Agrement of Romania Tourism Ministery n° 5206 / 11.12.2001
Close to the River Teleajen's source, at an altitude of 880 m, in a small depression
guarded by the peaks of Zaganu Mountains (1883 m), Ciucas Mountains (1956m) and
Bobu (1684m), there is the Maneciu Resort, facing the sun for the most part of
the day. The sub-alpine climate, with an intensely ozonized air, and with cool
summers is recommended for asthmatic persons as well as for those who feel intellectually
from Cheia, one-day excursions to the most interesting spots of the Ciucas and
Zaganu Mountains can be organized. The rock formations here and in the Bucegi
Mountains create picturesque and strange relief units. Among others, there is
a "Sphinx" close to Bratocea Gorge called "Babele la sfat"
and another rock grouping called "Goliat's Tower. |
Rasnov, with its rustic city built between the 14th and 17th centuries atop
a huge rock formation, dominates the surroundings. Within its fortress is a well,
which, according to legend, would have been dug by two Turkish prisoners in exchange
for being released if they found water. The prisoners, so the story goes, dug
for 19 years to reach a depth of 140 meters, but it is not known whether or not
they were finally released after finding water.
The Bran Castle is
one of the high points of this visit, with all its legends-proven or not.
|It is also possible to visit Brasov, with its
medieval center and its many places of interest among which is The Black Church,
the largest church in Transylvania. |
In Sinaia, you can visit:
-the Peles Castle, built in the German Renaissance
style. It has a monumental exterior construction while inside, the approximately
160 rooms have diverse styles, ranging from the German, Italian and English Renaissance
to Baroque, French, Hispanic and Moorish Rococo.
-Pelisor Castle, built
between 1899-1903 in the German Renaissance style
Museum, the first religious museum in Romania.
The Monastery of Sinaia was built by the noble Mihail Cantacuzino between 1690
and 1695, after to his pilgrimage to the Sinai Mountain.
town bears the name of this monastery. The monastery has a museum of religious
art as well as patriotic national artifacts.
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