Regions to travel in Romania
Below you’ll find the most popular region to travel in Romania and information about them. Romania has a lot of tourist attractions to show to its visitors. Every region has a different characteristic and you’ll be always surprised by something new. You can choose for a tour in certain area or for a longer trip in which you’ll discover more places and different type of sights.
Transylvania is the largest region of Romania, a place which combine the medieval aspect of the castles, fortresses, old towns and villages with natural places of rare beauty with well preserved customs, traditions and crafts and delicious home made or natural food and drinks. Book a trip to Transylvania and discover this amazing region.
Visit Maramures – the land of wooden chuches, wooden gates and well preserved traditions and crafts. Have a tour in Maramures to understand the local rural life, way of living, to visit the cultural heritages, to taste home made food and drinks and to relax in a splendid countryside area. Maramures is a great choice as part of a longer vacation in Romania or you can just choose for a rural holiday in Maramures.
Bucovina- the land of famous painted monasteries, it is a region of great beauty and spiritual life. Here can be visited the most important old monasteries built and painted in 15th-16th century which have amazing frescoes on the exterior walls. Many of these monasteries are included in the UNESCO World Heritages list. Natural beauty, traditions and cusine will complete your experience in Bucovina.
Muntenia is the southern region of Romania, between the River Olt and Danube. Here lies Bucharest is the capital city of Romania and the largest city in the country. It is a great destination for a city break in Romania and the most important starting/ending point. The Old Town of Bucharest is a great place to explore the city or for your leisure/shopping.
Dobrogea is located in eastern Romania near the Black Sea. The entire sea coast of Romania lies in this province. in the northern side of Dobrogea, we have The Danube Delta, natural reserve of national and European importance, part of the UNESCO heritage.
Oltenia also called Lesser Wallachia in antiquated versions, with the alternate Latin names Wallachia Minor, Wallachia Alutana, Wallachia Caesarea between 1718 and 1739 is a historical province and geographical region of Romania in western Wallachia. It is situated between the Danube, the Southern Carpathians and the Olt river.
The Banat is a geographical and historical region straddling between Central and Eastern Europe that is currently divided into three countries: the eastern part lies in western Romania; the western part in northeastern Serbia; and a small northern part lies within southeastern Hungary.
Crișana lies in the northwest region of Romania, called like this because is placed between the three Criș Rivers: Crișul Repede, Crișul Alb, and Crișul Negru. In here we have the largest Carstic Phenomenon from Europe having a large number of caves.
Visit the Danube Delta, the Heaven of wildlife and nature lovers. The place where the Danube river flows into the Black Sea, forms a great delta, considered to be the last wild territory of Europe. It is a maze of water canals, islands and lakes, with just a few cozy fishermen villages. Danube Delta is a sanctuary which hosts more than 300 species of birds and 150 species of fish.
Romania tourist attractions
The capital of Romania is first documented for the first time in 1462 during the time of Radu cel Frumos brother of Vlad the Impaler. It first, became the capital of Romania in 1859 when Alexandru Ioan Cuza established the capital of the new state Romania in Bucharest. Bucharest was developed very well during the time of Carol I - our first king of the Hohenzollern -Sigmaringen dynasty.
Târgu Jiu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˌtɨrɡu ˈʒiw]) is the capital of Gorj County in the Oltenia region of Romania. It is situated on the Southern Sub-Carpathians, on the banks of the River Jiu. Eight localities are administered by the city: Bârsești, Drăgoieni, Iezureni, Polata, Preajba Mare, Romanești, Slobozia and Ursați. The city is noted for the Sculptural Ensemble of Constantin Brâncuși.
Situated approximately 150 km north-west of Bucharest, Curtea de Arges used to be the capital of the Romanian Country or Wallachia from 1290 until 1396. The idea is that a nobleman who participated in this crusade from 1396-Nikopol noted in his documents about the movement of the capital from Curtea de Arges to Targoviste. In Curtea de Arges we have two important stops to make.
Buzau is a county located in southeastern Romania, in the Muntenia region. It borders Brașov and Covasna counties to the northwest, Prahova to the west, the Ialomița to the south, Brăila to the east, and Vrancea to the northeast.
Dobrogea sau Dobrogea este o regiune istorică din Balcani care a fost împărțită încă din secolul al XIX-lea între teritoriile Bulgariei și României. Este situat între Dunărea de jos și Marea Neagră și include Delta Dunării, coasta românească și cea mai nordică parte a coastei bulgare. Teritoriul Dobrogei este alcătuit din Dobrogea de Nord, care face parte din România, și Dobrogea de Sud, care face parte din Bulgaria.
The first writings about Targoviste as capital of Wallachia were found in the journal of Johann Schiltberger, who fought in the Nikopol crusade in 1396. The core of the princely Court was built during the time of ruler Mircea the Elder and it was made from a construction complex designated for the royal family, ministries and their servants.