Romania is a very beautiful and picturesque country and one of the few European countries that has all types of landforms: seaside, mountains, hills, plains. It is a wonderful country, with spectacular landscapes that seem to come out of fairy tales.

In addition to its amazing scenery, Romania can also take pride in its hospitable and hard-working people, in its delicious traditional cuisine, in its many traditions and customs, and in its legends that are well-known in the entire world.

Below are some reasons why you should visit Romania:

  1. The Romanian Castles, where you can learn a lot about the country’s history and culture: Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Corvin Castle, Cantacuzino Castle, Tepes Castle and the list could go on and on.

  2. Bucovina is one of the most beautiful historical regions in northern Romania, hosting 11 cities and towns in our country (Campulung Moldovenesc, Gura Humorului, Suceava, Vatra Dornei, Vicovu de Sus, Cajvana, Frasin, Radauti, Siret, Solca, and Milisauti) and 7 in Ukraine. Bucovina is famous for its beautiful landscapes, for its many picturesque villages, for its array of monasteries and churches that are renowned throughout Romania, and for the artisans who carry on traditions and create exquisite items: pottery, traditional fabrics, painted eggs, wood sculptures, etc.

  3. Retezat National Park, a piece of heaven on earth, is one of the richest and most diverse parks in Romania. The Retezat National Park is the place where nature was not harmed by human touch, and thus there more than 1190 species of plants and 90 species of endemic plants growing here which cannot be found anywhere else in the world, alongside more than 185 species of birds and many animals.
    Photo credit: HotelGuru

  4. Maramures – It is already well-known that Maramures is one of the most beautiful regions in our country, a region which has preserved its authenticity, traditions, and customs. In Maramures, time seem to stand still, the landscapes are part of a dream world, you can still see in the villages people wearing the traditional folk costume, you can take a ride on the Mocanita, the old steam forestry train, and you can enjoy absolute peacefulness in the monasteries.
    Barsana Maramures

  5. With a length of approximately 151 km, the Transfagarasan is the most spectacular road in Romania, and perhaps in the entire world, crossing the Fagaras Mountains. Even Jeremy Clarkson, a member of BBC’s Top Gear team, after having tested 3 race cars on the Transfagarasan in 2009, stated that Transfagarasan is one of the best roads in the world and he could stay in Romania forever.

  6. Located at 184 kilometres of Bucharest, Brasov is one of the most beautiful cities in Romania, a city which has made the best of its history and is well worth a visit. In addition to its many monuments and tourist attractions, Brasov is also famous for the “Golden Stag” international festival which is held almost every year in the centre of the city and has hosted acclaimed artists such as: Toto Cutugno, Tom Jones, Ray Charles, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Kyle Minogue, etc. If you travel to Brasov, you shouldn’t miss out visiting the Black Church, Piata Sfatului (Council Square), Strada Sforii (Rope Street), and Brasov Citadel.
    Piata Sfatului Brasov

  7. Sighisoara – located at 300 kilometres of Bucharest, it is the perfect place to recharge. History has been written on every narrow street of this citadel. Sighisoara is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, and the city is also associated with the name of Hermann Oberth, known as one of the forefathers of astronomy and rockets. It is also related to the name of the architect Anca Petrescu, who designed the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest.

  8. The Danube Delta is the second delta in terms of size and the best preserved in Europe. In 1991, the Danube Delta was included in UNESCO World Heritage, being classified as a national biosphere reserve in Romania and as a national park in the international taxonomy of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. There are more than 320 very interesting and rare species of birds living in the Danube Delta, including pelicans, herons, and cormorants, 133 species of fish, over 2400 species of insects and approximately 1830 species of trees. Due to all these, the Danube Delta is a special place which is worth being preserved and visited.
    Danube Delta

  9. Bucharest – the capital of Romania, is a city that hides a great number of amazing places waiting to be discovered, which has earned it the nickname of “Little Paris”. Bucharest offers you a great diversity of museums, entertainment, and wonderful parks. If you travel to Bucharest, you should not miss out visiting the Palace of Parliament, the CEC Palace, the Village Museum, the Herastrau Park, the Old Town, etc.

  10. The Statue of Decebalus is the highest stone sculpture in Romania, located on the rocky banks of the Danube, between the towns of Eselnita and Dubova. The Statue of Decebalus is 55 metres high and 25 metres wide, rivalling with the Statute of Liberty in USA, which is only 6 metres bigger.
    Photo credit: Radio Cluj