Top 10 Biggest Attractions That You Need to Experience in Romania

There is something about unexplored countries that magnetizes millions of tourists recently to visit this untamed and beautiful country in Eastern Europe. Romania has done a lot in the past decades to become one of the most visited places in the EU. According to statistics, 22 million visitors annually visit the attractions that this county presents and it’s growing each day.

Whether you are looking for unforgettable nightlife time or you simply want to embrace the serenity of untouched nature, we will present to you ten best things that you can do in Romania.

Embrace the Bucharest Nightlife

The capital city of Romania has become recently popular among international visitors for its now-famous bachelor parties that happen every weekend. But, it’s not only the bachelor mania that wins over partygoers in this amazing city.

Thousands of youngsters flock into party circles every week to form one of the fastest-growing clubbing communities in this part of the world. Simply said, it’s impossible not to find just the right type of nightlife offer according to your taste. If you are a dance music enthusiast then there will be countless options to dance to the latest hits.

All over the famous Lipiscani (The Old Town) up to city outskirts you will find bustling party spots that will never leave your memory.

Getting Lost in the Streets of Sighisoara

Sighisoara once was one of the most important cities in the Kingdom of Transylvania. Today this is a medieval historical center that is one of the best-preserved in Europe. It was also the city that saw the infamous Vlad Dracula character being born in which Brand Stoker was inspired to create Dracula in the fiction novel of the same name.

The truth is that he was not a vampire but he did manage to terrorize the Ottoman Empire by impaling thousands of Turkish soldiers, which led him to the name of Vlad Tepes the Impaler. We recommend getting lost in its stone streets, climb the old clock tower to appreciate the medieval roofs of the colorful houses and the wonders seen from there.

Visit the Carturesti Carusel Bookstore in Bucharest

Kicking the heart of Bucharest, we find this hidden jewel in the form of a bookstore. Its exquisite design contains six floors with more than 10,000 books in several languages. A unique place to stop, relax, and possibly get some nice book to bring home with you.

Try the Romanian Gastronomy

For many of us, one of the main reasons for traveling is food. We are all lovers of good food and always looking to try local dishes and new flavors. Romanian cuisine has surprised everyone with the Turkish, Mediterranean and Slavic influences. We highlight the following delicacies:

“Sarmale”, a mixture of rice, meat, onion and spices wrapped in a leaf of pickled cabbage.

“Mici”, Turkish dish in the form of a roll with minced meat of lamb, but in its Romanian variant, the lamb is mixed with the pork, usually grilled.

“Sturgeon cauldron”, the popular recipe of the fishing villages of the Danube Delta. And the dessert that delighted us, the “Papanasi”, delicious dough with sour cream, cheese, and homemade jam, a bomb of flavors, not very fit, but that will surprise you.

Hiking in the Carpathian Forests

Some 10 km from Brasov, you can find Canionul 7 Scari, “The Canyon of the Seven Stairs”, a magical place with centuries-old forests, rivers, waterfalls and steep canyons where you can go hiking in a magical environment. That is one of the areas with the biggest population of brown bears in Europe, so it is recommended to follow the advice of the tour guides and rangers.

Visit Peles Castle in Sinaia

This majestic castle, one of the most visited in Transylvania was the first building in Europe built with electricity, central heating, ventilation systems, elevator and even the first electric vacuum that still works today.

Also, the architecture, decoration, paintings, and rooms next to some royal gardens make the Peles Castle a mandatory stop on your visit to Romania. Keep in mind that given the spectacular nature of the place, holidays and weekends are crowded with tourists, and queues can belong.

Râsnov Citadel, a Trip to the Middle Ages

An elevated medieval city is high on one of the must-stops in the Carpathian mountains. Surprising how well it is preserved and part of the hundreds of medieval fortifications found in Romania from which you can see a wonderful view of the city with the same name as well as the forests and mountain ranges of the Carpathians.

Enjoy Wine at Sunset in the Danube Delta

Possibly one of the best pairings that we have ever experienced, that is, to drink a local wine while watching one of the most wonderful sunsets at the mouth of the Danube Delta. A unique natural environment, exuberant of beauty with absolute peace. Its a simple must-stop for anyone looking to embrace the natural beauties of this country.

Visit Gorgeous Brasov

Brasov is one of the most beautiful cities in Romania, its proximity to the capital Bucharest makes it one of the favorite cities for tourists at any time of the year. Located in the heart of Transylvania it has a rich history and its old town is famous for the beautiful architecture of its colorful houses of Prussian origin. It is worth noting the Town Hall Square where we recommend stopping to recharge your batteries with delicious coffee while contemplating the beautiful mountain views.

Drive through Transylvania and the Carpathians by car

The famous BMW slogan “I like to drive” reaches its sum on these roads, the beauty of the area contrasts with the recklessness of drivers as much as always needed caution behind the wheel. Do not hesitate to stop and buy wild blackberries from the kids who are on the edge of the road, they are very rich and sweet.

In Conclusion:

So far these were our ten best things to do and see in Romania, sincerely there are many more but we believe that these are the essential ones if you are planning to travel to this beautiful country. Do not hesitate to visit Romania as soon as possible before it becomes overrun by hordes of annoying tourists that are still hard to find today.


Ricardo is a freelance writer specialized in politics. He is with foreignpolicyi.org from the beginning and helps it grow. Email: richardorland4[at]gmai.com