Romania

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  • 1. Arcul de Triumf

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Echoing Bucharest’s pretensions as the “Paris of the East,” this landmark—built in 1922—commemorates the 1877 War for Independence and those...Read More

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  • 2. Ateneul Român

    Arts/Performance Venue

    Gorgeous inside and out, this 19th-century concert hall, home of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, has a neo-Baroque dome and classical...Read More

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  • 3. Biserica Creţulescu

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This 1720s redbrick church next to the former palace has lovely, though faded, interior frescoes and a noted iconostasis (screen separating...Read More

  • 4. Biserica Curtea Veche

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Completed in the mid-16th century, Bucharest's oldest church is an excellent example of that period's Wallachian church architecture, with...Read More

  • 5. Biserica Stavropoleos

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Lovely wooden and stone carvings and religious paintings adorn the exterior of this church, built between 1724 and 1730. Inside are fresco-covered...Read More

  • 6. Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A fantastic Gothic-style structure, built in the late 14th century by the German community, this formerly Roman-Catholic house of worship remains...Read More

  • 7. Busteni Mountain

    Mountain–Sight

    The sweeping bird's-eye views you'll get during the cable car (teleferic) ride up Busteni Mountain alone are worth the 15 minutes' drive from...Read More

  • 8. Casino Sinaia

    Casino–Sight

    No longer a working casino but a conference center, this is nonetheless an impressive structure, commissioned and built in 1913 by King Carol...Read More

  • 9. Clock Tower (Turnul Ceasornicului)

    Historic District/Site

    In the town square, this clock tower dates to the late 18th century, during the Ottoman occupation, when the 72-foot structure was built to...Read More

  • 10. Comana Monastery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In the commune of Comana, 45 minutes' drive from Giurgiu, this Romanian Orthodox monastery has a long history. The original building, from the...Read More

  • 11. Comana Natural Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Southern Romania's largest protected area is in Comana, a commune of five small villages. The park covers more than 60 acres and its management...Read More

  • 12. Council Square (Piața Sfatului)

    Historic District/Site

    This lovingly preserved town square has been holding markets since the mid-14th century. In the middle of the square is a pillory formerly used...Read More

  • 13. Curtea Veche

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Dracula buffs can check out the ruins of the palace built by Vlad Ţepeş, the 15th-century prince on whom the fictional count was based. There...Read More

  • 14. Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Alexander

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In the city of Alexandria, about an hour and 15 minutes' drive from Giurgiu, is this once Romanian Orthodox cathedral (it became Episcopal in...Read More

  • 15. George Enescu Memorial House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Regarded as Romania's greatest musician, George Enescue (1881–1955) was a composer, violinist, pianist, and conductor. He was a child prodigy...Read More

  • 16. Giurgiu Fortress

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    At first glance, this fortress appears to be little more than a pile of stones, but it was once an important defense structure, and, if its...Read More

  • 17. Giurgiu-Rousse Friendship Bridge

    Bridge/Tunnel

    Take a stroll from Romania across the Danube to Bulgaria on one of just two bridges connecting the two countries. (The other runs between Calafat...Read More

  • 18. Hanul lui Manuc

    Hotel–Sight

    In 1808, a wealthy Armenian built this evocative, timbered inn for the convenience of traveling merchants. After extensive renovations, the...Read More

  • 19. Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Within Bucegi Natural Park, this pint-size monastery abuts the enormous cave, making it look even tinier. The monastery dates back four centuries...Read More

  • 20. Lipscani

    Neighborhood/Street

    Developed around 1750, the Lipscani district is one of the oldest in Bucharest. Dirty, confusing, and crying for renovation, it's still of interest...Read More

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