What to See in Romania

Brasov (Romania)

Brasov is located in the Transylvanian Alps at an altitude of 650 m. During excavations, archaeologists have found evidence that people began to settle here as early as the Bronze Age. In the 13th century, the German tribes of the Saxons came to this territory. During the further development of the city, two cultures mixed in it – German and Roman.

The main attraction of the city is the Black Temple, which was built in the Gothic style. The name of the temple came from its black walls after a fire in 1689. Other sights of the city include the Church of St. Nicholas, the Church of St. Bartholomew, the Historical Museum and the Town Hall of the 15th century.

Bran Castle (known as Dracula’s Castle), which is located 30 km south of Brasov, brought worldwide fame to the city.. It stands on the top of a mountain covered with forest. Construction of the castle began in 1212 by German knights who wanted to protect the borders of Transylvania and ended in 1377. It was believed that Bran belonged to Prince Vlad the Impaler, whom everyone considers to be the same Count Dracula from the famous book by Bram Stoker, but in this whole story the only truth is that in 1462 Tepes was imprisoned in the dungeon of the castle. In 1920, the castle was presented to the English Queen Mary, the wife of King Ferdinand I. Mary made the castle her residence. There are many secret passages here. Now it houses the Museum of Feudal Art.

In the vicinity of Brasov there is a ski resort Poiana Brasov. It is considered the elite and most beautiful ski resort in Romania.. The maximum height difference here is 775 m. There are 8 slopes within the resort, the average length of each is about 2,500 m, 5 lifts deliver tourists to the slopes.

Mamaia (Romania)

The resort of Mamaia is located 3 km north of Constanta on a sandy spit. The length of the local beach is 8 km, width – about 100m. This is one of the oldest resorts in Romania, it was opened in 1906, it is also considered the best on the Black Sea coast of Romania. Hotels stand here in close proximity to the beach, Mamaia has its own water park (the first water park in Romania), as well as several spa centers. Every summer the resort hosts the Music Festival.

Mangalia (Romania)

The resort of Mangalia is located 8 km from the border with Bulgaria at the same latitude as Nice. Here is one of the widest beaches of the coast, its width is 400-500m.

Within the resort there is a balneological center that uses saprole mud from the waters of the nearby Techirghiol salt lake, mineral water with a high content of chlorine and bicarbonates for the prevention of rheumatic, neurological and post-traumatic diseases, as well as for rejuvenating courses.

Sinaia (Romania)

According to Insidewatch, Sinai is a famous ski resort. It is located in the valley of the Prakhova River in the Southern Carpathians.

The height of the slopes within the resort reaches 2000 m above sea level. For skiers, there are 10 slopes with a height difference of up to 100 to 500 m, cross-country skiing tracks with a length of 8 and 5 km, a bobsleigh chute with 13 turns, a length of 1,500 m and a height difference of 300 m, there are opportunities for sledding.

In the city itself, the Monastery, which was built in the 1690s, is interesting, and not far from the city is the Peles Castle. Some people consider it one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. The castle was built between 1873 and 1883 in the German Neo-Renaissance style. King Ferdinand I liked to relax here in the summer. The 160 halls of the castle feature medieval furniture, Murano glass chandeliers, porcelain, crockery and ivory sculptures.

Iasi (Romania)

Iasi is the capital of the historical region of Moldova, which is located in the east of Romania.

Iasi is a university town. Here, in 1860, the first University in Romania was founded and its building adorns the city to this day. The most famous people of the country studied at this University. Among the sights of interest are the Church of Trei Ierakhi with its museum, where the printing house, created back in 1640, has been preserved, the Argesh Monastery, which was built from 1512 to 1521, the Metropolitan Church, where the relics of St. Paraskeva are located, as well as the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, which became the first a church painted in the style of the monasteries of Bukovina, as well as the neo-Gothic Palace of Culture, which contains 4 museums.

Iasi (Romania)