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!
Bukovina and Maramures create the entire northern part of Romania, an area which is more than interesting to explore. The same as Maramures but with a different identity, Bukovina also impresses with the beauty of the mountains, the century-long traditions and the tasty cuisine. What stands it apart is the strong medieval legacy, with the region finding its glory back in the 15th century as part of Stefan cel Mare's Moldavia. The historical area is nowadays split in two between Romania and Ukraine, and this article looks to cover the uniqueness and beauty of the Romanian territory.
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!
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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