Travel Blogs- Transylvania

Today We bring you to …Transylvania

Bound on the east and south by its natural borders, the Carpathian mountain range, historical Transylvania extended westward to the Apuseni Mountains.

Apuseni Mountains
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Braşov landscape

Transylvania is rich in mineral resources, notably lignite, iron, manganese, gold, copper, salt and sulphur.

Famous Mines are the “Salina Turda” first pages of their story were written during the Roman occupation of Dacia (106 – 271 AD) when the city Latin name Potaissa.

In 2008, the Salt Mine entered an extensive process of modernization and improvement, being restored for tourism since 2010. 

Salt mines
Salt mines

 Transylvanian Gothic style is preserved to this day in monuments such as the Black Church in Braşov (14th and 15th centuries) and several of other cathedrals, as well as the Bran Castle in Braşov County (14th century).

Rasnov
Sighisoara
Braşov

Commonly known outside Romania as Dracula’s Castle, Bran Castle is sited 25 kilometres southwest of Brașov. It is a national monument and landmark in Romania. 

It is often referred as the house of the title character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula even if there isn’t evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle, which has only tangential associations with Vlad the Impaler, voivode of Wallachia, the putative inspiration for Dracula.

In the 1970s  the Romanian government decided to market the castle as the “real Dracula Castle”.

The castle is now a museum dedicated to displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie, the last Queen of Romania, the building has been widely visited and respected both for aiding the economy of Romania and bringing more light to the legend of Vlad III Dracula.

The geological events in 1875 gave birth to the Bear Lake, which is unique in Europe, its water being helio-thermal and salty, with purported therapeutic effects for severe rheumatic pains, peripheral nervous system and post-accidental motor diseases.

Here the city of Sovata builds the roots, with is famous Wellness lake.

Romanian cuisine is a diverse blend of different dishes from several traditions with which it has come into contact, but it also maintains its own character. It has been mainly influenced by Turkish and a series of European cuisines such as the Austrian cuisine, German cuisine, Greek cuisine, or Hungarian cuisine as well as culinary elements stemming from the cuisines of the Slavic-speaking countries of Eastern and Central Europe.

Unfortunately, we don’t have partner close enough to this area.

See you for the next city, bring your luggage …

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