Top 10 Things to See in Romania

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You probably heard about Romania before. It is an Eastern European country located near Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Hungary which you probably know better. This country has it all: seaside, mountains, hills, plains, rivers, volcanoes, abundant wildlife, and many cultural attractions. To help you save time, we narrowed the information to the 10 best things to see during your time in this unknown fantastic country.

Cross on a mountain
Cross on a mountain

1. Beaches

Romania has no less than 15 seaside resorts at the Black Sea where you can spend a spectacular vacation. You will find various types of accommodation fitting every budget so you can enjoy the sandy beaches and clear blue water. The two most famous black sea resorts are Mamaia, the most expensive one and Vama Veche, this is the perfect place for your more alternative travelers, where hipsters and hippies mingle.

Black Sea beach
Black Sea beach

2. Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains, are spectacular, and you can enjoy the scenery by hiking. There are many hiking trails available for both beginners and experts, and you can enjoy the view of glacial lakes, waterfalls, and cloudy mountain tops.

Mountains in Romania
Mountains in Romania

3. Wildlife

According to EU standards, this country offers the most significant biodiversity in the bloc, so if you love birds and animals in general, this is where you have to spend a week. Brown bears, wolves, deer, chamois, amazing birds, this is what Romania has for you in several reservations.

Birds - Danube Delta
Pelicans are the common birds in Danube Delta, you see them everywhere

4. Underground Ferris Wheel

Have you heard about Salina Turda? Well, it is a hidden salt lake where you can ride a Ferris wheel underground and enjoy the fresh, salty air. This place is a half-hour drive away from Cluj-Napoca and has a depth of 250 meters, not to talk about the amusement park that features 1,200 meters of thick salt layers.

Turda Salt Mine
Salina Turda is a unique salt mine in Europe

5. UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Romania has 8 UNESCO world heritage sites where you can see the painted monasteries of Moldova, the fortified churches of Transylvania, the Dacian fortresses of the Orastie mountains, and the historical city of Sighisoara, and not forget about the spectacular water world in Danube Delta.

Sihastria Monastery Putnei
Manastirea Putnei is the most beautiful monastery in the Moldavian region

6. Unique Architecture

Romania has a large variety of architectural styles, and if you’re a fan, then you will be delighted to see them all while discovering ancient history and its fascinating past. Every city has an old town place where you can see the antique architectural style. You can explore mountain cities like Busteni, Brasov, Sibiu, or even Sighisoara, Cluj, Oradea, or Constanta where you can see a grand old casino situated on the cliff edge.

Constanta Casino
The Constanta Casino is one of the most beautiful architectural wonders in the whole country

7. Incredible Castles

Romanian history is abundant in heroic fights, and war stories, so the castles were necessary. This is why they have so many. You can start with Peles Castle – one of the most beautiful architectural styles, Bran Castle – if Dracula’s story appeals to you, Corvin Castle – a Gothic structure that seems taken out from Game of Thrones episodes.

Peles Castle
This is one of the most beautiful castles in the world

8. Picturesque Villages

If you want to experience genuine hospitality – the most critical value for Romanians, you should go to Romanian villages and enter in contact with its people. The traditional food will make you crave more, and the customs and traditions will fascinate you.

Picturesque village
Romanian villages have preserved something from the ancient vibe

9. Festivals

During the festivals, Romania looks different and the party atmosphere is there. You can discover a new place and also meet like-minded people. You can go to Cluj-Napoca for music festivals like Untold and Electric Castle. In Bucharest, you can listen to classical music through the George Enescu Music Festival.

Music festival
Music Festival

10. Nightlife

If you want to have a taste of lively nightlife, Bucharest is the place to visit. With plenty of bars, cafes, terraces, and nightclubs, the capital has everything for everyone.

Nightlife in Bucharest means partying until dawn

Romania is a country of contrasts: old and new, citizen and foreigner, classical and modern. Here people are friendly and hospitable to everyone, especially foreigners, and the things you can see or do here don’t stop at this list. Come and see for yourself!

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Oana Pauna

Hello, I live in Romania, and my travel lust is growing fast. Since I work as a full-time copywriter, I have the freedom to design my daily agenda in which I am trying to insert as many travels as possible. I am only exploring Romania right now, but I would love to see some foreign land and explore different cultures. My biggest dream is to become a digital nomad traveling the whole world and meeting new people every day. Writing is my superpower, and I plan to use it until the end of my days. Combining my two passions: writing and reading with traveling would mean the world for me. My motto is "Cogito ergo sum" which in Latin means "I think, so I exist."

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