Destinations

Sinaia

town in Prahova County, Romania

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Turda

Turda is a city on the Aries River in Cluj County, Transylvania.

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Predeal

Ski resorts of , , Poiana Brașov, Băile Herculane

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Bucharest

capital of Romania

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Biertan

commune in Sibiu County, Romania

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Cluj-Napoca

city in Cluj County, Romania

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Câlnic

Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania: , , Dârjiu, Prejmer, Saschiz, Viscri

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Iași

city in Iași County, Romania

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Dârjiu

commune in Harghita County, Romania

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Sighișoara

city in Mureș County, Romania

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Prejmer

Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania: , , , , Saschiz, Viscri

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Timișoara

city in Timiș County, Romania

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Brașov

city in Brașov County, Romania

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Mamaia

Mamaia is one of the most popular (and at times most crowded) summer resorts in Romania. It's situated on an 8-km long and 300-m wide sandy landstrip between Lake Siutghiol and the Black Sea, a few kilometres north-east of the important portal town Constanţa. Mamaia is a pure summer time destination, with only a handful of permanent residents staying here for winter. As early as May however, crowds of mostly Romanian beach lovers rush in, always searching for a good spot on the packed white sandy beaches during day and partying like there's no tomorrow in one of the countless clubs at night. High season runs roughly from the beginning of June to early September, but it's only late in autumn that the water will turn cold.

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Transylvania

Transylvania is the largest region of Romania and probably the best known one. When you visit Transylvania you dive into a mix of cultures, nature and history. Transylvania is a diverse region: it is worth trying to observe the differences that exist within the region, both culturally and naturally. This region is a place with abundant history and multicultural convergence. All over Transylvania the cohabitation of Romanians, Hungarians, Saxons and Roma is the leading theme. Transylvania is rich in myth and misty medieval sites: there about 100 castles and fortresses and about 70 fortified churches. Romania's greatest and best preserved castles and fortresses are to be found here. But for the more curious traveler, there are many small villages with old houses and fortified churches. As Transylvania is circled by the Carpathian mountains there are a lot of mountain forests and hiking or climbing possibilities. All over the Carpathians there are great national parks. In the center of Transylvania there are green hills and rivers. Most big cities are very western Europe like, and the infrastructure is generally good, making it easy for travelers.

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Viscri

village in Brașov County, Romania

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Saschiz

commune in Mureș County, Romania

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Constanța

city in Constanța County, Romania

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Hunedoara (city)

city in Hunedoara County, Romania

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Suceava

city in Suceava County, Romania

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Sibiu

city in Sibiu County, Romania

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Sights

Curtea de Argeș

city in Argeș County, Romania

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Hunedoara

city in Hunedoara County, Romania

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Tisza

river in Europe

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Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains are mountains in Central Europe from Poland to Romania.

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Fălticeni

city in Suceava County, Romania

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Râșnov

town in Brașov County, Romania

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Vatra Dornei

city in Suceava County, Romania

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Romanian Athenaeum

A beautiful building is home of the George Enescu Philarmonic. If you have the time, visit the interior of the building as well, as it holds a fresco that depicts scenes of the Romanian history. The building was inaugurated in 1888.

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Horezu

town in Vâlcea County, Romania

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Ocna Sibiului

town in Sibiu County, Romania

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Romanian Peasant Museum

Also dedicated to the traditional way of life, it focuses mainly on traditional interior decoration, tools, clothing and artifacts. Again, it sometimes hosts folkloric and traditional crafts festivals. The museum closed in 2018 for a three year renovation.

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National Museum of Art of Romania

In the building of the former Royal Palace, this museum has collections of ancient, modern and contemporary Romanian art as well as exhibitions of rare European art dating as early as the 14th century

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Danube Delta

river delta in east-central Europe

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St. George's Cathedral, Timișoara

Church in Timișoara, Romania

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Bran Castle

castle

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Arcul de Triumf

The current arch was inaugurated in 1936, however previous arches had been here since 1878.

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Retezat National Park

national park of Romania, Biosphere reserve in Romania

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Romanian National Opera, Bucharest

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Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

An open air museum created in 1934, it now has around 300 traditional buildings (including churches, workshops, mills) and furniture, pottery, clothing gathered from villages in every region of the country in an effort to showcase the traditional way of life of the Romanians. Occasionally hosts folkloric and traditional crafts festivals.

