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The attractions of Romania: what to see in Romania

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Romania is a country that has many attractions for tourists interested in the art, history and cultural traditions of the peoples that make up the country. Nature also plays an important role for the tourist who is not in a hurry.


The Roman occupation, which took place between the second and third century AD, and from which the country takes its name, has left indelible traces in the neo-Latin language of the Romanian population and can be observed by visiting some important archaeological areas. Including those of Alba Julia, Arad, Cluj-Napoca, Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, Craiova, Drobeta Turnu Severin and Sibiu.

The ancient capital of Dacia, Sarmizegetusa Regia, located in the Orastie Mountains in the Southern Carpathian massif in the southwestern part of Transylvania is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with the dacian fortresses that defended it.


The natural beauty of the country made of mountains, lakes and rivers are the backdrop for fortresses, churches and fairytale castles. Transylvania, the region of the famous Count Dracula, is probably the most beautiful area in Romania. There are vast forests and high mountains, ancient fortified churches, medieval castles, monasteries, historic wooden villages where time seems to stand still. Near Braşov there is the castle (Castelul Bran) of the famous Count Dracula, one of the most visited attractions in Romania.

The mountains of the country also have several winter ski centers such as those in the Prahova valley, south of Braşov, where the centers of Predeal and Busteni are located. The Danube Delta also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is now a protected area where marsh and water birds can be observed.


The Romanian cities of art are little known but represent a significant potential for the tourist development of the country. Among the most beautiful places is the city of Sibiu, located in the center of the country and with a Habsburg appearance with numerous medieval and baroque buildings. Other very beautiful cities in Transylvania are Braşov, Târgu Mureş and Cluj-Napoca all with valuable historical centers. Also in Transylvania is Sighişoara, whose historic center is part of the exclusive club of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

In Romanian Moldova the city of Iaşi is worth a visit, while at the opposite end of the country towards the border with Serbia there is the city of Timişoara also with valuable historical buildings. The capital Bucharest is also an important cultural center as well as having a set of buildings ranging from neo-classical art to modern art.


Thermal tourism has its main centers in the towns of Băile Felix near Oradea on the border with Hungary. While in the Transylvanian mountains there are the spa towns of Sovata, Covasna, Borsec and Băile Tuşnad. Finally in the Southern Carpathians there are the traces of Călimăneşti, and in south-western Romania near the border with Serbia those of Băile Herculane.

For those who love sea life and night life, the many seaside resorts on the Black Sea will be able to guarantee full satisfaction of their desires. Among the best known seaside resorts are the towns of Constanza, Mangalia and Mamaia.

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