Romania Travel Guide

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Romania Highlights

  • Pro
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    midnight_mike says…

     Beautiful mountains, friendly people and great castles 

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     Corrupt cops and train conductors... what year do they think it is? 

  • In a nutshell
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     With careful planning, you can visit anywhere in Romania efficiently and safely. It is well worth the effort. 

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Bucharest

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1656,4345,182

Brasov

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650,1773,83

Sibiu

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368,1424,44

Timisoara

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137,356,62

Cluj-Napoca

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259,748,54

Constanta

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203,806,44

Sinaia

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169,565,20

Sighisoara

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397,1090,13

Oradea

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164,464,26

Bran

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101,317,7

Iasi

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70,170,4

Targu-Mures

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51,216,11

Ploiesti

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34,52,13

Alba Iulia

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52,247,5

Suceava

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95,287,17

Piatra Neamt

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98,405,4

Mamaia

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15,22,18

Carei

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26,53,0

Sighetu Marmatiei

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28,99,0

Pitesti

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13,22,8

Botosani

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17,30,1

Galati

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8,22,11

Satu Mare

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33,85,2

Targoviste

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13,25,1

Arad

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21,146,11

Tulcea

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23,55,8

Rasnov

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39,156,0

Calafat

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10,41,0

Bacau

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10,15,3

Vama Veche

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8,26,0

Mogosoaia

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15,51,0

Focsani

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11,27,1

Drobeta-Turnu Severin

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6,15,5

Bran

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17,34,0

Muntii Apuseni

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6,33,0

Mamaia

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18,92,0

Deva

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6,30,4

Cimpina

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29,116,0

Baile Herculane

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10,38,1

Medias

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11,36,3

Huedin

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1,8,0

Targu Jiu

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9,23,0

Iasi

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5,6,17

Gheorgheni

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23,137,0

Braila

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9,23,2

Turda

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18,108,0

Ramnicu Valcea

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3,20,2

Miercurea-Ciuc

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2,15,4

Gura Humorului

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25,122,6

Vatra Dornei

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14,52,0

Bucharest

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Brasov

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  • Did I mention bears?

    Brasov Warnings and Dangers

    There's not so many bear warnings in Brasov as Sinaia, but you are probably even more likely to encounter one here than in the mountains. That's because they've become accustomed to the easy life of rummaging through human trash. I saw quite a few overturned trash bins on the outskirts of the city, in the forests, and would see city workers coming...

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  • Bella Muzica

    Brasov Hotels

    We stayd at this hotel in february 2010. The hotel was perfectly located in the the senter of...

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  • Bella Muzika

    Brasov Restaurants

    This is a great restaurant. One of the best I've eaten at. The ambience is just perfect. The staff are professionally trained, polite, informed and never annoying. In fact there's a button by the table to call them if you need them, rather than have to get their attention, or be bugged about whether you need anything. What a great idea.The food is...

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Sibiu

See all 368 Sibiu Tips
  • Bridge of Lies (Podul Mincinosilor)

    Sibiu Things to Do

    It is interesting hearing the stories of this bridge. That whilst standing on the bridge if you told a lie, the bridge would fall down....Local custom has lovers pledge vows of love on the bridge. Apparently many years ago miscreants would be tossed from the bridge. It is really not that long of a distance between the bridge and the road below. You...

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  • Imparatul Romanilor

    Sibiu Hotels

    The Imperatul Romanilor has a great location just a few steps from the Large Square (Piata Mare). It...

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  • Classics for Pleasure Festival 2014

    Sibiu Things to Do

    The CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE Music Fest Festival created by ELITE ART Club UNESCO Association is a high-level event that brings to the public’s attention the classical music brilliantly performed by the best artists of the moment, from Romania and abroad, in a unique concept: "Everybody's Music". At its 4th edition already (planned for August 2014),...

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Timisoara

See all 137 Timisoara Tips
  • Taxi!

    Timisoara Transportation

    After having lived in Timisoara for over a month, I am quite satisfied with the taxi services of the companies Fan and Tudo. In my opinion, they are cheap, reliable, quick to respond to calls, and they so far have not cheated us of any money. Definitely recommend these two companies to get around Timisoara when it's too hot to take the bus or to...

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  • Best Western Ambassador

    Timisoara Hotels

    Very pleasant stay! Nice staff, exquisite food, comfortable rooms and a very beautiful city....

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  • Don't stay at Vidican Apartment by...

