10 Best Places to Visit in Romania

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Danube Delta

Cluj-Napoca

Mamaia

Timisoara

Timisoara is the third largest city in Romania. It's an ordinary, modern town located between the Danube and Tisa rivers. Timisoara offers a mix of historical attractions with modern shopping centers and modern cuisine.

The city’s 100,000 residents make Timisoara the third-largest Romanian city after Bucharest (1.1 million people) and Constanta (866,000). It's an economic center of the Banat region, which includes an area of about 13,547 square kilometers and more than 3 million inhabitants (culturally divided into the Timiş and Arad regions).

The Arad region does not have any cities of its own. Its only economic center is Timisoara. Banatul de Nord (the North Banat) is the name given to the zone formed by the connection between Timisoara and the Hungarian border.

Banatul de Nord is emerging as one of the most interesting tourist and cultural centers in all of Romania. Visitors can enjoy historical monuments in the city of Timisoara and nearby districts such as the Banat Museum, the Cluj Cathedral, Palatul Reprezentativ, the Old Court House and the Stăuceni Monastery, among others.

Bucharest

The Capital of the Country.

Bucharest is the Capital of Romania, and it is the most European city in Romania. It has so many temples, churches, craftsman’s shops and minarets.

Sinaia

Painted Monasteries

The first painted churches found in Romania date back to the 13th century. Inspired by similar churches built by the Daco-Romanian tribes and in smaller towns such as Argedava and Bihor, the Saxon/German colonists built several churches between 1378 and 1406 in the Hungarian-speaking region northwest of present-day Bucharest.

To this day, the painted churches coexist with Romania’s other architectural treasures – Orthodox churches, folk houses, monasteries and Bektashi tekkes – and, through them, with the roots of Hungarian culture.

Most of the architecture of the painted churches recalls the architecture of the Daco-Romanian tribes that inhabited the area before the Saxon/German colonists’ arrival.

Before the Danube froze in the winter of 1832, the painted churches found in the area, as well as in the Danube Delta and the delta of the Siret River, were used as seasonal residences.

Built from local limestone, the monastic churches of Putna, Elena, Negresti and Radesti are spread out along the meandering Siret River. The Putna monastic church, completed in 1490, is one of the oldest churches in Moldavia.

Brasov

Sibiu

Sighisoara

Map of Romania

Uncover Romania’s hidden treasures and find out what it really has to offer.

Romania is a very beautiful country with a lot to offer. The capital city, Bucharest, has a great variety of things to do and places to see. Whether you are looking for nature, culture or history, everything can be found in a small area. Here is a short list of things that you should not miss while you are in Bucharest.

The Capitol

The Bucharest’s city center is known as a place for shops, restaurants, museums and of course, some of the most well-known sights in Romania. Good thing is that there is a free underground, where you can see the city from a different perspective.

The Bucharest underground is a must-see tourist attraction in Bucharest. The system is not very big but still offers a lot to explore. The beautiful escalators and lamps are to die for and you probably would never want to see the city from the ground again.

Music Academy

It is very hard to not get absorbed while listening to a classical music concert. The Bucharest’s Music Academy is a great place to be in the streets in the city during the time of the concerts.