Transylvania is becoming an increasingly popular destination for weekend breaks, given the amount of low-cost airlines flying into the region.
Even though the Western world commonly associates Transylvania with vampires, due to Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula and its many film adaptations, the area is a mountain paradise.
It is a historical region which today is located in central Romania.
Bound on the east and south by its natural borders, the Carpathian mountain range, historical Transylvania extended westward to the Apuseni Mountains.
The region of Transylvania is known for the scenery of its Carpathian landscape and its rich history. It also contains major cities such as Cluj-Napoca, Brașov, Sibiu, Târgu Mureș and Bistrița.
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Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle
The medieval cities of Alba Iulia, Cluj-Napoca (European Youth Capital 2015), Sibiu (European Capital Of Culture in 2007), Târgu Mureș and Sighișoara (UNESCO World Heritage Site and alleged birthplace of Vlad Dracula)
The city of Brașov and the nearby Poiana Brașov ski resort
The city of Hunedoara with the 14th century Corvin Castle
The citadel and the Art Nouveau city centre of Oradea
The Densuș Church, the oldest church in Romania that still holds services
The Dacian Fortresses of the Orăştie Mountains, including Sarmizegetusa Regia (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
The Roman forts including Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, Porolissum, Apulum, Potaissa and Drobeta
The Red Lake (Romania)
The Turda Gorge natural reserve
The Râșnov Citadel in Râșnov
The Maramureș region