Three tourist spots from Romania in the Michelin Green Guide


The travel Michelin Green Guide has put three spots from Romania on the map of the worth visiting landmarks in the world: Turda Salt Mine, Retezat National Park and Maramures Valley. The Michelin travel guides are sold in one million copies and reach 38 countries. The 500-page benchmark travel guide includes 500 tourist recommendations.

After having visited Romania, the authors have included Turda Salt Mine in the latest edition of the guide, giving it 2 stars from 2.  They described this former salt mine turned into an „unusual amusement park” as „a modern and surprising attraction”, and „one of the most impressive places” they have been.

Last year, over 700,000 tourists (one third being foreign tourists) visited Turda Salt Mine last year. An entrance ticket costs RON 30.

More about Salina Turda here.

The guide’s authors also went to Zalau to see the Roman castrum Porolissum in Mirsid village, Salaj county. They gave the spot one star out of three, describing it as „the place on the top of the hill that is offering a spectacular view over the surrounding mountains”. The castrum has been revamped with EUR 35 million EU funds.

Maramures Valley received three stars out of three. Michelin guides call the valley „a region that stands out through its past pastoral traditions”.

Retezat National Park has also obtained 2 stars of two.

In 2012 Michelin Green Guide has granted maximum score to Sibiu, describing it „as a baroque colored-facade city, nicknamed the small Vienna”.

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