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Romania, the place to be

From delightful culinary experiences to breathtaking landscapes, churches older than time and mixtures of communities preserving values unaltered across millennia, Romania is the place to be. Romania is unique thanks to its spectacular natural environment and well preserved customs, all highlighted by its greatest asset – the people.

Romania offers fairytale landscapes of great richness, lush wilderness and breathtaking panoramas.

Majestic mountains, vast lakes, rolling hills, soft sands and broad beaches represent some of Romania’s natural treasures.

Our country offers access to the spectacular Carpathian Mountains, the unique Danube Delta – the second largest and best preserved of Europe’s deltas – and the impressive Black Sea. Romania’s most precious beauties are included in the UNESCO World Heritage, as recognition of their role in preserving the natural legacy for generations to come.

Romania’s culture is a mixture of Latin and Balkan heritage, unique in the region.

The carved wooden gates of Maramureș, the Moldavian monasteries with their unique Voronet blue, the Merry Cemetery of Sapanta where life is celebrated through humorous poetry – all these represent the richness of Romanian culture throughout centuries.

Castles and fortifications also stand proof of the preservation of modern and traditional architecture: the Corvin Castle is renowned for its Gothic-Renaissance design and its spectacular position, the beautiful and well known Bran Castle was once the residence of Vlad the Impaler, infamous as “Count Dracula” and last, but not least, the Peles Castle, the lavishly furnished home of the royal family.

Expats and travelers often consider Romania a place of their own, seamlessly blending into a modern European lifestyle.

The cuisine, the nightlife, the architecture of the cities, mixing the traditional with the modern, and the Romanian people’s hospitality are only a few of the things that make Romania such an exciting destination.

Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, is one of the most vibrant cities thanks to its theatres, galleries, great events and nightlife. The Palace of the Parliament – the second largest buildings in the world by surface, the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum – an open-air ethnographic museum and the Romanian Athenaeum represent a must on the traveler’s list.

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Other Romanian urban gems are: Brasov – positioned beautifully in the heart of Transylvania, Timisoara – the cradle of democracy in Romania, Sibiu – one of Europe’s official capitals of culture, Iasi – a genuine national historical and cultural museum and Cluj – the upcoming regional tech hub. Sighisoara – one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This perfectly intact 16th century gem with towers, cobbled street and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic.

You can find interesting information about Romania’s culture, art, music and travel destinations on Romania-Insider’s Discover Romania section.