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Interesting Places to Visit and Things to do in The Historical Country of Romania (Part II)

Romania is famous for its medieval towns and gives you a vibe of a bygone era.

There are so many things to do and see in Romania and many times tourists become confused about where to start. Check out some more places and things to do in Romania.

Visiting the Famous Peleș Castle

Romania because of its rich history has many castles and Peleș Castle is one of them and it’s regarded as the most beautiful castle in Romania. 

The majestic Peleș Castle is reminiscent of the glorious past of the country. Located at the base of the Carpathian Mountains in the charming resort of Sinaia, it was constructed in the late 19th century and was the summer residence of Romania’s royal family. You can feel the look of neo-Renaissance architecture in the castle and today it is considered an engineering marvel. The whole castle is remarkable and well-preserved both outside and inside. It has 160 rooms in total for guests and here you can see precious works of art by painters as famous as Gustav Klimt.

Explore the Medieval Castles and Fortresses

Romania has a rich but troubled history and it has witnessed many battles and conflicts. There is an array of castles and forts that are a testimony to its past. Visit these castles and try to experience the stories behind them. 

Romania is home to various small and big castles, especially in the areas of Transylvania and Bukovina. Each of these castles has its own story to tell. Some of the most popular and most visited castles in Romania are Bran Castle, which is famous because of its supposed connections to Vlad the Impaler who inspired the tales of Dracula and the Pelisor Castle and Peles Castle, which were made by King Carol I and it was used as the summer residence of Romania’s Royal family.

Visiting the Palace of Culture

Located in the bustling city of Iasi, the monumental Palace of Culture is a must-visit while being in Romania

Known as the Princely Palace in medieval times, it was an administration building and courthouse until 1955. Its name was changed to the Palace of Culture and it has now four different museums named as the History Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, the Science Museum, and the Art Museum. Along with the museums, this place has about 300 different rooms and halls. One of the most notable rooms is Voivodes’ Hall, which is elaborately decorated with paintings of kings, emperors, and royal families. You can also walk up to the clock tower and have a panoramic view of the outside which is quite magnificent.

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