Top Tourist Destinations in Romania

Romania, the eighth largest country of the European Union has many travel destinations. Destinations having unique surroundings, enchanting monasteries, friendly people, cool climate, vast history, etc. make it a best city in the whole Europe. Most of the time it’s recommended as a “Latin Island in a Slav Sea”. Many tourist attractions are there that are unique all across the globe.

10. Morii Lake

It is the largest lake in Bucharest having an area of 246 hectares approximately. Built along a dam 15 m high and a total length of 7 km. This lake captivates the crowd with a large number. It was made in 1986, mainly to protect the city against the floods as it occurs many times across the city. On the north side of the lake, an island is situated named Morii Lake Island. It is the only island in Bucharest. Many music concerts are available there. This lake is used as a recreation site by visitors. Boat-rides, water-sports, contests, music festivals and other concerts organized there. Windsurf and water-ski are the most popular water sports on the lake.

Windsurfers in Morri Lake

Windsurfers in Morri Lake
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9. Tampa Mountain

Tampa Mountain is the most famous place of Brasov, Romania. Due to its height, one can see it from the every corner of the city. Most of the part of the mountain is made up of limestone and looks like risen up gradually from the Earth’s crust. Its most of the part is declared a nature reserve as many rare species of plants and animals found there. The cable car facility is available to make the journey from the restaurant CASA Padurarului located at the base of the mountain to the Restaurantul Panoramic located at its crest. The summit of the mountain offers you the spectacular view of the city and also the entire Burzenland is visible from there.

Tampa Mountain

Tampa Mountain from Brasov old town
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8. Statue of Decebalus

A 40-m high statue of the Dacian King Decebalus is the tallest rock sculpture in the whole Europe. It is located near the city of Orsova, Romania on the Danube’s rocky bank. This huge statue took ten years from 1994 to 2004 to complete. Twelve sculptors designed it beautifully. Below the sculpture of Decebalus, a Latin inscription is written over there which reads like a quote “DECEBALUS REX – DRAGAN FECIT” means “King Decebal—Made by Dragan”.

Statue of Decebalus

Statue of Decebalus
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7. Sinaia Monastery

As the name suggests, this monastery is located in Sinaia, Romania. It was named after the great Mount Sinai and situated in the Prahova Valley. The location and structure of monastery are very exquisite. It consists of two courtyards and in between them there is a small church. Many monks enchant in these churches. The monastery contains a library in which valuable jewels belonging to the Cantacuzino family, earliest Romanian translation of the Bible are stored in a large number. Gold mosaic paintings in the monastery in a neo-Byzantine style flourish the monasteries beauty.

Sinai Monastery

Sinai Monastery
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6. National Museum of Art of Romania

One of the best places on our checklist is the National Museum of Art of Romania. It is located in the central Bucharest, Romania. This museum is pretty cool. Eminent collections of medieval and modern Romanian art are the main features of the museum. In 2005, it organized the exhibition of French paintings and turned out to be the largest French painting exhibition shown in the Whole Europe. The paintings included the masterpieces of painters like Poussin, Ingres, Picasso, Delacroix and Braque.

National Art Museum

National Museum of Art of Romania
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5. Sphinx

A natural rock formation in the Bucegi Mountains in Romania, located at a height of 2,216 meters is really a unique structure. It was in 1900, when the first photograph of this Great Bucegi Sphinx was taken and only after that it was named in the year 1936. This grotesque structure surely fascinate anyone.

Sphinx in Bucegi Mountains

Sphinx in Bucegi Mountains
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4. Scarisoara Cave

Apuseni Mountains of Romania contain one of the biggest caves named Scarisoara Cave. The locals considered it as one of the natural wonders of Romania. It was discovered by Emil Racovita, located at a height of 1165 meters above sea level and 105 m deep and 720 m long. The entrance shaft leads to a large chamber. From this point, three openings are visible, one leads to the church, another one leads to the great Reservation and the last one leads to the Coman Gallery. This ice cave was formed about 3500 years ago but nobody knows the exact date when it was discovered. The temperature inside the cave is up to +1 degree Celsius in the summer and down to -7 degree Celsius in the winter.

Scarisoara Cave

Scarisoara Cave
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3. Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

The famous Village Museum is located in Bucharest, Romania. It is an open-air ethnographic museum boasting traditional Romanian village life. It is large enough as extending to over 100,000 square meters and contains 272 credible peasant farms and houses from all over Romania.

National Village Museum

National Village Museum
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2. Sala Palatului

Sala Palatului, also known as The Palace Hall, located in Bucharest, Romania. Basically, it is just a conference hall situated behind the National Museum of Art of Romania. From olden times, it has been the site of conferences. Its main hall has the capacity to hold 4,060 spectators. Many festive events held there. Eight small conference rooms are there for small meetings gathering 20-30 people only. It is one of the worth visiting places in the dazzling country of Romania.

Sala Palatului or The Palace Hall

The Palace Hall
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1. Bran Castle

In all over Romania, this is the most famous site commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle”. Dracula is the word that haunts every person either they are kids or youngsters. This Bran castle is the home of Dracula located in the vicinity of Brasov. This castle is a national monument in Romania. Many people said that once it was the home of Vlad Tepes Dracula. Now, the castle becomes a museum having the inscriptions and sculptures related to Dracula. A small park showing the exhibition of Romanian culture is located beside it. Many shops are also available having Dracula masks, blood, paintings of Dracula, photos of Dracula, T-shirt having the imprints of Dracula. So it’s really the most exciting place to visit in Romania.

Bran Castle

Bran Castle
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