Viscri: a village aproved by UNESCO and Prince Charles

Viscri is one of the most beautiful hidden treasures of Europe. This small village lies deep in the heart of Transylvania. The village is best known for the fortified church, built by the German Saxon colonists. Together with the village itself, the church is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list of villages with fortified…

Turda Salt Mine, the coolest underground place in the world

The Turda Salt Mine is a very special history museum in the heart of Transylvania. The mine is probably the most magical place of Europe. Once a functioning salt mine, now a museum ánd a theme park. It’s an incredible feeling to be deep in the ground and see the excellent state of preservation of…

Transfăgărășan: the best road in the world

Everybody loves the Transfăgărășan (DN7C) road in Romania. It’s the best road in the world according to Top Gear, thanks to the many hairpin turns and S-curves. The name of the road is probably hard to pronounce for non-Romanians. But the meaning is clear: trans, across, făgărășan, the Făgărăș mountains. Easy peasy. The Transfăgărășan is…

Peleș Castle: maybe the most beautiful castle of Europe

Peleș Castle is an icon of Transylvania. It’s also the number one attraction in Romania according to TripAdvisor. The Neo-Renaissance building is highly respected by architecture lovers. El País named this castle, together with Bran Castle, as one of the twenty most beautiful castles of Europe. And it’s true. Peleș Castle is a fantastic place….

Bran Castle: home of Dracula

Half a million foreign tourists visit the Bran Castle each year. That’s not really a surprise. Bran Castle is probably the most famous tourist attraction of Romania, together with Peleș Castle. Both in Transylvania, but the castle in Bran is slightly more popular. El País described Bran Castle as one of the most beautiful castles…

Historical places in Romania

Peleș Castle The Peleș Castle is the number one tourist attraction in Romania, according to TripAdvisor. This castle is not that old, but it is impressive indeed. It was built by King Carol I between 1873 and 1914. The mountain scenery is incredible and that’s the reason why King Carol I wanted his summer residence…

Cities in Romania to visit

Romania is famous for its rural traditions and beautiful nature, but there are also a lot of cities worth mentioning. Because, yes, Romania is rich of great cities. There are exactly 103 municipii, places with more than 15.000 people living in it. We wouldn’t recommend to visit them all, but there are some must see…

Who was Dracula?

Is Dracula real? Yes and no. Dracula is a fictional figure. He is created by the writer Bram Stoker for his gothic novel Dracula. However, Stoker was inspired by the very real Vlad Țepeș, known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracula. He lived from 1428/1431 until 1477. And you can see a lot of…