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  • Rope Street (Strada Sforii) in Brasov is the narrowest street in southeastern Europe. Its width varies between 1.11 to 1.35 meters, thus earning the title of the narrowest street in Brasov and even one of the narrowest streets in Europe.
  • Romania has a large meadow with daffodils and is found in Negrileasa, Alba County. The glade covers an area of 4.5 hectares between Negrilesei Valley and Groza Valley, at an altitude between 1,150 and 1,250 meters. Daffodils usually bloom in May.
  • Cluj-Napoca is the city with the cleanest air all over Europe, according to a ranking of pollution in the 100 largest cities of the Old Continent. Bucharest ranks 86th and Timisoara 64th.
  • Ethnography Museum “Franz Binder”, Piata Mica (Little Square) in Sibiu includes in its collection a sarcophagus with a mummy, with a history of over 2000 years. The piece, donated in 1907 by Consul Hermann von Hannenheim is unveiled to the public alongside bows and arrows, quivers, vases, jewelry, anthropomorphic statuettes, coins and many other items that were taken as souvenirs by merchant Franz Binder.
  • The land around Soveja (Vrancea Mountains), rich in forests and pine trees, is said to have the most ozone air in Europe. The most polluted air is in Cop?a Mica, Sibiu County and Bucharest.
  • Frasinei Monastery (Muereasca, Valcea County) allows only men and it is the only Orthodox establishment in Romania which respects Avaton, a ruling prohibiting women’s presence in the church.
  • Meledic plateau’ Cave is the longest salt cave around the world and the largest salt cave in Manzalesti grottos chain.
  • Danube’s Cazanele Mari and Cazanele Mici are declared a unique monument of nature in Europe.
  • One of the most famous caves in Europe, due to underwater activities is Izverna Cave, located in Mehedinti County. Jacques Ives Cousteau filmed this cave in “Explorations of the 20th century”.
  • Initially, the Cross on Caraiman was lit by 500 watts 120 light bulbs, while currently 300 such bulbs are lit every evening.
  • If all the lights would be switched on, the electricity consumption of the House of Parliament in one day is the equivalent of Brasov in one year.
  • The House of Parliament has approximately 1,000 rooms, with 440 offices across 30 halls and lounges, four restaurants, three libraries, two underground parking, a concert hall and even a stadium. It has 12 surface levels and 8 underground.

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