Regions in Romania
It is Romania’s most well-known area, with strong Hungarian (Szekely) and German (Saxon) influences. A country with historic castles and villages, gloomy woods, snowy peaks (particularly in the Transylvanian Alps), as well as lively cities.
Romania’s westernmost province is perhaps the most economically developed. The western plains have magnificent baroque towns and typical German villages, whereas the eastern plains have massive mountain forests.
The south-western region, which includes a strange desert-like terrain in the south and magnificent monasteries, caverns, and health resorts along the mountains in the north.
The Painted Monasteries, hidden away amid beautiful rolling hills in this north-eastern area, are world heritage listed.
It is most renowned for its timeless towns, ancient wooden churches, and magnificent mountain scenery in the far north.
This western area, which borders Hungary, is the main entrance point into Romania for most visitors, who overlook its Central-European style towns, many medieval monuments, and resorts on the western side of the Apuseni mountains.
A coastal province studded with the remains of ancient Greek and Roman towns, with numerous summer resorts along the Black Sea coast and the Danube Delta’s unspoilt natural environment to the north. the most ethnically diverse area in the country, having a large number of tiny minority groups
It is without a doubt one of Romania’s most unique areas, with a delightful mix of ancient cities, medieval castles, churches, wine, and friendly people.
Wallachia is another name for the region. The capital, Bucharest, as well as the early palaces of the Wallachian rulers and mountain resorts in the Prahova Valley, are all located in this southern area. It’s also the name of an ancient kingdom ruled by leaders like the infamous Vlad epeş (The Impaler).
Cities in Romania
- Bucharest, Romania’s capital, is home to megalomanic structures such as Ceauşescu’s “House of the People,” which overlook ancient neighborhoods.
- Brașov — The well-kept medieval center, the adjacent luxury resort of Poiana Braşov, and the closeness to the Râşnov stronghold and the Bran Castle are among the major attractions of Brașov, which is situated in south-eastern Transylvania.
- Cluj-Napoca — is Transylvania’s biggest city, a significant economic hub, and a highly young city, with one of Europe’s largest universities.
- Constanța is Romania’s principal Black Sea port and one of the region’s most important commercial centers. Mamaia, in the far north, is one of the finest Black Sea resorts.
- Iași — Romania’s second-largest city, which served as the capital of the Moldavian principality until 1861 and then briefly as Romania’s capital. It is still one of the country’s key economic and cultural centers today.
- Sibiu — It is one of the most attractive cities in the area, with the finest maintained historical buildings in the country, many museums and exhibits, and close to the magnificent Făgăraş mountains, all of which contributed to its designation as the European Capital of Culture in 2007.
- Sighișoara — The Sighișoara Fortress, located in the city’s downtown area, is Europe’s last inhabited medieval citadel and one of the finest maintained.
- Suceava — The major city in Bukovina and Moldavia’s medieval capital; it may be utilized as a base for touring the region’s Painted Monasteries.
- Timișoara — The capital of the Banat region and one of Romania’s most affluent and developed towns; it was here that Romania’s anti-communist revolution started in 1989.
Other destinations in Romania
- Corvin Castle – A Gothic-Renaissance castle is often mistakenly credited as being the inspiration for Dracula’s Castle.
- Sinaia, Predeal, Poiana Braşov, Băile Herculane, Vatra Dornei, and other ski resorts;
- Transylvanian Alps within the Carpathian Mountains
- Painted Monasteries
- Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania: Biertan, Câlnic, Dârjiu, Prejmer, Saschiz, Viscri
- Danube Delta, Hărman, Axente Sever
- The Black Sea resorts