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 ]

Halloween the Romanian way

Halloween the Romanian way

A few years ago Halloween has set its foot on Romanian grounds as well. Romanian kids usually don’t go door to door singing and tricking people into giving them sweets but the youngsters of the country choose to celebrate this holiday as a fun night out. As the public requires it all the bars and restaurants decorate their walls and rooms with skeletons and spider webs, carved pumpkins and other decorations and await the adventurous teens and young adults who come to the costume party dress... [ read more ]

Visiting Rosia Montana – a future UNESCO world heritage site

Visiting Rosia Montana – a future UNESCO world heritage site

Rosia Montana is situated in the western region of Transylvania, Romania, more specifically in the Apuseni Mountains in Alba County. The valley in which Rosia Montana is located is crossed by Rosia River. The area is known for its rich mineral resources which have been exploited for many centuries. When Romanian joined the EU the local gold mine was closed but Gabriel Resources of Canada is planning to reopen it and caused controversy over the matter as the mining can possibly cause pollution... [ read more ]

Visiting Delta Dunarii, a unique nature reserve in Europe

Visiting Delta Dunarii, a unique nature reserve in Europe

The exotic land of Delta Dunarii gives home to over 1200 species of plants and trees. This place is one of the richest reserves on the continent supporting over 300 species of birds, among which we can mention unique colonies of pelicans, more than 100 fish species such as the herring. Delta Dunarii is the largest nature reserve in Europe which lies on a land of 2.681 km². In the year of 1990 the reserve has been enlisted in UNESCO’s newest terrain in Romania kept away from the progress of... [ read more ]

Visiting Cheile Rudariei – water mills and other sights

Visiting Cheile Rudariei – water mills and other sights

Visit one of the most important mixed style nature reserves of Romania: Cheile Rudariei. The reserve is located in the county of Caras Severin, in a mountainous region, on the administrative territory of the localty called Eftimie Murgu, also known as the town of Rudaria. In the surrounding region in a beautiful and pictoresque valley flows one of the main tributary streams of Nera River, Rudaria River. The whole nature reserve lies on a land of about 250 acres in the region of the Almajului M... [ 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 ]

Traveling to Tusnad bathing resorts – thermal springs and sights

Traveling to Tusnad bathing resorts – thermal springs and sights

The bathing resorts of Tusnad are located in the southern region of the Ciuc Basin, at an altitude of 650 meters, between the Harghita Mountains and Bodoc Mountains. The resorts are situated in an incredibly picturesque location filled with ozonic air rich in aerosols and negative ions which create a heavy alpine climate. Many people come here for the thermal waters to recover from stressful nervous breakdowns. As the average annual temperature is 8°C with 17.5°C in the summer and -7°C in ... [ read more ]

Visiting the bath resorts of Olanesti – mineral water, springs and baths

Visiting the bath resorts of Olanesti – mineral water, springs and baths

The bath resorts of Olanesti are located in the mountains of Carpatii Meridionali, in Olt Valley, only 20 kilometers from the city of Ramnicu Valcea at an altitude of 450 meters. This beautiful location is permeated by a picturesque valley conjured by rich unpolluted woodland areas. The baths of Olanesti are visited by many people throughout a year. It is evermore a busy place with plenty of activities ranking among the best bathing resorts in the country of Romania. It is among the best beca... [ read more ]

Visiting the resorts of Baile Homorod

Visiting the resorts of Baile Homorod

Baile Homorod is a bathing resort center located in the Valley of Homorod Mare River. You can find this location on the DN13A national road which connects Odorheiu Secuiest to Miercurea Ciuc. The town is located at an altitude of about 750 meters with a typical subalpine microclimate. Baile Homorod has a whole set of bathing resorts with mineral water and several springs such as Maria, Homoradi, Fenyves, Lobogo and many others. The waters are rich in minerals like manganese, bromine and lithi... [ read more ]