Transylvania Romania: If you have ever heard or read about Romania in a foreign publication, then there is a great chance you have already heard of Transylvania. Why? Because here you will find a tourist destination that offers both spectacular relief and an exceptional cultural heritage. Here are the main tourist destinations in Transylvania that you should not miss:
Transylvania Romania: The Corvin Castle
Built by Iancu de Hunedoara, the Corvin Castle is one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Europe. There are many legends around this castle. For example, one of them says that here was imprisoned Vlad Tepes (one of the Romanian rulers), turning to Dracula. When you get to the castle you will just feel that you return in time, right in the atmosphere of the 15-16 centuries, primarily due to the Gothic architecture that impresses.
It is worth mentioning that the Corvin Castle (or Hunedoara Castle) is the largest medieval building with double functionality (civil and military) in Romania that is in good condition.
Transylvania Romania: Alba Carolina Fortress (Alba Iulia)
Keeping the military theme, Alba Carolina Fortress is a star-shaped fortress that attracts thousands of tourists annually from all over the country, as well as from abroad. The fortress has an important place in the history of the Romans because here took place the Great Union of 1918.
Transylvania Romania: Bran Castle
Another great tourist attraction you will find in Transylvania is certainly Bran Castle, a symbol of the region, located 30 km from Brasov. The legend of Dracula, built around the ruler Vlat Tepes, is also linked to this castle.
At present, the collections of furniture, suits, arms and armor are exhibited in the four-storey museum, and the Bran also includes the Royal Park with its two lakes, Tea House and Princess Ileana House.
Transylvania Romania: Turda Salt Mine
The most beautiful and the most popular point of exploration of salt deposits in Romania is the Turda saline. This place was formed more than 13 million years ago, according to specialized studies.
Turda saline is often mentioned in foreign publications that bravely praise the beauty and the usefulness of this place for every visitor due to the curative properties of underground air.
Transylvania Romania: Other tourist attractions in Transylvania you should see:
– Sarmisegetusa Regia, Orastie Mountains
– The Viscri Fortified Church
– Red Lake, Ravine Bicaz
– Jibou Botanical Garden
– Astra Traditional People’s Aviation Museum (Sibiu)
Transylvania Romania: Cities
Sighisoara, located in the heart of Transylvania, is a gorgeous city, which you should not miss if you arrive in Transylvania. The historical center of Sighisoara is included on the list of historical monuments in Mures County, being also included in the UNESCO World Heritage.
Transylvania Romania: Brasov, another city you should include in the must-see list when visiting Transylvania. Brasov is a strong tourist attraction regardless of the season, both in summer and winter, especially as there is the Poiana Brasov resort, a resort that has 12 ski slopes. Also, if you arrive in Brasov do not miss the Black Church, built in Gothic style and with a length of about 90 meters.
Sibiu is also an important cultural and economic center in southern Transylvania, being one of the main centers of Saxon colonists settled in the area. Twice, Sibiu was the capital of Transylvania. Paltinis winter resort is 37 km away from the city center, and the glacial lake Balea is about 75 km away from the city.
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