Unique Locations

Sighisoara citadel – 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 more than 13 million years ago, the site has been used for mining salt for hundreds of years, being mentioned for the first time in 1075. In the beginning, the salt was mined manually, using pickaxes, hammers, chisels, and steel wedges. It was then carried to the surface in wicker baskets, and as the years advanced, in more modern vessels. The workers of the mine also ...

Saint Parascheva Church

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 Workshop

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 Hunyadi Castle

Corvin Castle (Castelul Corvinilor) also known as Hunyadi Castle is located in the Hunedoara county, and many call it "one of the seven wonders of Romania". It is one of the largest castles in Europe, and an important piece of history for Romania. Corvin Castle is also the largest medieval castle in Transylvania, surpassing even the mysterious Bran Castle and the royal Peles Castle. [huge_it_maps id="3"] ...

Oravita – Anina railway – The Semmering of Banat

Short history about The Semmering of Banat The Semmering of Banat was part of the Oravita-Anina rail line, which is the fifth railway in Romania and the first mountain railway in Southeastern 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 ...

Transfagarasan Road

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 ...

Apuseni Mountains

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 ...

Horezu – the core of Romanian pottery

The town of Horezu, situated in the southwest part of the country, in Valcea County, is considered one of the most representative places of Romania in terms of traditional crafts and folklore. Despite its cultural richness and diversity, the Romanian pottery is the craft most valued and it was sacredly passed on from one generation to another. Since 2005 Horezu pottery is on UNESCO list as, even today, the craftsmen ...

Rimetea Village

Rimetea is a small village with white houses and green windows, loved by time and cherished by its inhabitants. Even though is nestled against the majestic mountains of Apuseni, it offers an image to treasure all your life. Like a true fairy-tale village, Rimetea is absolutely fascinating. It has an interesting history and an amazing architecture. Born in the 13th century from the hard work of the miners, Rimetea ...