Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Iași is a symbol in Romanian history. The historian Nicolae Iorga said „There should be no Romanian who does not know of it”. Still referred to as The Moldavian Capital, Iași is the most important political, economic and cultural centre of the Moldavian region of Romania, as well as one of the oldest cities in our country. Deeply rooted in history, the city prides itself with publishing the first Romanian newspaper and establishing the first Romanian university, as well as the first National Theatre. Today, Iași is home to five universities.
Bucharest is Romania’s largest city and capital. Known in the past as “The Little Paris”, Bucharest has changed a lot lately, and today it has become a very interesting mix of old and new. Finding a 300 year old church, a steel-and-glass office buildings and Communist-era apartment blocks next to one another is a common sight. Bucharest offers some excellent attractions, and has, in recent years, cultivated a sophisticated, trendy, and modern sensibility that many have come to expect from a European capital.
We invite you to discover the best attractions in Bucharest including The Palace of Parliament which is the biggest administrative construction in Europe and the world’s second biggest after the Pentagon building in Washington, and The lipscani area, the oldest remaining part of Bucharest, known as the “historical center”, famed for its nightlife.
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One of the largest cities of Romania and capital of Dolj County, Craiova is located in the southern part of the country, at approximately equal distances from the Southern Carpathians(north) and the River Danube(south). It is a longstanding political centre, the chief commercial city and the most important city of Oltenia. The university town of Craiova, prides itself on the strong academic tradition and wealth of important historical figures who passed through here on their journey to fame: the world-famous sculptor Constantin Brancusi – who studied at the Craiova Art School and carved his first sculptures here, and Craiova-born Petrache Poenaru – inventor of the first cartridge fountain pen. The most important landmark is Nicolae Romanescu Park – the largest natural park in eastern Europe. This park has a few interesting features: The Suspended Bridge (photo), the Charmed Castle, the Craiova Hippodrome and the Zoo.
Brașov (pronounced Bra-shov), known as Kronstadt in German or Brassó in Hungarian has a population of 283,901 and is the 7th largest city in Romania. It is located almost in the centre of the country and surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. The city provides a mix of wonderful mountain scenery in the nearby Poiana Braşov and medieval history with German influences in the old town. The city is 176 km from Bucharest. Braşov is up there with Sinaia and the surrounding mountain resorts as the most visited city in Transylvania, Romania, and this is something that’s not in vain. Braşov boasts everything from dynamic modern city life to old world charm and fascinating scenery. Also, it’s pleasant to have some of the extras as well, including some of the best cleanliness records in the country, great transport and great food. Even though it’s a bit overpriced for Romanian standards, especially in the high season, Braşov is definitely worth it. As some people say, „Why bother coming to Romania if you’re not going to see Braşov?” The Braşov county is one of the most visited by tourists. Other than Braşov city and its immediate attractions, the resorts of Poiana Braşov (12 km west) and Predeal (27 km south), are also well worth visiting. Other places and tourist attractions of the county: Bran, Moeciu, Râşnov, Făgăraş, Prejmer, Zărneşti, Sâmbăta (at the foot of the Făgăraş mountains). Braşov has relatively cold and wet weather, especially at night. This region of Romania enjoys four seasons (i.e. spring and autumn as well as winter and summer). The average temperature is 7.6°C only, even though in summer temperatures may reach up to 35°C.
With one of the most vibrant economies in the country and a population of around 330,000, Cluj, is today a vibrant cultural and educational city. The six state and several private universities located here also make Cluj Napoca the city with the largest percentage of student population in Romania.