Cultural life and education in the ancient city of Braila

Cultural life and education in the ancient city of Braila

Braila is one of the oldest cities in Romania and has been the most important port of Wallachia, the southern part of Romania. Situated on a large terrace, at the union of the two main branches of the Danube, where the river becomes available for the medium sized trasport ships, Braila is an ancient city with numerous archaeological remains from the Bronze Age and the Geto-Dacian Era, discovered in the neighborhood of Brailita. The city of Braila encouraged cultural life from the earliest age... [ read more ]

The Natural Science Museum of the Danube Delta

The Natural Science Museum of the Danube Delta

The amazing museum of the Danube Delta, located in Tulcea city has opened its doors in the year of 1950. The establishment is open from 10.00-18.00 during summer time and from 8.00-16.00 during the winter season. Admission costs 10 lei per person for adults and 5 lei for children. If you need a guide it costs 50 lei in Romanian language and 100 lei in a foreign language. There is also a tax for cameras: 20 for photo camera and 40 for video camera. The museum presents the most important specie... [ read more ]

Visiting Southern Bucovina and its painted monasteries

Visiting Southern Bucovina and its painted monasteries

Romania is a land where the places of worship are abundant. There are numberless temples, monasteries, churches, basilicas and so on. They are all unique in their own way as they were built in all kinds of architectonic styles but the majority varies between Byzantine, Baroque and Renaissance. Bucovina lies at the Carpathian foothills, in the northeastern corner of this beautiful country. The reason why there are so many churches in Romania is that Stefan the Great, a Moldavian ruler fought a... [ read more ]

Arbore, the painted monastery of Suceava

Arbore, the painted monastery of Suceava

Arbore Monastery is located about 30 kilometers from the city of Suceava, Romania. The building was built in the beginning of the 16th century by a man called Luca Arbore, who was a gatekeeper of Suceava during the reign of Stefan cel Mare. Arbore has defended the fortress during Polish attacks in 1497 and later right near his residence he built this monastery which for the purpose to use it as a cemetery and family chapel. Before the painting of the monastery was completed Arbore and his son... [ read more ]

Visiting the fortress of Callatis – a walk in Romanian and Greek history

Visiting the fortress of Callatis – a walk in Romanian and Greek history

The country of Romania has several historical heritage sites which date back to Greek and Roman times. Such building is the Callatis Fortress located in the city of Mangalia. Callatis is a very old Greek fort which was built during the 4th century by the colonists who came from Pontic Heracleea. The settlement is enumerated among the oldest ones located on the plateau. Throughout history the settlement has evaluated a lot socially, economically, politically and culturally as well. Visit the s... [ read more ]

Visiting the city of Amara – lakes, resorts, treatments and museums

Visiting the city of Amara – lakes, resorts, treatments and museums

The city of Amara is located right on the shores of a lake with the same name, in the county of Ialomita, in the country of Romania. The settlement was founded during the reign of Matei Basarab. The town with continental climate, hot summers and cold winters is located about 9 km from the city of Slobozia. The resorts of Amara are highly popular for their spa and treatment facilities which are healthy for rheumatic, gynecologic and dermatologic diseases. The mentioned resorts have several ba... [ read more ]

Cultural and historical monuments of Székelyudvarhely

Cultural and historical monuments of Székelyudvarhely

The town of Székelyudvarhely, in other name Udvarhely is a 660 year old city which has several hidden treasures to offer to all visitors. Even though the city is hundreds of years old it does not have many monuments that are older than Udvarhely itself except for the Heart of Jesus chapel which was built during the 13th century. Most of the religious buildings in the city are about two or three centuries old. The castles and fortresses are older but they have been renovated and went under se... [ read more ]

Historical sights of Alba Iulia

Historical sights of Alba Iulia

Alba Iulia of Romania is a city full of culture and history. Visiting this fine Romanian town you will never run out of sights to see or churches to visit. The city is so rich in historical sites that you will need a few days to explore it all. Alba Iulia is a place where all visitors, travelers and tourists are warmly welcomed. Come and visit this wonderful town full of magnificent architecture and admirable art. It is said that the town of Alba Iulia has been the cradle of human civilization... [ read more ]

Best City Landmarks of Alba Iulia

Best City Landmarks of Alba Iulia

The city of Alba Iulia is located in Transylvania, towards the center of Romania. It has a population of more than 55.000 people. The city is a region is full of grape growing territories since the 1st century AD and now is a leading region in wine producing. Towards the northwest of the city the Apuseni Mountains are situated with its rolling hills and wide valleys. Alba Iulia has many beautiful landmarks which are worth visiting. Among them is listed the Citadel, the Princely Palace and many... [ read more ]

Sights and attractions if you are traveling to Arad city

Sights and attractions if you are traveling to Arad city

Arad city is located in the western part of Romania, close to the Hungarian border and is crossed by the Mureş River. The city is an industrial center and has an important railroad junction. When travelling to Arad you better be prepared and manage your time because there are many things to see in this beautiful city. Arad is also a very important economic and cultural city full of hospitable people, wonderful places to visit and sights to see. There is something for all kinds of demands: y... [ read more ]