Dumesti Village - Magical Countryside of Romania

Dumești Village – Magical Countryside of Romania

The traveler that has the luck or inspiration of reaching the less known corners of the Apuseni Mountains in Romania will unavoidably uncover a magical world that almost seems frozen in time, far from the bustle of civilization that seems to stop at the foot of the mountains. To reach the village of Dumești, the road follows the idyllic valley …

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Brancoveanu Monastery of Sambata de Sus Romania

Brâncoveanu Monastery in Sâmbăta de Sus

At the entrance gate of the spectacular world of Făgăraș Mountains and their snowy peaks that often disappear into the clouds, where the shady valley of Sâmbăta finally breaks out of the mountain grip, there is a monastery whose name echoes through the time and space of Romanian Orthodoxy. Brâncoveanu Monastery or Sâmbăta Monastery, as it is also known, has …

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Iron Gates Natural Park – The Danube Defile in Romania

Meandering its way across central and southeastern Europe, the Danube creates a myriad of enchanting landscapes, yet none more spectacular and impressive than the small portion caught between the mountains of Romania and Serbia. Enclosed by the Carpathians and the Balkans, the otherwise peaceful river used to become tormented and impetuous. After centuries of being the nightmare of sailors that …

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The Traditional Rural Civilization Museum ASTRA in Sibiu

The Traditional Rural Civilization Museum ASTRA in Sibiu

An important piece from the soul of the Romanian village has been gathered in the Grove of Sibiu (Dumbrava Sibiului), where one of the largest open-air museums of Romania and Europe has been created many years ago. Along the time, many treasures of the traditional Romanian rural civilization have been saved and brought here, old houses and buildings that form …

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Căldărușani Monastery – Spiritual Destinations near Bucharest

The legends say that the monastery of Căldărușani was built over just 100 days in the year 1638, when the ruler of Walachia, Matei Basarab, discovered this idyllic place lost in the depths of the Vlăsia Forest that used to cover a huge surface during those times. Surrounded by the water of Lake Căldărușani and resembling a veritable fortress, the …

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The Museum of Glass Painted Icons of Sibiel

The Museum of Glass Painted Icons in Sibiel

A true temple of Romanian religious rural art from past centuries can be found in the charming village of Sibiel, located just 20 km from the city of Sibiu and part of the Mărginimea Sibiului ethnographical area. One of the richest and most beautiful collections of glass painted icons in the world, it presents a world filled with authentic beauty …

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Sibiu – Medieval Heart of Romania

The city of Sibiu is definitely among the best places to visit in Romania, a fascinating place teeming with treasures and secrets. This marvelous and majestic medieval fortress has developed into a modern city that has still retained much of its authenticity. Once enclosed by several layers of defensive walls with towers and bastions, with large squares and narrow cobblestone …

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Cernica Monastery outside Bucharest

Cernica Monastery – The Spiritual Oasis outside Bucharest

Travelers through Bucharest can discover a more peaceful place just 20 km from the city, in the middle of nature. Contrasting with the noisy traffic and constant fuss of the capital, this astonishing monastery is surrounded by a charming lake, in perfect harmony with the tranquility within. Inside the once endless Vlăsia Forest, a nobleman called Cernica Știrbei built the …

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100 Interesting Facts about Romania

100 Interesting Facts about Romania and Romanians

1.  Romania is a Latin country and Romanian is a Romance language. 2.  Romania is located at the crossroad of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. 3.  The ancestors of the Romanians are considered the Dacians, which after assimilating the conquering Romans and under the influence of migratory populations (mainly Slavs), created the Romanians of today. 4.  The name of Romania …

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Romania through the eyes of artists

Romania through the Eyes of Artists

There are many ways to experience a travel destination, but to truly understand a place, one has to go beyond the usual surface and immerse into the atmosphere and character, into the local culture and its characteristics, into the customs and traditions of a country. Among the most experiential and fascinating destinations in this world, Romania has gained its well-deserved …

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Short History of Romania

Short History of Romania and the Romanians

Romanians see themselves as descendants of the Dacians, who lived in the Carpathians Mountains and the Transylvania Plateau over 2 millennia ago, and the Romans who conquered most of these regions at the beginning of the 1st century AD. From this shared ancestry and passing through many major migratory influences, the most important being the Slavic element, the Romanian nation …

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Best Time to Visit Romania

What is the Best Time to Visit Romania?

Although visiting Romania is always a great idea, there are actually certain things to consider regarding the time of year a traveler would visit. Weather is actually a big factor in the overall travel experience and everyone wishes to only have wonderful days with nice temperatures and clear skies. Romania has a temperate-continental climate, with four distinct seasons that can …

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Stone Church of Densus Land of Hateg Romania

The Land of Hațeg in Romania – A History of Stone and Dinosaur Fossils

In the heart of Romania, there is a historical region deeply rooted in the millennial past of this country, a place where history comes alive among the dinosaur fossils and ancient Dacian fortresses. A trip through the fascinating treasures of the legendary land of Hațeg offers a unique opportunity to travel back in time, discovering Roman and Dacian fortresses, stone …

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Jiu Defile in Romania Aerial View

Jiu Defile in Romania – Wild Journey through the Mountains

As you drive through the first bends of the Jiu Defile in Romania, the landscape changes completely, entering a new world filled with adventure and emotions. The raging river on one side, the steep rocky slopes on the other…with nothing but a narrow stretch of road between them. The endless turns seem to continue forever as the journey continues gracefully …

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Danube Delta of Romania – The Paradise of Water, Birds and Fishermen

A unique land of Europe, where life takes new coordinates and people are simple spectators of a show that nature bestows with each moment and season. Through hidden canals and over lakes full of life, traveling in the Danube Delta of Romania is an experience that cannot be explained or reproduced. It is a carousel of emotions and feeling that …

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Domogled – Cerna Valley National Park in Romania

Between the mountains of southwestern Romania, there is a valley of an almost surreal beauty! Passing through places where man and nature are still in perfect harmony, Cerna River has created a valley that protects an impressive number and diversity of natural wonders. A fascinating land with high mountain peaks, narrow canyons, limestone ridges, artificial lakes, endless forests, unknown caves, …

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Ineleț and Scărișoara – The Remote Romanian Villages

There are still remote Romanian villages where time seems to stand still and the modern world with all its troubles seems so far way that is seen as another dimension. These are places where the joy of seeing, of listening, of feeling is still present, where humans are still connected to the surrounding nature, where life follows its course unchanged …

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Rupea Fortress in Romania – Historical Heritage of Romania

Enveloping a tall hill like the shell of a giant snail, the ramparts of Rupea Fortress dominate the surrounding region in southeastern Transylvania, some 50 km north from Brașov, on the way to Sighișoara. Travelers can spot the imposing silhouette of the stronghold from afar, located close to the European road that passes next to the village of Rupea. The …

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Sighisoara Travel Guide

Sighisoara Citadel – The Medieval Jewel of Romania

In the modern world of today, where the daily chaos slowly swallows any trace of freedom, there are few places where we can truly evade. We need moments when we can travel not only with our steps, but also with our souls. There aren’t many destinations in this world that offer so many emotions and experiences like Sighisoara Citadel, a …

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Fortified Churches of Transylvania – Cultural Heritage of Romania

The fortified churches of Transylvania are dotting the idyllic countryside in the south of this historical and legendary region, a unique legacy from the troubled medieval past of the region. Once, over 300 of these rural architectural jewels adorned the villages of Transylvania, guarding over their small communities as spiritual beacons and safe retreats. Built between the 13th and 16th …

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