    Timisoara Warnings and Dangers

    Dear Travellers,Be aware of so called Mr Marius Vidican, he is a self proclaimed "Doctor" but reality is that he is a "Cheater and a Pimp".Timisoara is such a nice city and Romanian people are really good but if you get into trap of this particular Guy then he will make your stay a real hell and full of troubles.I booked his apartment for 2 weeks...

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Cluj-Napoca

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  • romantic evening

    Cluj-Napoca Nightlife

    It is located in the center but in a beautiful yard so you can t hear the noise of the city. everything is green, you are surrounded by plants and flowers. The background music is chill, so you can sit and enjoy the drinks while talking to friends. I liked the lights that created a very romantic atmosphere by night.

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  • Tulip Inn Sunny Hill

    Cluj-Napoca Hotels

    This is a recently built, modern hotel I stayed at for a few days. The rooms are nice and spacious,...

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  • By far the best restaurant in Cluj!

    Cluj-Napoca Restaurants

    Small, intimate restaurant in the Old Town, near the University main building. Has both a smokers' and non-smokers area as well as a lovely garden for summer time. The food and ambiance are perfect for a romantic dinner or a business lunch. Not the Romanian ordinary restaurant where you find 20 soups, 30 main courses and so on. Lovely menu, perfect...

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Constanta

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Sinaia

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  • Irish Romanian

    Sinaia Restaurants

    Food is not a lot of cop in Sinaia, and the Irish House was supposed to provide some of the best. But I guess it has just been a victim of its own success, and become too big for the staff to handle. The place has spread out awkwardly from the hotel and kitchen they bring the food from, forcing the staff to run backwards and forwards all day. Then...

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  • Hotel Bastion

    Sinaia Hotels

    Aleea Pelesului, no. 2A, Sinaia, Romania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Pelisor Castle

    Sinaia Things to Do

    Humbled by its more extravagant neighbour, Pelisor is more of an impressive house than a castle. It's actually part of the same Peles castle complex, although separated from it. The house was built by the then King of Romania for his nephew and heir. The Romanian government gave the complex back to the former Romanian royalty after the end of...

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Sighisoara

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  • Furrier's Tower

    Sighisoara Things to Do

    A much simpler tower guards the citadel's north east corner, the Turnul Cojocarilor. Its plain faced walls, and four sided tower, stands opposite from the Butcher's tower across one of the citadel's main gates. The original medieval tower was burned down and this is its more modern (17th century) replacement.

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  • Hotel Binder Bubi

    Sighisoara Hotels

    A 4* hotel in the heart of the medieval city. Its owners have also the same hotel in Medias (Binder...

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  • Tailor's Tower

    Sighisoara Things to Do

    This is the main vehicular entrance to the citadel. Originally it was for horses and carts, but now the few cars that enter the citadel get in here. Like the other towers it's suffered some damage over the years, but in addition to being burned down, this one got blown up by the gunpowder that was once stored here. The current tower was finally...

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Oradea

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  • Szigligeti Theater

    Oradea Things to Do

    The theatre was constructed on the northern part of the Bémer square, although there have been debates over its location. Marking out the location was preceded by a „fight” over more decades, which can be easily understood if we consider the fact that there were multiple locations contending. In July 1899 (after almost seventy years of waiting!)...

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  • Continental Forum Oradea

    Oradea Hotels

    The name of the hotel 20 years ago was Hotel Duna and now its change to Dacia Continental The hotel...

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  • Neologic Synagogue

    Oradea Local Customs

    It was built in 1878. Architecture from the East borrowed marks decorated historicist building plan David Busch, chief engineer of a city. Interior decoration: Mor HorovitzThe Jewish community of OradeaHungarian peculiarity that the Jews first settled in the cities do not, but under the protection of the landlords. Royal few Jews lived in towns,...

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Bran

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  • Bus

    Bran Transportation

    The bus to and from Brasov takes about an hour, maybe an hour and a half, and is a very cheap, and sometimes rough ride. It's variable: one bus was clean, comfy and air-conditioned, the other was a rust bucket with seats and a suspension that was as hard as rock. The bus usually passes through Rasnov on the way, and it's definitely worth stopping...

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  • Inn on Balaban

    Bran Hotels

    Simon NR 280, Bran, Romania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Exploring Bran Castle

    Bran Things to Do

    Bran Castle dates from the 14th century and was strategically built to occupy the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Shortly after it was built, it was attacked by the Turks. Although Bran has traditionally been known as “Dracula’s Castle”, he actually didn’t spend much time here unlike many Hungarian rulers. In the early 20th century the...

