Romania is king when it comes to cultural landmarks. If you are wondering what your next travel destination should be, Romania tours are a great idea. Below are some of the most breathtaking landmarks you can catch on your trip to Romania.
The casino, which was built in 1880, is located in Constanta County in Romania. It used to be a club where the rich and elite would gather to spend their money, play, and dance. The Constanta Casino is currently an abandoned building left unattended and slowly falling apart. The Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs of Romania has now listed it as a historical monument and placed it under guard. You will need legal permission to get access to it. As opposed to the casino which is old and dilapidated, the surrounding area is very modern and well maintained. If you love old, abandoned and historic buildings, you need to see the Constanta Casino before it is no more.
Bran Castle is a national monument situated near Bran. It is a medieval stronghold which is popularly identified with Count Dracula, a fictional vampire. The castle, which was completed in 1388, is a top tourist attraction in Romania. You will spot it rising above the town sitting on rocks. You can climb up its conical towers and admire views slightly over the thick forests that surround it. Inner access will give you a treat to its creaky-floored rooms which are furnished with bearskin rugs and designs dating back to the 19th century.
Palace of the Parliament
The Palace of the Parliament is the parliamentary seat in Romania. It is one of the largest administrative buildings in the world, with more than 3000 rooms. It rises to a height of 84 meters. You will find it in Dealul Arsenalului in Bucharest. While it is still unfinished, its construction began in 1984. If you want to have a look at the interior, book ahead for a guided tour.
The Salina Turda is a former underground salt mine in the large city of Turda. It was ranked top 25 among the world’s hidden gems which are worth the effort. The mine receives an impressive number of both local and foreign tourists, thanks to its rich history. Its main attractions are the Losif, Rudolf, Gizela, and Terezia mine. There is also the Crivac room which hosts a rudimentary machine that was used to lift slat rocks to the surface.
The Endless Column
The Endless Column is the most celebrated sculpture of the 20th century. It is 30 meters high and is made of columns of zinc, cast iron, and brass-clad; all part of a steel spine. It is situated in Calea Eroiler. The column was built to symbolize physical reality and the synthesis of heaven.
These five sites are just a tip of the iceberg of what Romania has to offer. Romania is a rich country with many more features that will strike your fancy.