Romania is a South-Eastern European country known for the forested region of Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. Known for it’s preserved Medieval Towns and villages, and  Gothic castles discover one of Eastern Europe’s most mysterious and charming countries.

BUCHAREST

Starting with Romania’s Capital, it a fast paced exciting city that is worth preserving. It’s history is preserved in many innovative ways, such as in Stalinist Buildings, right next to the orthodox churches and the garden of the city which attract the eye.

At night, Lipscani, the center of the city,  where you’ll find an array of trendy bars and restaurants. Try The Artist beautifully presented,they are truly little works of art.

 

PELES CASTLE

Looking like it has come straight out of a Disney movie Peleș Castle’s turrets and wooden beams are a real fairy-tale fantasy. Just outside the town of Sinaia, the castle sits in photogenic, lush surroundings that so captured the heart of King Charles I the King that helped Romania achieve independence,ordered the castle to be built as his summer residence.

 

peles castle

 

BRAN CASTLE

Bran Castle situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. This Dracula themed  historic figure that inspired Bram Stoker’s famous gothic novel – means that Bran Castle has garnered the reputation of being ‘Dracula’s Castle’. Despite its tenuous connection to the myth, the castle is definitely worth a visit. Its imposing, gothic exterior embodies everything that we associate with Transylvania.

bran castle

 

TRANSFAGARASAN ROAD

The ‘Road from the Clouds’ is a spectacular driving route linking the historical region of Wallachia with Transylvania. It runs through some of the highest peaks in the country, including Moldoveanu and Negoiu. The region’s weather conditions and altitude can make this road rather difficult to traverse, but the outstanding views certainly make it worth the trouble.

transafagrasan road

BUCEGI SPHINX

High in the Bucegi Mountains, this eerie 12 metre high megalith was naturally shaped by buffeting winds to resemble a human face. A variety of wacky myths and legends surround the Romanian Sphinx, ranging from it being a message from the Gods to an extra-terrestrial landing site. This structure has a hidden library beneath it.

Romanian Sphynx

 

 

 

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