Romania: The Land of Choice

Romania is located in Southeastern and Central Europe, North of the Balkan Peninsula, on the Lower Dabube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea.

Almost all of the Danube Delta is located within its territory.

Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova to the northeast, and Bulgaria to the south.

Romania is a large country which can sometimes be shocking with contrasts: some cities are truly Western Europe; some villages can seem to have been brought back from the past. While it has significant cultural similarities with other Balkan states, it is regarded as unique due to its strong Latin heritage


It is the most famous region of Romania, a land of medieval castles and towns, dark forests, snowy peaks (especially those in Transylvanian Alps) At the same time a region experiencing rapid economical development, with modern youthful cities, huge shopping centers, massive infrastructure projects etc.

This western-most province is probably the most economically developed in Romania. It has beautiful baroque cities and traditional German villages in the western plains and huge mountain forests in the eastern parts.

The south-western region, with impressive monasteries, caves and health resorts along the mountains in its northern part and a bizarre desert-like area in the south.

This north-eastern region is famous for its Painted Monasteries, tucked away between picturesque rolling hills.

The northern-most region, it's best known for its timeless villages, traditional wooden churches and beautiful mountain landscape.

Located along the border with Hungary, this western region is the entry point for most travelers into Romania, who often neglect its Central-European style cities, numerous medieval sites and resorts on the western side of the Apuseni mountains.

A seaside province dotted by ruins of ancient Greek and Roman cities, with various summer resorts along the Black Sea Coast and the unspoiled natural landscape of the Danube Delta in the region's north.

Certainly one of the most extraordinary regions in Romania, it offers a pleasant blend of historical cities, medieval fortresses, churches, wine and friendly locals.

Also known as Muntenia. The capital, Bucharest, is in this southern region, as well as the early residences of the Walla chian princes and the mountain resorts on the Prahova Valley. It is also the name of the old kingdom of leaders such as the notorious Vlad Tepes (The Impaler).


Bucharest - is the capital of Romania, has a very dense and crowded city center, with narrow, twisting roads, built mainly in the 19th century.

Brasov - located in south-eastern Transylvania, its main attractions are the well kept medieval downtown, the nearby luxury resort of Poiana Brasov and the proximity to Rasnov and the Bran Castle.

Sibiu - one of the most beautiful cities in the region, it has the best preserved historical sites in the country, numerous museums and exhibitions, proximity to the stunning Fagaras mountains, for which reasons it became the 2007 European Capital of Culture.

Sighisoara - the city's downtown area, the Sighisoara Citadel, is the last inhabited medieval citadel in Europe and one of the best preserved.

Lasi - the second largest Romanian city, it was the capital of the Moldavian principality until 1861 and briefly capital of Romania. Today it remains one of the major economic and cultural centers in the country.

Cluj-Napoca - the largest town in Transylvania, is a major economic center and also a very youthful city, as it has one of the largest universities in Europe.

Constanta - it's Romania's main Black Sea port and one of the major commercial hubs in the region. The northernmost district, Mamaia, is one of the best Black Sea resorts.

Suceava - the main city in Bukovina and the medieval capital of Moldavia; it can be used as starting point for visiting the Monasteries in the region.

Timisoara - the largest town in the Banat region, it's one of the most prosperous and modernized cities in Romania; it was here that the 1989 Romanian anti-communist revolution began.

Gura Humorului - the usual starting point for visiting the monasteries in Bucovina.

Tulcea - the starting point for trips to the Danube Delta.

Sfantu Gheorghe - the capital of Szeklerland, historical and cultural region

Rasnov - a town near Brasov that features an extraordinary fortress.
Sinaia, Predeal, Poiana Brasov, Vatra Domei - ski resorts.


The main ingredients used in Romanian recipes are pork, beef, lamb, chicken and fish, vegetables, dairy products and fruit. A traditional Romanian meal may include ciorba de perisoare (meatball soup), nisetru la gratar (grilled sturgeon), mititei (grilled spice sausages), sarmale (pickled cabbage stuffed with minced meat), and desserts such as papanasi (cottage cheese doughnuts) or cozonac (sweet bread filled with walnuts and raisins). The traditional drink enjoyed with appetizers is tuica (plum brandy) and main courses are accompanied by excellent wines such as Murfatlar, Dealu Mare, Jidvei and Cotnari.

Romania offers a rich tapestry of tourist attractions and vacation experiences unique in Central-Eastern Europe and The top Attractions are :

Bucharest, the ‘Paris of the East’
Maramures, a land that time forgot
Bucovina, with its painted monasteries and churches (UNESCO World Heritage)
Medieval Transylvania
Carpathian Mountains for ski, walking and adventure
Black Sea coast for summer holidays
Danube Delta, a wildlife paradise
Castles, fortresses and palaces all over Romania
Spas for health treatment
Romania’s unspoilt countryside

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