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6 of the creepiest abandoned places in Romania

The world is full of creepy abandoned places, and Romania is no different. But a real daredevil never backs down from an adventure. Not even from one that is shrouded in mystery and forgotten by time. Here are some of the creepiest abandoned places in Romania, some of which can still be visited (though not for long). Ada Kaleh, the Atlantida of the Danube Ada Kaleh was an island located on the Danube River, approximately ...

The best places to visit in Romania, from wooden churches to medieval castles

There are so many touristic attractions and places to visit in Romania that it's impossible to see them all. This is why we decided to put together a list of some of the best touristic hotspots in Romania, so you'll be prepared for when you arrive. Here are some of the sights that we encourage you to visit. Places to visit in Moldova & Bukovina The Painted Monasteries of Bukovina The 8 Painted Churches were built ...

12 surreal Romanian vineyards | Discover the best Romanian wine

Over the years, Romanian wine has attracted countless European business people and wine enthusiasts, mainly due to the affordable prices compared to countries such as Italy, France, or Germany. But Romania’s wine culture has a long history. Thousands of years ago, in the historic regions that make up today’s Romania, grapevines were growing wild. The Vitis Silvestrii species, for example, was ...

Alba Carolina Fortress

The Alba Carolina Citadel is the largest citadel in Romania, and it was built between 1715 and 1738 in Alba Iulia, at the center of Romania. The site on which it was built was previously home to another two fortifications, the Roman Castle of Legio XIII Gemina, and the Bălgrad Medieval Citadel. The medieval fortress was part of a fortification system created by Prince Eugene of Savoy designed to ensure the defenses of ...

A Tour Of Romania’s Dracula Sites

The legend of Dracula represents one of the most intriguing blends of history and fiction in the world. It also happens to be closely tied to Romania, which ought to make it particularly interesting for people who want to visit. From a historical standpoint, it’s widely believed that author Bram Stoker (who wrote the actual novel Dracula based his character at least in part upon Prince Vlad III of Wallachia, aka ...

Street art in Romania

There are endless ways to experience a country, from venturing through its cities and villages and talking to the locals, to booking a guided tour and having all the information delivered to you by a professional. But today, we are going to look at another side of Romania — the creative one. Street art is a controversial topic. While some consider it vandalism and are working towards stopping it, others appreciate ...

ASTRA National Museum Complex

The ASTRA National Museum Complex (Museum Of Traditional Folk Civilization) was established in 1963 and is the largest open-air ethnography exhibit in Europe. The ASTRA Museum is based on the "living museum" concept, aiming to salvage, conserve and showcase traditional folk culture. It is one of the most important institutions of this kind in Europe. Throughout the year, the Museum hosts fairs, craftsmen's ...

The Village Museum Bucharest

A panorama of Romania's erstwhile villages, consisting of old traditional houses gathered from all the regions of the country, the Village Museum Bucharest is one of the unmissable attractions. In the heart of the city, and yet away from urban noise and futuristic buildings, on the shores of the Herastrau Lake, the "Dimitrie Gusti" Village Museum manages to recreate the atmosphere of traditional Romanian ...

The Fagaras Fortress

Being one of the numerous medieval castles in Romania, Fagaras Fortress has a history that is closely tied to the history of the country and to the establishment of the first medieval states on the territory. A residence of Transylvanian rulers, the citadel was built in the 16th century, on the ruins of a castle destroyed by fire. The fortress is surrounded by two rows of walls, the space between them being filled ...

Putna Monastery – the resting place of Stephen the Great

After the Ottomans conquered Constantinople in 1453, it was only a matter of time until they tried were going to continue their invasion to the west, throughout all of Europe. The history and the legends of the Putna Monastery are closely tied to Moldavia's greatest ruler, Stephen the Great, "The Athlete of Christ" as Pope Sixtus IV named him. The first and most important monastic center in Moldavia, Putna Monastery ...