Hello everyone! If you are planning to go on a trip in Europe, you should consider visiting Romania too.
Here are some interesting destinations!
1. The Bucegi Mountains
The Bucegi Mountains are part of the Carphatian Mountains and they are the tallest in Romania. The Omu Peak has 2,505 meters. The Bucegi is believed to be mountain Kogainon, a holy Dacian mountain where the God Zalmoxis lived in a cave.
The Romanian Sphinx is one of the attractions you can see in The Bucegi Natural Park. It is a natural rock formation that resembles the Egyptian Sphinx. When looked at from a certain angle, the profile of a person can be seen.
Babele (translated to “old women”) are rock formations that were shaped in time by wind and rain. They can also be found in the Bucegi National Park only a few meters away from The Sphinx.
2. The Peles Castle
The Peles Castle is a very popular tourist destination. It is located in Sinaia and it was constructed by King Carol I in a Neo-Renaissance style. Tourists can visit the first and second floor of the Castle that include some of the most impressive rooms: The Regal Library, The Hall of Honour and the Music Room.
The Hall of Honour
The Regal Library
The Music Room
3. The Bran Castle
The Bran Castle is located in the Transylvania Region of Romania and it was constructed in the 1300s. It is known as the castle of Dracula from the famous Gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker. The real-life Dracula that lived inside the castle is Vlad The Impaler. He was known for his cruelty, killing approximately 100,000 people during his life time. The name of ‘Impaler’ comes from his favourite killing method: impaling the victims using big vertical stakes attached to the ground.
4. The Transfagarasan Highway
The Transfagarasan is a 90 km (60 miles) long mountain road in the Carpathian Mountains. Its sharp turns can be a challenge for drivers and the maximum speed limit is 40km/h (25miles/h). The highest point of the road (2,034 m altitude) passes by the Bâlea Lake where the first European ice hotel was built. The road is open from June until October.
The Bâlea Lake
Bucharest is the capital and the cultural centre of Romania. The architecture of the city is a mix of neo-classical, interbellum and modern styles. Its beautiful buildings and elegant architecture earned it the name of Little Paris.
The Palace of Parliament, located in central Bucharest, is the second largest administrative building in the world and it has over 1,100 rooms. The construction started in 1983 and it was finalised in 1997. The building cost is estimated at 3 billion Euro.
I hope this post made you a bit more curious about Romania! It is never too early to start planning your next trip!