Exploring Romania

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photo credit: pgpdesign (paul) via photopin cc

 

The vast nation of Romania is one of the most picturesque countries in the whole of Eastern Europe. Visitors who take the time to explore Romania independently will be able to drive along stunning Black Sea coasts, which are scattered with tiny traditional villages. Of course, it is important to arrange excess cover for car hire before setting off. Here is a selection of some of the exciting things that are just waiting to be discovered in Romania.
Bucharest
This impressive capital city is a good place to use as a base while exploring Romania. Bucharest boasts a large number of enchanting historical buildings for visitors to explore such as the large and lovely Palace of Parliament and the Old Court, which dates back to the 16th century. Visitors can also spend time wandering along the city’s tree-lined boulevards before indulging in a spot of shopping in Bucharest’s stylish boutiques.

Brasov
Head to the north from Bucharest to explore this enchanting Transylvanian town. Brasov is famous for its magnificent architecture such as Bran Castle, which dates back to the medieval era. Visitors will also want to make sure they check out Black Church, which has been created in a unique style.

Transylvania
This is, without doubt, one of the most famous destinations in Romania. Transylvania is the setting for Bram Stoker’s legendary tale of Count Dracula, and this dramatic landscape forms the perfect setting for this famous vampire. Visitors to Transylvania will be able to spend time exploring ancient villages that come complete with stunning churches and chapels and perhaps have a spooky encounter of their own.

Danube Delta
Nature lovers are sure to enjoy exploring this scenic area, which is home to hundreds of different species of birds, fish and animals. The Danube Delta is also some to large lakes and traditional fishing villages and this long and lovely river flows all the way from the south of Bucharest to the Black Sea.

Iasi
This enchanting city boasts rich history and culture and there are numerous buildings and other attractions for visitors to explore. Among the many highlights of Iasi are the Palace of Culture, the Traian Hotel and Saint Nicholas Church, which visitors can learn about the area’s history at the interesting and informative Moldavian History Museum.

Pitesti
This large city sits on the banks of the gently flowing Arges River and is surrounded by stunning countryside. People who visit Pitesti in the spring will be in time to witness the thousands of tulips that grace the area, while the Tulip’s Symphony is an exciting three-day event that features a large number of musical and cultural events and should not be missed. Visitors can also explore the Church of the Martyr Saint Mina and numerous 14th century ruins.

 

This enchanting city boasts rich history and culture and there are numerous buildings and other attractions for visitors to explore. Among the many highlights of Iasi are the Palace of Culture, the Traian Hotel and Saint Nicholas Church, which visitors can learn about the area’s history at the interesting and informative Moldavian History Museum.

Pitesti
This large city sits on the banks of the gently flowing Arges River and is surrounded by stunning countryside. People who visit Pitesti in the spring will be in time to witness the thousands of tulips that grace the area, while the Tulip’s Symphony is an exciting three-day event that features a large number of musical and cultural events and should not be missed. Visitors can also explore the Church of the Martyr Saint Mina and numerous 14th century ruins.

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