You have not set any vacation plan? What about Romania, the only latin country in Eastern Europe With 7 monuments listed as UNESCO Patrimony, breathtaking and unique landscapes, rich culture and traditions, tasty food and friendly people.
Pack your bags and head to Romania for your next getaway, will surprise you! From Transylvania to the Danube Delta, with amazing mountains, spectacular monasteries, the merry cemetery in Sapanta here are the best reasons to visit Romania:
1. Sighisoara is a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town which played an important strategic and commercial role on the fringes of central Europe for several centuries. It was included on UNESCO Patrimony List since the early ’90 and every year it hosts, during summer, of cultural and entertainment events.
2. Danube Delta hosts over 360 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes. Also here you can visit Padurea Letea, where you can see the last wild horses population in Europe.
3. Viscri was declared in 1999 a world heritage site. The isolated settlement became the centre of attention thanks to Prince Charles, who bought a house here and became the chief sponsor of the foundation for Saxon villages. At least once a year Prince Charles visits Viscri.
4. Bucharest with his old city center was named as “The little Paris” and now you can find at every corner a nice terrace to enjoy your coffee, a cool pub, delicious homemade cake shops and the best variety of restaurants. It also boasts some of the best night clubs in Europe.
5. Voronet Monastery named “the Sistine Chapel of the East” is the most picturesque treasures of Romania with interior and exterior wall paintings, this monastery offers an abundance of frescoes featuring an intense shade of blue commonly known as ‘Voronet blue.’ The composition of the paint continues to remain a mystery even now, more than 500 years after the church was built.
6. The Sphinx situated at over 2216 meters in Bucegi Mountains. Many theories have weaved around the origin of the Sphinx but geologists say that was created due to wind and water erosion and through its shape it resembles an artistic sculpture.
7. Peles Castle was the first European castle to have central heating and electricity an d also was intended to be the summer residence of Romania’s longest-serving monarch, King Carol I
8. Transfagarasan was named the most spectacular road in the world by the BBC Top Gear team. It goes up to Balea Lake at 2042 meters.
9. Sarmizegetusa Regia was the capital and the most important military, religious and political centre of the Dacians prior the wars with the Roman Empire
10. Sibiu former European Capital of Culture in 2007 has emerged to be the most beautiful city of Romania.
11. The Merry Cemetery, Sapanta located in Maramures it is famous for its colorful tombstones with naive paintings describing, in an original and poetic manner, the persons buried there as well as scenes from their lives. The Merry Cemetery became an open-air museum and a national tourist attraction.
12. The Black Sea it is a tourist area of Romania with the best best resort Mamaia, famous for its amazing night clubs.
13. Bears’ Cave has received its name after the 140 cave bear skeletons which were discovered on the site. The cave bear is a species of bear which became extinct during the Last Glacial Maximum.
14. The Rock Sculpture of Decebalus a 40-m high carving in rock of the face of Decebalus, the last king of Dacia, who fought against the Roman emperors Domitian and Traian to preserve the independence of his country, which corresponded to modern Romania.
15. Bran Castle known as “Dracula’s Castle” is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture.