The “Instagram fever” has been taking over everyone’s life for quite some time now. Considering that we all just love to share photographs from the places we travel as a way to keep memories from the places we have visited in one place (and to brag a little about how awesome we are capturing that perfect picture, lets’ be honest here), it’s no wonder that we make sure to include some “instagramable” places in our travel itinerary.
If you’re an Instagram addict, then it means you’re probably always looking for inspiration for photos that attract and collect as many appraisals as possible from your friends and followers. Whether it’s a colorful street in Sighisoara, a building with a spectacular architecture or a perfect spot on the mountain, you can find ideas to upgrade your Instagram feed in many places in Romania. Because it can be difficult to find some nice places to take pictures on your own, we came up with some suggestions for you.
Hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world come to Sighisoara every year, a place full of history, beautiful architecture and authentic stories. Whoever comes to Sighisoara once, will want to come back again and again, without ever having the feeling that they have seen everything. It’s a town that you fall in love with at first glance and you keep it in your heart for the rest of your life
Built by the Saxon colonists in the 12th century on the shore of the Tarnava Mare River, Sighisoara is among the few medieval citadels still inhabited to this day, being listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The best place to take pictures: the Tower Clock. It’s the most popular landmark of the city and the place where you can definitely have a beautiful view of the entire town. The Tower Clock also hosts the History Museum, which is the only one in the country that has its exhibit arranged vertically.
In the tower, on the first floor, there is an archeological exhibition, on the second floor a medieval pharmacy, and in the former room of the mayor, on the third floor, a medieval furniture exhibition. On the fourth floor you find a special exhibition dedicated to the Sighisoara guilds, and on the fifth floor, you can admire the grand mechanism of the clock in the tower, which is spectacular. At the last floor, you are able to admire the breathtaking view of Sighisoara.
The city of Sibiu was founded in the 12th century by the Saxon community and today it is one of the most representative cities of Romania. Sibiu is a multicultural city with the largest German community in Romania, and where the Hungarian minority and the Romanian ethnic population are harmoniously living together for centuries.
It’s the perfect destination for a weekend break or if you want to spend a couple of days in the heart of Transylvania. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sibiu include the central square and the Council Tower, the Brukenthal Museum, the Huet Square and the Evangelical Church, as well as the medieval fortress with its towers and bastions.
The best place to take pictures: the Bridge of Lies. The bridge has an interesting legend attached to it which has been told in different variants, but the conclusion is the same – it’s said that the bridge will collapse under those who tell a lie when sitting on it. It may not be the most glamorous location of the city, but it certainly has a romantic air to it and it’s still a favorite place for couples who are in love to take a walk.
Biertan is a beautiful village situated in a large valley, surrounded by hills and vineyards, in the center of Romania, at 80 km north of Sibiu. Biertan was an important ecclesiastical and commercial center during the medieval period. In 1572, it was the Department of the Lutheran Diocese, maintaining this role for nearly three centuries. Furthermore, the village was one of the richest in the area and it was famous for its wines produced here by the locals.
The best place to take pictures: the Biertan fortified church. The fortified church at Biertan was built between the years 1490 and 1524 in the Gothic style, being the last one in Transylvania, of this type. The impressive church is protected by the outer walls and several towers built at the same time as the church
One of the most interesting buildings of the entire complex is the divorce or “matrimonial prison”, where couples who wanted to divorce were forced to spend a couple of weeks together, sharing all the time just a room, a chair, a set of dishes and a bed. Practically, the two had to share everything. What is interesting, however, is that in 300 years, only one couple wanted to divorce after the time spent in that room.
The Corvin or Hunyadi Castle in Hunedoara County is one of the most valuable medieval monuments in Romania. The castle is endowed with a special Gothic architecture, specific to the medieval period, surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Although the construction has retained its considerable charm and original architecture, the best-preserved portions are the Mace Tower, the Old Gate Tower, and the Capistrano Tower, named after a famous monk from that time.
Around the castle of Hunedoara, there are fascinating legends, one of them referring to the Corvinus’ Flag, which carries a raven with a golden ring in its beak. Thus, the family’s name comes from Latin, and “Corvus” means “raven” and represents longevity and wisdom.
The best place to take pictures: the inner courtyard. Here, you will have an overview of the entire complex, with its towers dating from different periods and you can also observe the old fortification walls. In addition, you can also explore one of the towers to have a panoramic view of the city of Hunedoara.
Rimetea is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in Romania, but it’s not famous only for its beautiful landscapes. In addition to the traditional food, featuring a delicious cinnamon cake, and the soothing atmosphere of the place, Rimetea is also known for its folklore and history. The tradition of iron processing, the tradition of furniture painting and the folk costume tradition can all be seen and studied best at the Ethnographic Museum in the center of the village, opened in 1952.
