Bucovina -The church Voronet
Iasi - the culture palace
Craiova museum of art
Caracal - City monument
Timisoara - The opera
Wooden church in Maramures
Baia Mare - city centre
Brasov - The square of the city hall with the Black church in the background
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Sibiu - The old city
Cluj - city centre
BUCOVINA (north eastern
Romania): Here you find several ortodox monasterys with amazing icons from
the 1500- century, with motives from the Bible. They are easy to understand,
and they attraced the attention of Unesco, that now protects them. Every
year thousands of tourists pilgrimage to see the beautiful paintings.
Suceava - The city was the capital of Moldavia between 1388 and 1566. It is situated in the north eastern part of the country, 438 km from Bucharest. *Ruins of the city Scheila (1300th century)*Ruins of the castle Princely (1388)*Etnographic museum*Mirauti church
MOLDOVA (eastern Romania): This region is widely known for its important historical cities, for its wineyards that produce famous Conari wines and all the fruit trees that grow in the hilly area.
Iasi - city founded in the 1300th century in the north eastern part of the country, 409km from Bucharest.*Several important museums(Historical, Art, Etnographic, Technic) are situated in the Culture Palace (1890/1926)*Union museum (residence of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuzas)*Litterature museum (situated in the Metropolitan Dosoftei Palace from the 1600th century)*National theatre (1896)*Galata monastery*Trei Ierarchi- church (1600th century), where the princes Vasili Lupu, Dimitrie Cantermir and Alexandru Ioan Cuza are buried*The houses of the famous writers Alecsandri and Creanga*Copou Park
DOBROGEA (south eastern): In Dobrogea you find the famous Danube delta, an amazing area where hundreds of different animal species build a unique environment,a european djungle where the sun light is captured and reflected like in a beautiful painting. Here you can enjoy wonderful dishes, like different fish soups and other delicious, local meals.
Tulcea - A city in the northern part of the delta. Famous for its harbour and the antique castles from the Roman and Bysantian days.*Delta museum*Etnographic museum*Azzizie mosque.
OLTENIA (southern):Several big monasterys like Horezu, Govora, Dintr-un lemn (built out of boards from one single tree)- real culture centres. The famous mineral water springs of the area has founded many health centres in the area like Olanesti, Govora and Cãlimãnesti. Here you treat different injuries and diseases. In Târgu Jiu you can see many sculptures created by Constantin Brâncusi, or even better, the caves in Polovraci.
Craiova - city 234 km from Bucharest, founded in the 1400th century. *Historical museum*Art museum(scupltures by Constantin Brâncusis)*Etnographic museum*St. Demeter church (16/1800th century)
BANAT (western Romania), from the mountains in Banat there are crystal clear streams murmuring. Here you find Bâile Herculane, one of the oldest health centres in Romania. You also find mountain springs like the ones at Semenic and Muntele Mic (The small mountain).
Timisoara - The flowering city that dates back to the 1000th century, close to the border of Yugoslavia, 567 km from Bucharest. It was here the revolution started in 1989. *Hunyadi castle from the 1300th century houses four different museums*Old city, from the 1700th century*Roman-catholic church*Serbian Catherdral*The theatre*The opera*Characteristic night clubs, restaurants, bars and discotheques.
MARAMURES (north western Romania) is famous for its old traditions that still are kept alive, and the incredible landscapes. The dominating material is wood: wood churches with skyhigh towers, the parks are filled with wood sculptures and many other objects are made out of wood. Music and dancing are important cultural elements. Not far away from the norhest point of the region, Sighet, in the village Sapanta you find the worlds only “happy cemetery”. This reflects the optimistic view on life and death the inhabitants of the area have. On every gravestone there is an ironic poem about the deceased.
Baia Mare - a city at the river Sasar, ca 500 km from Bucharest. Here you find old mines, a centre from the medieval times, many buildings that are worth seeing and an antique castle. *Historical museum*Art museum (with an art school)*Etnographic museum*The Dutcher bastion from the Middle Ages.
TRANSILVANIA (western and central Romania), “The home of Count Dracula”, the region has many medieval cities like Sibiu, Medias, Sighisoara,Alba Julia and a whole lot of culture and architecture.
Brasov - city in the Brasov- province founded in the 1200th century, 171 km from Bucharest and 13 km from the picturesque skistation Poiana Brasov. *The Black Church (1384-1477) in gothic style. *Historical museum*The Cityhall (13-1600th century)*The antique romanian library in the Scheii Brasovului-district, situated in a building from the 1500th century*Art galleries.
Sibiu - city founded in the 1200th century, 273 km from Bucharest. *Wellkept city centre from the Middle Ages*The Big Tower (the citys first theatre from 1788)*The Haller bastion (1600th century)*Brunkenthal museum (the oldest in Romania), situated in a 1700th century palace*The bridge of Lies (1850)*The church of the Orsolin sister order (1400th century)*The ortodox cathedral from 1906, built in the same style as the Sofia church in St. Petersburg.
Arad - City founded in the 1400th century, situated in the antique region Ziridava at the border of Hungary, 552km from Bucharest. Famous for its elegance and architecture. *The culture palace with an archeolgic, art and etnorgaphic museum *Fortress built in Vanuben style (1700th century)*St. John monument*The monastery of St. Simion Stilpiniculs*The chapell of St. Florian*The old theatre building*City museum(1876).
Targu Mures - a city in the Mures province, 344km from Bucharest, founded in the 1300th century. *Culture Palaxe (1913), with an art museum, library and an impressing mirror hall*Historical, archeological and etnographic museum*Mathematics Janos and Farcas Bolyais house (17-1800th century)*The Citadell (14-1600th century)*The Protestant church.
Cluj - This city was originally a dako-roman siege, founded in the 1100th century, 446km from Bucharest. *The historical and etnographic museum of Transylvania*Art museum*Bothanic Garden*Pharmacy museum*Remains from the Tailor bastion from the 1600th century*The house of Mathias Corvinus from the 1400th century*St. Michaels gothic church (13-1400th century)*Protestant church (1400th century)*The baroque Banffy Palace (1700th century)*Statue of St. Michael the Brave..
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Iasi - Stefan cel Mare - One of the largest kings of Moldavia
Oltenia - Horezu monastery
Târgu Jiu - Brancusi sculpture "The eternal column"
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The happy cemetery. Click to enlarge
Republicii pedestrian street
Arad - City hall
The culture palace- The hall of mirrors
Cluj - The botanical garden
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