Romania is one of the newest European Union members and it started attracting more and more tourists in the past 5 years. It is a developing country that has not only natural riches but also cultural treasures waiting to be discovered. Our partner, Jaisa, who owns Glen Burnie Used Appliances (glenburnieusedappliances.com) says you should believe us, it is well worth the trip!
One of the most popular destinations in Romania is Bran castle, or as the rest of the world knows it, Dracula’s Castle. Located on a cliff, surrounded by the Carpathian mountains and with the beautiful gothic architecture the Bran castle is not only one of the scariest castles in the world but also the biggest castle in Romania. Not far from Bran castle, one of the best skiing resorts in Romania, Poiana Brasov is awaiting it’s guests every winter with stunning landscapes, mulled wine and traditional food.
Romania’s capital, Bucharest is situated in the southern region of the country. Here you can see the House of Parliament, one of the biggest buildings in Europe. It was built by the last Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu. There are plenty of beautiful places to see in Bucharest so make sure you take at least two days to visit the city. In the heart of the city, there’s the Herastrau Park, a quiet place where you can take a break from the noisy city life and relax. You can take a walk on the beautiful never-ending alleys, rent a bike to explore the surroundings or rent a boat and go into an incredible adventure on the Herastrau Lake.
There are many beautiful things in Transylvania and one of them is the salt mine in Turda. It is one of the most beautiful underground museum in Romania, if you visit it in summer, there’s a beautiful salt lake, Durgau Lake, nearby where you can swim and relax. Not very far from Turda, there’s a city of a huge importance in Romania, Cluj Napoca. The city is an important cultural center, and has many beautiful museums and churches.
If you are looking for a quiet, green heaven, Maramures is one of the most beautiful, authentic Romanian regions. Traveling to Maramures might seem like a time travel, since most of the villages have kept their original architecture. Proud and happy, the peasants that live here are expecting each year thousands of tourists that are willing to discover their traditions and the tasty Romanian food. Mocanita, one of the few steam powered trains that are still working in Europe is taking the tourists into an amazing journey into the green heart of Romania.
The Danube Delta is a unique natural reservation in the Southeast region of the country. Having no less than 311 different bird species, it is one of the most important deltas in the world. It has three main canals ( Sulina, Chilia, Sfantu Gheorghe) that are connected through many waterways. To explore this beautiful natural wonder you can take a Danube River Cruise or go on one-day boat tours. There are 15 different one-day tours that you can take from Tulcea so make sure that you know which part of the delta you want to visit.