Tag Archives: Transylvania

Treasures of the Astra Museum in Sibiu

Astra Museum Guided Tour

The Astra Museum is one of the most famous and important institutions in Transylvania, but especially in Sibiu county. Founded at the initiative of the Transylvanian Association for Romanian Literature and Culture, it opened its doors in 1905. The main reason was the desire of the Romanians here to shape their ethnocultural identity in a multicultural space.

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5 reasons to visit Transylvania with the whole family

Visit Transylvania

Usually, when we think of holidays that involve the whole family, places or resorts with swimming pools come to mind, next to golden beaches, maybe even with slides and Ultra All Inclusive. Especially if the little ones are fond of swinging and playing in the sand. However, for the adventurous among us who want to try something different, we suggest a less usual itinerary that you may not have thought of before, namely a holiday in the Transylvania area.

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Things to do in Poiana Brașov

Poiana Brasov Day Trip

Often, out of a desire to escape the stress of everyday life and have a unique experience, we choose to spend our holidays in foreign countries. We forget that Romania has many beautiful places to visit, which are just a stone's throw away from us and which, in winter, turn into fairytale places.

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The legends of Transylvania

The legends of Transylvania

About Transylvania, foreigners think it is a land of vampires and ghosts, ruled by Dracula, and the people of Bucharest think it is a region where they drink palinca and speak softly. In reality, Transylvania is a fascinating land steeped in history and legend, an under-appreciated tourist treasure.

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The dragons and giants of the legends of Mount Tâmpa

Brasov Hiking Day Trip

When you say Brașov automatically your mind flies to Mount Tâmpa and to the name of the city written on its summit. From the top of the 960 m high Mount Tâmpa, you can capture the most beautiful views of Brasov and especially of its old city centre. There is no shortage of legends about Tâmpa, especially as we are in a region full of stories about the mountains near Brasov.

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Sighisoara, a place that gets better with time

Some people say that Sighisoara has a different energy each time they visit it, it is like wine, another year goes by and it becomes even better, more beautiful. An important role is also played by the people who pass through it, once hundreds of foreign tourists crowded the citadel and dozens of languages echoed through the streets.

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7 Ladders Canyon – a great nature escape near Brașov

7 Ladders Canyon Day Trip

The 7 Stairs (Ladders) Canyon is a gorge carved into the Jurassic limestones in the western Piatra Mare Mountains in Brasov. It's a place where people often come to enjoy nature and spend a day away from the hectic city.

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Bran Castle, between myth and history

Everyone knows something about Dracula, the famous character from Bram Stocker's book, which had a remarkable echo. What not everyone knows is that Bran Castle is actually the place that inspired the writer. In Bram Stocker's description there are details that indicate that Bran Castle is indeed the source of inspiration.

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The Junii Brasovului Parade is truly something you’ll never see anywhere else in your life

Junii Brasovului Parade

The Junii of Brasov is the best-preserved custom in the big city of Brasov, Romania. The specificity of the city, with the district of Șchei closed during the Austro-Hungarian Empire by the Șchei Gate, so that the Romanians would not cross into the Citadel, made the custom to be preserved unaltered by German or Hungarian influences.

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