Welcome to Romania
|Welcome to Romania (Source)|
Romania (România) is a country located north of the Balkan Peninsula on the western shores of the Black Sea. It is a country of great natural beauty and diversity and a rich cultural heritage. Romania enchants visitors with its scenic mountain landscapes and unspoilt rural areas, but also with its historic cities and its busy capital. Over the last decade, it has seen significant development and is one of the most recent members of the European Union. Still, it may surprise some of its visitors who are used to western Europe. Romania is a large country which can sometimes be shocking with contrasts: some cities are truly Western Europe; some villages can seem to have been brought back from the past. While it has significant cultural similarities with other Balkan states, it is regarded as unique due to its strong Latin heritage. Things for which Romania is famous include: the Carpathian mountains, Constantin Brancusi, wine, medieval fortresses, Mircea Eliade, Dacia cars, Dracula, stuffed cabbage leaves, Nadia Comaneci, the Black Sea, Gheorghe Hagi, sunflower fields, painted monasteries and the Danube Delta.
Traditional Romanian clothing
|Traditional Romanian clothing (Source)|
Alba Iulia, Romania.
|Alba Iulia (Source)|
Alba Iulia earlier Bălgrad is a municipality located on the river Mures, Alba county, Transylvania, Romania. Between 1541 and 1711.
Orthodox Cathedral of Arad
Orthodox Cathedral of Arad
|Orthodox Cathedral of Arad (source)|
The bedrock of the New Orthodox Cathedral of Arad called “Sfanta Treime” was put 15 years ago. It is an extremely valuable work, both spiritual and material. It is a monumental building, built in the Byzantine style in the shape of a cross, with a length of 61 m and 35 m wide at de bases and 25 m at the entrance, with an height of 61 m and can shelter over 4000 people. But the building is still in the finishing stage.
Fortress Church Biertan
|Fortress Church Biertan. It was for 300 years the Bishopric Evangelical religious center of the Transylvanian Saxons. (Source)|
Fortified church of St. Sevastius. Cristian, Sibiu
|Fortified church of St. Sevastius. Cristian, Sibiu (Source)|
Brasov square, Romania
|Brasov square, Romania (Source)|
Carol Parc Hotel in Bucharest
|Carol Parc Hotel in Bucharest, formerly known as Suter Palace (Source)|
People's House (aka Parliament Palace)
|The Palace of the Parliament (Source)|
The Palace of the Parliament (Romanian: Palatul Parlamentului) in Bucharest, Romania is a multi-purpose building containing both chambers of the Romanian Parliament. According to the World Records Academy, the Palace is the world's largest civilian building with an administrative function, most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building. The Palace was designed and nearly completed by the Ceaușescu regime as the seat of political and administrative power. Nicolae Ceaușescu named it the People's House (Casa Poporului).
|Sturdza Castle. Built between 1880-1904 by George Sturdza and his wife, Maria, in the village Miclăuşeni. (Source)|
|After we crossed the city park, parkland, we have reached the 200 concrete steps leading to the city. Start rising, we can climb. (Source)|
Drac's Castle - Romania
|Drac's Castle - Romania (Source)|
Ice Hotel Balea
|Fagaras Mountains (Source)|
Nestled between the icy peaks of the Fagaras Mountains and veiled by clouds, the remote Ice Hotel stands 2000m above sea level and can only be accessed via cable car. Each winter, once the Balea Lake freezes over, the locals cut and drag blocks of the icy lake to the location of the hotel which is set against a magnificent backdrop. Hand carved by local craftsmen using traditional techniques, the frozen Balea Lake is transformed into the beautifully intricate structures of the Ice Hotel and its magical Ice Church. With individually sculptured rooms of ice, each and every corner of the Ice Hotel is stunningly unique and is re-designed every winter.
JOSEPH'S CAVE in Buzau Mountains
|JOSEPH'S CAVE in Buzau Mountains (Source)|
|Balea Lake Romania (Source)|
Barsana Monastery, Maramures
|Barsana Monastery, Maramures (Source)|
|Maramures (Romania) with an unusual nature: possesses secret powers unknown and a shine that give delight body and soul power. (Source)|
Namaiesti Monastery, Arges
|Namaiesti Monastery, Arges. Church carved into the rock, documented in 1386, is across the street memorial George Topârceanu, just 5 km from Campulung. (Source)|
National Architects Union Headquarters (Bucharest, Romania)
|National Architects Union Headquarters (Bucharest, Romania) (Source)|
POROLISSUM Roman Castle
|Porolissum fortress was built in the first century was one of the main Roman military in Transylvania. (Source)|
|Cantacuzino Palace (Source)|
|Surprising Romania (Source)|
Sarmisegetusa Regia - The Capital of Dacia.
|Sarmisegetusa Regia - the capital of Dacia. |
Not to be confused with Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (40 km away) - capital, and largest city, of Roman Dacia. (Source)
|Sibiu, Romania (Source)|
The Central University Library, Bucharest, Romania
|The Central University Library, Bucharest, Romania (Source)|
Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss Gate
|Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss Gate (Source)|
The Sphinx - Romania
|The Sphinx - Mountains Romania (Source)|
The Surreal Forests of Romania
|The Surreal Forests of Romania (Source)|
Transfagarasan. Simply Amazing
Chindia Tower, Targoviste
|Chindia Tower, Targoviste (Source)|
Winter in Constanta, Romania.
|Constanța Casino (Source)|
Hunedoara Castle, also called Corvin Castle
|Hunedoara Castle, also called Corvin Castle (Source)|
Paddle a boat on "The Red Lake".
|Paddle a boat on "The Red Lake". (Source)|
|Infinite Column - Brancusi (Source)|
|Beautiful Romania (Source)|