Muntenia – Romania tourism
Romania tourism – Muntenia: also known in English as Greater Wallachia is a historical province of Romania, situated between the Danube (south and east), the Carpathian Mountains (the Transylvanian Alps branch) and Moldavia (both north), and the Olt River to the west.
Main cities: Bucuresti, Craiova, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Ploiesti, Targoviste, Ramnicu Valcea, Targu Jiu
Romania tourism – Bucharest: First documented in 1459
The main city of the region and the capital of Romania. Bucharest and its cultural scene is going to surprise you: museums, theaters, art galleries, opera houses and concert halls await your visit.
Romania tourism – Must do it: Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world!
Prahova Valley, where the popular ski resorts of Predeal, Busteni and Sinaia are located.
Sinaia is also home to the magnificent Peles Castle, one of the best-preserved royal castles in Europe.
Must stop: Targu Jiu city- associated with Constantin Brancusi, the Romanian artist who is considered to be the founder of modern sculpture.
Some of Romania’s most important monasteries can be found in this region, including Horezu, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Horezu is pottery center.
Romania tourism – Places to visit:
- Bucharest: capital, with French architectural old center, the Palace of Parliament, The Museum of the Romanian Peasant, the Village Museum and many other attractions
- Peles Castle in Sinaia, considered one of the best-preserved royal castles in Europe
- Pincely Court and Poenari fortress (the authentic residences of Vlad the Impaler)
- The beautiful Orthodox monasteries built in a Byzantine style, : Arnota, Bistrita, Cozia, Curtea de Arges, Govora and Horezu
- The pottery center at Horezu
- Curtea de Arges monastery
- The Constantin Brancusi architectural complex in Targu Jiu, with its famous masterpieces: Endless Column, Gate of the Kiss, Table of Silence and Avenue of Chairs
- Prahova Valley and the popular ski resorts of Predeal, Busteni and Sinaia
- The Unirea salt mine in Slanic Prahova, where 2.9 million tons of salt have been extracted since 1685. Very important: Due to the therapeutic microclimate, former mine shafts are used as asthma treatment facilities.
Romania tourism – Traditional food
Muntenia cuisine feature a variety of sour soups with lots of vegetables. Often you can find earthen oven in the backyards of houses in the Muntenia region. Bread and pies are baked and delicious vegetable stew is slow cooked in clay jars.
Also the famous mititei, one of the most popular Romanian gastronomic specialties,. In this region, like all over the country, onion and garlic are highly praised, combined with other ingredients to make deliciously savory dishes.
Vineyards & traditional food
If we talk about Romania tourism we need to talk also about vineyards and traditional food. Muntenia cuisine feature a variety of sour soups with lots of vegetables. Often you can find earthen oven in the backyards of houses in the Muntenia region. Bread and pies are baked and delicious vegetable stew is slow cooked in clay jars.
Also the famous mititei, one of the most popular Romanian gastronomic specialties.
This region produces some of Romania’s best red wines including: Feteasca Neagra, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dealu Mare, extending from the Prahova Valley along the south-facing hillsides of the Carpathian foothills eastwards to Vrancea County, is considered to be the best area in Romania for the cultivation of red grapes.
Valea Calugareasca (Valley of Monks) – one of a series of vineyards forming the Dealul Mare wine-growing region, owes its name and quality of wines to a hermitage – and perhaps the particular skill of the monks in preparing the wine. The standard-bearer of this vineyard is Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dealu Mare Vineyard is very generous with foreign grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, as well as Romanian grape varieties – Feteasca Neagra.
Dragasani has an old history which can be traced back some 3,000 years. Wines of Dragasani have become popular outside Romania’s borders following world recognition at the Bordeaux wine contest in 1989 and at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. Today, Sauvignon, Riesling, Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Regala, and Tamaioasa Romaneasca are produced here.
Other vineyards in this region include: Pietroasa, Samburesti, Segarcea, Stefanesti, Urlati
Beeing very close to Bucharest 1-3 days trips can be organized easy, covering all attractions ( history, gastronomic, sightseeing, cultural itineraries etc)
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