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Bigar Waterfall, Romania  | © driver Photographer/ Flickr
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The 15 Most Instagrammable Spots in Romania

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Updated: 1 February 2018

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.

Transfăgărășan Road

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.

Transfăgărășan Road, Romania

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Transalpina Road

Transalpina holds the title of highest road in the country. Surrounded by the monumental peaks of the Făgăraș and Parâng Mountains, Transalpina is great not only for a ride, but also for a true escape towards the sky.

Transalpina Road, Romania

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The Clay Castle, Valea Zânelor

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.

The Clay Castle, Romania

Sighișoara Citadel

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.

Sighișoara Citadel, Romania

Gura Portiței Sea-Resort

A gem of the Black Sea, Gura Portitei is a small, beautiful resort with sandy beaches, crystalline water and a peaceful vibe. It’s the perfect spot to escape the crowd and have a laid-back holiday.

Gura Portiței, Romania

Sibiu’s Old Centre

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.

Sibiu Old Centre, Romania

Danube Delta

A summer paradise for more than 300 bird species, the Danube Delta is the perfect spot for calm days spent birdwatching, observing whimsical sunsets and taking beautiful photos. Although getting shots of the beautiful birds might be a challenge, you’ll definitely be rewarded with other brilliant photos to share on your social media.

Danube Delta, Romania

Bigăr Waterfall

One of Romania’s hidden gems, Bigăr Waterfall is just mesmerizing. 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.

Bigăr Waterfall, Romania

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Brașov’s Stunning Views

You’ll get some of the most amazing photos of your entire Romanian holiday while in Brașov. Surrounded by hills and mountains, which are easily reached by foot or cable car, Brașov is sprinkled with superb sites.

Brașov, Romania

Retezat Mountains

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.

Retezat Mountains, Romania

Apuseni Mountains

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.

Apuseni Mountains, Romania

The Merry Cemetery

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.

Merry Cemetery, Romania

Letea Forest

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.

Letea Forest, Romania