Things to do in Romania

Romania is a charismatic country nestled along the Black Sea coast and offers you fresh water lakes to dive and swim. There are mesmerizing waterfalls; Danube River to sail across and enjoy cruise tours in the warm sunlight; highest peaks for hiking and skiing; and lush gardens and green slopes to wander around. Things to do in Romania not only fascinate the traveller but captivate you forever. There are medieval villages, traditional towns, castles, fortresses, and monasteries that are the finest example of European artwork. Explore wide vineyards and taste meat stew, fish, vegetable soup, cottage cheese donuts and sweet bread stuffed with walnuts. Things to do in Romania are truly enthralling.

Casa Poporului (Parliament Palace), Bucharest

Casa Poporului (Parliament Palace), Bucharest

This massive iconic architecture is the second largest administrative building in the world that covers an area of 365,000 m2. The building housed Romanian parliament, a conference centre and Romania’s National Museum of Contemporary Art.

Peles Castle, Sinaia

Peleș Castle, Sinaia

Built in 1914 at the foot of Bucegi Mountains, this new-Renaissance architecture is surrounded by picturesque gardens. The castle has 160 rooms having stained-glass windows, leather-covered walls and a delicate crystal chandelier.

Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, Bucharest

Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, Bucharest

Spreading over a wide area of 100,000 m2, this ethnographic museum is comprised of 272 farms and houses that are built with clay, wood, thatch, and stone. There are churches, outhouses and windmills, thus the whole museum showcases the Romanian traditional life.

Merry Cemetery, Maramures County

Merry Cemetery, Maramureș County

This unique cemetery holds skillfully carved wooden crosses where each one tells a unique allegory. These tombstones are painted in radient blue. Some epitaphs are funny while others are telling tragical stories.

Scarisoara Ice Cave

Scărișoara Ice Cave

This ice cave is 1165 m above the sea level, 720 m long and 105 m deep. It is the biggest underground glacier in south-eastern Europe. There are metal stairs to reach the cave having a Big Hall, Church, Great Reservation, Little Reservation and Coman Gallery.

Stavropoleos Monastery, Bucharest

Stavropoleos Monastery, Bucharest

Built in 1724, this edifice is a masterpiece of wood and stone carvings. There is a library, which housed over 8000 books while the courtyard has numerous tombstones. Its interior is decorated with handmade paintings and chandeliers.

Ciucas Mountains

Ciucaș Mountains

These mountains are carved by the wind in unique shapes and fortress, while the highest peak is 1,954 meters high. This mountain range is famous for hiking and trekking. Many rivers flow here including Buzau River, Teleajen River and Tarlung River.

Berca Mud Volcanoes

Berca Mud Volcanoes

Passing through the winding roads amid rustic beauty and traditional houses, there are some strange shaped mud volcanoes in Berca. They are formed due to the landsliding, mud eruption and natural gases.

Biserica Neagra  (Black Church), Brasov

Biserica Neagră  (Black Church), Brașov

This 500 years old Gothic architecture is one of the largest church in the region. There lies the biggest bell in Romania, Europe’s greatest organ having 4000 pipes and the largest collection of old Asian carpets.

Cheile Bicazului - Hasmas National Park

Peneda-Gerês National Park

One of the most enigmatic natural features including the iconic Bigar Waterfall are found here. Amid the Hasmas Mountains, there are gorges formed by the Bicaz river, wonderful waterfalls and lakes including the Red Lake.

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