What to see in Transylvania
In the heart of Romania, surrounded by Carpathian mountain range is the historical and mythical region of Transylvania. An intriguing part of the country with unparalleled attractions, Transylvania draws in visitors of all kinds for a unique European holiday.
The charms of Transylvania entice people with the imagery of haunted forests, medieval towns, vampires, turreted cliff-top castles, and the legends of Dracula. But in addition to its medieval castles and enchanting historic towns, the region also offers dramatic alpine scenery of the Carpathian Mountains with spectacular skiing and undisturbed hiking opportunities.
A definite must-see when in the region is the Peles Castle, considered to be one of the finest castles in Europe. The views from the castle are incredible and for lovers of Neo-Renaissance architecture and sculpture, the castle certainly delivers.
A trip to Transylvania would not be complete without exploring Bran Castle, the inspiration behind Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula. Here visitors will be exposed to striking architecture and historical artefacts, as well as experience what it means to be in the land of Dracula! While visiting Bran Castle, it's certainly worth visiting the archetypal medieval town of Brasov. This wonderfully European town is known for its architecture and stunning views of the Carpathian Mountain range.
Often referred to as Dracula's Castle, the fortified medieval Bran Castle is a national monument and landmark…
Nestled at the foot of Mount Tâmpa, is the charming medieval town of Brasov, one of the seven fortified…
The quintessential fairy tale castle, complete with turrets and surrounded by forests, the neo-classical Peles…
Sighisoara is a beautifully preserved medieval town, renowned as the birthplace of 'Dracula', or Vlad the…
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