The Specific Character of the Places

The central region of Romania is composed of five counties: Brasov, Alba, Sibiu, Covasna, Harghita. This area of ​​the country lures you with many beauties in front of which you remain amazed: the Brukenthal Museum, Transfagarasan, the Medieval City of Sighisoara, Predeal resort.

Brasov

Brasov is an important tourist, cultural and economic centre. When you say Brasov you think of the Postavaru Massive, Poiana Brasov resort, where each year thousands of tourists come to recreate, or the Black Church, one of the most representative monuments of Gothic architecture in Romania.

The Council Square of Brasov is also famous by hosting a famous international festival of pop music. On the stage of this festival some of the most important names of the music world performed in concerts over time.

The popular resort Predeal is located in Brasov County as well, being frequented by winter sports enthusiasts. It should be noted that Predeal town is located at the highest altitude in Romania (1,030-1,110 meters).

Sibiu

Tourists and generally the lovers of beauty often turn their steps toward the Fagaras Mountains area, considered by some experts as the Transylvanian Alps. Here you can find Balea Lake and Transfagarasan, until recently the highest road in Romania.

Sibiu City, the county capital, is famous for its tourist attractions (the Bruckental Museum, the Historical Centre). Many events are held annually in Sibiu attracting many participants: the Medieval Festival “Transylvanian Castles”, an international film festival  and a rock music festival. In 2007, Sibiu was the European Capital of Culture.

Alba

In Alba the relief of hill, plateau and mountain predominates. It is worth mentioning the Apuseni Mountains, with underground deposits of precious minerals (gold, silver) and non-ferrous ores (lead, copper, zinc).

The fertile soil was conducive to the development of agriculture (fruits, cereals) and of viticulture. The Tarnavele Plateau occupies one quarter of the county area and is renowned for its vineyards, but also for natural gas reserves.

Alba-Iulia City, the county capital, remained in the Romanians’ consciousness as the city where the Grand National Assembly decided the Union of Transylvania with Romania in 1918.

Alba County is also famous for its Girls Fair of Gaina Mountain, but also for the Buciumani traditional costumes and the “Tarina from Abrud” dance.

Mures

In Mures County you can find Sighisoara, the only lived fortress-city in Romania. Many tourists come annually to admire and take photographs of the main attractions in this beautiful medieval citadel: the Clock Tower, Biserica din Deal” (Church on the Hill), the covered stairs.

The mountain lovers can soar to the volcanic peaks of the Calimani and Gurghiului Mountains. The concerts fans can enjoy every year a rock music festival in Targu Mures.

Mures, Tarnava Mare and Tarnava Mica Rivers meander on the territory of this county. The sport fishing fans are awaited to try their luck on some of the lakes within Mures territory: Sancraiu de Munte (Pestisorul de Aur – “Golden Fish”), Bezid, Iernut, Faragau, Zau de Campie, Uilac.

Covasna

Covasna County is one of the smallest counties in Romania. It is considered the “land of the mineral waters” as on its territory there are several springs of great importance: Biborteni, Malnas, Bodoc, Valcele, Covasna, Poiana etc.

Due to the ionized air and carbonated waters, the Covasna County resorts are famous throughout Europe. Also, Covasna is known for its fortified churches, as well as for its carved doors.

In the forested areas of Covasna you can practice bears and Carpathian stags hunting.

Harghita

The Saint Ana volcanic Lake, hundreds of mineral springs or Rosu Lake are only some of the treasures of Harghita County. Numerous deposits of minerals are exploited here: salt, copper, iron, mercury, andesites, basalts.

The climate on the intermountain depressions is the most severe of all populated areas of Romania. Joseni town is considered the “cold pole”, as the lowest temperatures in the country were recorded here.

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