Babele and the Sphinx are natural rock formations found in the Bucegi Mountains, at an altitude of 2,216 metres (7,270 ft). Both the enigmatic Babele (the old ladies) and the Sphinx are believed to be surrounded by an energy field and many travel to see them and experience it.
Known as a religious symbol since the time of the Pelasgians, forefathers of the Greeks, the Sprinx got its anthropomorphic shape through erosion over thousands of years.
Built in the 19th century in the style of German New-Renaissance architecture, Peleș Castle features 160 luxuriously decorated rooms filled with art treasures as well as a large collection of 4,000 medieval weapons. Art lovers will delight at the prospect of seeing frescoes painted by Gustav Klimt, while history buffs will be surprised to know the palace hosted the first film projection in the country.
Castelul Peleș, Aleea Peleșului 2, Sinaia 106100, +40 244 310 918
Part of a sculptural ensemble comprising The Table of Silence and Gate of the Kiss by Constantin Brâncuși, Coloana Infinitului (The endless column) is considered one of the greatest works of twentieth-century sculpture. Made of truncated pyramids united at their base, which can be replicated endlessly, the column alludes to the infinity. The first version of the column, sculpted in oak, is displayed at the MoMA.
The mud volcanoes of Berca, Buzau county – part of the geological and botanical reservation Pâclele Mari and Pâclele Mici -are some of the most spectacular geological formations you will get to see in Romania. A walk among the active cones bubbling with mud and gas that go up to six meters (19.6 ft) in height could be the closest thing to a moonwalk.
In spring, starting mid-May, the eastern side of the Saca Peak in Rodnei Mountains gets covered in a white fragrant carpet of daffodils stretching over five hectares. Those who have visited the Narcissus Valley, populated with thousands of Narcissus stellaris at peak season, say the sweet scent of the flowers can be felt for many kilometres around it, carried by the wind.
The fortified churches of Transylvania were built by the Transylvanian Saxons, namely German colonists brought in by the Kings of Hungary to the area, between the 13th and the 16th centuries.
The churches, featuring tall walls and defence towers similar to those of fortresses, contain many storehouses inside, designed to protect valuable goods and food during long sieges by migrating peoples.
Nearby the city of Cluj-Napoca, deep down in the belly of Salina Turda salt mine, at a depth of 120 meters (400 feet), lies hidden the most exciting underground attraction you may ever come across: an amusement park. Complete with a Ferris wheel, a mini golf course and rowing boats, spending time at this amusement park also brings health benefits by way of its beautiful salt lake.
Salina Turda, Strada Salinelor 54, Turda, +40 364 260 940
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Also known as Hunyadi Castle after the man who built it, 15th century Transylvanian statesman known in Romanian as Iancu de Hunedoara, Corvin Castle is the biggest and best preserved medieval structure with military and civilian role in the country. With its high buttresses, towers and a fairytale-like drawbrige, it would not look at all out of place in a Game of Thrones episode.
Castelul Corvinilor, Strada Castelului 1-3, Hunedoara 331141, +40 786 048 718
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After being featured in an online article a couple of years back, Bigăr Waterfall became very popular, both online and offline. Ever since, increasing numbers of tourists travel to the Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park to visit it, and for good reason. The water, which comes from an underground spring, falls over a large dome-shaped stone covered in emerald green moss, creating a see-through curtain of droplets.
A walk though the historic centre of Sighișoara, included by UNESCO on its World Heritage Sites list, can feel like a trip back in time. Today, it is the last remaining citadel inhabited uninterruptedly since medieval times. Vlad Țepeș, the historical figure who inspired Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, was born here in 1431.
In Moldavia, eastern Romania, the local craftsmen have used their talent to decorate churches of Romanian Orthodox monasteries with beautiful frescoes, both on the inside and on the outside. Built between the 15th and the 16th centuries by local rulers, eight of them are UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
Located in Apuseni Mountains, at 1,165 meters altitude, Scărișoara Cave hosts Europe’s second largest underground glacier, a 4,000-year-old natural wonder with a volume of 75,000 cubic meters.
Visiting in summer makes for a chilling experience, literally, as temperature inside the cave the temperature is 1 degree Celsius, at its warmest.
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The Palace of Culture is Iași’s top landmark and one of the most iconic buildings in Romania. The 55 meter (180 ft) clock tower of the 19th century Gothic revival edifice is well worth a climb, as it offers splendid views over the city, the capital of the historic region of Moldavia, and the four museums it hosts are not to be missed.
Home to over 300 species of birds and 160 species of fish, the Danube Delta is the second largest river delta and best preserved in Europe. Reachable by boat only, it is a genuine oasis of tranquility where the sound of traffic is replaced by that of waves by day and crickets by night.
The picturesque Râșnov Citadel, found near Brașov, was built by locals in nearby villages to defend themselves from attacks by migrating peoples. As the sieges started to take longer and longer, they built dwellings and settled inside, after digging through stonean 146 metres deep well.
Up in the Orăștie Mountains, at 1,200 meters (3937 ft) altitude, the forefathers of the Romanian people, the ancient Dacian people, built Sarmizegetusa Regia as their military, administrative and religious centre. The complex, a World Heritage Site, includes six citadels, temples and civilian dwellings built on terraces and a fortress spread over 30,000 square meters.
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