Transylvania, located in central Romania, is a land of fascinating history, rich culture, and breathtaking natural beauty.
From medieval castles and fortified churches to stunning mountains and verdant forests, Transylvania offers a wide range of tourist attractions that are sure to leave a lasting impression on any traveler.
Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or simply seeking adventure, Transylvania has something to offer for everyone.
Medieval Villages, Developed Around Fortified Churches
Medieval villages are perhaps the most beautiful places to visit in Transylvania. They were established during the 12th-14th centuries. Over time, they were invaded, recaptured, burned, or devastated by the plague, but they managed to maintain a special charm. 15-20 years ago, these villages were deserted due to the Saxon exodus, but today they have regained their former splendor.
We offer you a multitude of experiences in such Transylvanian villages and guarantee that whichever one you choose, you will not regret it. Here you will come into contact with a world long gone in the rest of Europe. You will discover a way of life frozen in time, a place where traditions and customs are respected with great care.
Idyllic landscapes, peace and fresh air, charming accommodations, and rich meals with local delicacies. What could be more beautiful?
Visit The Most Beautiful Medieval Fortresses In Transylvania
The medieval fortresses of Transylvania are almost a millennium-old vestige, still standing today. These must-see tourist attractions await you to present a unique atmosphere. Among the most famous are the Alba Carolina Fortress, Rasnov Fortress, Deva Fortress, Sarmizegetusa Fortress, Feldioara Fortress, and Rupea Fortress.
Of course, we haven't forgotten about Sighisoara, the only inhabited medieval citadel in Eastern Europe. Here you will find some of the best accommodation options in Transylvania. Historical houses, centuries-old, each one more colorful and welcoming than the other.
Visit The Famous Castles Of Transylvania
By far, the most renowned castle in Transylvania is Bran Castle or the Castle of Vlad the Impaler. However, equally spectacular is the Corvin Castle also known as the Hunyadi Castle.
There are hundreds of castles and manors in Transylvania. You can visit some of them, and stay in others, while some are waiting to be restored.
If you want a complete castle experience, you must go to Covasna, a county known as "The Land of 160 Manors". Obviously, this is not the only option. Almost every county in Transylvania has at least one manor or castle where you can stay.
Visit The Isolated Hamlets In Apuseni Mountains
The Apuseni Mountains region was voted by the American publication CNN as one of the top 3 tourist destinations worldwide for 2019.
Here you can experience an archaic way of life, disconnected from any trace of civilization. You will wake up suddenly without cell phone signal, without internet, and even without electricity. You will have the opportunity to reconnect with offline life, wandering the mountain paths and admiring the breathtaking landscapes.
Many tourist attractions and places to visit await you in Apuseni. We offer you some unique accommodations to make your vacation in Transylvania exceptional.
Tree houses, mansions, or traditional houses... Regardless of your preferences, you will have plenty to choose from.
Visit Some Of The Most Spectacular Salt Mines In Europe
Turda Salt Mine and Praid Salt Mine are among the most important tourist attractions in Transylvania that you must not miss if you are in the area. You will discover a charming underground world.
And that's not all. The beneficial effects of salt caves, the first natural salt mines, have been discovered and confirmed over time. History records that refugees sheltered in salt caves during European invasions in the Middle Ages proved to be much more resistant to cold and survived in greater numbers than those who did not benefit from speleotherapy.
A vacation in Transylvania can be both useful and enjoyable, rejuvenating your body and delighting your soul.
Visit Sibiu And Its Surroundings
This region has received numerous distinctions over time, being declared in turn European Capital of Culture, European Destination of Excellence, and European Gastronomic Region. The medieval city and the surrounding villages, located at the base of the mountains, attract hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world every year.
Our platform offers you unique accommodations in Sibiu and the villages of Marginimea Sibiului. These experiences complete the picture of a Transylvanian vacation that you will not forget soon.
Explore Brasov, The Most Visited City In Transylvania
Visited annually by over 1 million Romanian or foreign tourists, Brasov is certainly a must-see tourist attraction in Transylvania. Documented over 800 years ago, this historic city is full of medieval architecture.
Moreover, its location at the base of the Postavaru massif offers multiple options for outdoor activities or sports. Just 12 km away is Poiana Brasov, the most famous mountain resort in Romania.
These are some of the most important tourist attractions and places to visit in Transylvania. Certainly, there are others, but it is good for some to remain hidden in order to preserve their charm. Our hosts will help you discover each of them.
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