Top 3 fortresses in Suceava

Top 3 fortresses in Suceava

There are many places in Romanian where you can visit medieval citadels and fortresses and Suceava is one of them, having been the capital of medieval Moldova. This is a tour for those of you who feel at ease when they find themselves within such places, who feel better connected with the past and its secrets whenever surrounded by old walls that seem to be hiding a lot of stories. Top 3 fortresses in Suceava includes those special places where history becomes alive. 1.     The seat cit... [ read more ]

Why should you visit Iasi?

Why should you visit Iasi?

Up to 1859, Romania, as you know it today, didn’t exist, its territory being occupied by several historic provinces. In 19th century, two of the most important ones, Walachia and Moldavia, were united and formed the nucleus of present-day Romania. Up to this moment, Iasi had been the capital of Moldavia and even if, after the union, Bucharest became the official capital, Iasi remained the most important city in this part of the country. So, why should you visit Iasi, you might wonder. Well, ... [ read more ]

“The Royal Court” of Bucharest

In 1906, during an exhibition held in Bucharest, among the objects from around the country, there was also a charter written on parchment, without seal, but with a red and blue silk cord. It was found that the document was issued on September 20, 1459, in the office of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler, the ruler of Walachiaat the time) from the fortress named Bucharest. Known today as the Museum “The Royal Palace – The Old Court”, the Royal Court has been the political, social, economic and cu... [ read more ]

The historical background of Bucharest

The historical background of Bucharest

Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is located in the South – East part of the country, where hundreds of years ago large forests stretched unhinged and of which only a few scattered clumps are still preserved. The historical background of Bucharest is reflected just by this replacement of forests by buildings, of old by new, of traditions by modernism. The beginnings … The identity of the founder of this city seems to be disputed between Bucure the Shepherd (who is presented as such by old... [ read more ]

Present-day Bucharest

Present-day Bucharest

The city is located in the South- East part of Romania, between Ploiestiand Giurgiu, on the banks of DambovitaRiver. Bucharestwas called “Little Paris” because of both its architecture and rich social, economic and cultural life, having been one of the most beautiful European capitals. The city, which in 1857 was the first in the world where street lighting was introduced with kerosene, became the capital of Romania in 1862, developing rapidly in all areas: demographic, economic, cultural. P... [ read more ]