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Banffy castle in Bontida

Banffy Castle in Bontida, Romania

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My first encounter with the Banffy Castle in Bontida took place years ago, on a warm April day on the
way up to Maramures. Only 30 km away from Cluj Napoca, the castle in Bontida is hidden to the right of
the road that leads to Gherla. You can see it from the road, but in order to reach it, you must detour
through the Bontida Commune. Once you turn right, the road leads you to the castle, and you can orient
yourself by its position. There are no signs for it, except on the national road.

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Sarmizegetusa Regia Dacian fortress

Sarmizegetusa Regia Dacian fortress

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It’s a well-known fact that the Romanian people are descendants of the Dacians (the people that lived in present-day Romania) and the Romans (who conquered Dacia, influencing even the language that is spoken in Romania today). There are two fortresses in Romania with very similar names, both Dacian capitals at different points in time and often confused with one another. However, Sarmizegetusa Regia and Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana are not one and the same. If Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa was the capital of Dacia after it was conquered by Trajan (after the Dacian wars with the Romans), Sarmizegetusa Regia was the capital of pre-roman Dacia. Read more

6 places to visit in Romania

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So you have decided to visit Romania? That is a great choice! You’ve probably checked when is the best time to come here and you already know a few things about Romania, but now you are wondering – where should you go? Maybe you are one of the tourists that already have a lot of details about this country or you chose to have a holiday here only because someone told you that you will find great things to see in Romania and you are wondering what are those things. My purpose is not to create a top with the most beautiful places, nor to persuade you to choose a certain spot. I just want to make a list that will help you decide considering your interest and the number of days you want to spend here. So here is the list with the six places to visit in Romania:

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10 most known palaces in Romania

10 best known palaces in Romania

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There are only 2 or 3 famous palaces in Romania, but few people know that Romania has a legacy of over 1300 castles, palaces, mansions and fortresses built by our ancestors. You can visit some of them, but unfortunately some are just ruins, also very exciting to explore.
Among these 1300 pieces of history, I only chose 10 palaces in Romania to recommend you for a visit. Palaces are many but the most known and beautiful ones are: Read more

7 things to do in Transylvania

7 things to do in Transylvania

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Bram Stocker made Transylvania famous in his novel “Dracula”. People who came here after reading the novel discovered a land of rich woods, green fields and wild animals, not a scary place, like the one in the novel. They found a fairy tale region with castles, fortresses, tasty food and friendly people. That is why the list with these 7 things to do in Transylvania it’s the minimum you can experience when visiting this wonder land: Read more