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National Museum of Romanian History

It's in a neoclassical late 19th-century building, and has exhibits documenting the evolution of society on Romania’s territory from the Paleolithic until today, a replica of Trajan’s Column in Rome and a very interesting collection of jewellery and bronze articles from Roman times up to the Kingdom of Romania.

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St. Michael's Church, Cluj-Napoca

This Gothic architecture piece is one of the most valuable in Transylvania. Its murals date from the 15th century, and the 50 m neogothic tower was built in 1860. The church is closed for renovation starting from 2018 that will take about 3 years.

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Putna Monastery

heritage in Suceava country,Romania

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Praid

Commune in Harghita County, Romania

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Biserica Neagră

cathedral

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Trei Ierarhi Monastery

heritage site in Iași County, Romania

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Churches of Moldavia

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Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral

Built in 1658. Next to it is the Mitropoliei Palace (1708) – the residence of the Orthodox Patriarch, a sort of small 'Romanian Vatican'. It’s the only church in Bucharest in which photography is prohibited

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Bob Church, Cluj

It is the first Greek-Catholic church that was built in the city of Cluj, while it was part of the Austrian Empire.

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Prejmer fortified church

It was built in the 13th century. Today it is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Biertan fortified church

A UNESCO world heritage site.

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Matthias Corvinus Monument

The statue is always climbed by tourists, although officially this practise is not allowed.

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Carol I Mosque

architectural structure

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Palace of Culture (Iași)

heritage site in Iași County, Romania

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Transfăgărășan

mountain pass

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Cotroceni Palace

Has collections of objects that belonged to the former Romanian royal family. Today it is also the residence of the Romanian president.

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Saschiz fortified church

It was built in the 15th century. Today it is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Salina Turda

heritage site in Cluj County, Romania

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St. Nicholas Church, Brașov

heritage site in Braşov County, Romania

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Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History

This has over 300,000 exhibits illustrating the transformations of Earth and the evolution of species.

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Corvin Castle

Hunyad Castle is believed to be the place where Vlad III of Wallachia (commonly known as Vlad the Impaler) was held prisoner for 7 years after he was deposed in 1462. The castle is a relic of the Hunyadi dynasty. In the 14th century, the castle was given to John Hunyadi Serb, or Sorb by Sigismund King of Hungary as severance. The castle was restored between 1446 and 1453 by his grandson John Hunyadi. It was built mainly in Gothic style, but has Renaissance architectural elements. It features tall and strong defense towers, an interior yard and a drawbridge. Built over the site of an older fortification and on a rock above the small river Zlasti, the castle is a large and imposing building with tall and diversely colored roofs, towers and myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings. As one of the most important properties of John Hunyadi, the castle was transformed during his reign. It became a sumptuous home, not only a strategically enforced point. With the passing of the years, the masters of the castle had modified its look, adding towers, halls and guest rooms. The gallery and the keep - the last defense tower (called Ne boisa = Do not be afraid), which remained unchanged from Iancu de Hunedoara's time, and the Capistrano Tower (named after the Franciscan monk from the castle court) are some of the most significant parts of the construction. Other significant parts of the building are the Knights' Hall (a great reception hall), the Club Tower, the White bastion, which served as a food storage room, and the Diet Hall, on whose walls medallions are painted (among them there are the portraits of Matei Basarab, ruler from Wallachia, and Vasile Lupu, ruler of Moldavia). In the wing of the castle called the Mantle, a painting can be seen which portrays the legend of the raven from which the name of the descendants of John Hunyadi, Corvinus came. In the castle yard, near the chapel built also during Vlad The Third's ruling, is a well 30 meters deep. The legend says that this fountain was dug by twelve Turkish prisoners to whom liberty was promised if they reached water. After 15 years they completed the well, but their captors did not keep their promise. It is said that the inscription on a wall of the well means "you have water, but not soul". Specialists, however, have translated the inscription as "he who wrote this inscription is Hasan, who lives as slave of the giaours, in the fortress near the church".

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Viscri fortified church

It is considered to be oldest church in Transylvania, and also one of the best preserved. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century. You can go to the top of the tower and have an amazing view of the surroundings, the village and the fortress itself. Go inside the church and the entrance to the tower is at the rear of the church sanctuary. The panoramic view from the tower is a highlight a trip to Viscri. As you walk down from the church, a small gate on the right side provides access to the graveyard which surrounds the church and offers a good view of the fortified church structure.

