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The Top Places to Fall in Love With in Romania

Capital of Romania

1Bucharest

1,792 properties in Bucharest

Welcome to Bucharest

A fascinating mix of old and new, Bucharest is one of those cities where you can find a futuristic structure of glass and steel next to an old church, separated by a Communist-style massive edifice. Not overwhelmed by its dark past, the city is now turning its optimistic face towards the West.

What Travelers Love About Bucharest

  • Old Town

    18,197 recommendations

  • Nightlife

    13,527 recommendations

  • Architecture

    12,557 recommendations

  • Food

    11,446 recommendations

2Braşov

884 properties in Braşov

What Travelers Love About Braşov

  • Old Town

    12,464 recommendations

  • Mountains

    9,578 recommendations

  • Architecture

    8,398 recommendations

  • History

    8,074 recommendations

3Sibiu

710 properties in Sibiu

What Travelers Love About Sibiu

  • Old Town

    11,176 recommendations

  • Architecture

    8,230 recommendations

  • History

    7,363 recommendations

  • Culture

    7,197 recommendations

4Cluj-Napoca

648 properties in Cluj-Napoca

What Travelers Love About Cluj-Napoca

  • Architecture

    5,351 recommendations

  • Friendly Locals

    5,318 recommendations

  • Culture

    5,146 recommendations

  • Old Town

    4,592 recommendations

Best places to see in Romania

Cismigiu Gardens
Parks
Take a morning wander in the city’s oldest park. It contains scores of local and imported plants, trees and exotic blooms, most of which came from the Carpathians and as far afield as Vienna. Stroll through the “writers rotunda”, which contains concrete busts of Romania’s most noteworthy writers, see the delightful Rose Garden, or have lunch at the terrace next to the lake.
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Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum
Museums
Ever hankered for the quiet life? This open-air ethnographic museum situated inside Herăstrău Park will give you a taste of Romanian village life. It was actually conceived as a sociological museum, where real families could live and work. Stroll the grounds to see the protruding roofs of the traditional Buzau-style peasant houses, and the impressive Dragomireşti Church.
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Romanian Athenaeum
Monuments
If music is the lifeblood of Romania, here’s its heart. This concert hall is a building of astounding beauty, with its distinctive dome, neo-classical edifice and ornate ceiling covered in anthropomorphic reliefs. The Romanian Philharmonic regularly play here to sold-out audiences of around 800, in a theatre widely regarded as having some of the best acoustics in the world.
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National Museum of Natural History Grigore Antipa
Museums
Ethnology, entomology, biology … everything-ology! Spend the better part of a day seeing the artefacts held in this science museum. The 3D and interactive exhibits cover everything from pre-historic relics to Romania’s diverse plant and animal life. Their prized piece is the deinotherium gigantissimum, the complete skeleton of a pre-historic, elephant-like creature.
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Old Princely Court
Museums
Vlad the Impaler – what other Eastern ruler has left such an enduring memory in the public consciousness? This is all that remains of the Old Court of Bucharest, founded on the banks of Dambovita River over six-hundred years ago during Vlad’s bloody reign. You’ll need about an hour to see the exterior decorations and mural paintings, plus items from the palace’s Turkish baths.
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Bucharest Arch of Triumph
Monuments
You could almost claim that this arch is a carbon copy of Paris’ “Arc de Triomphe”. Like its counterpart, it stands in the centre of a busy roundabout, yet is much more small-scale. When it's open for special occasions, you can take the short climb to the top to enjoy the spectacular views out over the city and neighbouring Herăstrău Park.
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What travelers love about Romania

Relaxation
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Nature
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Scenery
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