5 Most Amazing Places To Visit In Romania In Your Next Trip
Maybe you have travelled to Europe and visited lots of places. You might have visited the popular European countries, tasted their delicacies and enjoyed the best spots. Or maybe you haven’t travelled to Europe yet. Whatever it may be, you certainly need to visit this beautiful country that might not be a popular and favourite European destination, it is one of the best places to go to. I am talking about Romania. Here you’ll get 5 most amazing places to visit in Romania. Bucharest is the capital of this wonderful country and you can get to amazing destinations within the country with day trips from Bucharest.
Despite having alluring landscapes, spellbinding history and wonderful architecture among other captivating features of this country, it is clearly an underrated place which is clearly unfair. It may be because Romania has never promoted tourism on a big scale, the love for this place comes only from the people who have visited this country. That is why we suggest you take a trip to Romania and you will surely come back with a handful of wonderful experiences.
Must Visit Places In Romania
Romania is certainly an amazing country to visit. It has so many travel destinations that despite the country is not too big, it would take you several days to cover each of these places. However, Bucharest, Sighisoara, Brasov, etc. to name a few, are the most popular travel destinations in Romania. These are the places that you must cover in your trip so that you don’t miss out on the best.
Find the best and 5 most amazing places to visit in Romania in this blog.
Many would say that Bucharest isn’t a really beautiful city. I would disagree. Bucharest has some of the best attractions in the country. And largely due to the fact that the city’s face was heavily destroyed under the communist regime, the city still holds beauty with some scars. And also there are a lot of towns and other places worth visiting near Bucharest, hence the capital of Romania comes first in our list. Most expectedly, if you are visiting Romania, you are most likely to land in the capital city, so Bucharest is the most obvious place to begin your journey from in most cases.
The Palace of Parliament is a popular tourist attraction, the world’s second largest building and the heaviest building in the world with 1100 rooms in 12 storeys, a gigantic structure. The Obor market is a large and lively place which can be visited. Apart from it, the Carturesti Carusel is a beautiful book store in old Bucharest. The open-air Dimitrie Gusti Village Museum displays models of Romanian houses throughout centuries. The city has a rich and energetic metropolitan vibe as well as the old city offers an air filled with historical fragrance.
The story of the famous (or infamous) Count Dracula comes right into our mind whenever we hear about Romania or its fantasy legends. Sighisoara is the place where the birth of this legendary ‘Vlad the Impaler’ took place. Located in the heart of the historically beautiful region of Transylvania, this 12th century Saxon town has beauty in its veins. The pastel colored houses on gorgeous cobbled streets attract every visitor.
The beauty of the town earned itself a UNESCO World Heritage status in 1999 and Sighisoara got recognized as one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval towns in entire Europe. To get an amazing view of the whole town and look at the surroundings from a different view, I suggest you climb to the top of the famous clock tower and enjoy the view. Also, it has a fine little museum which you’ll enjoy exploring. Shared and group trips from Bucharest can take you to various cities and towns in the Transylvanian region.
Braşov is another incredibly beautiful Transylvanian town which has the best of both worlds. Here you can find wonderful natural creations, historical architecture as well as a great city life at the night clubs and party spots. The Carpathian Mountains encircle this energetic town and the beautiful architecture of buildings, churches and other monuments is sure to attract you. The Gothic and Renaissance styles of architecture make for a fascinating mix and give this town a unique look.
You can visit the famous Black Church, the largest Lutheran church in the world and then move towards the Council Square. This is supposed to be the place in stories where the Pied Piper led the children of Hamlin. Cover the slender street of Strada Sforii, possibly one of the narrowest streets in Europe at just 4 feet. Then you can take a cable car to the famous Mount Tâmpa for an amazing view of the town and the Carpathian Mountains. You can also notice the name Brasov on the mountain, similar to the Hollywood sign on Mt. Lee in Los Angeles.
Regarded as one of the most ancient and traditional regions of Romania, Maramures is a beautiful place which should be in your travel route. Enter Maramures and you will feel like you have come through a portal into the past. The town has many popular attractions including the centuries-old wooden churches having high towers. You can also find the famous Merry Cemetery, the most colorful cemetery you could ever find which has colorful crosses featuring illustrations of the dead people and quotes or poems about them.
You can experience the old Romania and get a flavor of the culture and traditions of the natives living there. You can listen to folk music, see the traditional attire of the people, enjoy the folklores and can even visit the local market to witness the trade of livestock and grains. Visit the church for a traditional service or see the intricately carved gates of the farmhouses which are really admirable. Honestly, your experience in Maramures would be nothing like ever before.
Last in our list of 5 most amazing places to visit in Romania is Danube Delta. If you are visiting Romania and you are a nature lover then this is the place which you cannot afford to miss. Danube Delta is one of the biggest wetlands on our Earth and has the richest biodiversity in the whole of Romania. Dense forests, lakes and canals with trees, floating reed islands and a diverse animal life make for a beautiful picture of this delta of River Danube. Having 30 different ecosystems and spreading in over four thousand square kilometers of area, this delta is a UNESCO protected area.
After flowing for more than 2800 kilometers and covering ten countries, the River Danube empties here. A slow boat ride can show you this wonderful place which houses 300 different species of birds, hundreds of other animals and about 16,000 people living a peaceful life around it. The whole place swells with rich flora and fauna and you would truly enjoy exploring it.
Romania has a lot of amazing places to visit and not just limited to the ones stated above. The country is blessed with nature and you will find several places that are natural wonders. The rich history of the place also gives it a great architectural, cultural and traditional beauty. If you want to have a great experience you can take shared and group trips from Bucharest or choose from our list of private tours. Visit Romania for an incredible experience.