Wallachia is a historical and geographical region situated on the Northern side of the Danube River and the Southern side of the Carpathian Mountains. It can be traced back to the early 14th century when it was founded by Basarab I. In 1859 it united with Moldavia and it took the name of Romania in 1866. In 1918, it united with Bukovina, Transylvania and several other regions to form the Romania that we know and love today.

The best-known city in Wallachia is by far Bucharest, but the region is home to many others, such as Buzau, Craiova, or Ploiesti.

Places in Wallachia

peles castle
Peles Castle – the summer residence of Romanian royalty
One of the most important historical landmarks in Romania, a one-of-a-kind construction, is the summer residence of the Romanian Royal

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horezu monastery
Horezu Monastery
A listing of Romanian tourist attractions must include the Horezu Monastery, the place where the Byzantine revival has taken on

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curtea de arges monastery
Curtea de Arges, the artistic pinnacle of the feudal age
A monument of Romanian medieval art, Curtea de Arges Monastery is the pinnacle of artistic creation in the feudal age.

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mud volcanoes buzau close-up
Vist the magical and spectacular mud volcanoes of Romania
The interesting thing about this phenomenon is that new mud volcanoes can appear while others disappear, as the gas easily

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horezu monastery
Horezu – the core of Romanian pottery
In Romania, the potter is considered the symbol of God as he recreates, with each vessel, the primordial act of

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cotroceni palace stairs
Cotroceni National Museum, a true edifice of history
Did you know that Cotroceni National Museum is the only Romanian official residence strong of permanent using since its foundation?

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primaverii palace bedroom
Ceausescu Palace – The home of the former Romanian dictator
Primaverii Palace, the former residence of Ceausescu couple opened to public for the first time in history

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palace of the people
Palace of the Parliament
The most spectacular Romanian project carried out under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu

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