Transylvania Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Transylvania

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Rasnov Fortress

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Built between 1211 and 1225, this medieval fortress was originally constructed from wood and erected to protect Transylvanian villages from outside invasions. ...  Read more

Peles Castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

This picturesque Neo-Renaissance castle is located in the scenic Carpathian Mountains in Romania’s Prahova County. Built in the late 1800s, Peles is home to ...  Read more

Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Brasov’s monumental Black Church (Biserica Neagra) soars heavenwards at the southwestern end of the city’s focal Council Square (Piata Sfatului) and is the ...  Read more

St Nicholas Church (Biserica Sf Nicolae)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

The Schei district lies outside the fortified medieval walls of Braşov and was originally the area where Romanian nationals lived; up until the mid-17th ...  Read more

First Romanian School (Prima Scoala Romaneasca)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Located outside the fortified walls of Braşov’s medieval heart, the district of Schei is a charming tangle of narrow streets and multi-colored houses. It was ...  Read more

White Tower (Turnul Alb)

The first settlers in Braşov were the Saxons, who came from present-day Germany, and the city became vulnerable to repeated raids by Turks and Tatars from the ...  Read more

Pelisor Castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 44 Reviews

Located directly next to Peles Castle, this impressive example of Romanian history was built between 1899 and 1902 but a Czech architect. Once the summer ...  Read more

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Sitting high on top of a 200-foot (61-meter) cliff in the middle of Transylvania, Bran Castle is surrounded by an aura of mystery tied to both the myth of ...  Read more

Piatra Craiului National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This vast national park is one of Romania’s most important protected land areas. Home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including the Garofita Pietrei ...  Read more

Transfagarasan Highway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Travelers looking to explore the Romanian countryside on four wheels and an open road will find no better place to do so than the much-storied Transfagarasan ...  Read more

Poiana Brasov

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Set in the Carpathian Mountains in the heart of Transylvania, Poiana Brasov is one of the most popular ski resorts in Romania, as well as the largest and most ...  Read more

Council Square (Piata Sfatului)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The triangular expanse of Council Square (Piata Sfatului) has been the focus of life in Braşov since medieval times; at the heart of the city’s Saxon, ...  Read more

Rope Street (Strada Sforii)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Reputedly the narrowest street in Europe and certainly the narrowest in Romania, Rope Street (Strada Sforii) connects Cerbului with Poarta Schei in Braşov’s ...  Read more

Yekaterina’s Gate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Once the Saxon settlers from present-day Germany had fortified Braşov against attack from the Turks and Tatars in the 15th century, they built a series of ...  Read more

Apuseni Natural Park

With its otherworldly karst landscape, riddled with caves, cliffs and cirques, the unique topography of Apuseni Natural Park makes it one of Romania’s most ...  Read more

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