21 Beautiful Places in Romania; Caitlin Morton; Condé Nast Traveler

Romania – Historic Centre of Sighişoara

Turns out, Dracula’s home country is staggeringly beautiful.

Romania is a country of medieval castles, Gothic churches, and charming towns, all hidden among some of the most enigmatic landscapes of southeastern Europe. Marked by such geographical wonders as the Carpathian Mountains and Black Sea, the country’s dense forests and snow-capped peaks are perfect settings for the folklore that emanates from nearly every region (Transylvania, anyone?). Whether it’s a hotel made of ice, an underground amusement park, or Dracula’s Castle, one thing’s for sure—these 21 sites are as eerie as they are beautiful.


This small, medieval town in Transylvania has a UNESCO-protected historic center and charming streets lined with colorful houses. But beware: It’s also the the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, and is considered one of the world’s most haunted cities.

Lacul Roșu (Red Lake)

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