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Brasov, Old Town Hall
Brasov, Old Town Hall, Romania

Facts about Romania

Area: 237 500 sq. km

Population: 22 435 205

Capital: Bucharest

Other major cities: Iasi, Constanta, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Galati, Craiova, Brasov, Ploiesti and Braila

Currency: Leu (ROL)

Language: Romanian, Hungarian

Telephone country code: 00 40

Time Zone: EET (GMT + 2 hours)

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The inner-city of Bucharest today is a mixture of buildings, reflecting the Secessionist, Communist and Modern architectural forms - its appearance and architecture reflecting two historic periods. Bucharest’s most dominant building, the Parliamentary Palace, is a reflection of Ceausescu’s megalomania. More...
Brasov is one of Transylvania’s most picturesquely situated cities, located at the junction of the South- and East-Carpathian Ranges. Brasov’s main tourist attraction is the “Black Church” next to the main square, built in the Late-Gothic style between 1385 and 1477. More...
Sibiu was considered to be the capital of the Saxons of Romania. The city once again achieved international recognition when it became “Europe’s Cultural Capital’ in 2007.The principal attraction of the old-city is its Gothic cathedral, built in three stages from the 14th to the early 16th centuries. More...
Formerly Saxon city of Sighisoara is one of the region’s most beautiful cities. Consisting of an upper- and a lower-city, the upper-city is actually a castle, sitting on a 72m high peak, surrounded by a protective wall with 14 towers; during the Middle Ages the castle was impregnable. More...

Cluj-Napoca is Transylvania’s second largest city and the region’s cultural centre. The city’s most important attraction, the Gothic style St. Michael’s Church, was built during the 14th and 15th centuries. More...

Suceava, Romania
Suceava, Romania
 


World Heritage Sites in Romania

Formerly Saxon city of Sighisoara is one of the region’s most beautiful cities. Consisting of an upper- and a lower-city, the upper-city is actually a castle, sitting on a 72m high peak, surrounded by a protective wall with 14 towers; during the Middle Ages the castle was impregnable. More...

The Arbore monastery was built in 1502. The “Cavalcade of the Saint Cross” gives a specific note to the mural painting in the Bukovina of the time. The church was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993. More...

The monastery is located in the picturesque village Humor, six kilometers from the town Gura Humorului. The present church was built in 1530. More...

The Moldovita Monastery is one of the oldest monastic buildings in the region. A fortified stone church was erected around 1410, the monastery was built in 1512 by Petru Raresh. The monastery was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993. More...

The church in Patrauti was erected in 1487. It is the smallest among the monasteries in Bukovina, and the only one meant to be a nun monastery. Its architecture represents a valuable model of a Moldavian medieval era. More...

Voronet is one of the first Moldavian monuments that has created an own style. The Voronet Monastery was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993. More... This fortified church is situated in the center of Valea Viilor village. The church is surrounded by a protective wall with a hoarding on brick arches, a solution adopted from the defensive architecture of contemporary towns. More...

The beginnings of the Holy Cross Church in Prejmer relate to the rule of the Teutonic Knights in Barsa Country (1211-1225). Widely considered as the most powerful peasant fortification in medieval Transylvania. More...

This heavily fortified church sits on a hilltop in the center of Biertan village. Since 1993 the whole church complex is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. More...

 
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