The oldest buildings in Suceava

The oldest buildings in Suceava

Whoever knows but more importantly, whoever loves Suceava is fully aware that there are not that many cities in the country on whose streets you should be nervous to walk. Why? Well, you have to be quiet so as to hear the steps of those who passed by through this city thousands and thousands of years ago. You can see their shadows on the walls of the oldest buildings in Suceava or you can listen to the pulse of that dim and ancient past under the stones of the same buildings. You will understa... [ 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 ]

Important monuments in Bucharest

Important monuments in Bucharest

There are many interesting places to visit in Bucharestwhich is a curious mix of old and new, of neat, well-kept places and boring streets with similarly looking block of flats. Thus, Bucharestis not one of the most wonderful capitals of the world, that’s a fact; it is, nevertheless a city that is always prepared to welcome its visitors. The places not to be missed in this city are by far the important monuments preserved for centuries awaiting you to discover them each, in its turn. Sutu Pal... [ read more ]

One week-end in Sibiu

One week-end in Sibiu

If your schedule is really busy during the week and you can hardly take any vacation, then I bet you are just looking forward for some week-end destinations, to relax and to discover new places. One week-end in Sibiu might be the perfect option in this case. Visiting museums Start with a visit to the historical part of the city. Brukenthal Museum for example is always open to receive its guests in a perfect atmosphere created by wonderful and unique art objects or valorous paintings. Clo... [ read more ]

The Dimitrie Ghica Park in Sinaia

The Dimitrie Ghica Park in Sinaia

The park in downtown Sinaia has become such a common place for tourists visiting the Prahova Valley that many times, between dinner at a famous restaurant and a trip to 1400 m high, tourists forget to pay a visit to this elegant place.  The Dimitrie Ghica Park, however, founded in 1881, still hides a few secrets that are worth visiting. A walk in the shade of old trees… Recently, along with several works of renovation, the bench built by Carol I, dating from 1905 (as it is written on its ... [ read more ]

The Peles Castle - a Romanian landmark

The Peles Castle – a Romanian landmark

This castle is, without a doubt, one of Romania’s wonders. This is really a clichéd statement, I agree, but it is also the bare truth. The Peles Castle – a Romanian landmark is astonishing on the outside and on the inside as well due to its being situated within a wonderful mountain landscape and to its having been preserved in its original state to a great extent. Flowing stories … The head of the Public Relations Department says that the name of the castle comes from the creek nearby.... [ read more ]

A sightseeing tour of Sinaia

A sightseeing tour of Sinaia

When one thinks of Sinaia, the first thing that pops into mind is the Peles Castle. Though this is indeed an outstanding place to visit, Sinaia is also a very cultural town, with numerous sights related to this aspect. This mountain resort vibes with culture so that a sightseeing tour of Sinaia really means getting in touch with your artistic side. So as to better understand Sinaia… The cultural tradition of Sinaia began when the nobleman Cantacuzino had the Sinaia Monastery built there. A... [ read more ]

Trips starting from Brasov

Trips starting from Brasov

The best part about visiting Brasov is that you also have a lot of wonderful places to go to near it, Brasov being situated near a highly visited region, the Prahova Valley. Trips starting from Brasov could include Busteni, Predeal, Azuga, Sinaia which are the most popular resorts in this region and only 23 km far from Brasov. It would be a pity then not to take advantage of your staying in Brasov. Busteni Though you can hardly see everything there is to see during a short trip, I will try... [ read more ]

13 Sights in Brasov

13 Sights in Brasov

  If you’re on a short visit in Brasov, then you should have a strict list to follow so as not to miss anything. There is a lot to see there, but it would be best if you stuck to the following 13 sights in Brasov: The Black Church It is one of the most representative monuments of Gothic architecture in Romania. Its original name was Saint Mary Church, until 1689 when the building was partially destroyed by a fire which blackened all of its exterior walls. After this event, the chur... [ read more ]

Things to see in Bucharest

Things to see in Bucharest

Romania’s capital can be a really nice and attractive city if you know where and how to discover its true treasures. Though it may get crowded sometimes and it isn’t the cleanest city in the world, with little patience you will discover a cosmopolite city, with numerous museums, interesting old and new buildings, luxury stores and very green parks. If you’re wondering at this point what things to see in Bucharest, let me be your guide. The Palace of the Parliament The vast majority of ... [ read more ]