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1995/2016

First/Last visit:

Number of visits:

Personal Rating:

4

46/193

UNESCO Sites visited:

6/8

Places Visited:

Bucharest, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Galati, Tulcea, Suceava, Sighetu Marmatiej, Baia Mare, Arad, Sapanta, Biertan, Valea Viilor, Desesti, Barsana, Sarbi

Highlights:

Bucharest Palace of Parliament (the world's second largest building with 3,100 rooms, an iconic landmark of the communist era, the Historic center with Stvropoleos church and Lipscani district for cafés and bars, Museum of Romanian Peasant, Romanian Athenaeum for classical music enthusiasts, Triumphal Arch. Sighisoara UNESCO medieval citadel, clock tower and a 12th century Transylvania-Saxon town, the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, the Casa is now a restaurant with the same name. Sibiu's old walled city with three interlocking squares, the fine Brukenthal museum, the Evangelical church with the country's largest organ with 6002 pipes, the church tower can be climbed, ASTRA National museum complex. Tulcea the hub for boat trips to the Danube Delta UNESCO.Suceava for its nearby Bucovina Monasteries UNESCO (Dragomirna, Voronet, Humor, Moldovita, Sucevita, Bogdana). Sinaia Peles castle. The amazing wooden churches of Maramures UNESCO in Budesti, Surdesti, Desesti, Ieud. Sapanta's unique and colorful Merry Cemetary. Villages with Fortified Churches, Biertan, Valea Viilor or Viscri UNESCO. Sighetu Marmatiej Sighet Prison, now a museum.