The Rise and Fall of the Romanian Monarchy
There comes a time in the history of a country when a radical change is the best thing that can happen. In the history of Romania, the year 1866 was a turning point that greatly shaped our people’s evolution
A Tour of Romanian Medieval Cities
Travelling to Romania, and especially to Transylvania, means being ready to accept a permanent duality between new and old, as modernity meets tradition at every step. From dreamy villages to fortified towns and industrial cities, everything is half modern, half impregnated with the charming air of the past ages.
Time Out in Bucharest
The central part of Bucharest is dominated by large squares and busy boulevards bordered by imposing buildings. Most of this architectural feature of the city is owed to the communist leader Nicolae Ceauşescu, who envisioned this new Civic Centre to the detriment of the previous Parisian aspect of the Capital.
Caving in Romania
With over 12.000 caves, Romania is situated among Europe’s top speleological regions. These underground formations, hundreds of metres deep and some of them tens of kilometres long, hide subterranean rivers, lakes, glaciers, minerals, fossils and even traces of human inhabitants dating back from the Palaeolithic.
Observing the Birds of the Danube
The Danube Delta features some of the richest ornithological fauna in Europe and is a true sanctuary for birds. With over 330 species of birds flying in from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean area to nest or winter here, the delta is one of the finest attractions in Romania for birdwatchers and ornithologists, who come here from all over the world to observe the birds in their natural environment.
On Wednesday, May 9th 2012, the National Arena in Bucharest hosted the 2012 UEFA Europa League Final between the Spanish teams Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. Sounds not very attractive for a girl, right? Wrong!
Exploring Romania’s Countryside - 1
With more than 13,000 villages, the Romanian countryside remains a picturesque spot unique in the world, which has preserved intact millenary traditions. The atmosphere in these unexplored corners of heaven is remindful of the pastoral ambience of long-gone centuries, when people fully believed in a higher authority and lived their lives in a harmony imposed by the undisturbed rhythm of nature.
Exploring Romania’s Countryside - 2
In the course of the history of Romania, th.e western and central parts of the country have had a stormy existence, being subjected to often changes of governance, from Romanian to Hungarian and Habsburg (Austrian) rule
Exploring Romania's Countryside - 3
With a different historical development than the other parts of Romania, Wallachia has grown as a contrastive region, with Bucharest, the country’s capital, as a bustling aggregation of business, trade, tourism and nightlife in its centre and ancestral villages soaked in tradition in the rural areas.
On the FootSteps of Dracula
Among the numerous Romanian rulers, princes and kings, no one became as well-known around the world as Vlad III. Yes, you’ve heard of him, if not under the name of Vlad III, surely under that of Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Ţepeş).
One day in Cluj
Being the largest city in Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca is definitely not a destination to visit in only one day, but here we have tried to make an exercise of imagination to help those of you who are pressed by the clock.
Celebrating Easter in Romania
Easter (Paşte), the greatest religious celebration in the Orthodox calendar, is an ideal occasion for discovering the Romanian traditions. If you want to explore the country’s rural areas this time of the year, it will be a rewarding trip, as you may have the chance to witness religious services gathering impressive processions and different regional customs, as well as to taste specific dishes.
Things to do in Timisoara
Boasting with a Western atmosphere, Timisoara is one of the most beautiful cities in Romania. A tourist destination in itself, the city also rewards those who come here for other purposes or just transit it on their way to other places.