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Attractions of BUCHAREST

Monuments of the Romanian Orthodoxy The Romanian Patriarchy situated in the centre of Bucharest, 17th century monastery at the origin. The church, the watch’s tower and the gate survived. The Antim Monastery situated in the centre of Bucharest – fortified, built in 1715 The Mihai Voda founded in 1591 by Voevod Michael the Brave The 17th century Radu Voda Church The 17th...

Mountains

Sinaia took its name after the monastery of Sinaia, 1659, and as established after its founder Mihai Cantacuzino made a trip to the holly mountain of Sinai. Sinaia offers lighted by night ski slopes, the royal Palaces of Peles and Pelisor and numerous other attractions. Close to it are the cities of Predeal, (old city whose name means In front of the Hill) with great ski...

Brasov (Kronstadt)-The city of the Crown

Brasov (Kronstadt)-The city of the Crown -Brasov is an old city with a Slavonic name. Brasov is an old city with a Slavonic name. The name of Brasov was established in the 6th century. A must see place is Biserica Neagra-the Black Church (named like this after it burnt in 1689). The biggest gothic church in Romania (1384-1477) can also be found in Brasov. This medieval city is situated nearby the Postavaru Mountain and is close to Transylvania's major...

"Stephen the Great" and the monasteries

Bucovina monasteries, Romania The old monasteries are the main tourist attraction in Bucovina due to their unique frescoes. There are five main monasteries of this kind. Some of the most beautiful Romanian monasteries were built in the fifteen-century, by one of the most revered Romanian kings, Stephan the Great of Moldavia. He was a man of profound faith and as a general rule, who built a church or a...

The "Little Paris"

The Little Paris -Bucharest, the Romanian capital, is a splendid city with great arhitecture Bucharest, the Romanian capital, is a splendid city, whose old architecture is so harmoniously mixed with the new style. The city was founded in 1459 by Vlad the Impaler and is the place where the visits throughout Romania should start. The 1930's "fin de siécle" architecture, the cultural orientation of the inhabitants and the streets lightening gave it the nickname of "...

Targu Jiu

Targu Jiu -Here are the roots of the sculptor Constantin Brancusi, here he created and placed some of his famous works. Here are the roots of the sculptor Constantin Brancusi, here he created and placed some of his famous works. TARGU-JIU – The town appears mentioned in historical document since 1406 during the reign of Mircea the Older. Its main attraction is quite recent and a complex of five structures made by Constantin Brancuşi (1876-1956). Three of them were placed in the Public Garden...

Targu Mures

Targu Mures - the city of all confessions' churches and beautiful architecture. Targu Mures - the city of all confessions' churches and beautiful architecture. TÂRGU MUREŞ – The town was mentioned for the first time in Holly-sea registers in 1332 as Novum Forum Siculorum (New Secklers' Town). In 1405, Sigismund of Luxembourg, king of Hungary granted the right of organizing fairs in the town. In 1482, during the reign of Matei Corvin, the town became...

The Dacian Fortresses in Orastie Mountains

Dacian fortresses, Transylvania -The heart of the powerful Dacian kingdom, formed at the dawn of the Christian era The heart of the powerful Dacian kingdom, formed at the dawn of the Christian era, was in Orastie Mountains and you can still see its fortresses. The Dacian Fortresses in Orastie Mountains – The Dacian Fortresses, 6 Late Iron Age defensive works, were created in the first centuries BC and AD as protection against Roman conquest. Their extensive and well preserved remaining...

Suceava Fortress

Suceava Fortress, Moldavia -The Princely Court was here during the golden age of the Moldavian Kingdom. The Princely Court was here during the golden age of the Moldavian Kingdom. Suceava Fortress – The first mentioned of Suceava Fortress is in a document issued by Petru I in 1388. Other proves indicate that the fortress was built during his reign by some autochthonous craftsmen. They used especially rocks and some of the walls were reinforced with a wooden net (longitudinal...

Saint Ana Lake

The Saint Ana Lake is in a very beautiful place, with mountains around, mountains covered with fir trees like a crown. The only volcanic lake in Romania, where, according to the popular tradition, on Easter you can wash all your sins away. Saint Ana Lake – Is the only volcanic lake in Romania. It is situated at 946 meters altitude from the sea level and has the shape of an easel. Its water, almost distilled, is not good for drinking because of the lack of mineral salts. Saint Ana Lake is...

Constanta

Constanta -One of the oldest settlements in Romania that still keeps valuable traces of Greek, Roman and Ottoman dominance. One of the oldest settlements in Romania that still keeps valuable traces of Greek, Roman and Ottoman dominance. CONSTANŢA – The town was founded in the 5th century B.C., by Greek colonists from Milet and was known as Tomis. During the Roman occupation, Tomis became a metropolis full with temples, statues and architectural monuments. When Constantinopole became the capital...

IASI

IASI -The cultural capital of Romania, the place where culture and faith are present on every street you walk. The cultural capital of Romania, the place where culture and faith are present on every street you walk. IASI- is the capital city of Moldavia (now Romania). IASI – Is the most important political, economical and cultural center of Moldavia and one of the oldest cities in Romania. The beginning of the urban life in Iasi are to be found in the 14th century, the name of the...

Curtea de Arges Monastery

Curtea de Arges Monastery - One of the most beautiful historical and religious monuments in Romania, Curtea de Arges Monastery i One of the most beautiful historical and religious monuments in Romania, Curtea de Arges Monastery is also the place where Craftsman Manole's legend was born. Curtea de Arges Monastery - the building began in 1512 and finished in 1517 during the reign of Neagoe Basarab (1512-1521). The craftsmen that worked here were well known at that time and, the legend says, they were...

Danube Delta, the best preserved delta in Europe

Danube Delta, the best preserved delta in Europe, a fascinating water world. Danube Delta, the best preserved delta in Europe, a fascinating water world. Danube Delta – The Danube, which flows into the Black Sea, forms the largest and best preserved delta of Europe. The Danube Delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 fresh water fish species. The Danube springs from Germany and gathers all the tributary streams from 10 countries and...

Rodnei Mountains

Rodnei Mountains - long peaceful journeys in a place where sharing the paths with strangers is rare. Rodnei Mountains - long peaceful journeys in a place where sharing the paths with strangers is rare. Area: 900 km2 Average paths length: 7-8 hours Highest peak: Pietrosul 2.303 m Accommodation: 1 hotel (2 stars), 1 chalet (electricity, running water), tent Difficulty: yyy (difficult) Landscapes: ***** (pleasant) Open: April - October Description: Rodna massif is the highest...

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