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Eastern Europe's Best Kept SecretRomania

A country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, in an area where well preserved traditions meet an untamed natural environment, Romania cannot leave anyone indifferent. The architectural elegance of downtown Bucharest will definitely catch your interest. Many Byzantine churches lying at the foothills of the Carpathians will welcome you to the vivid Balkans. Transylvania stands there with its impressive castles, while a trip to remote regions like Maramures and Bukovina will take you back to a picturesque corner of medieval Europe.


The Palace of Parliament, located in Bucharest, ranks as the biggest office building in Europe and second-largest in the world, after the U.S. Pentagon?

Voronet Monastery, located in northeastern Romania, is also known as the "Sistine Chapel of the East"?

Romania has the second largest underground glacier in Europe (in terms of volume)?

The city of Brasov (Transylvania) is home to the largest gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul?

The meaning of the word "Transylvania" is the land beyond the forest?

Romania has the second-largest outdoor museum in the world?

The first fountain pen was invented by Craiova-born Petrache Poenaru (1799-1875)?

The Romanian city of Timisoara was the first in Europe to have electric street-lighting?

The Bruckenthal museum in Sibiu opened its doors to the public three years prior to the Louvre Museum in Paris?

Insulin was discovered by a Romanian physiologist - Nicolai Paulescu?

The jet engine used by modern airplanes was invented by Bucharest-born inventor Henri Coanda?

Without a Romanian gymnast the computers wouldn't have had the capability to display a perfect 10 - Nadia Comaneci?

The most famous novels written are "The Castle in the Carpathians" by Jules Verne, and "Dracula" by Bram Stoker.

Romania features the youngest continental land (Danube Delta) in Europe?

Brasov is home to what is said to be the narrowest street in Europe?
The Rope Street is approximately four feet wide and links Cerbului Street with Poarta Schei Street. The street was initially used as an access route by firefighters.

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