Situated in eastern central Europe and bordering Hungary, Serbia, the Ukraine, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova, Romania also borders the Black Sea. Recently, it has become a member of the European Union. Romania is a country of stark contrasts. Some cities have a Western European feel, while some of the smaller villages are more traditional.
The scenery in Romania is stark in contrast too. From panoramic views of the mountains to gorgeous views of the Black Sea, photographers will have a fantastic opportunity to take in some awe inspiring pictures.
Things to do in Romania
One of the most famous spots in Romania is Transylvania, where legend has it Count Dracula lived. It is a medieval town in style and has retained its traditional heritage.
For a relaxing day, try fishing in the Danube Delta. Over 2000 square miles of nature reserve await your visit, so sit back, relax and wait for those fish to bite! For a really relaxing day, visit the Thermal Springs, where there are a large number of spas that are generally cheaper to visit than Western Europe. Lake Ursu is famous for its healing mud, which is said to improve a range of conditions, including rheumatism.
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Take a visit to Bucharest to the People’s Palace, the largest administrative building in the world. Admire it from the outside and book a tour of the inside of this fantastic 333,000 square metre building for a cultural and historic day out. Visit the Carpathian Mountains for walks and treks amongst the clean air of the hills or visit the wonderful historic monasteries in Moldova for something less urban!
Nights Out in Romania
As a mixture of Hungarian, Latin and Turkish food, Romanian food is unique and delicious. Try the sarmale (cabbage meat rolls) with polenta and sour cream, which is traditionally served on Christmas Day, for a truly authentic Romanian meal.
Romania boasts a wide range of restaurants, from traditional Romanian to modern international dishes. Soup is very popular here. The chicken soup with noodles is particularly delicious.
Enjoy a locally brewed beer at the Caru’ cu Bere (Beer Wagon) in Bucharest. As well as traditional beer, the Beer Wagon offers some traditional, homemade Romanian foods. At weekends, it is also home to live music and entertainment. If you prefer a different tipple, try Tuica, an alcoholic beverage made from plums, typically served as a shot or warm in the winter. Be sure to take your holidays to Timis in Bucharest. As well as traditional beer, the Beer Wagon offers some traditional, homemade Romanian foods. At weekends, it is also home to live music and entertainment. If you prefer a different tipple, try Tuica, an alcoholic beverage made from plums, typically served as a shot or warm in the winter. Be sure to take your holidays to Timis to experience a typical Romanian area.
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For a unique holiday, Romania offers visitors the chance to visit a country that has both European and Balkan influences. It also has a strong Latin influence, retained from Roman occupation some two thousand years previously. This means it is culturally diverse with a range of influences in its architecture, food, entertainment and history. Take your next holiday in Romania with lastminute.com and get a great deal.