Top 5 Places to Visit in Romania
Without any doubt, Romania is one of the most spectacular places which has rightly earned a good place in the list of the top vacation destinations in the world. Romania sits at Balkan Peninsula and is rightfully known as a country of contrasts; all credit goes to its history which has seen almost all from the Hungarians to Romans to the Ottomans. It has a parade of historical monuments to show off its history, yet it is interesting to note that it is also home to the most famous literary character Dracula. With an aim to make travelling this diverse place a bit easier for you, we are giving an introduction of top five places that you shouldn’t miss.
Renowned as the film capital of Romania, it is home to Romania’s biggest University; it is also famous for the historical marvels that dwell within its boundaries. Home to biggest student populations, it is a hypnotic place with its streets, gripping architecture and really warm and welcoming cafes and restaurants. If you want to be part of merriment and frolic, make sure your visit coincides with its Transylvania International Film Festival, which occurs every year in May.
This Western Romanian gem is what we call the perfect place for a perfect vacation; it is one of top five biggest cities, it is also counted among the finest among Romania’s urban areas. It is resplendent with greenery that is found in limitless measures in its public squares, parks, and lavish gardens; its splendid cafes, restaurants and numerous shopping venues contribute a lot in making the trip to Timisoara a success.
A perfect mix of modern city and rustic charm evident in its rustic sites makes Brasov one of the best cities in Romania and the green backdrop that surrounds it makes it even more appealing. A Mountain resort of the finest quality, Brasov is certainly a rush-seekers haven as it offers world-class experiences when it comes to snow-skiing and ice-skating. Its top ‘must-visits’ include numerous names out of which Black Church is the best with its 17th-century charm and breathtaking Gothic architecture.
In the past centuries, Sibiu was part of Hungary and reportedly is considered to have emerged in the 12th Century. It is a part of Transylvania which has been associated with Vampires from centuries, especially Dracula; being a myth through and through, at present, it is unlikely that one will come across such mythical creatures anymore. Grand Square dating back to 15th Century and Baroque marvels like Brukenthal Palace, Sibiu is home to World’s oldest museums plus fortifications that have had defended the country for hundreds of years.
Sighisoara is also a part of Transylvania; it is a walled town and has been preserved well, its high historical importance makes it one of the best places to visit in Romania. History says that in the 12th Century on the invitation of the Hungarian king, merchants, German craftsmen and the Transylvanian Saxons came here to settle. Where the merchants and craftsmen helped in establishing a trading town, the Saxons were instrumental in defending the frontiers. 64 meters high Clock tower is its highlight in addition to the Medieval Festival which is celebrated every July in the Old Citadel.
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