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Romanii de Jos, Romania

Horezu Monastery

Religious structure known for its sculpted details.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

St. Michael’s Church

This Transylvanian church has changed its denomination four times.
Sighetu Marmației, Romania

Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance

A memorial museum to the political prisoners who were held at Sighet Prison, once one of the most feared places in Romania.
Comuna Arefu, Romania

Prometheus Statue at Vidraru Dam

The ancient Greek Titan guards this massive dam holding a lightning bolt to symbolize electricity.
Costești, Romania

Sarmizegetusa Regia

Once the legendary capital of the Dacian Kingdom, this city has been reduced to mere ruins.
Sighișoara, Romania

Sighișoara Saxon Cemetery

This hauntingly beautiful cemetery outside a medieval citadel is full of winding paths and ivy-covered graves.
Wallachia, Romania

Trovants of Costesti, Romania

The growing stones of Romania.
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
Frâncești, Romania

One Wood Monastery

A Romanian church built from one single oak.
Sighișoara, Romania

Towers of Sighișoara

Nine centuries-old fortresses guard the walls of this medieval Romanian city.
Viscri, Romania

Viscri Fortified Church

A medieval church built up to defend its village.
Bucharest, Romania

Palace of the Parliament

This communist behemoth is the heaviest building in the world and a legacy of a brutal regime.
Brașov, Romania

Biserica Neagră (The Black Church)

A fire once nearly devoured this gorgeous 14th-century Gothic cathedral.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Museum of Pharmacy

Known as the Hintz House, this medieval pharmacy has been an apothecary's haven for nearly 450 years.
Chișcău, Romania

Bears' Cave

This bone-filled cave got its name after they found 140 bear skeletons inside.
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.
Harghita County, Romania

Lacul Sfanta Ana

Romania's only crater lake with water as pure as if distilled.
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu's Houses with Eyes

Something's watching you.
Brașov, Romania

Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

This snug medieval lane is one of the narrowest streets in the world.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Zoological Museum

The Natural History Museum that time forgot.
Municipiul Sebeș, Romania

Râpa Roșie

Romania's "Red Ravine" is a little-known natural wonder that bears a resemblance to the Grand Canyon.
Bușteni, Romania

The Mountain Sphinx

Conspiracy theories and occult legends surround this mysterious natural rock formation.
Constanța, Romania

Constanța Casino

Once an opulent Art Nouveau hotspot, the Constanța Casino is one of Romania's most beautiful abandoned buildings.
Wallachia, Romania

Poenari Castle

The legendary cliffside castle of three-time Voivode of Wallachia, Vlad the Impaler.