Romania has 178 picturesque towns and is a stunning and intriguing vacation with something for everyone. Modern towns brimming with culture and life, as well as magnificent mountains, lush woodlands, and natural landscapes, await visitors. Apart from them, Romania has several well-preserved medieval villages, churches, and castles. Whether visitors want to experience Bucharest's diverse culture, go trekking in the Carpathian Mountains, or discover Transylvania, Romania offers a diverse choice of attractions. To expand a travelers’ bucket list, listed below are the most beautiful towns in Romania.
Iasi, near the Moldovan border, is known as a university town in Romania's eastern region. The town has a surface area of 93.9 kilometers squared and is 60 meters above sea level. The massive St. Paraschiva Metropolitan Cathedral, which was built featuring an Italian Renaissance architectural style, towers over the town's center. Additionally, b Beautiful Gothic stone carvings adorn the facade of the nearby Three Hierarchs Monastery, and the Palace of Culture, a huge neo-Gothic monument encircled by the manicured grounds of Palas Park, is also located in the town.
Sighisoara is a Romanian city located in Mures County’s Tarnava Mare River in Transylvania’s historic region, with an area of 113.5 kilometers squared and is 250 meters above sea level. Tourists flock to the city because of the well-preserved walled ancient town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Must-visit attractions here include The Sighisoara Citadel, The Clock Tower, The Citadel Square, Monastery Church, and so on. Furthermore, every summer, the city celebrates a medieval festival, which adds to the opulence of the streets.
Cluj-Napoca, located in the northern region of Romania has a surface area of 179.5 km2 and an elevation of 340 meters. It is typically abbreviated to Cluj – and has a population of slightly over 300,000 people yet preserves the atmosphere of a tiny town. This is partly due to its historic center, which serves as a diversion from the communist-era structures on the outside. Aside from its impressive landmarks with beautiful architectural styles, the city also boasts thriving nightlife.
Constanta is located in the southern region of Romania on the coast of the Black Sea with a surface area of 124.9 kilometers squared and an elevation of 25 meters. The city highlights Romania’s primary port, which is also the Black Sea's largest. Snapping a stroll along the Tourist Port, experiencing Mamaia's summer nightlife, taking a photo with the renowned Constanta casino, or visiting Ovidiu Square are all things to do in Constanta. Furthermore, summer is the greatest time to visit Constanta.
The mountainous town of Busteni is located in Prahova County's northeastern corner. Because the town is surrounded by mountain ranges, visitors can choose from a variety of outdoor activities. Visitors can go hiking with beautiful views in the summer, and skiing is possible in the winter. The gorgeous mountains and forest that surround them only contribute to the attractiveness of the wood-roofed buildings, which give them an Alps-like vibe. For history aficionados, the adjoining Cantacuzino Castle is also a must-see.
Sibiu, a charming Transylvanian city near Romania's center with a surface area of 121 kilometers squared and an elevation of 415 meters, has a lot to offer. The town is diverse when it comes to its people as the locals are a mixture of Hungarians, Germans, and Romanians. There are a plethora of activities to do here, including taking a stroll through the charming Old Town, visiting the Ethnographic Museum, climbing the City Hall Tower, and so on.
Timisoara is a beautiful city in Romania's western region, with a surface area of 129.3 kilometers squared and a height of 90 meters. It's notable for its art nouveau architecture and fascinating ethnic history. The Metropolitan Orthodox Cathedral, which has a mosaic-patterned roof structure, the city's capital plaza, or the Piata Victoriei, which is bordered by baroque structures, the Memorial Museum, and the Piata Unirii are all iconic sights in the city. Furthermore, the city center boasts several beautiful landscapes with colorful flowers.
The largest city in Romania, situated in the historic town of Bukovina in Romania’s north-eastern region is Suceava. The city has a fascinating history based on its attractions, which reveals that it was previously a regal city. It was the capital city of Moldavia for almost 200 years, and until today, visitors to the city can still visit the ruins of various structures. Aside from that, other attractions to explore include the outdoor Bukovina Village Museum, several churches with magnificent architectural styles, and so on.
Brasov is Romania's most popular mountainous destination, situated close to Bucharest in a valley surrounded by towering peaks. It has a peculiar architectural style that transports visitors to the Saxon era of the region. Brasov is home to two of the most popular castles in Romania, namely the Bran Castle where Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” was inspired, and the Peles Castle. Additionally, the Black Church is also one of the city’s main attractions together with String Street, Tampa Mountain for skiing, and many more.
With a surface area of 288 kilometers squared, Bucharest is Romania's capital city. It features several exceptionally beautiful sites where visitors can learn about the communist past of Romania. The ancient Jewish and Armenian mahallas house the majority of Bucharest's outstanding architectural structures. Furthermore, Bucharest houses the massive Palace of the Parliament, the world's second-largest administrative complex, which has a Stalinist architectural style and can be seen from the moon. Other sites to visit include Cismigiu Park, the Old Town, the Romanian Athenaeum, and the National Art Gallery.