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Romania: Where to Go

The Fortified Church of Biertan (Biserica fortificată / biserica-cetate Biertan), Sibiu County
Added: September 2006

The Unusual Art of Nicu Suciu from Susti (Şuşti), Bihor County
Added: September 2006

Gold Museum (Muzeul Aurului) in Brad, Hunedoara County
Added: September 2006

The Fortress of Risnov (Cetatea Rşnov), Brasov (Braşov) County
Added: August 2006

Sibiu, the Old Town (orasul vechi), Sibiu County
Added: August 2006

The Fortified Church of Prejmer (Biserica fortificată / biserica-cetate din Prejmer),
Brasov (Braşov) County

Added: July 2006

The Princely Church of St. Nicholas (Biserica Domneasca / Biserica Sf. Nicolae Domnesc),
Curtea de Arges (Curtea de Argeş), Arges (Argeş) County

Added: July 2006

Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stavropoleos), Bucharest (Bucureşti)
Added: March 2006

The Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Muzeul Ţăranului Romn), Bucharest (Bucureşti)
Added: March 2006

The National Village Museum (Muzeul Satului), Bucharest (Bucureşti)
Added: March 2006

Bran Castle (Castelul Bran), Bran, Prahova County
Added: March 2006

Peles Castle (Castelul Peleş), Sinaia, Prahova County
Added: March 2006

Bears Cave (Pestera Urşilor), Chiscau, Bihor County
Added: March 2006

Herastrau Park (Parcul Herăstrău), Bucharest
Added: September 2005

Salt Lakes in Cojocna (Băile Cojocna), Cluj County
Added: August 2002

Merry Cemetery (Cimitirul Vesel) in Sapinta/Sapanta (Săpnţa/Săpnţa), Maramures (Maramureş) County
Added: July 2002

Turda Gorges (Cheile Turzii) in the Trascau Mountains (Munţii Trascăului), Cluj County
Added: May 2002

Bnffy Castle (Castelul Bnffy) in Bontida (Bonţida), Cluj County
Added: May 2002

Art Nouveau/Sezession Architecture in Transylvania: Oradea,
Bihor County

Added: May 2002

Art Nouveau/Sezession Architecture in Transylvania: Arad,
Arad County

Added: April 2002

Romania: What's Happening

Mărţişor Fair at the Museum of the Romanian Peasant, February 25 - March 1, 2010
Added: March 2010

Dragobete Fair at the Village Museum in Bucharest, February 22, 2009
Added: March 2010

Medieval Arts Festival in Sighisoara, July 2000
Added: March 2006

Martisor, March 1, 2006
Added: February 2006

Open Doors Fest(ival) in Cluj-Napoca, May 24 - May 26, 2002
Added: May 2002

Canine Show in Cluj, April 13, 2002

People of Romania

Photos of Older Transylvanian People
Added: May 2009

Step-by-Step Recipes with Pics

Aranygaluska (Golden Dumpling Coffee Cake)
Added: March 2010

Papanaşi (Sweet Cheese Dumplings Rolled in Bread Crumbs and Sugar)
Added: March 2006

Griş cu lapte (Cream of Wheat with Milk)
Added: January 2006

Socată (Elderflower Cordial)
Added: June 2002


More Pictures and Videos of Romania

Tatiana Murzin-Benconvski's Pictures and Postcards
Tatiana Murzin-Bencovski has posted her photos of Romania and is also hosting the work of several Romanian photographers. Her collection is one of the most beautiful, comprehensive and extensive on the Web. Added: January 30, 2006. Last updated: January 21, 2010.

Travel to Romania: Top 5 Attractions
This engaging 2:30-minute video takes you to Sighisoara, Peles and Bran Castles, the Danube Delta, the Black Sea resorts, and the painted monasteries of Southern Bukovina (northeastern Romania). From Added: January 25, 2010.

Sabin's Photo Gallery -- Romania Travel Pictures
Sabin's gallery includes photos of Bucharest, Peles Castle, Brasov and Poiana Brasov, Bran Castle, Predeal, Sinaia's ski slopes, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Sighisoara, the Black Sea coast, and more. Added: February 7, 2010.

A 5-minute video about Romania
You'll learn that it was Romanians who invented the fountain pen, modern cybernetics, insulin, and much more. See Nadia Comaneci perform, and listen to a few words about other personalities born in Romania in this fun and unapologetically promotional mini video. Added: May 21, 2006. Updated: January 21, 2010.

Romania -- Simply Surprising
A 45-second presentation clip from Ogilvy & Mather Romania. Added: February 14, 2006.

