Discover the most significant touristic landmarks in Romania. You can choose from city tours, day trips, and multi-day tours, that will take you to Romania's tourist hotspots such as the Turda Salt Mine, Sighisoara, or the Painted Churches of Moldavia.
Turda Salt Mine
An underground theme park built inside a salt mine with vast white chambers built in the 17th century. Many would think that salt couldn’t be transformed into such a beautiful underground landscape. The process of its creation required three billion tons of salt which were carved out by hand or machine and now the giant cavern left behind has been converted into a giant underground theme park and spa. What is even more amazing is that it has also its own lake.
Activities such as mini-golf, romantic boat rides or bowling are fully enjoyed by the travelers. The moment when you realize they have managed to fit an entire Ferris wheel into the mine – around 2.40 minutes in – is when you get some idea of how big it really is. If you are looking for something a bit different to do this weekend, then this could be it.
The Historic Center of Sighisoara
The city of Sighisoara was built by the Transylvanian Saxons in the 12th-century when the King of Hungary invited them to settle on this land and protect its borders. The city played an important strategic and commercial role at the edges of Central Europe, and over the years it was visited by numerous artisans from throughout the Holy Roman Empire.
Today, Sighisoara is home to the only inhabited fortress in Europe, and many historians claim that it is the birthplace of Vlad III the Impaler, the infamous Transylvanian Voivode.
The Painted Churches of Moldavia
The 8 Romanian Orthodox Churches were built between 1487 and 1583 and are located on the northern side of Romania, in the region of Bukovina. Their exterior walls are covered in fresco paintings, and they are deemed true masterpiecesthat were inspired by the Byzantine art. The paintings depict various biblical scenes, and in the 15th century, they were used to teach the locals about the tales of Jesus.