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What to see in Romania

Romania Attractions

Romania has myriad sightseeing attractions on offer. Visitors can marvel at the many medieval villages and castles throughout the country, such as Brasov or Bran Castle, visit the museums or feast their eyes on the brilliant old architecture of the cities.

The National Museum of Romanian History is certainly a must when in the capital. Those who admire architecture and history should make sure to add a trip to the Stavropoleos Church and Monastery, and the Palace of Parliament to their itinerary. The Village Museum is highly recommended too, as it will transport tourists back in time with the multitude of open-air exhibits on display.

Romania also has a number of exciting festivals and events happening throughout the year, which offer visitors the opportunity to experience local culture at its best. Visitors can choose to step back into the Middle Ages at the Sighisoara Medieval Festival or watch some of the top local and international films at the Bucharest International Film Festival. For serious music-lovers, the Europafest, Bucharest's main cultural event, attracts artists, performers and festival goers from across the globe to the capital for a few nights of revelry and excellent music.

Finally, a trip to Romania would not be complete without a visit to the beautiful UNESCO Heritage site of the Painted Monasteries.

Bran Castle

Often referred to as 'Dracula's Castle', the fortified medieval Bran Castle is a national monument and landmark of Romania. Looking exactly as a vampire count's lair should, the…

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Nestled at the foot of Mount Tâmpa is the charming medieval town of Brasov which, being one of the seven fortified towns settled by the Saxons, has a distinct Germanic flavour…

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Peles Castle

The quintessential fairytale castle, complete with turrets and surrounded by mystical forests, the neo-classical Peles Castle was the summer residence of Romania's kings, and makes…

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Sighisoara is a beautifully preserved medieval town, renowned as the birthplace of 'Dracula', or Vlad the Impaler. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven…

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The Painted Monasteries

The 15th century painted monasteries of Southern Bucovina have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, and represent some of the greatest artistic monuments in Europe â€'…

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