Bistrita-Nasaud is one of the most beautiful county in Romania... forgotten by tourists. Me included unfortunately... I was a little reserved to write a review about a place I haven't visited yet, but the lack of info in English convinced me. I only know a little more than you do, thanks to the online research of some Romanian websites, and to the confirmation of my lovely wife who has been luckier than me! So, whether you like it or not, this is your most reliable online English source about Bistrita County, provided by a guy who hasn't seen it in 33 years, but has done a very thorough research! I just hope by the end of this reading, you will wish to travel to Bistrita as much as I do right now!
Former European cultural capital, Sibiu should be a top priority for any tourist planning a trip to Romania! It is the living proof of Transylvania's medieval architecture, and in the same time is a vibrant, modern city, proudly carrying its German heritage. Without a doubt, Sibiu is comparable with any other landmark in Europe, being listed as the 8th most idyllic place in the world by Forbes Magazine. As for me, 2017 is already the fifth consecutive year I travel to Sibiu, so I kind of have a good back-up when I say this: it is definitely among the best cities to visit in Europe!
We have recently made a habit - to travel to Sibiu on a yearly basis. It is already the fifth consecutive year we've been to this wonderful city, and every time we go, we discover new interesting things to do. This time was no exception, despite spending one night only in the heart of Transylvania.
OK, so we've been to Iasi this weekend. Our friends keep asking us why, and I have to admit it is not really the most popular place in Romania. Well, I can tell you this, after three more days in the capital of Moldavia: it is actually comparable with any city-break destination in Europe, with a big bonus: it has the most unique combination of old and new, in the same place, I can think of in this world!
Being referred to as “Little Vienna” or the most cosmopolitan city of Romania, Timisoara is worldwide known for at least three reasons: the first city in Europe to use horse trams (1869), electricity on the street (1889), and the place where the Romanian anti-communism revolution has started (1989). It is already an interesting city to visit, and we can only expect a further development, since it has been recently named the 2021 European cultural capital. Timisoara welcomes its guests with an occidental atmosphere, 900 years of history and a vibrant cultural life, and it also represents a perfect gateway for exploring the fabulous Western Romania.
A little bit underrated in the past, Oradea slowly turns into one of the main tourist attractions in Romania. During former years, lots of investments have been made in building infrastructure and developing tourism. Nowadays Oradea becomes a great alternative for other famous cities in the region, such as Budapest or Vienna. One of my favorite cities in Romania is truly a fabulous destination for anyone passionate about sightseeing!
Iasi, the Romanian city of the seven hills, is by far the most interesting in Moldavia region. It has a cultural heritage nowhere else to be seen in Romania, and in the same time is rapidly turning into an IT hub for the thousands of performers taking over the business environment. It is no wonder why the city is both suitable for any culture lover keen to learn the history of Moldavia, as well as for those who want to have some genuine, Romanian fun. Let's take a look at the milestones of one of the most important places to see in Romania!
Now I don't have an objective reason to back-up this statement. Probably because it is one of the first places I have visited in my life, outside Bucharest. Or maybe thanks to Mures being one of the most offering counties in Romania when it comes to tourism. Or just because I have a strange, pleasant feeling that I am actually in Barcelona every time I walk on the streets and hills of this beautiful city. I know it's an odd choice, especially with other more popular places in Romania. What I always do is recommend anyone to give it a try to Mures, and you'll see why in the following 5 minutes!
Between 2012 and 2014, I spent a few weeks in the unofficial capital of Transylvania. Business-oriented mainly, but still enough to understand why Cluj-Napoca (Cluj) is one of the most visited cities in Romania. Its glamour resides from the vibrant urban life, extensive educational and working opportunities, famous cultural festivals and many more. All of these make it the second metropolis in the country after Bucharest, but in several areas it kind of surpasses Romania's capital. Here are my 7 reasons to visit Cluj Napoca!
The area around Brasov is one of the most looked for destination in Romania! Since it's close to my hometown Bucharest, I myself have had the majority of my Romanian holidays somewhere in this region. Brasov has always impressed me with the small streets around the center and the amazing architecture of the buildings. But the city is not only a beautiful destination itself, but also a perfect starting point for exploring the landmarks around. Use this article to plan a lovely holiday in one of the most offering region in Romania!
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