TOP 5 most charming cities in Transylvania

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TOP 5 most charming cities in Transylvania
TOUR TRAVEL by ODAS GLOBAL CONSULTING
TOP 5 MOST CHARMING
CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
BY IOANA
CODINA SABAU
TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN
TRANSYLVANIA
TOUR TRAVEL by ODAS GLOBAL CONSULTING offers the best Christmas gift for people
who would like to discover Transylvania – a guide that features five of the region’s most
beautiful cities - Top 5 most charming cities in Transylvania.
1
• Cluj-Napoca
2
• Sibiu
3
• Brasov
4
• Sighisoara
5
• Oradea
The region of Transylvania is related with "fantastic bloody vampires" and a real historic figure
of Vlad Tepes (also known as Dracula), medieval castles, stunning churches, Saxon communities,
cosmopolitan and medieval towns, Botanical Gardens and Zoological Gardens, waterfalls,
mystique caves, unique Salt Mines, magnificent fortresses, natural reserves, and UNESCO World
Heritage Sites, and so on. These tourist attractions offer numerous experiences and regularly
unique delights. The traditions, the great food and the people are the soul of this historical and
magical region.
TOUR TRAVEL by ODAS GLOBAL CONSULTING considers Transylvania a corner of
heaven, full field with authentic legends and fairy tales, worth enjoying.
by Ioana Codina Sabau | www.discoveringtransylvania.ro
TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
Cluj-Napoca
Cluj-Napoca, located in the heart of Transylvania is the second largest city in Romania. It’s a
university city and hosts one of the highest ranked universities from our country, Babes-Bolyai
University founded in 1579, according to historical records.
The central square is a magnificent place to visit. Travelers will find here two beautiful central
squares, Unirii Square and Avram Iancu Square. On one side, they will discover around Unirii
Square beautiful beading, the Franciscan Church, one of the oldest and most significant edifices
of the city, build in the 11th – 12th centuries, in a Romanesque style church, later changed in
Gothic style, in the 15th century; St. Michael's Church, one of the finest examples of Gothic
architecture in Romania, dating from the 14th - 15th century; and Bánffy Castle, the most
important Baroque building in Cluj-Napoca, from the 18th century.
by Ioana Codina Sabau | www.discoveringtransylvania.ro
TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
TOUR TRAVEL by ODAS GLOBAL CONSULTING recommends tourists to visit the
“Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania”, if they are interested in traditional crafts. The museum
was found in 1922, and features Romanian folk traditions from different eras.
On the other side of Central area of Cluj-Napoca, tourists will discover Avram Iancu Square, and
“The Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral” (the “Dormition of the Mother of God” Cathedral),
an orthodox church, build in 1920-1930, with a Romanian Brancovenesc style and a mixture of
Renaissance and Byzantine architecture; the Romanian National Opera from Cluj-Napoca,
categorized as one of the most appreciated architectural monuments of the city and the mark of a
secessionist grace characteristic of the early twentieth century.
by Ioana Codina Sabau | www.discoveringtransylvania.ro
TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
Sibiu
Discovering Transylvania is not complete without visiting Sibiu. Positioned in the middle of the
country, where all the ways of the historical Romanian regions meet, Sibiu is a connection for the
dispersion of material and mystical values. In 2007, Sibiu had the honor of becoming European
Capital of Culture, together with Luxembourg. The main theme chosen by this city is: "City of
Culture-City of Cultures", and over the years they hosted Romania's largest German community
and an important Hungarian minority, with their own cultural heritage.
Sibiu was named the capital of Transylvania when the area was a Habsburg principality and
over the years it was also a significant ecumenical, didactic and cultural center.
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TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
The historical center of Sibiu characterizes the greatest medieval urban ensemble in Romania,
with several well-preserved remnants from that period. The Bridge of Lies, build in 1859, is one
of the famous symbols of the city and every tourist should listen at least once the many legends
build around this construction. The oldest streets in the city are taking travelers to a different
point in time and space.
by Ioana Codina Sabau | www.discoveringtransylvania.ro
TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
Brasov
Located in the heart of Romania, Brasov benefits from the effect of an ancient history, being
founded in 1211, on an antique Dacian site. The city is situated 176 km from Bucharest, and is
well known for the historical and environmental attractions. Surrounded by the Carpathian
Mountains, Brasov delivers a mixture of delightful mountain scenery nearby Poiana Brasov and
medieval history with German inspirations.
The Brasov County is one of the most visited region, being close to tourism attractions, such as
Bran (where Dracula’s Castle), Zarnesti, Rasnov, Moeciu, Fagaras, Prejmer, Sambata, and so
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TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
on.
In the historic center, visitors will find the old Town Hall Square where they will appreciate
colorfully decorated and ornately trimmed baroque buildings.
One of the main attraction is the Black Church, declared the largest gothic church in Romania.
Its name derives from injury caused by the Great Fire of 1689, when flames and smoke blackened
its walls. The interior is imposing and well-kept, and houses one of the largest Gothic structures
in Southeastern Europe.
by Ioana Codina Sabau | www.discoveringtransylvania.ro
TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
Sighisoara
Sighisoara is a stunning medieval town in Mures County, and the Historic Center of Sighisoara
is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This town was established by German craftsmen
and merchants, also known as the Saxons of Transylvania, around the year 1191.
Its cobblestone streets, sharp stairways, vibrant houses, unique ancient towers creates a mystic
atmosphere. One of the most famous tourism attraction is the 14th century Clock Tower, which
offers a great sight of the ancient city Centre. Tourists who are captivated with vampires are able
to visit the real birthplace of Vlad Tepes (also known as Dracula).
by Ioana Codina Sabau | www.discoveringtransylvania.ro
TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
TOUR TRAVEL by ODAS GLOBAL CONSULTING team would recommend Sighisoara to
everyone "in hunt of a true experience" in a small, unique and fortified medieval town.
by Ioana Codina Sabau | www.discoveringtransylvania.ro
TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
Oradea
Oradea, capital of the Bihor County is located about 10 km from the Hungarian border, in the
north-west part of Romania. Being so close to the western border, the artistic currents of this
space is slightly different to other places from the center of the country, having an appearance of
prosperity, refinement and superiority that imprints on the memory.
This city's contemporary architecture is a mixture of Communist-era apartment structures,
mainly in the outside accommodations and lovely historical buildings that are remnants of the
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TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
period when the town was part of the Central European Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Oradea has many Baroque edifices and a mainly rich collection of Art Nouveau architecture. At
the beginning of the last century, Oradea was named "Small Paris", having a belle-époque charm
given by its Secession, eclectic, New-Romanian, Neoclassic and Baroque architecture.
The stunning city Centre is worth visiting, having beautiful places worth seeing, such as the
Baroque Palace of Oradea, Baroque Cathedral, known as the biggest Baroque cathedral in
Romania, Oradea's Fortress, the "Black Eagle Palace", the State Theatre and the "Moon
Church".
Outside the city travelers will find Baile Felix health spas with thermo-mineral waters. Baile
Felix is the largest resort in the country.
by Ioana Codina Sabau | www.discoveringtransylvania.ro
TOP 5 MOST CHARMING CITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA
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