You may argue that we’re biased, but we believe that Romania should be one of the top tourist destinations around the world. We have an incredible amount to offer visitors, so we thought we would give you a glimpse into what you can expect from a visit to our country. Without further ado, here are five stellar reasons why you should consider visiting Romania!
1) Spellbinding Castles
Romania has some fantastic attractions, including an array of truly spectacular castles. There are castles from several periods throughout history, from Bran Castle which was built in the year 1212 to Peles Castle, a neo-renaissance delight built in 1873. While some castles are sadly inaccessible, others, such as Peles Castle, can be partially accessed by a wheelchair user. One thing’s for sure, all of Romania’s castles – whether fortified on top of a magnificent hill or slightly more modern and sleek – have draw-droppingly beautiful exteriors.
2) Scrumptious Food
You may not think of Romania straight away when thinking of the best cuisines from around the world, but let us tell you, Romania is no stranger to good food. According to some, Sarmale is considered Romania’s national dish, which consists of sour cabbage leaves stuffed with ground pork (or other meats), fresh cereals and grains, and sometimes seasonal vegetables. You may have also heard that here in Romania we are famous for our love of Polenta, which we often serve as a healthy side dish. Perhaps you have a sweet tooth? No worries! We also have an abundance of tasty treats that will satisfy your craving. One that we love in particular is called Papanasi – a donut-shaped mix of cottage cheese and semolina, fried, and then topped with sour cream and (preferably blueberry) jam!
3) Gorgeous Scenery
There’s no finer way to take in the majestic scenery of Romania than by taking a road trip. From the rolling Carpathian Mountains to fortified citadels peering over hills in the distance – you’re sure to be left with a lasting impression of wonder and amazement. We also have the Danube Delta – the second-largest delta in Europe, as well as some breathtaking coastal regions to be enjoyed. All-in-all, there’s not only beautiful nature in Romania but an abundance of variety to choose from, depending on your taste.
4) Warm Hospitality
Kindness and warm hospitality are deeply rooted in Romanian culture, with many hosts going above and beyond to make your time spent with them as pleasurable and memorable as possible. This is true not only in hotels and other forms of accommodation, but in restaurants, bars, cafes, tourist attractions, and more. Care and attention are always given to guests here in Romania, and where there’s food involved, you’re sure to never leave with an empty stomach!
5) Fascinating History and Legend
Following on from the first point in this blog post, on how Romania has some incredible castles, so too does Romania have a fascinating lineage of history, with a heavy sprinkling of myth and legend thrown in there for good measure! Almost everyone has heard of Count Dracula in one shape or another, but did you know that there was a real man behind the story? Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Vlad III, is the real-life man associated with being the harrowing Count Dracula! In Romania, you can not only visit places where he is said to have ruled, lived, and fought, but you can also visit his birthplace! Romania also has a long history of rulers, with border lines constantly changing and claims to land being fought over in bloody battles. There’s certainly plenty to ‘sink your teeth into’ if you’re a history buff or just a fan of grizzly stories!
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