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Romania

Romania, located in Southeastern Europe, is a country rich in history and natural beauty, boasting medieval castles like Bran, often associated with the Dracula legend, and picturesque landscapes such as the Carpathian Mountains. Its vibrant capital, Bucharest, is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and the impressive Palace of the Parliament, one of the largest administrative buildings in the world.

Romania also offers diverse cultural experiences, from the painted monasteries of Bukovina and traditional wooden churches of Maramureș to the unique biodiversity of the Danube Delta.

Places to visit

Day plans

Spend a day exploring around

day 1

Exploring Bucharest

morning:Start your day by visiting the impressive Palace of Parliament, one of the largest administrative buildings in the world. Then, grab a delicious breakfast at Simbio restaurant.

afternoon:Head to the Village Museum to learn about Romanian rural architecture and grab a quick bite at Caru' cu Bere, a historic and picturesque restaurant.

evening:Explore the bustling Old Town area filled with lively bars and clubs for a fun night-out! 🌃

day 2

Transylvanian Adventure

morning:Begin your day with a visit to the stunning Peleș Castle in Sinaia. Stop for a traditional Romanian brunch at Casa Crețulescu.

afternoon:Explore Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, and then enjoy a relaxing lunch at Bistro de l'Arte.

evening:Experience the enchanting Brasov, known for its vibrant nightlife. Don't miss the lively Piata Sfatului! 🌃

day 3

Danube Delta Delights

morning:Take a boat tour to explore the unique wildlife and landscapes of the Danube Delta. Enjoy a tasty breakfast at a local guesthouse by the river.

afternoon:Discover the charming village of Sulina and try the delicious seafood at Casa Avramide.

evening:Take a sunset cruise to experience the breathtaking views of the Danube Delta. 🌃

day 4

Enchanting Sibiu

morning:Wander through the picturesque streets of Sibiu and visit the iconic Bridge of Lies. Indulge in a delightful breakfast at Hermania restaurant.

afternoon:Explore the beautiful ASTRA Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization and enjoy a delicious lunch at Crama Sibiana.

evening:Stroll through the charming squares of Sibiu and experience the lively atmosphere of the city at night. 🌃

Romania Famous Food

Must-Try local dishes

Sarmale

Cabbage rolls stuffed with a mixture of minced pork, rice, and spices, slow-cooked to perfection. These are a must-try and can be found in traditional restaurants across Romania.

Must-Try!

Mămăligă

A delicious cornmeal porridge, often served as a side dish with stews and meat. Try it at local eateries or as a street food option in various regions.

Mici

Also known as mititei, these are grilled skinless sausages made from a blend of beef, lamb, and pork, seasoned with spices. You'll find them at street food stalls and barbecue spots.

Food Markets & Street Food

A food market and street food guide

Obor Market

Located in Bucharest, Obor Market is a bustling place offering a wide array of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and street food. It's an excellent spot to savor local flavors and indulge in street food specialties.

Piața Amzei

This market in central Bucharest is a great place to sample regional cheeses, meats, and pastries. Numerous street food vendors line the market, offering an authentic experience.

Dietary Restrictions

Navigating dietary restrictions locally

Vegetarian and Vegan Options

While Romanian cuisine often features meat prominently, many restaurants and cafes in urban areas provide vegetarian and vegan alternatives, especially in the capital city, Bucharest. Look for establishments that focus on international or modern cuisine for diverse options.

Vegetarian, Vegan

Gluten-Free Choices

Increasing awareness of gluten-free diets has led to more restaurants accommodating these needs. Urban areas and tourist destinations are likely to offer gluten-free options, often clearly marked on the menu. However, it's advisable to communicate dietary restrictions clearly to ensure a safe dining experience.

Gluten-Free

Restaurants & Cafés

Best places to eat and drink in Romania

Caru' cu bere

Situated in a historic building in the heart of Bucharest, this renowned restaurant serves a range of traditional Romanian dishes in a lively, folklore-inspired setting.

Locanta Jaristea

Known for its elegant atmosphere and traditional cuisine, this restaurant in Bucharest offers an extensive menu including local favorites and international dishes.

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