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Timișoara Orthodox Cathedral

heritage site in Timiș County, Romania

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Fabric Synagogue

heritage site in Timiș County, Romania

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Transalpina (DN67C)

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Palace of Justice, Cluj-Napoca

courthouse in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Sinaia Monastery

heritage site in Prahova County, Romania

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Cluj-Napoca Franciscan Church

Built between 1260 and 1290.

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Armenian Church, Iași

heritage site in Iași County, Romania

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Jewish Museum (Bucharest)

Housed in a beautiful mid 19th century synagogue. Documents the life of this community in the region since ancient times and through the Holocaust. Passport required to enter.

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Câlnic Citadel

heritage site in Alba County, Romania

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Cluj-Mănăștur Calvaria Church

A small Benedictine abbey surrounded by defensive walls, Calvaria Church was built starting in the 9th-10th centuries.

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Antim Monastery

An Orthodox monastery in Brâncovenesc style from 1715 with a church, a museum and a shop. The church, museum and shop are open to the public. The church is in the center of a courtyard with the museum and shop in buildings around the sides. The church is richly decorated with distinctive carved wooden doors. The shop sells mainly religious texts and iconography but also has a leaflet in English and other languages for 2 lei so go there before the main church. There is a toilet that visitors can use next to the shop.

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Saint John the New Monastery

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Constanța Casino

heritage site in Constanța County, Romania

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Stavropoleos Monastery

Built in the early 18th century, has some stunning decorative sculpture and amazing frescoes. A little jewel.

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Potaissa (castra)

Roman fort in Dacia

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Cluj-Napoca Piarists' Church

Completed in 1724, it was the province's first baroque church.

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National Museum of Contemporary Art (Romania)

Inside a converted wing of the Palace of the Parliament, in what had been the private apartments of Ceauşescu, the museum features fresh exhibitions from Romania's burgeoning art scene.

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Cluj-Napoca Bánffy Palace

Built between 1774 and 1775, it houses the National Art Museum

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Golia Monastery

heritage site in Iași County, Romania

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Cetate Synagogue

synagogue

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Huniade Castle

heritage site in Timiș County, Romania

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Great Synagogue (Bucharest)

This decorative temple was raised in 1845 by the Polish-Jewish community. It was repaired in 1865, baroque style, redesigned in 1903 and 1909, repainted in Rococo style in 1936. It hosts an exhibition on the Holocaust in Romanian. Entry by donation. Security checks require your passport

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Nera Gorge-Beușnița National Park

national park of Romania

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Merry Cemetery

cemetery

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Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Cluj-Napoca

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Bucharest Botanical Garden

Established in 1860, displays a variety of plants from all over the world. The greenhouses are wonderful but have limited opening hours, and are closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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Sighișoara Clock Tower

tower

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First Romanian School

heritage site in Braşov County, Romania

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Eiffel Bridge, Ungheni

The railway bridge across Prut, opened in 1877 between then-Bessarabia and Romania was design by Gustave Eiffel, most famous for a certain structure in Paris.

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Cluj-Napoca Tailors' Bastion

It is very well preserved, alongside with the corresponding section of the medieval wall

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Theresia Bastion

heritage site in Timiș County, Romania

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Frumoasa Monastery

heritage site in Iași County, Romania

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National Military Museum, Romania

Has collections of weapons dating since the prehistoric times and permanent exhibitions dedicated to important military events, including the Romanian revolution of 1989, and an outdoor exhibit of relatively modern weaponry, including cannons, tanks, helicopters.

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Matthias Corvinus House

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Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca

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Curtea Veche

The ruins of the crown palace of the Wallachian princes, some parts dating as early as the 16th century. It’s around an earlier fortification in this place that Bucharest began to develop.

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Church on the Hill (Sighișoara)

The Church on the Hill is an architecturally significant church located in Sighişoara, Mureș County in Romania.This church is the most important monument of religious architecture in Sighisoara and is one of the great churches of Transylvania, being the third largest. Located at an altitude of 429 meters, on the Hilltop School, the church dominates by its massiveness the entire city and it is visible from a great distance almost from all directions. Most researchers believe that a number of architectural details such as slightly misaligned position of the bell-tower and choir demonstrate an evolution in stages, over several centuries, in the construction of this church.

