Unique Locations

Peles Castle – the summer residence of Romanian royalty

Built in the 19th century according to the specifications of Carol I, Romania's first King, the Peles Castle is an image of the monarch's aesthetic mindset, combining the German and Italian neo-Renaissance. The blood ties between the members of the Romanian and the British royal families, the Russian dynasty and the royal families of Germany and Greece, as well the Romanian Queen's tireless patronage of arts, ...

The Merry Cemetery in Sapanta

Info about The Merry Cemetery The Merry Cemetery in Sapanta is the place where those who leave this world prefer to do so in a light-hearted tone. The wooden crosses on the tombs are painted in bright colors, predominantly in blue, bearing an image and a few rhyming lines, most often with a comical content, relating to the deceased's life and their image in the memory of their families and in that of the community. The ...

Sighisoara fortress – The only inhabited medieval fortress in Europe

Somewhere in the middle of Romania, you will find a city unlike any other. German colonists were brought here in the 12th century in order to defend the empire's Eastern borders. The city was first mentioned in a document much later, in 1280. Currently, Sighisoara is the only inhabited medieval fortress in South-East Europe. It is also part of the UNESCO world heritage sites since 1999. Once the visitors step ...

Turda Salt Mine

Dug in the Transylvanian salt deposits formed 13 million years ago, the Turda salt mine opened in the first century BC and was operational until the early 20th century. The result of two thousand years of labor. With rudimentary means, in the beginning, the salt was brought to the surface in wicker baskets and with more sophisticated means as the years advanced, is astounding. Hundreds of meters of ...

The wooden Church of Pious Parascheva in Poienile Izei

This church was built 400 years ago and is one of the most beautiful Wooden Churches of Maramureş. People think its survival during the Tartaric invasion was a miracle, the metal crescent on the pinnacle of the tower, right under the cross, being a proof of the dangers it had to face. The church entrance is a genuine time portal, which takes you on a journey through the life of this small community throughout many ...

Marginea Black Pottery

The territory of Romania has been inhabited continuously for several thousand years, and remnants of pottery in various shapes and colors, adorned with simple to very complex ornaments prove the existence of rich prehistoric cultures. The Marginea Black Pottery, famous worldwide, is shaped by hand by the craftsmen, fired and then polished, also by hand. The black color of the vessels is due to the firing process. ...

The Hunyad Castle – Amazing Medieval Castle in Transylvania

The name of the castle - Hunyad Castle - is closely tied to that of the Corvin (Corvinus) family, whose coat-of-arms represents a raven holding a ring in its beak. The Corvin family greatly influenced the European history in the 15th century. the first great personality of the family was Iancu of Hunedoara (John Hunyadi). Famous for stopping the Turks from conquering Belgrade and from advancing towards Western ...

Oravita – Anina railway – The Semmering of Banat

Short history about The Semmering of Banat The Semmering of Banat was part of Oravita-Anina rail line that is the fifth railway in Romania and the first mountain railway in the southeast of Europe, completed in 1863. Often compared with the Austrian Semmering and even called the Semmering of Banat because it was built a few years later, the two have in common superb mountain sceneries and the fact that they both are a ...

Transfagarasan road – Top Gear’s best road in the world in 2011

The first to award it this title were the Top Gear team, who drove on this road in 2009. That year, the Transfagarasan road took the top spot as "the best road in the world". It took 20 tons of dynamite to forge the path of the Transfagarasan, and now as it sits between Curtea de Arges and Cartisoara as the most majestic piece of road in the known world. The road was built between 1970 and 1974, with the army's logistical ...

Relaxation or adventure, Apuseni Mountains can provide both

There is no exaggeration in saying that Apuseni mountains are a complete holiday destination. It is undoubtedly the perfect choice both for those searching relaxation and for those driven by adventure. Located in the west of the country, part of the Western Carpathians, Apuseni Mountains offer incredible sceneries due to its diverse petrographic structure. Made up of a mosaic of rocks, dominated especially by ...