Welcome to Transylvania!
Transylvania – such a beautiful place, full of wonderful things to see. A place with rare natural beauties and old villages, where time seems to stand still. My trip to Transylvania was so cool. People here are so warm.-always welcoming strangers from all over the word, with something to eat and drink :). My journey started from Cluj-Napoca. A university city, modern and so hip, crawling with pubs and night clubs, and took me to Bran, Dracula’s Castle. From there to Sibiu and the medieval city of Sighisoara.
History – Transylvania (Romanian: Transilvania or Ardeal, Hungarian: Erdély, German: Siebenbürgen or Transsilvanien, Polish: Siedmiogród, Latin: Transsilvania, Turkish: Erdel). Is a historical region located in what is today the central part of Romania. Bound on the east and south by its natural borders, the Carpathian mountain range, historical Transylvania extended westward to the Apuseni Mountains. The term sometimes encompasses not only Transylvania proper, but also the historical regions of Crișana, Maramureș, and the Romanian part of Banat.
Transylvania – first place in a top made by Lonely Planet – Top Places To Visit in 2017, so that is cool! Here I’ve visited so many old churches, like Rimetea, and seen so many old traditions in places like Marginimea Sibiului that you’d never think still exist.
The region of Transylvania is known for the scenic beauty of it’s Carpathian landscape and it’s rich history therefore don t miss it. It also contains major modern cities such as Cluj-Napoca, Brașov, and Sibiu.
La Transilvania è una Regione di rara bellezza e avvolta dal mistero ai piedi dei Carpazi, caratterizzata da un bellissimo paesaggio naturale e da alcune delle città medievali meglio conservate in Europa, come per esempio Brasov. Nella sua storia la Transilvania è stata abitata anche da Magiari, Tedeschi, Ebrei che vi hanno lasciato una forte eredità architettonica, culturale e gastronomica.
Tra i tanti castelli medievali nascosti tra le montagne e i boschi della Transilvania. Il più famoso è sicuramente il Castello di Dracula. Misterioso e suggestivo anche grazie alla sua architettura gotica, alle alte torri e alle mura bianche, costruito nel XV secolo in posizione dominante sul villaggio di Bran. Molto bello anche il castello di Corvinesti vicino a Hunedoara e la Fortezza di Rasnov costruita nel 1300 dai Cavalieri Teutonici.
Dracula’s Castle – Bran
Bran Castle was originally a fortress built by the Teutonic Knights in 1212. The site was created for defending Brasov an important city that today is a modern place. This castle was use by the one and only Vlad Tepes aka Dracula. Now it’s a museum and a place where you can still see the old way of living. My night at the castle was so crazy, you can feel it in the air, that sense of “wtf this is a part of history, I m in the same place where Vlad was!” You feel like you are living in that era because everything is the same, from the food to the people ( talking about outfits).
Cluj – Napoca.
Probably the coolest city in Transylvania, it’s not as medieval as Sibiu but well this is it! A nice combination between classic gothic architecture and modern buildings. The center of the city is full of old monuments and little bohemian coffee bars. Here you have everything that you might want: cool stores for shopping and all kinds of historical places to visit.
Enjoy the nightlife!!
One third of the population of Cluj Napoca are students at the university here. This goes a long way to explain why the nightlife in Cluj is so cool, fresh and vibrant. It also have a large number and variety of bars, pubs and clubs. Whether you fancy a couple of quiet pints in a bar made of cardboard, a spot of live music, or some crazy shit- Cluj probably has it all. In the end you will fall in love with this city and yes the girls are amazingly cute.
Other places to visit!
Don t froger about Brasov. One of the most beautiful city in Transylvania. Historic Brasov was fortified in the Middle Ages by Saxon invaders from Germany. Its city walls and their turreted bastions have largely survived, sheltering a pleasing mixture of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance townhouses and cobbled alleyways all leading to the central Council Square (Piata Sfatului). Close to Brasov amid the wild hills of Piatra Craiului National Park, Rasnov Fortress stands high above the village it guarded, its sturdy walls punctuated with defense battlements to protect its maze of courtyards and lanes.
Transfagarasan Highway – This is the ultimate paradise for sports fanatics as well as petrol-heads who come to race along one of Europe’s most spectacular driving experiences.
Sighisoara – A mediaval city almost fairytale-like in its beauty. The town is crammed with narrow cobbled streets lined with Baroque townhouses in clashing pastel colors, churches topped with onion domes and clock towers adorned with gleaming jewel-like tiles. Sighisoare is an amazing city.
In the end Transylvania was a big surprise. The places are just out of this world, awesome and cool people that are living day by day. In conclusion – Amazing and cool Transylvania!
Source pics :Historia romaniaturismo.it.wiki. viator.com.