Bucharest marked its 553 years of documented existence with giant fireworks tuned to music, in the Constitution Square. The ending ceremony followed four days of street theater shows, during which some 20 groups with musicians, circus and theater artists made the capital of Romania more jolly for locals and tourists. […]

Bucharest was more animated than ever during the four days of International Street Theater Festival, during which some 20 groups from seven countries surprised and entertained the bystanders. The groups came from Holland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany with different sounds from fanfare to chamber music, acrobats and costumes. […]

The new season was opened in the first day of fall with an already traditional open air concert for Romanian Opera lovers. The event took place on the loan in front of the National Opera Theater in Bucharest. The audience was far more numerous than the seats prepared on the […]

This is one of the oldest and best preserved neighborhoods of Bucharest, preferred by the upper class of the last century. Like the city itself, it started as a forest on the banks of Dâmbovița river, passing through the stage of a modest village. The forest was thick and housed […]

Bolboci Lake is one of the hidden treasures of Bucegi Mountains, a vast lake created by blocking Ialomița river with a dam in 1988. It has about the same volume with Lacul Morii in Bucharest, but it is very wide, winding between mountain peaks, in a way that makes it […]

Some of the few tourist attractions offered by Târgoviște, a city 80 km NW of capital Bucharest, are found in Chindia Park. Here are grouped the ruins of the former royal residence, a watchtower, that is the emblem of the city, an Italian garden with a small lake and a […]

The Hunyad or Corvin dynasty is as disputed among Romanians and Hungarians as Transylvania itself. This North-Western province of Romania was for many centuries either part of Hungary or subject to the Hungarian crown, but is demographically vastly Romanian. As was the case with Britain under the Normans, Transylvania had […]

This long bridge was a much needed practical solution for the notorious traffic problem of Bucharest. Though it also crosses the small Dâmbovița river, its aim was to help cars get over the railroad lines that go to the central station (Gara de Nord), close to city center. The railroad […]

Though the Carpathians don’t reach the grandeur of the Alps, with tops of only around 2,500 m, they offer plenty of wild landscape and challenge for hikers, climbers and drivers. The Transalpine is a newcomer in the top of spectacular roads through Romania, challenging the fame and thrills of Transfăgărășan, […]

A busy 3,5 million people town, Bucharest offers a cocktail of classical architecture from the 19 century, mixed with Stalinist massive buildings from the communist age, and a dizzying night life. It’s a city with crazy traffic, with surprisingly rich museums of art, history and traditional crafts. With green areas […]

Romanians seem to be fascinated by their ancestry, after all, they are the only modern nation to draw its name from the mighty Roman Empire. Though the historic sources are scarce and debatable, for some modern nationalists the Dacians, who were the local population, before being conquered by the Romans, […]

On the national road DN 1, that connects Brașov to capital Bucharest, between the ski resorts Predeal and Azuga, there is a national road, DN 73, that leads to the city of Râșnov, with its famous fortress. The road is well maintained and will take you very close to the […]

The National Park Piatra Craiului is situated in the central part of Romania. To the west, it is quite isolated, being bordered by the Carpathian Mountains, but from south-east it can be reached from the European Road E574, that connects two major cities, Pitești and Brașov. Pitești, home of the […]

The same impossible to pronounce name, Sarmizegetusa, is shared by two archeological sites, found some 40 km apart. The most spectacular one is found in the Orăștie Mountains, and was used by the free Dacians as last redoubt in front of the advancing legions of Emperor Trajan. The archeological remains […]

The fall of Constantinople must have been the greatest event in the history of the Middle Ages. Though the Ottoman Empire was already spread around the town, it was thought that its walls were impenetrable. It was the greatest city of its time, in an age when Paris was a […]

Questioned online by a popular newspaper, the dwellers of Timişoara chose this cathedral as the most representative place in their town. And this is not without a reason, as the cathedral took part in city’s history. Timişoara is the most western town of Romania, reason for some of its inhabitants […]

Moldavia (Moldova) is for the time being separated in two countries. The larger, eastern part, belongs to Romania, and the territory west of river Prut forms the independent republic of Moldova. As this historic region was split up shortly after the secret pact between the communists and the nazis in […]

Not long ago, in the last century, you could positively identify the geographic area of origin of a Romanian by looking at his clothes. The costumes were entirely home-made and it was a matter of great pride to preserve the exact decorations with vegetal, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic motifs. Even today […]

Though the stadium inaugurated in 2011 is not one of the large stadiums on the continent, with its 55.000 seats capacity, it is packed with features. It has a retractable roof, with the stands always covered. The cable system that supports the roof makes it unusable in daylight because of […]

Tineretului Park (The Park of the Youth) has 80 hectares of green land and lake which makes it the second park in Bucharest after Herastrau, which is in the North part of the city. It is not as elegant and as shadowy park as the Cismigiu Gardens, being a younger […]

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