Famous places to be visit
For those who don’t know, I am born in a small country called Romania situated in East Europe.
Despite the fact that Romania is 42 times smaller than Canada :)!!!!!, there are astonishing places in my country that may take your breath away.
I will try now to do a virtual travel with you through the tenth best places in Romania:
10. Sighisoara, Mures County
It is a very old (Middle Ages) city, a medieval fortress very well conserved, full of towers and is also called “pearl of Transylvania”.
You must visit the Clock Tower, the Hall of Arms and Torture Chamber.
It’s called in german Hermannstadt -The Heart City because it is situated in the centre of Romania…like a heart in my country’s chest. In Sibiu you must visit the Bridge of Lies which is known to be one of the oldest iron bridges ever built in Romania, and the second ever built in Europe.
Brasov is a very well known city for tourism – many people visit it throughout the year. It is located in the Carpathian mountains and is known for its churches, the town square, and its medieval natured walls. For example, when you go to Brasov, you would go with the gondola (which I have done many times before) and visit the great cafes in the well known Council Square (Piata Sfatului). Did you know that Brasov is also the home of the famous Bran Castle?? (you may also know it as Dracula’s Castle!!).
Deva, is another city located in the Transylvania region, much like Brasov is. Deva is well known for its great castles and for being on the Mures River. An interesting fact is that Deva had Jewish occupancy in the 1830s. When Romania entered WWII, Deva was a safe place for Jewish refugees to stay. Way to go, Deva!! The best place to visit is the Great Fortress of Deva which is located on top of a volcanic hill.
Cluj is the 4th most popular city in Romania and is known for the “creepy” Hoia Forest (which has been said to be haunted), the great ethnographic museums that help you learn about the history of Romanians, and all the churches that have been built during various dynasties, such as the Hungarian one.
Cluj has many and very good Universities (Medical School,Veterinary, Philology, etc.)
Bucharest is the national capital of Romania and is my place of birth! Other than Bucharest being my favorite city, it has some great architectural structures that are well known in Europe. Like you may know from Paris, we also have the Arc of Triumph in the heart of the city. Bucharest is also the home of one of the largest buildings in the world, which was built during the unfortunate comunist period – the Palace of the Parliament. When visiting Bucharest, you should go to see the National Village Museum, the Palace of the Parliament, and the many parks located throughout the city.
Stay close for Part Two 🙂