In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Romania
Located at the intersection of central and southeastern Europe, Romania boasts numerous tourist attractions including old castles, forts, museums and breath-taking mountains and beaches. That said, here are 5 must-see places to visit in Romania.
1. The Peles Castle is one of Romania’s most impressive attractions, originally intended as a place for relaxation and leisure for the country’s monarchs. Tourists can visit a number of lavish rooms in the castle such as the theatre room, council room and the famous Imperial Bedroom with its exquisite Bohemian style chandelier.
2. The Turda Salt Mine is over 13 million years old, and weighs a total of 28 million tons. Tourists can enter the mines and admire the wonderful Altar Room, the Rudolf Mine, the Terezia Mine and the Ghizela Room.
3. The Sphinx of Bucegi, named after the Egyptian Sphinx, is a natural rock formation in the Bucegi Natural Park. It is easily accessible to tourists via the Busteni – Babele cable car, while the nearby Babele Caban offers great accommodation options.
4. The People’s Palace in Bucharest, also known as the Palace of the Parliament, is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. It comprises more than 1000 rooms, 4 restaurants, 30 saloons, 440 offices, 2 underground parking lots and 3 libraries. Tourists can visit the Palace daily between 10am and 4pm.
5. The Transfagarasan is one of the most remarkable mountain roads in the world that measures 93 miles, and it required 4 years to build between 1970 and 1974 during the reign of Nicolae Ceausescu. The road is open between July 1 and October 31 each year, and the speed limit is only 24 mph because Transfagarasan includes a serious of dangerous bends.