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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.
Turda is a city on the Aries River in Cluj County, Transylvania.
Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania: , , Dârjiu, Prejmer, Saschiz, Viscri
city in Sibiu County, Romania
city in Hunedoara County, Romania
city in Mureș County, Romania
city in Brașov County, Romania
It is the first Greek-Catholic church that was built in the city of Cluj, while it was part of the Austrian Empire.
Built between 1260 and 1290.
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.
The statue is always climbed by tourists, although officially this practise is not allowed.
Where you can find St. Michael's Church, the National Art Museum, the Statue of Matthias Corvinus and the roman ruins.
Completed in 1724, it was the province's first baroque church.
Built between 1774 and 1775, it houses the National Art Museum
Is linking the two main squares - Union Square and Avram Iancu Square.
It is very well preserved, alongside with the corresponding section of the medieval wall
courthouse in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
gorge and protected area in Romania
A UNESCO world heritage site.
town in Vâlcea County, Romania
national park of Romania, Biosphere reserve in Romania
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.
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.
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.
church in Sighişoara, Romania
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