Romania is a nation very rich in lifestyles and customs that have long vanished in other places around the world. Here some places to visit in Romania, as you will experience something new in your journey back in time.
Romania is overflowing with traditions, perfect for people who are apreciative of culture itself.
The land heritage, ethnic groups, and the people themselves have a lot of offer to all foreing visitors.
Nature is rich in Romania with the lush plains of Danube, mountainous regions of Transylvania Alps, high hills in Transylvania, and the rolling hills and valleys of Maramures and Bukovina.
But more than natural landscapes, Romania is where you will see the ancient ruins of the Roman and Greek heritage, the Baroque city centers, and the century-old eclectic buildings.
Monasteries to visit
The Ortodox Monastery of Barsana is one of the places more popular peregrination in Maramures.
The Monastery is located in the northerly central part of the village, in a hillock of the cemetery with old graves covered by the lawn. The first church was constructed in 1720.
Monastery Neamt (Moldavia)
Sourrounded by old forests, on the foot of the mountain there rises the oldest monastery of Moldavia, the Monastery Neamt. Founded in the XVIth century, the church was constructed by Stephen ” the Great”.
There is consideraded one of the best architectural constructions of the XVIth century.
With delicate effects of color, the monastery shows the ripeness of the architectural style of Moldavia.
The treasures of art that keep in the monastery Neamt are the test of the
intense activity, artistic and cultural that happened in this place for centuries.
In the monastery also it is possible to appreciate a library that is very famous because dates of 600 years ago.
Also in this monastery the first printing was established in the XVIth century.
The monastery of Neamt was a real school for the education of some personalities wich played a very important role in the life of the Orthodox Romanian Church.
In this city the monasteries are the principal attraction.
The churches are placed in the center of monastic complexes and they all have high
roofs and sharp-pointed.
In his interior hardly penetrate the beams of the sun, and they all have big paintings of alive colors both in his interior and in the exterior.
There are five big ones monasteries:
– Humor: Founded in 1530, it is quite small, and it has several paintings. In the monastery the monks had a school the art of the calligraphy was learned.
– Sucevita: It is placed in a magnificent green vale, and is fortified as a citadel, with towers of guards in fours angles. Of all the monasteries of Bucovina this is the one that has the biggest quantity of paintings in his interior.
– Voronet: Known for having in his interior the painting “Cappela Sixtina of Orient”.
– Moldovita: This monastery, built by Voivode Petru Rares, with frescoes painted on the outer walls.
“The Crucifixion” is teh most valuable painting preserved in the churches of Bukovina.
Moldavita Monastery is the second and the last church with open porch, hidden place above the burial-vault, with gothic style windows and doors.
The interior and exterior paintings of walls represented scenes from XVIth century of Moldavia daily life.
Arbore: Its a quite small monastery, without the high dome that characterizes them.
On any part that you go inside Transylvania, its will discover rural traditions that are in force nowadays.
Brasov: This fascinating medieval city, this one placed in the closeness of the mount Postavaru and much next to the zone of mountains of Transylvania where are hotels of high quality.
A trip its take from Brasov is to castle of Bran, supposed to have been the home of Prince Vlad Tepes, who inspired Dracula´s legend.
Also don´t miss the castle of Peles, fancifully built in 1883 at the foot of a mountain side for King Carol I.
Sinaia: “The Pearl of the Carpathians” is one of the most famous centers of winter sky, wich along with Busteni constitutes one of better starting points to visit the zone.
Also Saxon in origin, is a very pretty town, with cobbled streets and pastel colored houses. The open air Museum of Folk Technology, just as the Brukenthal Art Museum.
Crisana and Banat (Timisoara)
Many people all over the world have heard about Timisoara, as the town-hero where
Romanians started the 1989 Revolution. Are few that know the western part of Romania
the historical provinces of Crisana and Banat, and also the towns of Oradea and Arad with cultural heritage.
Diverse architecture, religious edifices and the folklore are arguments to visit this regions.
In Banat and Crisana you will meet elements of culture and civilization that are a mixture of many and different traditions: Hungarian, German, Serb, Slovak, Bulgarian and Ukranian.
The tourist attractions are all over the place, especially in the counties of Bihor, Arad and Timis, where you can spend exquisite vacations.
Trekking, mountain climbing, hunting, fishing, horse riding are only some of the tourist offers.
The Danube Delta
This amazing wetland shelters over 300 species of birds, countless species of fish from royal sturgeon to carp and perch, while it´s 1.150 kinds of plants range from sinuous lianas in oak forest to water lilies.
In 1990 the UNESCO designated the Delta a “Reservation of the Biosphere”.
The starting point for a Delta adventure is usually the city of Tulcea, almost as old as Rome, and situated close to where the Danube divides into three main arms that create the wetlands.
Under seven hills and the influence of the Turkish style, this ancient market town is now an important fluvial port, as well as the center of the fishing romanian industry.
Tulcea has modern Hotels and Museums of the natural history of Delta.
Cruises between the two give passenger’s a panoramic view of wildlife and village from comfortable observation decks.
Stop at a village by the river and you may discover fishermen making their own version of Russian bortsch over an open fire.
Those with more sophisticated tastes can try the Danube herring, croquettes of zander, or sturgeon steak, tastily washed down with the local Aligote, Muscat or Merlot wines at the restaurants in Tulcea or Sulina.
Marvellous weather from spring to autumm and miles of golden sand make romanian´s black sea resort the ideal destination for beach holidays.
One can find everything there: modern hotels and facilities, a busy night-life,
a wide range of sports facilities and numerous inland attractions from castles to vineyards.
The most important resort is Mamaia, situated north of the city of Constanta on a narrow land slice that separates the Black Sea and the Siutghiol Lake.
Mamaia is a popular destination in summertime for Romanians and foreign tourist, as a result of a major investiments program in tourism infrastructure.
Its one of the most visited cities, as well as for being the capital of Romania or for the diverse tourist offers that has.
Bucharest has had several architectural influence throughout the time, in the center there is a mixture between the medieval epoch, the neoclassic style and art nouveau, as well as also an important collection of buildings of neo-rumanian style.
Bucharest is an eclectic city without a definite style and has built-in elements of the international culture.
There are many places to visit in the city, its possible to being the trip for Palace of the Parliament, the biggest of Europe, and the Contemporany Museum of Art. Continued by Arcul de Triump (arch of triomphe), wich was constructed in 1935 in based on Arch de Triomphe of Paris.
As for Museums to visit there are many here we present some of them to you.
Can begin the trip for the Museums of the Rumanian village and the Museum outdoors,
Muzeul Satului, in the Park Herastrau, wich contains more than 800 authentic ancient houses of every region of Romania in addition to a varied collection of textiles, icons, ceramics and other pieces of art.
Also there is the National Museum of Natural, the National Museum of Art, wich contains medieval and modern art, as well as paintings and European sculptures, decorative art and oriental.
The Museum of the Romanian Peasant, art and popular tradition quite in the same place.
National museum of History, this museum represents the archeology and the Rumanian
history with ancient objects of gold and treasures of the Romanian patrimony.
Other places to visit are the medieval and classic buildings wich are in the zone of Lipscani.
In addition to Calea Victoriei, the Palace Cretulescu, the Palace Cotroceni, the last one is the residence of the president, Gara de Nord(principal station of trains), the Banking Nationala, the Park Cismigiu, all these are some proposals that we offers to visit in the city of Bucharest.