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Iasi

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  • Get a Cheap "Eiffel" Thrill

    Iasi Things to Do

    Can't afford a trip to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower? The next best thing (at least in Iasi), is stopping by Grand Hotel Traian, which was also designed by the infamous Gustave Eiffel. Erected seven years before the Eiffel Tower, Grand Hotel Traian served as the headquarters of the Romanian government during the first World War, and has remained...

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  • Unirea Hotel

    Iasi Hotels

    I think my review of Hotel Unirea from TripAdvisor already appears on this site, so I'll keep it...

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  • Visit Another Monastery

    Iasi Things to Do

    The Barboi Church (or Barboi Monastery) is another religious landmark in Iasi. The current church was built in 1841 and apparently a fantastically-painted interior. Again, I say "apparently" because it too was closed for restoration when I visited. While I was able to stroll the grounds, the building interior was not open to visitors. If it's a...

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Targu-Mures

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  • NEW HOMES

    Targu-Mures Favorites

    When we left Targu Mures and travelled by road to Oradea, we saw lots of old villages where people were still living in the traditional way.THEN, we came across what my photos are of - Multi-story buildings that looked like they were homes! Most were built in the same style with the same decorations. Surely many families must live in one home?Some...

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  • Transilvania Hotel

    Targu-Mures Hotels

    It was a few years ago when I visited 'Targu Mures' in Transylvania, Romania. Me and a friend...

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  • CATHEDRALS & CHURCHES IN TARGU MURES

    Targu-Mures Things to Do

    In this category, there are quite a few to be seen!Unfortunately, I didn't make it inside any of them, too much traffic around!My favorite would be my 1st & 2nd photos, which are of Targu Mures second biggest Romanian Orthodox church. Built in 1926-36, it was at first intended for Greek Catholics, a Christian denomination that recognizes the Pope...

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Ploiesti

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  • Good Brick Oven Pizza

    Ploiesti Restaurants

    There are lots of pizza joints in Ploiesti, but many of them are simply re-heating frozen pizzas. The pizza at Jinx is made from fresh ingredients in a brick oven right in front of you. They also have a reasonably priced wine list!

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  • Prahova Plaza Hotel

    Ploiesti Hotels

    The hotel has 2, 3 and 4 stars room, but I don't know exactly the rate difference for each one. What...

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  • Getting cash / exchange

    Ploiesti Favorites

    Everyday it is changing, but as of now very few places take credit cards. There are a few currency exchanges around, but you'll have to search for best rates (don't use the hotel, you'll pay ~2% on average).If you use ATM for cash advance, the best rate that I've found is the Bank Post machine on the south side of the Hale building (it a big...

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Alba Iulia

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  • Probably the best restaurant in...

    Alba Iulia Restaurants

    This restaurant: just wow!! It's definitely worth visit Alba Iulia just for the amazing citadel but if you do, it would be such a pity not to try the food in Delacroix. The description on wikitravel says this restaurant was opened by chef Mihai Toader, finalist in the well-known TV show Masterchef. We ate there in January 2014: incredible! Totally...

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  • Cetate Hotel

    Alba Iulia Hotels

    The restaurant is excellent. Also the view from there is perfect- you can see a great part of the...

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  • Alba Carolina Fortress

    Alba Iulia Things to Do

    Alba Carolina Fortress is one of the biggest fortresses in Eastern Europe. It was built at the request of Charles VI and was completely finished in 1735. When walking up to the citadel, you can see a nice view of the countryside. Inside there is a very old medieval Catholic church, two palaces, the Batthyaneum Library, some ruins, Alba Iulia...

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Suceava

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  • GORGEOUS RURAL SCENERY

    Suceava Things to Do

    Suceava county has lovely natural scenery, but is there any rural agricultural land that isn't a farm?Well, the answer is yes, plenty!From the city of GURA HUMORULUI, we drove along route 2E along undulating hills towards Targu Neamt. The road is very good and they are building another new road.The scenery is like a patchwork quilt done in two...

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  • Eden Hotel

    Suceava Hotels

    Calea Bucovinei Street, 148, Campulung Moldovenesc, Suceava, 725100, Romania

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • UNESCO HUMOR MONASTERY

    Suceava Things to Do

    Humor Monastery was among the most important monasteries in the 15th century in Romania.Great Chancellor, Toader Buboig built this Monastery in 1530, which is also known as the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin, and is dedicated to St. George.This Monastery is not the original that was documented by "Alexander the Kind" in 1415. Even...

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If you're thinking about a legendary place to travel Romania may be your answer. Known as the parent of the Transylvania region, home to the one and only Count Dracula, Romania offers more than just...