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!
Yes indeed, that is the Hungarian flag within Romanian borders! Because Szekely Land actually consists in three counties inside Transylvania, with a huge Hungarian population. Which can only mean one thing: a guarantee that everything is properly prepared for the eyes of their visitors. I have already covered Mures on this blog - do find it by the way, it is one of the most beautiful in Romania! Harghita and Covasna are my main focus for today, a controversial area with many things to offer for any nature lover, hiking fan, any adventurer who wishes to tick off all the beautiful places in this world.
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!
Prahova Valley is by far the most popular mountain destination in Romania. It enjoys amazing landscapes, wild legends, countless lodging opportunities and... the shortest distance to Bucharest. Which can only be good for the development of this area, but also has its downsize as well. So, before booking a trip to Bucegi Mountains, here are a few pieces of information to take into account.
If you have ever been to popular places such as Vienna or Budapest, you had the chance to admire Danube - the second largest river in Europe. Beautiful, right? Well, let me tell you a secret: there is no place along this river, more spectacular than the Danube Boilers in Romania! And today, I am going to show you why, with the help of some personal memories dating back to 2013...
Buzau is the region in Romania to see some wild, genuine Carpathian beauties! Pretty close to the very crowded Prahova Valley, the mountains in this area offer some of the most picturesque landscapes, unaltered by too much tourism. Add to that some of the most unique landmarks in the world or the international fame of local vineyards, and there you have it - probably the most beautiful county which is undeservedly forgotten in any touristic offer for Romania!
Maramures is the best place in Romania to taste a wide variety of beautiful, old customs. Basically there is no week during one year without an interesting event, whether it's about wearing folk costumes, tasting local food or mastering wood. Add to that some of the most unique things to do in the whole world, the astonishing natural scenery or the second largest protected area in the country, and there you have it - the region in Romania that can offer a full experience!
Apuseni has always been a top destination for me in Romania. If not in Europe. I have always preferred mountains and, despite being some of the lowest in the Carpathians, I think it is the best place to fall in love with nature: ravishing landscapes, amazing destinations, caves, waterfalls, easy or difficult routes, fairs and old traditions - charm at its best! I cannot remember another area with such a wide variety of things to do, and this article aims to briefly explain the complex beauty of the Apuseni Mountains.
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.
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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