Romania is divided into three regions: Transylvania, Moldova, and Wallachia. Transylvania is the most famous region in Romania, it is a forested region which features the Carpathian Mountain range. It is also famous for the Bran Castle, which is associated with the legend of Dracula.
Romania’s capital is Bucharest, and it is home to many iconic landmarks including the huge Palatul Parlamentului government building, and the Romanian Athenaeum, a concert hall.
Romanian is the official language spoken by majority of the population.
The road network in Romania is extensive, however, there is often heavy traffic on main routes. For long distance travel, or when travelling between major cities, air travel is recommended. Buses are available but they are slower compared with Taxis. You can hire taxis from taxi companies. If you’re not in a hurry, use trains, they are slower but you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the landscape.
Most of the regions in Romania have a warm temperate climate, with cold winters and warm summers, the mountainous regions, however, have a colder weather as the altitude increases. There is often abundant snowfall, especially in the mountain region. This is great for enjoying winter sports such as skiing.
From art festivals to festivals that celebrate the country’s wine, Romania has numerous festivals and events that showcase the countries beauty and heritage. Some of them are:
- The Traditional Crafts Fair in Bucharest
- Sighisoara Festival of Medieval Arts and Crafts
- The Maidens' Fair (Targul de Fete): a matchmaking festival
- Romania's Folk Art Festival
- Wine Making Festival
Romania has a diverse landscape that offers a wide range of activities. You can go on a hiking trip through Romania’s mountain range. There are also beaches and resorts where you can enjoy activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, and fishing.
Some other interesting places worth visiting are:
- Crisana’s Apuseni Mountains: where you can enjoy hikes in the summer and winter sports in winter.
- Maramures: home to the traditional wooden churches, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Bran Castle: one of the most popular tourist attractions in Romania, it is said to be Dracula's Castle.
- The painted churches of northern Moldavia: architectural masterpieces that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
- Sculptural Ensemble of Constantin Brâncuși: in honour of the heroes of World War.
Common Questions Travellers Ask About Romania
What is the best time to visit Romania?
The best time to visit Romania depends on the activity you want to carry out. Winter is the best time to enjoy winter sports such as skiing. However, May to September is also a great time to visit and temperatures are not so hot.
Casual clothing like jeans are common, if you’re going to the opera or a ceremony, wear formal clothes. Clothing is also according to the weather and make sure to protect yourself during winter.
Is Romania safe to visit?
Romania is safe to visits as there is little violent crime in the country. Millions of tourists visit the country yearly and enjoy a pleasant stay.
Is it cheap in Romania?
Romania is not an expensive country and it is considered one of the cheapest destinations in Europe.
What is the best currency to use in Romania?
The Romania leu is the official currency in Romania. Euros may sometimes be accepted in large establishments in the capital, but it is advisable to have the local currency.
Can you use credit cards in Romania?
Yes, credit cards are accepted in some places like hotels and shopping malls. However, for fear of credit card frauds, cash is safer.
What are the mobile network operators and internet service providers in Romania
There are 6 mobile network operators and also quite a number of internet service providers in Romania. You can checkout the
list of networks operators in Romania
and also details about each of them.