be highlighted among the numerous ski resorts of Romania. This is an excellent place for winter activities: you will be impressed by mountains over 2000 meters high, try skiing excellent groomed trails, and enjoy gentle and steep slopes. The city is also called the eco-capital of the country, since the Bucegi National Park, the natural monument of Romania, is located in its territory.
The most popular Romanian tourist attractions, i.e. the Palace of the Parliament, the George Enescu National Museum, and the Botanical Garden, are all located in Bucharest. Bran Castle in Transylvania, in the town of Bran, which has already become an architectural landmark of the country, also should not go unmentioned. This fortress is commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle” and it is often referred to as the home of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. As for Sinaia, it is famous for its Peles Castle, the summer residence of Romanian kings.
When it is better to go to Romania
If you have an opportunity to visit this wonderful country from late April to early July or from late August to late October, you should definitely go, since this is the best time to get acquainted with Romanian cities. The air temperature in these months is the most comfortable. Despite the fact that most festivals are held in July and August, the weather is hot during this time. Of course, those who want to go skiing should consider January and February for their trip.
Romania is one the most peaceful European countries. Romanian citizens are known to be sociable and friendly people, who gladly communicate with tourists and share important information about their native country with pleasure. Some sources say that hooliganism is practically absent in Romanian cities and Bucharest is much safer than most European capitals.