Romania – 22 amazing places: #7 is breathtakingly beautiful

 

Romania is well known for its amazing places and warm people. If you are that type looking for untouched nature, and you have read all those great volumes written by London, Thoreau or Kerouac, then this is your perfect destination.

His highness Prince Charles of Great Britain absolutely loves Transylvania. Top Gear publication rated Transfăgărășan Road the best road in the whole world. National Geographic or LonelyPlanet rated Bigăr Waterfall as the most beautiful waterfall on the globe, too. Not to mention the Palace of Parliament, a humongous building, actually the second biggest after Pentagon. And above these all, Romania is loved for her ospitality: people are just warm, very intelligent, open minded and full of great stories.

See the full post and consider Romania for your travel bucket list. You won’t regret it.

 

peles castle romania

photo by Tiberiu Sahlean
 

1. Peleș Castle. This beautiful castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, Romania, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914 by King Carol I of Romania.

 

danube canyons romania

photo by Cristian Botea
 

2. Danube Canyons with the bust of king Decebal. Son of Scorillo and successor of Duras-Diurpaneus, Decebal (87-106) occupied the throne of Dacia in a moment in which expansionist tendencies of the Roman Empire, which established its frontier on the Danube.

 

mud volcaoens in berca, buzau, romania

photo by Garais Gabriel
 

3. Mud Volcanoes. Located in Berca, Buzău county, this landscape seems out of this world.

 

biertam sibiu romania

photo by Nicu Hoandra
 

4. Biertan. Located in the Sibiu area, this is a tipical medieval city, very well prezerved, consisting of a fortress and many fascinating homes around it.

 

bucegi mountains romania

photo by Dumitru Doru
 

5. Bucegi Mountains. A peaceful and serene scene captured by photographer Dumitru Doru.

 

fairytale house sighisoara

photo by Iorga Catalin
 

6. Fairytale house in Sighișoara. Sighișoara is a beautiful medieval city located in Transylvania.

 

cascada bigar romania

photo by Alexandru Mahu
 

7. Bigăr Waterfall. According to The World Geography, there are a number of facts that place her as number one on the list of eight unique waterfalls around the world due to the way the water spreads and falls in tiny shreds of water, and also the fact that it is located exactly on the 45th parallel north, at the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole.

 

bran castle dracula castle romania

photo by Daniel Calin
 

8. Bran Castle. An interesting view overlooking Bran Castle in Romania, also known as Dracula’s Castle.

 

hunedoara castle corvin castle romania

photo by Ovidiu Grijulescu
 

9. Hunedoara Castle. Also known as Corvin Castle or Hunyad Castle, this Gothic-Renaissance construction is rated as one of the most beautiful castles around the world.

 

sapanta merry cemetery maramures

photo by Toma Stoica
 

10. Săpânța Cemetery. The Merry Cemetery is a cemetery in the village of Săpânţa, Maramureş county. It is famous for its colourful tombstones with naïve paintings describing, in an original and poetic manner, the persons that are buried there as well as scenes from their lives. The Merry Cemetery became an open-air museum and a national tourist attraction.

 

palace of parliament bucharest romania

photo by Cristian Vasile
 

11. Palace of the Parliament. Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, is considered the second largest building in the world, after Pentagon.

 

transfagarasan road romania

photo by Tony Goran
 

12. Transfăgărășan Road. Built as a strategic military route, the 90 km of twists and turns run north to south across the tallest sections of the Southern Carpathians, between the highest peak in the country, Moldoveanu, and the second highest, Negoiu. Jeremy Clarkson, the Top Gear host, had said about Transfăgărășan that “this is the best road… in the world”

 

turda salt mine in romania

photo by Florin Bandas
 

13. Turda Salt Mine. The salt mine in Turda, Romania, is now a veritable history museum of salt mining.The excellent state of preservation of mining and machinery used to transport salt, together with the cautious work carried out for preparing the mine to become a tourist attraction, have made history and legend meet harmoniously here.

 

vaioaga waterfall in romania

photo by Janos Gaspar
 

14. Vaioaga Waterfall. This is Vaioaga waterfall and clean river, located in Beușnița-Cheile Nerei National Park, Caraș-Severin county. You can visit many more amazing waterfalls and lakes here.

 

holbav in romania

photo by Ioan Chiriac
 

15. Holbav. Morning fog in Holbav village, Brașov county. Many small villages look alike in this area. Pure heaven.

 

voronet monastery romania

photo by Dimitri Dim
 

16. Voroneț Monastery. Voronet Monastery is possibly the most famous church in Romania. It is known throughout the world for its exterior frescoes of bright and intense colors. The blue has an incredible hue, also known as “blue of Voroneț”.

 

ateneul roman

photo by Dima Andrei
 

17. Bucharest. The capital city has a beautiful architecture. The Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city’s main concert hall and home of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival.

 

pestera ursilor

photo via turistderomania.ro
 

18. Bears’ Cave. This cave was discovered in 1975 by “Speodava”, an amateur speleologist group, and is considered to be an interesting sightseeing location. The cave is located in the western Apuseni Mountains, on the outskirts of Chişcău village, Bihor County.

 

casino constanta romania

photo by Anna Pluskota
 

19. Constanța’s Casino. From a distance, the Art Nouveau building on a promenade beside the Black Sea looks majestic. The building is fascinating and hopefully it will be restored to its original shape.

 

the sphinx of bucegi romania

photo by Adrian Crapciu
 

20. The Sphinx of Bucegi. The Sphinx is a natural rock formation in the Bucegi Mountains. It has a human head shape and it is the subject of many stories: some say it was man-made as an ancient form of communication with other civilizations.

 

sarmisegetusa regia complex romania

photo by Netics Vlad
 

21. Sarmizegetusa Regia. Sarmizegetusa Regia (also Sarmisegetusa, Sarmisegethusa, Sarmisegethuza) was the capital and the most important military, religious and political centre of the Dacians. Erected on top of a 1,200 metre high mountain, the fortress was the core of the strategic defensive system in the Orăştie Mountains (in present-day Romania), comprising six citadels. Sarmizegetusa Regia was the capital of Dacia prior to the wars with the Roman Empire.

 

danube delta

photo via tripsite.com
 

22. The Danube Delta. The Danube Delta  is the second largest river delta in Europe, after Volga Delta, and is the best preserved on the continent.