Bran Castle

„In 1388, the Bran castle’s construction was complete. The Castle was built on a steep cliff between Măgura and Dealul Cetăţii (“fortified town’s hill”), with an exceptional view of the nearby hills, Moeciu Valley and Valea Bârsei. It served the role of customs – holding 3% of goods transferring in and out of Transylvania – … More Bran Castle

Plumbuita Monastery

I passed dozens of times near the sign that directs you to the Monastery Plumbuita, but I never had time. Today I decided finally get on the street in the park and to visit the monastery. Renovated, well cared, with historical roots by the sixteenth century. I arrived at inconvenient times, when just announcing lunch break. In … More Plumbuita Monastery

Holy Trinity Chapel

The Holy Trinity Chapel was built at the end of the 19th century in eclectic style by Barbu Stirbey for his wife. Barbu Stirbey was nicknamed the White Prince by Queen Marie, King Ferdinand’s wife, was a very important politician. He was president of the Council of Ministers, as interim minister of finance and foreign … More Holy Trinity Chapel

Mogosoaia Palace

Mogoșoaia Palace  was built between 1698-1702 by Constantin Brâncoveanu, Prince of Wallachia between 1688 and 1714,  in what is called the Romanian Renaissance style or Brâncovenesc style. It is about 15 km from Bucharest. The palace bears the name  of the Romanian boyar Mogoș, who owned the land it was built on. Today, Mogosoaia  Palace it a … More Mogosoaia Palace

Alba Iulia

Alba Iulia One of the most spectacular medieval fortresses, designed by  Marquis de Vauban, is Alba Carolina – the largest citadel in Romania, located in the city of Alba Iulia. Alba Iulia is an iconic place named: “The Capital of the Union” The capital of the Roman Empire’s province of Dacia The Medieval capital of Transylvania … More Alba Iulia

Cernica

Cernica Monastery Cernica Monastery was founded on 1608 over three islands on a lake that were connected with narrow stripes of land. On the left side, the courtyard has an enclosure fortress-like. The church in the middle of the enclosure was built in 1832. The second island hosts the graveyard with a small church, from … More Cernica