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