Mihai's I love You Romania Blog
Mihai and a few other contributors are posting online photos (with short captions) from their travels through Romania. Have a look at shots of countryside in the Apuseni Mountains, photos from the Black Sea, photos of Risnov fortress near Brasov, pictures of trips to the mountains, and more. Added: March 21, 2010.

Romanian Images -- from Romanian Voice
The welcome page has over 150 thumbnails of pictures of Romania. Last updated: January 25, 2010.

Romania Image Galleries
Photos from Bucuresti, Banat, Dobrogea, Maramures, Moldavia, Transylvania, and Wallachia. On the Elizik Romania pages developed by Liz Mellish and Nick Green, dance teachers and researchers of Romanian dance, music, costume and folklore. Added: October 4, 2005. Updated: January 25, 2010.

Alison's Photos of Romania on

Webshots user ykarelic4 has posted hundreds of splendid photos of Romania. They are grouped in several Romania albums: Painted Monasteries of Bucovina I, Painted Monasteries of Bucovina II, Romanian Countryside, Churches and Monasteries I, Churches and Monasteries II, Churches and Monasteries III, Peles Castle, A Stroll in Brasov, Bran Castle, Risnov (Rasnov) Fortress, and Old City of Sighisoara. Added: February 21, 2010.

Alan Grant's Romania Gallery at
Photos of Romania from Alan Grant, the owner of the Balkanology site and blog on the Balkans. The gallery includes pictures from 2004, 2005, and 2009, and these shots are grouped in several albums: Wallachia (Bucharest, Buşteni, Sinaia, Curtea de Argeş), Braşov, Near Braşov, Transylvania (Sighişoara, Sibiu, Răşinari, Cluj-Napoca, and more), Szkely Land (Trgu Mureş, Odorheiul Secuiesc, Ghimeş Valley, and more), Western Romania (Oradea, Timişoara, Arad, Băile Herculane), and Moldavia (Iaşiş Moldoviţa, Suceviţa, Dragomirna, Humor, Voroneţ monasteries). Added: April 13, 2010.

Photos of Certain Places in Romania

Bucharest (Romanian: Bucureşti)

Discover Bucharest, Romania
An 11 min 34 sec movie clip about the capital of Romania, produced by TVR for the Romanian Tourist Office. The camera moves from one famous building to the next, taking you on a quick tour of museums, inns and cafes, churches, and hotels. You can armchair visit the National History Museum, the National Art Museum, as well as get a sense of some of the architectural styles you will see in this city. Added: February 14, 2006.

Bucharest in Photos -- Points of Interest
If you have a few hours or days in Bucharest, this illustrated page might be helpful, as it walks you past the major attractions, highlighting a few itineraries through the city. Added: January 30, 2006.

A Tour of Bucharest Architecture with Razvan Lerescu - on
Includes information on the buildings and their surroundings. Forty photos taken in September 2001. Added: October 4, 2005. Updated: January 25, 2010.

Panoramic Views of Bucharest -- from
Take a virtual stroll past the entrance to Cismigiu park, view the entire main facade of the Palace of Parliament, and have a look at the Lipscani street in the historic downtown. Added: January 30, 2006.

Bucharest Photos on TripAdvisor
A collection of over a thousand Bucharest photos by TripAdvisor members. Added: January 21, 2010.

Brasov (Romanian: Braşov)

Brasov -- Gateway to Transylvania
Alison's postcards of Brasov include views of the Black Church, the White and Black towers (NB: she confuses one for the other), the city walls, and more. For more postcards of Brasov, with brief explanations, see Brasov Attractions on
- Exterior and interior views of Bran Castle
- Views of the ruins of
Dracula's Castle in Poienari, near Curtea de Arges
- Views from the Danube Delta, with its gray herons, pelicans, and wild horses
- Peles Castle and hiking and bird spotting in the Bucegi Mountains
Added: January 29, 2006.

Brasov Photos on TripAdvisor
Hundreds of photos of the Transylvanian city from TripAdvisor members. Added: January 21, 2010.

Brasov City Center
Half-minute video of the Council Square in Brasov. Added: January 25, 2010.

Slide Show of Photos of Brasov
Lara Lloyd has turned her photos of Brasov into a 4:46-minute movie slide show. Added: January 26, 2010.

Sighisoara (Romanian: Sighişoara)

Sighisoara Photos on TripAdvisor
About four hundred photos of the "pearl of Transylvania," whose historic center is a World Heritage Site. Added: January 21, 2010.

The Historic Centre of Sighisoara, Fortifications -- from CIMEC, the Institute for Cultural Memory
Twenty-nine photos of Sighisoara citadel and the Lower Town. Added: March 5, 2006.

