Romania is the ninth largest country in Europe and is located in the Balkan Peninsula with the Black Sea at its eastern border. The country is rich in natural beauty and diversity. The country’s historic cities, scenic mountain landscapes and unspoilt rural areas also contributes to Romania’s rich cultural heritage. The country is the youngest country in the list of European Union countries. The truly Western Europe cities and historic villages can come be shocking with contrasts.
The country is considered as the fourth fastest growing country in the world in terms of travel and tourism. Romania has become a popular tourist destination for many Europeans and is currently competing with countries such as Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Spain.
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When to go
Romania has four distinct seasons with climate that is transitional between temperate and continental. Spring has pleasant cool mornings and nights with warm days. Summers are generally very warm to hot. Autumn can be dry and cool while the winters can be very cold with snowfall occurring throughout the country.
Major attractions in Romania
- National Museum of Romanian History
- Bran Castle in Transylvania
- Danube Delta
- Retezat National Park
- Rodna Mountains
- Iron Gates Natural Park
- Turda Gorges
- Council Square in Brașov
- Metropolitan Cathedral in Iași
- Palace of Culture in Iași
- Romanian Athenaeum
- Peleş Castle
- Red Lake
- Văratec Monastery
Events & Festivals
- Callatis Festival in Mangalia
- George Enescu Festival
- Golden Stag Festival in Braşov
- Peninsula / Félsziget Festivan in Târgu Mureş – Romania’s biggest music festival
- Sibiu Jazz Festival
- Stufstock Rock Music Festival in Vama Veche
- The Gaina Girl Fair
Money and Cash
Romania is not a very cheap tourist destination due to the high inflation. These high prices are mostly reserved to luxuries, accommodation, and technology and in some cases, restaurants. Food and transport are mainly very cheap. Like many capital cities, Bucharest is more expensive than the norm.
Health and safety
Romania has few crimes against foreign tourists, but normal precautions should be taken. Common crimes such as petty theft and scams do occur but not much else that would concern a tourist. Try to avoid city neighbourhoods and villages where the predominant population is Gypsies. Trusted locals will also be glad to provide you with some safety tips and few pointers.
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