But what made Rimetea known shortly after its first documentary attestation of 1259 is the discovery of an ore deposit at the beginning of the 14th century. Over the years, the craftsmanship took shape so that, in 1493, the village received the rank of fair, and two centuries later, that of a mining town (in 1666). There were even documents that show that in the fifteenth century there was a complete blacksmith for agricultural tools belonging to a local noble family.
The best place to take pictures: the village’s streets. Rimetea is known for its white houses, with a unique architecture dating back to the 19th century. More than half of the approximately 300 houses in the village preserved the same architectural elements and are all white, with window frames painted in green. The National Bureau of Historic Monuments has named Rimetea an architectural protected area in 2000.
Moieciu is a commune located in Brasov County, just between the Bucegi Mountains and the Piatra Craiului Mountains, at an altitude of 800-1,200 m. The commune is composed of several villages, including Magura and Pestera village.
Tourists enjoy discovering here various traditional crafts that have been preserved in the area, wooden houses, and the traditional folklore attire.
The best place to take pictures: Bran Castle. Since Moieciu is so close to Bran, only about 10 km, you can’t miss the opportunity to pay a visit to Dracula’s Castle and see for yourself why this construction, with its imposing architecture, has become a source of so many legends.
Magura village is the perfect place for those who want to escape into nature, for those who need a few moments of relaxation, for nature lovers and hikers and for all those who feel the need to escape from the crowded city.
The village is located at an altitude of over 1,000 meters and is surrounded by the snowy massifs of Piatra Craiului and Bucegi Mountains. Thus, nature lovers can encounter in these places a multitude of plant and animal species, some of them being rare.
The best place to take pictures: the surroundings. Being a mountain village located at high altitude, you can just grab your camera and go for a walk. You will see only hills and mountains around you, allowing to enjoy spending time in nature.
Pestera Village is located in Piatra Craiului Reserve, at an altitude of 1,000 m. The Bats Cave, within the Pestera village, is the place that attracts thousands of tourists each year. The cave is located in the northwest of Bran’s platform, at an altitude of nearly 950 m and it was formed following the erosion of the mountain along the valley. The name of this cave is due to the colonies of bats living in the depth of the cavern, some of them belonging to rare species. However, you shouldn’t take pictures here to not disturb the bats.
The best place to take pictures: the village itself. The beauty and authenticity of the area are perfect for capturing the most beautiful photos of nature. For photo enthusiasts, you can go on light hiking tours in the mountains, as well as assist to the traditional activities preserved to our day in the local people’s homes. You can easily walk on foot and mingle with the locals.
The Bucegi Mountains are among the most beautiful natural monuments of Romania and attract thousands of tourists each year. Besides the diversity of flora and fauna, green forests and wonderful landscapes, the Bucegi Mountains are also a popular holiday destination for winter sports lovers.
The best place to take pictures: the Heroes’ Cross. The Cross of the Heroes of the Nation, also known as the Caraiman Cross, was built in 1926-1928 to honor the memory of the heroes killed on duty in the First World War. The cross was erected at the initiative of Queen Maria and King Ferdinand I of Romania, in order to be seen from a greater distance. At that time, it was the largest construction of its kind in the world. The cross is 28 m high and is made of steel profiles and mounted on a reinforced concrete base.
10.Piatra Craiului Mountains
It’s hard to tell how beautiful the Piatra Craiului Mountains are. And it’s very hard to say that they are the most beautiful one, but they are certainly unique. Perfect for those who want to go on hiking tours of various degrees of difficulty, with plenty of valleys, caves, gorges and ridges, the Piatra Craiului Mountains are the place to go for some of the most instagramable places in Romania.
The best place to take pictures: the Dambovitei Gorges. There are many beautiful places in the Piatra Craiului Mountains, but if we had to pinpoint just one location, the Dambovitei Gorges are a very good option.
The Fagaras Mountains can pride themselves with the highest peaks in the Romanian Carpathians, the Moldoveanu Peak, and the Neagoe Peak. Besides holding this record, the Fagaras Mountains also shelter many glacial lakes and landscapes that amaze anyone who ventures to explore them with their beauty.
The best place to take pictures: the Transfagarasan road. Without a doubt, this spectacular road, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, is the best location to take great pictures. The highest altitude that the road reaches is 2, 042 meters (in the area of the Balea tunnel), tight after the Transalpina road which has a maximum altitude of 2,145 meters. When the road is closed, during the winter season, you have the Balea Lake as a second option, especially when the Balea Ice Hotel is open.
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