Sighisoara/Schaessburg, The Lively Citadel
A 2-minute video filmed during the summer days of the Medieval Arts Festival. Added: January, 24, 2010.

Romania -- Old City of Sighisoara
Beautiful photos of Sighisoara by webshots user ykarelic4. Added: February 7, 2010.

Maramures (Romanian: Maramureş)

Maramures Photography
Black and white fine art photography from Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin. A photo documentary with evoking pictures of life in Maramures. Photos of excellent quality and visual impact. Roll your mouse over "portfolios" to see other image galleries. Added: October 22, 2002. Updated: January 25, 2010.

Maramures: The Living Traditions and the Wooden Architecture
Photo Gallery from Active Holidays Romania. Added: January 26, 2010.

Painted monastery churches of northern Moldavia (northeastern Romania)

These churches, dating from the 15th-16th centuries, have frescoes painted on the interior and -- all but one -- on the exterior. Seven of these churches are World Heritage sites. All but Arbore and Pătrăuţi are monastery churches. They are the churches of Humor, Moldoviţa, Probota, and Voroneţ monasteries, as well as the Church of St. George of the Monastery of St. John the New in Suceava. The church of Suceviţa is not yet a World Heritage site but its frescoes, especially the Ladder of Virtue, are just as impressive.

Bucovina Monasteries
Read about five of the celebrated painted monastery churches of southern Bucovina (northeastern Romania) -- Voronet, Sucevita, Moldovita, Probota, and Humor -- on Added: January 25, 2010.


Cluj-Napoca Photos on TripAdvisor
Over two hundred photos from the Transylvanian city taken by TripAdvisor members. Added: January 21, 2010.


Art Nouveau in Oradea (Grosswardein), Romania
Franz Bauer's photos of Art Nouveau architecture in Oradea. Added: February 7, 2010.

Oradea Pictures on webshots
Photos of the Transylvanian city posted by various contributors to webshots. Added: February 7, 2010.

Galerie foto Oradea
Photos and postcards of the most important buildings in Oradea. Image titles are in Romanian. Added: February 7, 2010.


Sibiu 2007 Media Center
Sibiu was a European Capital of Culture in 2007 (shared the designation with Luxembourg). On the Web site lauched on this occasion you can see photos from the main events that took place in Sibiu in 2007.

Sibiu Photos on TripAdvisor
Some four hundred and fifty photos of the Transylvanian city.


One of the most visited fortified Saxon church in Transylvania, the church of Biertan is remarkable for its three precincts and watchtowers, as well as for its 16th-century altarpiece, church pews and door. Documented since 1283, it was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its being "the best surviving and most representative example of a fortified church, of which there were once many in medieval Europe," as the report of 1990 had it. Here are some pictures of the citadel and church at Biertan. In 1999 the site of "Biertan and its fortified church" was extended to include fortified 13th-16th century churches in several villages -- and the villages themselves -- in the counties of counties of Alba, Brasov, Harghita, Mures, and Sibiu. Here's a road map for these and other Romanian UNESCO World Heritage sites on the Web site of the Romanian Institute for Cultural Memory, CIMEC. Added: January 30, 2006.

Hiking in the Mountains

Walking / hiking / trekking in Transylvania and over the Carpathians
Photo Gallery from Active Holidays Romania. Added: January 26, 2010.

Hiking in the Bucegi Mountains
Mirela Otea's 2008 album with over a hundred photos taken in the Bucegi Mountains. Added: January 26, 2010.

Photos of the Apuseni Mountains
Photos of the Apuseni Mountains, posted on by Ela_edy. Added: February 7, 2010.

Hiking in the Apuseni Mountains
Tatiana Murzin-Bencovski posted 18 beautiful photos from the Apuseni Mountains. Added: February 7, 2010.

Resorts on the (Romanian) Black Sea Coast

Postcards from the Black Sea Tatiana Murzin-Bencovski's photos of some of the resorts on the Black Sea coast. Added: February 7, 2010.

Photos of Mamaia Sabin's Romania Photo Gallery includes a nice collection of photos of Mamaia, the largest resort on the Romanian Black Sea coast. Added: February 7, 2010.

The Danube Delta (Romanian: Delta Dunării)

Danube Delta Photo Gallery
Quality photos on the Web site of Delta Nature Resort. Added: January 25, 2010.

Danube Delta Pictures
Photos of the Danube Delta taken by Tatiana Murzin-Bencovski. Added: February 7, 2010.

Photo Tour in the Danube Delta A video clip with photos taken in the Danube Delta in May 2009 by Cristian Alexe and others. Added: February 7, 2010.

For more pictures, please see the Traveler's Guide and Travelogues sections.

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