Spectacular views, imposing castles, legendary fortresses, deep lakes and centuries-old churches – Romania in a nutshell. This country has got so many breath-taking sites that it is almost impossible to decide which to visit first. Nonetheless, we have managed to come up with a top 10 must-see places for travellers who want to discover the wonders of “The Carpathian Garden”.

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  1. The Black Sea Shore

The crowded seaside resorts of Mamaia, Costinești or Vama Veche are appreciated by young people who want to have fun. Those in search of peace and quiet will definitely enjoy the wilderness of secluded beaches such as Corbul or Chițuc.

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  1. Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance

Located in the town of Sighet, this prison-museum is a reminder of the bleakest decades in the Romanian history: The Communist Regime. The knowledgeable guides can tell you the stories of the innocents incarcerated here.

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  1. The Turda Salt Mine

Located deep underground, the Turda Salt Mine displays a fantasy-like set with intricate galleries, enormous halls, and impressive arcades. You can spend hours visiting the natural museum, taking a boat trip or playing football.

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  1. The Old Town Centre in Sibiu

A bohemian place with winding streets and large squares bordered by observation towers and defence walls. It is the ideal place for a romantic gateway with medieval perfume.

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  1. The Danube Delta

A vast surface covered in water and reed with excellent locations set up to admire rare species of birds. There are no cars, bridges or roads to disturb the pleasant atmosphere.

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  1. The Transfăgărășan Highway

Located high up in the mountains the Transfăgărășan is a popular destination for tourists due to its numerous twists and turns, superb landscape and steep sides.

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  1. The Painted Monasteries in Bucovina

The specific architecture and unique frescoes of the churches and monasteries in Bucovina have attracted visitors worldwide. Each place of prayers is artfully painted on both the inside and the outside.

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3.The Bran Castle

Transylvania and the Bran Castle gained international popularity due to Bram Stocker’s novel “Dracula”. Strategically built on a rock, it presently houses collections of arms, armours, furniture, and ceramics.

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2.The Peleș Castle

This castle was built by King Carol I. It dates back to the 19th century and it is considered one of the most beautiful royal residences on the European continent. Out of the 170 rooms only 10 can be visited by tourists.

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1.The Medieval Fortress of Sighișoara

Sighișoara is a monument-like town protected by UNESCO since 1999. It is the only medieval fortress which is still permanently inhabited. Nine of the original fourteen towers have survived to the day. The most famous one is “The Clock Tower”.

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