Tourism in Romania

Tourism in Romania Updated on 05/13/2016

Romania offers countless touristic opportunities. Discover all unique travel experiences and benefit from all advantages of dental tourism in Romania. Take a look at the wonderfull opportunities this country has to offer!

Various sporting activities in Romania

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If you are passionate about open air sports activities, such as mountain climbing, fishing, camping, cycling tours, hiking or even skiing, horseback riding and rafting, Romania is the right destination for you. The country if very bidder if judging from the number of relief units point of view.  Its magnificent Carpathian Mountains, the rich Danube Delta and the popular rafting rivers are just a few of the country’s natural riches that will amaze and energize you.

The country also offers two paved highroads that connect various regions of the country: Transalpina and Transfagarasean. Transalpina  is the largest one, located in the  Southern Carpathians of Romania  and that  now offers a rapid transit between Oltenia and Transylvania. Transfagarasean is the second largest highroad that was built in the 1870’s by Ceausescu with a military purpose. It connects the two highest peaks in Romania ( Moldoveanu and Negoiu) and they are both popular among nature lovers for offering breathtaking landscapes.

Seaside retreats in Romania

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Romania offers visitors 45 miles of fine sand beaches sprinkled with attractive resorts, great hotels with all the necessary facilities and endless entertainment and sporting opportunities.  The most popular resorts are Mamaia, Costinesti, Eforie, Mangalia and Vama Veche.

Religious journeys in Romania

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One of the most picturesque and interesting treasures of Romania are the painted monasteries in the northeastern part of the country. These constructions are well-preserved, unique Byzantine masterpieces from the 15th and 16th century, that are so precious that they are considered unique architectural sites in Europe. The exterior walls are decorate with colorful and exquisite frescoes depicting scenes from the life of Jesus, portraits of saints and prophets and scenes from the battle between angels and demons. Nuns and priests living here keep the same lifestyle and customs as hundreds of years ago and visitors can easily get acquainted with these marvelous traditions.

Visiting historic buildings in Romania

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A country with such a rich cultural history has much to offer when it comes to historic buildings. One of the most remarkable is the “House of the People”, a gigantic construction worthy of the numerous world record.  It is the largest building in Europe and the third in the whole world. It is so massive that it can even be seen from the moon. The Guinness Book of Records awards it with three records: the largest heaviest and most expensive administrative building in the world. It contains over 5100 rooms, 12 floors, 4 underground levels and one nuclear bunker. The largest hall is named “Unirii” and you can land a helicopter in it. Also, here is the largest carpet in the world, weighting 14 tons and that was woven in this exact room. There were over 3.5 tons of crystals used for decorating the chandeliers. And the records go on and on. There are so many beautiful buildings with a rich history throughout the country that we are sure you will not know which one o visit first.

Medieval castles and beautiful palaces in Romania

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There is an abundance of castles and fortresses in Romania that demonstrates the country’s rich cultural heritage. Visitors can find here either austere medieval fortresses built between the 14th and the 18th centuries for defense purposes or beautiful luxurious palaces built by Romanian kings in the late1800s. You can see here a list of Romanian castles and then decide upon the one you wish to visit.

Medical Spas in Romania

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Romania is very rich in natural resources, one of them consisting of the abundance of mineral and thermal springs. As a matter of fact, Romania owns one third of Europe’s healing springs. There are over 70 natural spas that welcome tourists in search for disorders relief. Moreover they also provide complementary medical care in the areas of physiotherapy, acupuncture, electrotherapy and many others.

Traditional Villages in Romania

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One of Transylvania’s hidden treasures, the Viscri village, is a picturesque piece of history worthy of the UNESCO word Heritage title. Viscri is one of the several medieval villages built in 1100 AD around fortified churches.  Although it was conquered, destroyed and rebuilt several times over the many centuries of existence, this small and humble village managed to stay the test of time and remain mostly unchanged despite all difficulties.

Out of the ordinary Romanian touristic destinations 

Dracula's Caslte in Transilvania:  One of Romania’s most renowned touristic destinations is the Bran Castle that became famous after the novel of Bram Stoker, “Dracula” was published. The character in his book is often mistaken with Vlad the Impaler, a Walachian prince sometimes known as Vlad Dracul due to his father’s name and his method of punishing the villains.

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The Merry Cemetery in Sapanta: this unusual touristic destination is actually…well, a cemetery. What is striking about it is that although visitors are walking through a graveyard they will feel amused and amassed. Sapanta is a village in the northern part of Romania that became crowded with tourists wanting to visit its cemetery due to the colorful, lively and beautiful carved wooden crosses embellished with an original and almost always  funny poem about each person buried there.

 

There are so many touristic destinations worth visiting in Romania that we would need an entire encyclopedia to list them all. We tried to give our readers an overall view of the most important, popular and original monuments and places we love and recommend. When you write us about your trip please let us know what are your preferences regarding touristic activities and we will provide you with a list from where you will be able to choose the ones you like to most.

 

Take a minute to plan yout trip to Romania or contact us for more information!

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