What are the must-see places in Romania?
A tourist’s life is paved with special and memorable moments. In most cases history, art and culture come together in order to offer tourists amazing experiences. It is important to have a clear insight on the place you’re going to visit.
Now there are thousands of people that spend a lot of time studying the particularities of Romania touristic capacities. As you probably have already observed, this country is a beauty in plain sight. Everyone has the possibility of discovering a free and charming country, where nature reigns supreme (still). The Carpathian Mountains, Danube river, Mures, Olt and Jiu rivers and Danube Delta can certainly change your perspective on what constitutes a beautiful landscape or quiet spot. In this article you are going to read about 10 of the most fascinating and charming places you can visit in Romania. You will be amazed by what you can see in this stunning city!
If you are going to visit Moldavia or Bukovina, it would be a shame not to visit Rarau-Giumalau Mountains. Here is where you will find a wide range of touristic objectives – all natural! Situated in the heart of the Oriental Carpathian Mountains, Rarau-Giumalau offers viewers access to stunning landscapes and breathtaking images. There are many things that you can see in this beautiful area. You will be amazed by every tiny detail that you see in Rarau-Giumalau Mountains. A lot of people come here for the holidays and special occasions. For young men and women that live in cities like Iasi, Bacau or Suceava come here on the weekends. They also spend a lot of time in Campulung Moldovenesc and Vatra Dornei. You won’t regret coming to this beautiful part of Romania.
The birthplace of Dracula’s legend: Bran Castle
There are many places in Romania, more precisely „Tara Romaneasca” province, where Vlad Tepes left its mark. This ruthless Romanian warlord spend his days defending Christianity and slaying down warriors from the Ottoman Empire. Ever since the release of Dracula, a novel written by Bram Stoker, Transylvania and Bran castle became a thing of legend themselves. This beautiful castle is open to visitors. What can you see here? Well, besides the castle itself, built by skilled masons with a rock as its foundation, you can see a torture chamber, rumored to be Vlad’s favorite tool. There is a lot of myth and legend present in the stone and brick walls of this castle. Just be ready to use your digital camera! You will be tempted to take a lot of photos. Give in!
The Palace of Culture Iasi
When it comes to unique architectural buildings, none come close to the beautiful Palace of Culture in Iasi. This is a building that impresses at first glance. It has epic dimensions and amazing interior halls. You literally can get lost in the palace. Take close look on the stunning architectural details left behind by skilled architects like A.D Xenopol. You have now the possibility of going through history because in the palace you will find many museums. Furthermore the palace is currently the heart and soul of Palas Mall, a complex shopping mall and event area. You have the possibility of shopping or relaxing with friends. This is where most Ieseans spend their time. You will understand why pretty fast. One thing is certain: you won’t get bored here.
In the present there is a special interest for Targoviste town. Why do so many people come to the former capital city of Tara Romaneasca? Well, this is where famous Romanians warlords spend their days: Mircea cel Batran, Vlad Tepes, Radu de la Afumati or Petru Cercel. What should you see in this town first? You have to go to the old part of the town, where you will find Chindia Tower and the ruins of the old court. The Chindia Tower was built by Vlad Tepes. The Tower had many roles: it held the treasure, it was used to observe troop movements and at one point it was used as a prison. The ruins of the Old Court will impress you. It comes with a lot of old rooms that resisted time. You can also spend some time in the central hall of the court, where Vlad Tepes welcomed his friends and foes.
Rasnov old settlement
There are a couple of places that have the possibility of redefining your touristic perspective. One of the most visited old settlements is Rasnov. This old city and former stronghold is preserved quite good and for this reason people come to see it. In addition to the stunning architectural elements, the settlement offers visitors an intrusion into Middle Ages. At our last visit in Rasnov, we stumbled across a medieval fair. We saw then medieval armor, swords and lots of songs. If you go to Rasnov, you will enjoy a superb touristic experience, packed with a close medieval touch. The town is pretty quiet but a beautiful expression of historical respect. Do you want to learn more things about Rasnov?
We shall return with the second part of this top! Part II of “10 beautiful places to see in Romania” coming soon!