TOP DESTINATIONS IN TRANSYLVANIA
From the colorful Saxon villages with their imposing fortified churches, to the legacy of the Szekely people, and the thriving Romanian traditions, Transylvania is a diverse and complex land, rich in history and culture.
Beautiful landscapes, historic castles, medieval cities, authentic traditional villages, Transylvania has it all.
Transylvania is a region of beautiful landscapes and rich wildlife, but its cities can be just as impressive. From the vibrant cultural life of Cluj to the charming city center and natural surroundings of Brasov, from the cobblestone streets and baroque buildings of Sibiu to the glorious Art Nouveau architecture of Oradea, cities in Transylvania are definitely worth your attention.
Transylvania is home to the seven fortified towns built by the Saxons in the Middle Ages, when they settled in the area. Cities like Sibiu and Sighisoara are among the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, while the larger Cluj and Brasov offer many touristic attractions of their own.
Some of the most striking and valuable treasures of Romania are owed to the German populace that settled in Transylvania starting with the 13th century, known as Saxons, or “sasi” in Romanian. Probably the best known elements of Saxon heritage are all the fortified churches in Romania, some of which were inducted in the UNESCO World Heritage for their great cultural and historical value.
In Tara Barsei, or Burzenland as its Saxon name goes, natural and manmade beauties combined to make up a tranquil, harmonious landscape of intense beauty. Located in the heart of Romania, in the protective embrace formed by the curving range of the Carpathians, Tara Barsei offers old churches, imposing castles, and beautiful natural areas.
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