Romania - Featured Destinations
Romania Map and Guide
Welcome to this map and guide of Romania (România), a new member of the European Union. This map shows a growing collection of 360 panoramas taken around Romania by various panoramic photographers showing some of the sights and attractions of this beautiful country. Explore one of the regions of Romania by selecting a pin on the map.
Romania is on the Lower Danube in South-East Central Europe
and shares international borders with, clockwise from the north, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova
, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary
. Par of the country to the east borders the Black Sea. The capital city is Bucharest, and other important cities include Cluj-Napoca, Constanţa, Craiova, Iaşi, and Timişoara.
Most people associate Romania with Transylvania
and the Dracula stories, however the country has much more to offer the visitor than simply this. Romania has a long and complicated history, and the Cave with Bones contains the oldest human remains in Europe. The country is full of picturesque Medieval towns, castles, fortresses and painted monasteries in places like Bucovina that have survived the ravages of various invasions, occupations and the stamp of Communism.
Outside the cities are numerous National Parks and World Heritage Sites that are well worth visiting, and then there are holiday resorts and beaches along the Black Sea coastline. The Carpathian mountain range, full of mountain peaks, gorges, lakes, forests, caves, mud volcanoes and fossil deposits, offers excellent walking, camping, horse riding and skiing in the winter. The major ski resorts are Paltinis, Poiana Brasov, , Predeal, Runcu and Sinaia.
Those seeking the Dracula experience naturally head for Transylvania
(Transilvania). Here the major cities and towns worth visiting include Braşov, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu
, Sighişoara (where the real Dracula - Vlad Ţepeş - lived) and Târgu Mureş.