|10 cases that await you on a trip to Romania|
In a tourist trip to a new country for yourself, you can, of course, confine your visit to the capital. But, of course, this is not the best form of acquaintance with the country, there are too many interesting things "behind the scenes" ...
What is clearly seen in the example of Romania, the country is too colorful and rich in sights, so that it could be limited to visiting Bucharest. In Romanian "outback" you are waiting for at least 10 cases, which you must certainly commit.
1. Visit to the castle of Dracula
Even for those who are not a fan of vampire aesthetics, an excursion to Bran Castle is sure to be interesting and informative. You will learn the detailed history of this legendary castle, which now belongs to Domenik Habsburg, a descendant of Romanian kings.
The castle is incredibly beautiful and is located in a picturesque mountainous area, and its centuries-old history captures no less than the story of the adventures of the bloody "Transylvanian vampire".
If, on the contrary, you are interested in everything related to the name of Count Dracula, you can quite satisfy your interest here and experience a lot of thrills.
You will be presented with walks through the dungeons of Bran Castle, rest in the coffin (!) In the local bar, and many different variations of the plug-in vampire jaws, which are sold here as souvenirs.
2. Visit to the inhabitants of the Romanian village
The soul of the people is known when they meet with villagers. In Romania you can visit several villages, unusual even by local standards. Suffice it to say that the rural cemetery in Sapanta is called "cheerful" (the grave was painted and decorated with ironic verses by a local artist)
and the wooden Orthodox church on the hill in Jehuda Deal is guarded by UNESCO.
The inhabitants of these Romanian villages are not only excellent guides, but also hospitable hosts, always ready to talk with the tourist for a glass of local plum vodka.
3. Descent into Salina Turda Salt Mine
The old abandoned salt mine in the city of Turda in central Romania has been turned into an underground entertainment center.
Here you can improve your health by breathing in the air filled with salt fumes, and to wander through the mysterious labyrinths of excavations.
Scream in a special "echo room", look at the car that once raised salt to the surface, and on the Orthodox church with a rock salt altar.
And also to swim by boat on an underground lake in the mine, and it's quite an unusual thing: to ride in a shaft on a Ferris wheel!
4. Visiting the "Little Vienna" in Timisoara
"Little Vienna" is called the Baroque-built center of the ancient city of Timisoara in the west of Romania. You are waiting for the opera house built in the XIX century, the majestic Cathedral of the Three Saints and Victory Square, from where the overthrow of the Ceausescu regime in Romania began in the late 1980s.
You can admire here an exact copy of the statue of the Roman Capitol She-wolf, and if you are tired, eat ice cream at a local bar. By the way, local people like to eat ice cream, lying in hammocks - try and you.
5. Walk through the medieval city of Sighisoara
This city in the heart of Romania in the XII century founded the German colonists, immigrants from Saxony. The spirit of the European Middle Ages is still hanging here, flavored with the mystical spirit of all the same Dracula.
Here, among the narrow medieval streets, the house was lost, where, according to legend, the legendary vampire graph was born.
And every year, in July, not only conduct a contest of knights, but ... burn a witch!
6. Visit to the first Romanian school in Brasov
The ancient city of Brasov in Transylvania is built up with buildings in the Gothic style, there are many ancient temples.
And on the narrowest street of the city, Strada-Sforia, the first school in Romania was built, it was built in 1495.
From here went not only the Romanian enlightenment, but also printing.
You can sit in this school at the desks of the XIX century, and if your visit came in the winter, immediately go to the ski resort,
it's only 12 kilometers from Brasov.
7. Rest on the Black Sea - Mangalia
Romania is a maritime power and owns an extensive part of the Black Sea coast.
Which is perfectly adapted for beach rest, as well as mud cure.
Health can be improved with the help of thermal and mineral springs. All this can be found in one place - in Mangalia, a seaside resort in the south-east of Romania.
Here, even ordinary sea sand is considered curative.
8. Bird watching in the Danube Delta
"Birdwatching" - so now it is customary to call a variety of tourism, the essence of which is the observation of birds in places of their mass habitat. One of such places is the biosphere reserve of the Danube Delta.
Here birds nest fly from different countries and from different continents. The delta was long ago chosen by fishermen and landscape photographers. You can watch the nature in comfortable conditions - to swim on the Danube by boat, but to live in a cottage or in a floating hotel.
9. Trip along the mountain road Transfagaras
Your trip to Romania does not have enough thrills?
Go to Transylvania through the Fagaras mountain range.
Here, on a 261 kilometer long mountain path, continuously winding between rocks and picturesque volcanic lakes,
You will get enough extreme, but not enough to overlook the amazing beauty of these places.
Moreover, it is possible to travel on the highway only during the daytime and only in the summer, in July and August.
10. Tasting of tsuka, chorba and other
When traveling in Romania, do not forget to taste the local cuisine. It is tasty and very diverse. And do not be surprised if soup is served not in a plate, but inside a bread loaf - chorba, a fragrant stew of beans and red onions. Of course, hominy - thick corn porridge, which perfectly combines fried on a spit sausage or sauce, stewed with spices of pork.
As for tsuka, fruit vodka from plums, apples or peaches, this tasting is better to produce in the evening, after another rich with vivid impressions of the trip across Romania day.