Romania is a country bursting with life and places shrouded in unique history. The natural beauty of the country is hard to imagine without seeing it and its people are always warm and welcoming towards tourists.
As we start our journey in promoting what we like to call "Europe's hidden jewel", we can't think of any better locations to present than our two featured destinations - Brasov and Sibiu.
Brasov is a city in Transylvania, Romania situated about 166km (103 Miles) of Bucharest. Surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains is known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions,the Gothic-style Black Church and the colourful Baroque buildings that surround the old town.Nearby attractions include Poiana Brasov the most popular Romanian sky resort, Rasnov Fortress, Bran (Dracula’s) Castle, The Fortified Church at Harman, The Fortified Church at Prejmer, Peles Castle in Sinaia, Medieval Town of Sighisoara (72 miles northeast of Brasov), Sibiu (85 miles west of Brasov).
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Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, historical region in Romania, located 275km (171 Miles) north west of Bucharest. Nicknamed “The city with eyes” is known for its Germanic architecture in its old town, the legacy of the 12th Saxon settlers. Around the city are the remains of medieval walls and towers including the 13th century Council Tower. In the upper town the the Bruckenthal Palace now houses the Bruckenthal National Museum with European paintings and nearby the 14th century Evangelical Cathedral is the most famous Gothic style church in Sibiu with the original tombstones built into the interior walls. In 2008 Forbes magazine voted Sibiu as the 8th “most idyllic place to live” and in 2020 was designated the 6th best tourist destination in Europe.
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Romania Travel Blog will present the most important attractions in detail in future posts.