A picture is definitely worth more than a thousand words. That is why it’s an ideal way to immortalize that special moment from your trip.
If you’re on the hunt for that breathtaking shot, then Romania’s tourist attractions are exactly what you might be looking for. Travel photographers rejoice!
Hope your camera’s ready. Here’s what you need to know about some of the best places in Romania which are known for their breathtaking scenery.
1. The Carpathian Landscape
When you’re going sightseeing in Romania, the first thing which comes to mind are definitely picturesque landscapes, untouched grasslands, thick forests and a definite breeze of the olden days which still flows in the rural parts of the country.
There is truth in the saying that Romania is not completely westernized. Much of the atmosphere of the past is still present in the area of the Carpathians, north-west from Bucharest, only a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
There are good reasons for this, too. For the longest time, the mountainous area of the Carpathians has been the home for a plethora of wildlife, historical landmarks and some man-made structures which only added to the beauty.
One thing’s for certain, the Romanian expanses hold a treasure trove of opportunities to be beautifully captured in photographs.
2. Bran Castle
A definite must for everyone visiting this side of Romania. Much has been said about the legend of Dracula, but the castle itself has a charm of its own.
Picture this; a castle standing above the village and a vast expanse of forest in the background. Sounds like the perfect shot for any medieval movie. It’s not uncommon wherever you point your camera, there will be a shot of a tower with the never-ending forest behind which stretches in the far distance.
Travel photographers from all over the world are going to be awestruck by this. Given the gloomy atmosphere which surrounds the castle, there will be plenty of angles from which to take some outstanding shots.
Another important thing to mention is that the castle itself is not to be taken lightly. The interior is curated and attended so it maintains its historic aspect and this is a great opportunity to take a shot of the castle chambers as they were in the 15th century.
Not far from the domain of Bran Castle and close to the heart of the southern-Carpathians, lies the Transfagarasan mountain road. A man-made paved road which connects the Muntenia region with Transylvania and traveling along it is an experience unlike any other.
However, travel photographers have something even more special prepared. The landscape along the Transfagarasan makes for a once in a lifetime photo. Words simply do not do justice to what the scenery has to offer.
For those interested to traverse the entire highway, it is important to keep in mind that it has been closed for renovations during the colder seasons. Yet, the good news is that starting with the 1st of July, the Transfagarasan will be once again open.
A Travel Photographer’s Best Friend
We hope the information presented in the article made you much more interested in photographing the hidden beauties of Romania.
The good news doesn’t stop here. We offer a full day trip around the Carpathians for a chance to see the jewels of Romanian sovereignty, the Bran and Peles castles.
Tour available from Wednesday to Sunday.