루마니아 서부에서 가장 큰 도시 티미쇼아라(Timișoara)에서 여행을 시작해 보세요. 13세기 때부터 역사를 이어온 이 도시의 구도심에서는 역사적인 건물들을 방문하실 수 있습니다. 푸르른 승리의 광장(Victoriei Square)도 방문하시고, 도시 내에서 가장 인상적이고 높은 건축물인 티미쇼아라 정교 성당(Timișoara Orthodox Cathedral)도 감상하세요.
티미쇼아라는 '작은 빈'으로도 불리는 문화적 중심지입니다. 골목마다 음악과 공연장을 어렵지 않게 발견할 수 있습니다. 로맨틱한 분위기를 느끼고 싶다면 아늑한 장미 공원(Roses Park)을 따라 걸어보세요. 미술품에 관심이 있으시다면, 아름다운 바로크 궁전(Baroque Palace) 안에 있는 미술관도 놓치지 마세요.
Sighișoara is perhaps Romania’s most charming city, thanks to its medieval atmosphere. The Old Citadel has been extremely well preserved and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Every year in July, Sighișoara hosts a Medieval Festival that brings knights and troubadours back to the city.
Sighișoara’s most important landmark is the old Clock Tower, which is also a museum of history. Nearby, you can find a bust of the city's most famous citizen: Vlad ‘the Impaler’ Dracula, prince of Wallachia and inspiration for the legendary vampire Count Dracula.
The city of Brasov is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, making it a popular winter sports destination. Main sights include the Black Church, named so after being partially destroyed in a great fire, and Rope Street, the narrowest street in all of Romania. For the best view of Brasov, take a cable car up to Mount Tampa, a small mountain in the middle of the city.
Close to Brasov is the famous Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. The fortress marks the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. A little further from Brasov, in the mountain town of Sinaia, you will find Peles Castle. It was built as a summer residence for the Romanian kings and is an absolute must-see!
Bucharest is Romania’s historic capital and is worth exploring for multiple days. Once known as the Paris of the East, you can still find traces of pre-communist beauty in the old Lipscani district. Walk the nearby Calae Victoriei shopping street to see landmarks like the Romanian Atheneum and Revolution Square. On this square, Romanians gathered in 1989 to rise up and put an end to Nicolae Ceausescu’s dictatorship.
Ceausescu left a clear mark on Bucharest, most notably by constructing the immense Palace of Parliament. It’s one of the largest buildings in the world and consists of over a thousand rooms. Take a walking tour through Bucharest to really discover its architectural differences. Visit the Metropolitan Church for some religious splendor and take a stroll through beautiful Cismigiu Garden to enjoy a break from city life.
Tip: Take a short trip to the village of Snagov and look for a monastery in the middle of a lake. Here you’ll find the tomb of Vlad ‘the Impaler’ Dracula - make sure to get out of there well before midnight!