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Historic Centre of Sighișoara

old town

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Dimitrie Leonida Technical Museum

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Millennium Church

church building in Timișoara, Romania

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Cluj-Napoca Central Park

A welcome break from the rush of the city. The middle of the park hosts a small lake and the Chios Casino, from the terrace of which you can rent rowboats and hydrobicycles to circle the small island in the centre of the lake.

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Black Tower (Brașov)

tower

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Revolution Square, Bucharest

Site of part of the Romanian Revolution of 1989. There is a tall monument in the center of the square in memory of those who died during the revolution.

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Holy Trinity Church, Sighișoara

church in Sighişoara, Romania

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Poiana Ruscă Mountains

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Geology Museum (Romania)

Has a large collection of minerals, rocks and fossils.

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Turda Gorge

gorge and protected area in Romania

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Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania

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Govăjdia Blast Furnace

It was the second industrial blast furnace in the world used for the extraction of iron. It was built in 1806. The first was built close to Hunedoara, in Toplița (1750). Both ovens can be visited today. It was the most modern melting furnace of iron ore in Europe of that time. Metal works from the iron melted here are standing today at the base of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It was the first furnace in the world with a continuous production process. Until its appearance, the technological process of producing iron supposed to stop for some periods of time for loading and unloading furnaces.It was the first furnace in which the two operations could be performed simultaneously. The furnace worked until the end of the 19th century when there were iron plants in Hunedoara. The old furnace was declared a monument of industrial architecture.

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Iosefin Synagogue

synagogue

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Unirii Square, Cluj-Napoca

Where you can find St. Michael's Church, the National Art Museum, the Statue of Matthias Corvinus and the roman ruins.

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Tineretului Park

It has a large multipurpose building (Sala Polivalenta) used for concerts, sporting events, exhibitions, etc., an amusement park for children, boat-rental, several restaurants and bars.

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Copou Park

The Copou Park or Copou Gardens is the oldest public park in Iaşi, Romania. Its development started in 1834 under the reign of Mihail Sturdza, making the park one of the first public gardens in Romania and a Iaşi landmark. In its centre lies the Obelisk of Lions (1834), a 13.5 m (44 ft) tall obelisk dedicated to Regulamentul Organic, the first law on political, administrative and juridical organization in the Romanian Principalities.

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Timișoara Zoological Garden

Timișoara Zoological Garden is a 6.34-hectare (15.7-acre) zoo in Timișoara, Romania, located northern-east of the city near Green Forest. It was originally opened in 1986 with 30 species of animals, mostly local to Romania.

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Iuliu Maniu Street, Cluj-Napoca

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Vlad Dracul House

Vlad Dracul House of Sighișoara is located in Tin Street No.1, between the Citadel square and the Clock Tower. It's the place were Vlad the Impaler, the historical character who inspired the Bram Stoker's Dracula, is supposed to be born, in 1431. His father, Vlad Dracul, the ruler of Wallachia, and his pregnant wife were hosted in this house by the mayor of Sighișoara between 1431 and 1435, during the Turkish invasion of Wallachia. It appears to be the oldest stone structure in the city, judging cylindrical vault river stone from the ground floor. Today Vlad Dracul house hosts a medieval -style restaurant on the ground floor and a tiny weapon museum on the first floor.

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Eroilor Avenue, Cluj-Napoca

Is linking the two main squares - Union Square and Avram Iancu Square.

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Tinsmiths' Tower

The Tinsmiths' Tower is one of the nine towers located in the citadel of Sighișoara, belonging to Mureș County in Romania.Tinsmith’s Tower has the most expressive architecture: 25 meters high, the tower starts with a square base, right after the brick trunk stands in pentagonal shape and above suddenly widens and becomes octagonal. The roof, slightly unbalanced, has a hexagonal plan and the woodwork inside is a veritable masterpiece of carpenters of Sighisoara. The Tin Tower, together with the Clock Tower, has an exceptional defensive position.

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Theodor Pallady Museum

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Romania

Romania (Romanian: România) is a country on the western shores of the Black Sea; except for Dobruja, it is north of the Balkan Peninsula. It is a country of great natural beauty and diversity and a rich cultural heritage, including a variety of ethnic, linguistic, and confessional groups. Romania enchants visitors with its scenic mountain landscapes and unspoilt rural areas, but also with its historic cities and busy capital. It has seen significant development and is one of the most recent members of the European Union. Still, it may surprise some of its visitors who are used to western Europe. It has six cultural and one natural UNESCO world heritage sites.

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