Transylvania - the land of Dracula and mysterious castles. But there's so much more to Romania's rich culture than a blood-thirsty prince. Preserved villages that seem to have lingered in the Middle Ages, traditions from a bygone era, and citadels that could be pulled from the pages of a story book.
That's not to mention the lavish castles, crumbling fortresses, cobblestone towns, fortified churches, eye-catching architecture, and energetic Bucharest which boast the second largest building in the world!
CULTURE + TRADITION
While Bran Castle, Dracula's would-be residence, hits the top of the list, Romania boasts plenty of other awe-inspiring castles and fortresses.
Pottery, haystacking, shepherding, and fetching water from the well - these bygone customs are still part of everyday rural life in Romania's villages.
Hectic traffic, eclectic architecture, boutique coffee shops and the second-largest building in the world, fast-paced Bucharest's energy is electric!
Transylvania’s medieval towns are straight from the pages of a fairytale. From bohemian Brasov and Cluj, to picture-perfect Sibiu and Sighisoara.
From delicious jam-topped papanasi and mouthwatering mici sausages, to traditional sarmale, a taste of Romania isn't far (or expensive)!
Pockets of the Romanian countryside hide timeless villages showcasing authentic rural heritage and traditional peasant culture.
"Few regions offer a more dazzling display of cultural and artistic treasures than Romania."