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The largest thermal water center in Europe to open near Bucharest soon

A-Heat Austrian group will open a wellness, entertainment and spa center based on thermal waters at Balotești near Bucharest on January 14. Therme Bucharest project is the largest one of this kind in Europe, mounting to an investment of EUR ...

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One more fortress available on Romania’s tourist map

The Fortress in Oradea (Bihor county, northern Romania) is ready to open its gates. Rehabilitated with European funds worth RON 87.6m, the fortress can be visited as of January 1, within guided tours. The fortress comprises eight buildings and 468 ...

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Why do villagers in Oltenia stir the fire on Christmas Eve? Find out other unique traditions from this region

In Oltenia, winter customs and traditions are unprecedented and are still preserved in the rural areas. Despite being banned during communism, these traditions bravely stood to face time and modern life. Among the most common customs and traditions from Oltenia ...

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What winter customs and traditions is Maramureș unveiling?

The winter traditions are very well preserved in Maramureș, as centuries back. The Christmas celebration is full of beautiful customs, filled with strong meanings. Starting from the youngest child to the oldest person, everybody attends the Christmas preparations. The holiday ...

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The unsolved mystery of the Bukovina monasteries’ colors

Bukovina’s monasteries, listed on the UNESCO patrimony, are luring tens of thousands of tourists on an annual basis. Their special architecture and obsolete beauty make them so attractive, but it’s their rich coloring value, still preserved after hundreds of years, ...

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10-meter polenta ball cooked at the Christmas Fair in Făget

A polenta ball (bulz in Romanian) of 10 meters will be prepared at the Christmas Fair in Făget town, Timișoara county. The fair is due Thursday-Saturday and includes carol and folk concerts, as well as Santa Claus offering presents to ...

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Șirnea, Romania’s first tourist village

The small settlement of Șirnea in Brasov county, located at the foot of the Piatra Craiului Massif, at an altitude of about 1,300 meters, is the first tourist village in Romania. It all began when in the 60s the biology ...

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Exquisite Slimnic Fortress and its hidden legends

Slimnic Fortress  or Stolzenburg (meaning the Proud Fortress) ranks as one of the most peculiar and scenic places worth visiting in Transylvania, due to its towers, strong walls, contra forts and most particularly to the Gothic imbricate arches. The fortress ...

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