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If you want to feel like you’re journeying into the past, here’s where you want to go.
Planning a road trip in Romania starting in Bucharest and taking you to Sighisoara , Transfăgărășan highway, and Bran and Peles Castle, as well as Brasov…
The many colourful towns and cities in Europe have long been a reason in themselves to visit regions, and indeed countries, you perhaps might not have even considered visiting in the past.
I remember the first time I saw the colourful houses of Cinque Terre on Pinterest – I just couldn’t get the thought of them out of my mind for weeks and eventually had to book a trip to visit. The same happened with many places in Norway… and Wales…. and Spain… I really could go on and on!
What I tend to do, especially if I’m just on the hunt for a new destination to visit is to tie in a visit to a colourful place (e.g. Cinque Terre) with other places around it (e.g. Pisa and Florence). On that Cinque Terre trip, we headed there first, then popped into Pisa.
This article is part of a series of stories divided by main categories, meant to celebrate Romania and its richness.
If your first and only experience of a Romanian city was Bucharest, then getting out there to visit some more is a must. Ancient settlements, medieval towns, or Art Nouveau architecture, Romanian cities will surprise the traveler with unexpected offerings.
This city is for many locals the first that comes to mind when thinking “medieval town.” Its old center preserves lots of medieval buildings and the tourist programs it offers, including a highly popular summer festival, is centered on its medieval heritage. The citadel dates back from the 12th century and it has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nature, architecture, arts, and street cafes are among Timisoara’s top attractions.
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.
Do you want to know which are the most colorful and vibrant travel destinations in Europe? Read this post and learn more about each places!
When it comes to finding colorful travel destinations in Europe, the continent is virtually splattered with colors. Almost every European country has a town or a village or a city so vibrantly colorful that only way to describe them is to say the phrase – ‘postcard-perfect’. Even the most dampened souls on earth will find the environments uplifting and joyous. From vibrant medieval plazas to exuberant marketplaces to fairytale towns to mesmerizing flower gardens – Europe has something or the other that will add an extra item to every traveler’s itinerary – ‘HAPPINESS’.
Some of us travel for adventure, some for peace and some for luxury. But there are some of us who travel for very peculiar reasons, to destinations that are not very conventional. From fanatics looking for Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes on the streets of London, to those looking for the Night King somewhere beyond the wall in Iceland, these travellers are those who travel to seek the heroes and villains of our beloved stories.
One such sect of tourists are the ones who travel to Romania in search of vampires. An 18th century Irish writer, Bram Stoker, wrote Dracula and based his character on Vlad III Dracula, the ruler of the province of Wallachia in southern Romania in the 15th century. Whether he was actually a vampire or not doesn’t matter today.
The Transylvanian citadel that’s perfect for a budget break.
A horse and carriage slowly clip-clops across the medieval town square in the centre of Sighisoara, in the Transylvania region of Romania, and on through narrow cobblestone streets. As the sun sets over this enchanting 12th Century fortified citadel, the fairytale-like scene is enhanced by a cold half-litre jug of white wine, mine for just £3.
That Sighisoara is known predominately as the birthplace of Vlad Tepes, the real-life inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, serves only as a useful but kitsch marketing tool that has paved the way for a multitude of Dracula-themed tourist tat but Sighisoara has a lot more than that going for it, and you can do it all in a couple of days.