Authentic, Natural and Cultural are the words that best capture the essence of Romania, a dynamic country rich in history, arts and scenic beauty. Romania is well-endowed with minerals, natural fuels, and rich agricultural land, and has a good trading location on the Black Sea. Romania is mountainous in the north while the main feature in the south is the vast Danube valley. The river forms a delta as it approaches the Black Sea, which is a wildlife reserve for countless native and migratory birds.
If you buy flight tickets to Romania, you can start sightseeing. The best idea is to start from a cultural centre of the country: Transylvania. This region is inextricably associated with the legendary Count Dracula, so you should get know this beautiful area by his footsteps: Bran Castle, Poenari, and island on the Snagov Lake. Bran Castle is commonly thought by tourists around the world to be 'Dracula's castle', but probably he never was there. The castle looks like a fairy-tale mansion with turrets, nooks and crannies and balconies.
This place is enrapturing with beauty.
The real Dracula’s Castle Poenari Castle, also known as Poenari Fortress, is the next “must see” in Transylvania. It is a majestic, exciting place to explore on its own merit. The last amazing place in Transylvania is an island in the middle of Snagov Lake, when lays the monastery with the same name. The monastery is a very old religious site founded in the early 15th century, which has become famous as the burial place of the infamous prince of Walachia, who would become the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.
The north-western Romanian region of Maramures is famous for its specific folk. It is a place where time has stopped, what you can see in many villages where century old traditions are commonly use. There are unique wooden churches and houses, with shingles roofs, adorned with woodcarvings and hand-woven carpets. Locals are still wearing unusual folk dresses with intricate embroidery.
The most known place in this area is Merry Cemetery. The town folks ancestors considered death as a beginning, not the end and that is why Cemetery a place where you want to smile and not cry. Merry Cemetery impresses colours, flowers and beautiful monuments with blue wooden crosses.
Romania is full of places created for active and loving contact with nature people. One of these places is Bukovina. It is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world area, with a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List: Painted Monasteries in Bukovina. Monasteries was built in the 15th and 16th centuries and are distinguished by colourful frescoes with dramatic religious scenes. If you visit Bucovina you can’t forget to see some stunning nature walks through Ceahlau National Park, Romania’s Olympus – the sacred mountain of the Dacians, and breathtaking, full of magic town Suceava.
Romania is the largest of the Balkan countries, with almost 20 millions inhabitants. The country has dramatic mountain scenery and a coastline on the Black Sea but is very rarely visited by tourists, so they still don’t know what a beautiful place it is. It’s amazing and magical country which you can get to know buying cheap plane tickets to Romania.
Henri Coanda International Airport
Air transport in Romania is at very high level. There are fifteen small and two larger airports. The biggest airport in Romania is in capital of country Bucharest. Henri Coanda International Airport is located 16 km from the city. In 2014 it handled over 4 million passengers, and it is one of the busiest airport in the Balkan countries. The Airport was built in the late 1960s and the name is from the Romanian aviation pioneer Henri Coanda, which created aircraft Coanda in 1910 and discovered the Coanda effect. It is served by 38 airlines, one of them is LOT Polish Airlines, which offers direct flights to Romania from Warsaw. On the airport there is only one terminal, Terminal 1, which is able to handle up to six million passengers, so now it approaches the maximum capacity. That is the reason of building the new terminal: Terminal 2.
How to get to the airport
There are several options to get to the Henri Coanda Airports. From the city centre you can go there by public transport or taxi. If you prefer a public transport you can choose between bus and train. Express bus 783 goes from the airport to downtown Bucharest, Express bus 780 links the airport with the main train station, Bucuresti Nord. The Henri Coandă Express is a combined transfer service by minibus then train to Bucuresti Nord station. Bus stations are in front on Terminal. If you choose a taxi, you should be careful or if you don’t speak Romanian avoid it if is possible. At first, margin imposed by the taxi drivers will be huge and you can pay a lot of money. Taxi scams are common in Bucharest, so be careful.
Cluj Napoka International Airport
The second largest airport in Romania is in Cluj Napoka. Located in north-western part of the country city is considered the unofficial capital to the historical province of Transylvania. The airport is served by 6 airlines, including LOT Polish Airlines, which offers direct flights from Warsaw. There is one terminal, which new construction started in 2007 and then airport had a spectacular evolution with a year-over-year growth of 60% and 93% respectively, reaching over 750,000 passengers in 2008. In 2014 it handles over one million passengers.
The International Airport of Cluj-Napoca is located 10 km from the city centre. You can reach to the city by European route E 576. The drive from the city centre is short and it should take you about 20 minutes. You can also use public transport by catching the local bus nr. 8, which connects airports with the city centre or trolleybus No. 5 to the Rail station. You must purchase the ticket before entering the bus.
Romania main Cities
One of the greatest attributes of Romania it's country's multicultural heritage. For centuries the complex and often dramatic history it passed under the rule of Turkey, Hungary and Austria. Traces of other cultures can be seen today in the rich architecture of the country. LOT Polish Airlines offers direct flights to Romania, so it is pretty easy to get know this amazing place. When you come here, you will see two faces of Romania. First, full of villages and towns which look like open-air museums. Where it appears no civilization and where you can feel folklore and beauty of history. And the second: modern Romania, cities fulfilling western standards and people would be happy to host tourists.
Bucharest is both the capital and the largest city in Romania. Located in the southeast of the country, has almost 2 million inhabitant. In the twentieth century Bucharest was called "the Paris of the East", unfortunately Nicolae Ceausescu's regime led to its total ruin and collapse. The dictator destroyed most of the city, including many monuments - 22 Orthodox churches and put in their place concrete symbols "of his rules". Despite the difficult history, in the city you will find interesting monuments and if you go there, you will not be disappointed. The Romanian Palace of Parliament, known as the “People’s House” is a building of epic proportions in the heart of Bucharest. Whether you consider it as an example of beauty or ugly, the Palace is indisputably jaw-dropping.
The Old Town will most likely be the first part of your Bucharest visit. There are a lot of attractions including 19th century Maun Inc., the oldest church in the city and residence of medieval princes: the 18th century Stavropoleos Monastery. Being in Bucharest you can’t forget about museums, there is a few very interesting. Museum of village, Bucharest Jewish Museum and Romanian National Art Museum. Museum of village is located at Herastrau park, so after sightseeing you will be able to relax in the bosom of nature.
Cluj Napokka is the western city in the region of Transylvania. Six state and several private universities located here make Cluj Napoka “capital of Romanian education”. The main square is mainly represented by 18th-century buildings, many restaurants and shops, but the main attraction is Saint Michael’s Church, most impressive Gothic wonders in Romania. The next "must see" attraction is Banffy Palace- true example of Baroque architecture. If you would like to know more about Dracula’s country you have to go to Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania.
Located on the Black Sea’s western coast, Constanta is a big commercial centre, very popular for tourist, especially with cheap flights to Romania. Constanta is the 3rd-largest city in Romania, being one of the most important economic and cultural centres in the country, which you should visit to feel its atmosphere and see archaeological treasure. When you come here, you have to see ancient ruins located in the old town, museums :Art Museum, National History and Archaeology Museum and historical monuments: The Great Mahmudiye Mosque, The Genoese Lighthouse. After sightseeing you will have the opportunity to approach to beach resorts and relax.
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