There are a lot of people in the world that know better Transylvania than Romania and somehow is not something very strange. The famous legend of Dracula and its castle went around the world for years and years. We are not going to talk about Dracula here, but about other extraordinary beautiful places in Transylvania that you can’t miss if you are planning a visit in this part of Romania. The best prices on the market for BMW models. Check the list and reserve a car
It is said that Transylvania is on of the beautiful regions in Europe, alongside Provence in France or Tuscany in Italy. The citadels built hundreds of years ago, that were used for defense against the invaders are now part of UNESCO heritage are have a unique beauty. Transylvania is a great mix of people (Romanian, Hungarians, Germans) and styles (Romanian, Gothic, late Barque etc).
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN TRANSYLVANIA
Corvin Castle – this one is maybe the most authentic Romanian castle. It is situated in the city of Hunedoara, two hours away from Timișoara. It is the largest and the most spectacular castle built in Gothic style in Romania and it was built by the Anjou family. At the beginning it served as a fortress, but later, Iancu de Hundoara, voivode of Transylavania, made it his residence and turn it into a great castle. You can visit it every day between 9am – 17pm (only on Monday it’s open between 12pm – 17 pm). We deliver any car anywhere in Romania through our complete service
Peleș Castle – some people say that this castle is the most beautiful in Transylvania, a real masterpiece, thanks to its unique German Renaissance Revival style. Inside the castle, there is a great mix of styles, which makes it even more interesting. The construction has 3,000 square hosting 160 rooms. The castle built in the second half of the 19th Century, is easily accessible. It’s just 5-10 minutes away from the closest parking lot, at only 2 hours distance from Bucharest.
Turda salt mine – it is one of the most visited places in Romania. It was inaugurated in 2010 after a consistent rehabilitation. You’ll be impressed at every step by the man-made caverns, the lights installations, the lake (you can even take a boat and row around the lake). You’ll can also have a lot of fun there playing ping-pong, playing billiard, shopping and so on. The visit to the old mine situated in the city of Turda is totally worth the effort and the tickets are only 20 RON (4,1 euro).
THE MOST IMPRESSIVE FORTRESSES IN TRANSYLVANIA
Fortified settlements in Sibiu County and Basov County – fortified churches where the places that centuries ago, people used to hide from invaders. This fortresses used to be built on the highest hill of the village (Transylvania has mostly a hilly and mountainous terrain) so that the enemies would be seen as soon as possible. People run to the fortress and tried to defend it. This fortresses are a great heritage for Romanians, many of them being very well preserved. Prejmer, Saschiz, Biertan, Viscri, Calnic, Slimnic are a part of it. Visit at least one of these and you’ll be wrapped in an unique, historical athmosphere.
Sibiu – having a rich medieval history, Sibiu is a blend of old and new. Old, but extremely beautiful is the city center, with its famous main square (Piața Mare), its medieval towers and saxon influnced buildings. The “new” consists in the development of the academical area and the local industry. When you visit Sibiu don’t miss Piața Mare and Piața Mică, Piața Huet, The Bridge of Lies, Piața Huet, The Passage of Stairs (here you can take interesting photos)