Discover the top 10 sights in Romania

Here you will find the top 10 sights in Romania. Read about the highlights and attractions you absolutely must not miss on holiday in Romania! Romania is a country full of surprises. In Romania you will find spectacular mud volcanoes in a lonely lunar landscape, the colorful Vltava monasteries, monumental castles and fortified churches, the legacy of Count Dracula, impressive historic wooden churches and the funniest cemetery in the world.advertisementTable of Contents

  • 1.Moldavian monasteries in Bukovina
  • 2.Parliament Square in Bucharest
  • 3.Panoramastraße Transalpina
  • 4.Sighetu Marmatia
  • 5.Iron Gate Nature Park
  • 6.Sighisoara (Schäßburg)
  • 7.Transfăgărășan Panoramastraße (Transfogarascher Hochstraße)
  • 8.Wooden churches in the Maramures
  • 9.Schloss Bran (Dracula-Schloss)
  • 10.Lacul Roşu und Bicaz Klamm

Moldavian monasteries in Bukovina

Together with the Arbore, Voroneț and Sucevița monasteries, the Moldovița monastery is one of the most beautiful Moldovan monasteries in Bukovina in northern Romania - © FLASHO / franks-travelbox
© FRASHO / franks-travelbox

The Vltava monasteries impress with their unique colorful frescoes, which cover both the inner and outer walls as well as the protective walls. Many of the colorful churches have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993 and 2010 respectively .

Parliament Square in Bucharest

The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest is the tallest building in Europe and one of the most magnificent buildings in the world, Romania - © Richard Robinson / Fotolia
© Richard Robinson / Fotolia

The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest is the largest parliament building in the world and holds the number one place among the largest structures in Europe. The Parliament Palace was built under the dictatorial President Nicolae Ceausescu in the 1980s as the “House of the People”. The dimensions of the Palace of Parliament are breathtaking and blast anything that has ever existed.

Panoramastraße Transalpina

The Transalpina panoramic road has connected Transylvania with Wallachia since 1939 and is the highest road in Romania that can be driven on by car - © FLASHO / franks-travelbox
© FRASHO / franks-travelbox

The Transalpina panoramic road is around 150 km long and is the highest road in Romania that can be driven on by car . Fantastic views are guaranteed for the traveler on the DN67C, also known as the “Road of the King”. The route has been completely paved since 2011, but this has not changed its natural character.

Sighetu Marmatia

View of the Strada Corneliu Copusu between the Sighet Memorial and the main street of Sighetu Marmatiei - © FLASHO / franks-travelbox
© FRASHO / franks-travelbox

Sighetu Marmatiei is one of the most important tourist destinations in Romania. Romanians, Ukrainians, Hungarians and Germans, as well as Catholics, Orthodox and Jews have left their mark on the small town.advertisementAbsolutely worth seeing: The horrors of communism in Romania are presented in an impressive way in the “Sighet Memorial” in 50 exhibition rooms in a former political prison.

Iron Gate Nature Park

The Iron Gates Nature Park on the Serbian border in Romania is home to millennia-old legacies between the spectacular cliffs of the Danube Basin - © FLASHO / franks-travelbox
© FRASHO / franks-travelbox

The Iron Gates Nature Park on the Serbian border is home to diverse flora and fauna as well as Roman ruins, pretty monasteries and caves with fossil remains and historical significance. The best way to explore the beauty of the spectacular Danube basin in the nature park is by boat. Alternatively, the Danube basin can also be enjoyed from the national road DN57.

Sighisoara (Schäßburg)

With its nested roofs and enchanting buildings, Sighisoara (Schäßburg) in Romania is one of the most beautiful medieval city centers in Europe - © FLASHO / franks-travelbox
© FRASHO / franks-travelbox

The city center of Sighisoara (Schäßburg) is one of the most beautiful medieval legacies in Europe. The old town, with its turrets, crooked houses and winding streets, is the only preserved and inhabited medieval fortress in Europe. Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and historicism can be found here in a concentrated and original form.

Transfăgărășan Panoramastraße (Transfogarascher Hochstraße)

In Romania, the Transfagarascher Hochstraße connects Transylvania with Wallachia and is considered the most spectacular panoramic road in the country - © FLASHO / franks-travelbox
© FRASHO / franks-travelbox

The Transfagarascher Hochstraße is 151km long and is considered the most spectacular panoramic road in the country . Also known as Transfăgărășan, the road crosses the Făgăraș Mountains and is particularly popular with motorcyclists. The meanwhile fully asphalted mountain road meanders in long curves to an altitude of 2042 meters to the Bâlea Pass.

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Wooden churches in the Maramures

Discover the top 10 sights in Romania
© Rechitan Sorin / Shutterstock

The wooden churches in the Maramures count about 60 wooden church buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries and impress with masterful architecture and beautiful paintings. Eight of the wooden churches were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1999 .

Schloss Bran (Dracula-Schloss)

The proud castle in the village of Bran has an international reputation as "Dracula's Castle" and is the most visited attraction in Romania - © FLASHO / franks-travelbox
© FRASHO / franks-travelbox

If the “real Count Dracula” existed, his castle would have been here . The description in Bram Stoker’s horror story fits the chilling walls of Transylvania amazingly well. Every year more than 500,000 visitors walk through the dark corridors and look down on the valley below from the high walls. Most people are not interested in the medieval museum in Dracula’s castle – the legendary vampire count could be lurking around every corner…

Lacul Roşu und Bicaz Klamm

Both the spectacular Bicaz Gorge and the unique Lacul Roşu (Red Lake) are among the top tourist destinations in Romania with their fantastic scenery - © Baciu / Shutterstock
© Baciu / Shutterstock

The 10 km long breathtaking Bicaz Gorge and the unique Lacul Roşu (Red Lake) with their fantastic landscape are among the most worth seeing tourist destinations in Romania. Rugged cliffs rise almost vertically up to 300 meters and create a fantastic landscape.

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Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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