Romania is a country of wonders: fairytale castles, centuries-old citadels, fantastic roads and stunning scenery that make for fabulous material for your social media feed. The beauty of these picture-perfect places will inspire you to continue traveling the country even further.
A winding path dotted with hairpin turns, Transfăgărășan cuts through Romania’s highest mountains. Riding on Transfăgărășan is a spectacular trip sprinkled with awe-inspiring scenery that will make you stop here and there to capture it with your camera.
Seemingly taken out of a fairy tale, the Clay Castle in Fairies Valley will surely inspire some mesmerising shots. If you are a fan of The Hobbit (2012), you will love the Hobbit-like home in the heart of Romania at the footsteps of the Carpathians that is surrounded by breath-taking nature. Just think about the amazing photos that you could share on Instagram.
A visit to Sighișoara Citadel is like stepping back in time. Its colourful streets and mesmerising ambience will charm you, and you won’t be able to stop photographing the small houses, cobbled streets and beautiful towers.
Among the most idyllic places in Romania, Sibiu boasts lovely squares and stunningly beautiful buildings. A combination of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic edifices adorn the Old Centre, which is filled with great museums, restaurants and terraces. There’s not a corner of the city that doesn’t deserve a photo.
One of Romania’s hidden gems, Bigăr Waterfall is just mesmerising. Small streams of water flow over moss-covered rocks and create unique scenery that you will surely want to share with all your friends and followers.
One of the best places for hiking in the whole country, the Retezat Mountains are dotted with spruce forests, beautiful meadows, eye-catching lakes and steep slopes that invite you to explore, wander, hike and take in all the awe-inspiring views. A hike in the Retezat Mountains will always be rewarded with gorgeous shots.
Another paradise for hikers, the Apuseni Mountains feature not only picturesque landscapes, but also bucolic villages perched at more than 1,000 meters (3,280 ft) high, where traditional life is the norm, as if technology had never been introduced in this world.
Among the most impressive Saxon fortified churches in Transylvania, Biertan citadel is one of Romania’s most iconic landmarks. The monumental Gothic church boasts an impressive door locking mechanism with 15 bolts that can be simultaneously activated by a key, as well as a marvellous Viennese organ.
A unique place, the Merry Cemetery is proof that graveyards don’t have to be cold and gloomy. Merry is dotted with beautifully painted crosses, which are decorated with satirical epitaphs that tell the stories of the deceased. A creation of the artist Stan Ioan Pătraș that was carried out by his apprentice Dumitru Pop Tincu, the cemetery displays the Dacian belief that death is only a passage to a better life.
Interspersing forest strips with sand dunes, Letea Forest is Europe’s northernmost subtropical woodland and home to more than 500 plant species. Poplars, beeches, oaks, willows and hanging-lianas create a pristine landscape that will make you fall under its charm.