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Corvin Castle in Hunedoara, history seen thru 3D mock-up

The castle has been promoted through ground-breaking technology at Lugano international tourism fair in Switzerland. Hunedoara County’s most impressive Gothic-Renaissance building, namely Corvin Castle, is becoming a huge attraction spot abroad, thanks to a smartphone application that will be available ...

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‘Tree of the year’, the 900 years old oak tree from Brasov

‘The Veteran of the Carpathians’ watches over the pastures of Mercheasa village, 70 kilometers near Brasov county.  It is supposed to be the oldest oak in Romania, being estimated with a large approximation to 900 years, having a circumference of ...

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Bâlea Lac Hotel of Ice reopens on December 20

A new temporary ice hotel at Bâlea Lac is set to welcome visitors on December 20, with construction works beginning at the end on November. The hotel will have 12 rooms, each of them displaying a different sign of the ...

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Romania tops 2015 most attractive holiday destinations

Romania ranks 9 in Top 10 of the most attractive holiday destinations for 2015, in terms of prices and tourist offer, according to a chart compiled by the editors of Lonely Planet travel guide. “The Eastern European countries are frequently ...

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Romania’s former secret espionage residence

After more than 24 years from the 1989 revolution, one of Ceausescu’s former vacation properties is now a major attraction for tourists. Romanian and foreign tourists are equally drawn into the story of the house but also into the beautiful scenery. ...

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Welcome to Salina Turda, the underground curing sheltered place

Have you ever considered going West up to Cluj-Napoca searching for an oasis of relaxation and pure health while exploring the depth of the Planet Earth? Then maybe you remember taking into account Salina Turda as a possible destination. The ...

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Cruises brought a record number of tourists in Constanta port this year – 65,000

Most visitors who stepped on Romanian land are American citizens, followed by Frenchmen, Italians and Germans. It seems that 2014 was a very good year in terms of tourism. The unfavorable political context in Ukraine became favorable for Romania. More ...

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‘Mocanita Transilvaniei’, back on track after almost 20 years

Mocanita is a narrow gauge railway in Romania, most notably in Maramures, Transylvania, and Bukovina. They are situated in mountainous areas and the locomotives operating on them (which themselves can also be referred to as mocanitas) are steam-powered. These railways ...

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Iulia Hasdeu Castle: Spiritism, romance and science all in one

Small places make great stories. This is also the case of Iulia Hasdeu’ Castle in Câmpina, Prahova County, to which we paid a call on Sunday. Esoterism, science, mystery, sorrow, hope…there are a lot of things to be said about ...

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A rare species, rediscovered after 40 years

The members of a mountain club from Valcea discovered that the black adder has not disappeared from Romania. They were recording the beauties from Parang when the black reptile came into sight. This viper species hasn’t been seen in Romania for ...

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