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Transylvania

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While Transylvania may be known in popular culture as the home of Dracula, the incredible lanscape and rich history of this region are not to be overlooked. Located in the Carpathian Mountains in central Romania, travelers flock here for outdoor activities and adventures such as hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. Further, the medieval towns and architecture scattered throughout the region are some of the oldest and best preserved in the country. As host of many festivals and events, Transylvania is a cultural center for foreigners and locals alike. It's the country's largest and most well-known region, and the majority of tourism within Romania exists in this historic area. Take a look at our Romania trip planner to refine the details of your trip to Transylvania.
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Places to visit in Transylvania

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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) Bran
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Poiana Brasov ©
Ski Area
Poiana Brasov Poiana Brasov
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Brasov Historical Center ©
Historic Walking Area
Brasov Historical Center Brasov
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Council Square ©
Landmark
Council Square Brasov
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Transylvania

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Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Religious Site
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) Brasov
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castle
Castelul Corvinilor Hunedoara
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Church
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral Timisoara
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Sighisoara Historic Center
World heritage site
Sighisoara Historic Center Sighisoara
4.7
Duration: 3 hours

Nature in Transylvania

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Mount Tampa ©
Mountain
Mount Tampa Brasov
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
National Park Domogled
World heritage site
National Park Domogled Baile Herculane
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Moldoveanu Peak ©
Mountain
Moldoveanu Peak Fagaras
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Retezat Mountains ©
Mountain
Retezat Mountains
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Transylvania

Le Lac Balea ©
Water Body
Le Lac Balea Sibiu County
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Spa
Spas Brasov
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Saint Anna Lake ©
Water Body
Saint Anna Lake Baile Tusnad
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Art & Crafts ©
Art Gallery
Art & Crafts Sighisoara
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Transylvania

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ASTRA Museum ©
Specialty Museum
ASTRA Museum Sibiu
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Brukenthal National Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Brukenthal National Museum Sibiu
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Transylvania

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Paradisul Acvatic ©
Water Park
Paradisul Acvatic Brasov
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Apuseni Natural Park ©
Theme Park
Apuseni Natural Park Northwest Romania
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Dino Parc ©
Theme Park
Dino Parc Rasnov
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Aquapark Nymphaea Orade ©
Turkish Bath
Aquapark Nymphaea Orade Oradea
3.3
Duration: 8 hours
Carpathian Escapes ©
Balloon Ride
Carpathian Escapes Miercurea-Ciuc
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Vespa Cluj ©
Outdoor Activity
Vespa Cluj Cluj-Napoca
5.0
Duration: 3h 30 min
Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch ©
Equestrian Trail
Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch Izvoare
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
TransyBike - Day Tours ©
Hiking Trail
TransyBike - Day Tours Cluj-Napoca
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

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