10 Awesome Facts about Romania Every Tourist Should Know

Many tourists link Dracula with Romania, particularly the region of Transylvania. Yet, Romania’s richness extends beyond Dracula’s legend.

Seeking compelling facts about Romania before your visit? Dive into this article. We’ve curated top facts about Romania that every traveler should know before embarking on their journey to this European gem.

10 Awesome Facts about Romania Every Tourist Should Know

1. Romania Has a Merry Cemetery

When thinking of facts about Romania, a unique blend of joy and remembrance might not come to mind. However, Romania offers the Merry Cemetery (Cimitirul Vesel) in Maramureș County, nestled in a small village near the Ukrainian border.

This cemetery stands out as a distinctive Romanian attraction. Each tombstone carries a humorous poem reflecting the life of the departed, making it an essential visit for those curious about Romanian culture.

2. Romania Houses 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

On the World’s Heritage List are included the following:

  • Churches of Moldova
  • The Dacian Fortresses of the Orăștie Mountains
  • The Historic Centre of Sighișoara
  • The Monastery of Horezu
  • The Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
  • The Wooden Churches of Maramureș
  • The Danube Delta.

3. Romania Is One of the Countries with the Fastest Internet Speed

We think this headline says it all. Data shows  Romania has the 6th fastest internet in the world.

You know how frustrating it is to not be able to find a decent Wi-Fi connection when you’re traveling. The good news is if you decide to visit Romania, the internet speed will most certainly not be a problem.

4. Romania Has the World’s Second Largest Administrative Building

After the Pentagon, the Palace of the Parliament is the world’s largest administrative building.

It is located in central Bucharest and was built under the command of Nicolae Ceaușescu, Romania’s former head of state.

If you want to find out more details about the Palace of the Parliament, you can read this article we wrote a while back.

Largest administrative building in the world - Romanian Parliament

5. Romania Has Europe’s First Electrified Castle

Peleș Castle stands as one of the most iconic landmarks when discussing facts about Romania. Located in the scenic Sinaia mountain resort, this architectural marvel has more than its beauty to boast about. One of the lesser-known facts about Romania’s Peleș Castle is its pioneering role in European history. Equipped with a power plant, it earned the distinction of being Europe’s first electrified castle.

This innovative feature not only showcased the country’s forward-thinking approach during that era but also solidified the castle’s place as a unique blend of traditional architecture and modern technology. If you’re ever delving into facts about Romania, the story of Peleș Castle and its electrification is certainly a highlight.

Peles Castle Romania

6. Romania Has One of the World’s Best Highways (According to Top Gear)

Transfăgărășan highway is more than 150 kilometers in length and is a spectacular tourist attraction. It is open from June to October and it’s an amazing drive. Even Top Gear declared this highway as one of their top favorites.

7. Romania Has the Best Preserved Delta in Europe

The Danube Delta is the second largest in Europe and the best-preserved one. It stretches over 4,152 sq. km and it’s home to a variety of bird and fish species. If you love spending time in nature, you’ll certainly enjoy the Danube Delta.

8. Romania Has Europe’s Largest Rock Sculpture

Along the Danube, near the city of Orșova, there’s a rock sculpture of Decebalus, which is 55 meters in height. The only way to reach the sculpture is by boat.  It’s pretty impressive, so it’s worth considering if you’ll be visiting the southwestern part of Romania.

Decebalus rock sculpture - Danube, Romania

9. In Romania, Is the First City which Has Electric Street Lamps in Europe

Timișoara, which is located in western Romania, was the first city in Europe to be lit by electric street lightning, back in 1884. It was the second city in the world, after New York.

Last year, Timișoara has won the title of European Capital of Culture.

10. Romania Has One of the Largest Outdoor Museums

Astra Museum is located in Sibiu, a city which is in the heart of Transylvania, and was the European Capital of Culture in 2007. This museum has a vast variety of outdoor exhibits with over 320 houses.

Did You Enjoy These Facts about Romania?

It was really fun for us to put together these awesome facts about Romania. We hope now you know more about this beautiful country and what it has to offer.

If you’re planning a trip to Romania soon and want to get the most out of your trip, then count on us. We have plenty of tours, not only in Bucharest but in surrounding areas as well, such as Peleș Castle or Dracula’s Castle.

Do you want to find out more details about these tours? Then feel free to give us a call at  40 735 525 710 or send us a message here.


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