Objectives that should not be missed

The central region of Romania represents one of the main tourist attraction areas in the country. In terms of visitors number it is situated on the second place, but the central region is proud to show the various tourism forms (mountain, balneal, cultural, agritourism), historical and cultural monuments, as well as lovely landscapes.

The tourist arrived to the central region of Romania should not miss some of the most spectacular tourist attractions:

The main historical area of ​​Alba Iulia city, the residence of Alba County, is Alba Carolina fortress occupying an area of ​​70 hectares; it was built in Vauban style, between the years: 1715-1738, according to the plan of the Italian Architect, Giovanni Morando Visconti. The construction of the fortress was ordered by the Emperor Charles VI of Habsburg.                                                                                                                                   

The citadel is a star-shaped fortress with seven bastions and thick walls, gates in Baroque style, with bas-reliefs representing mythological figures and scenes, bearing the signature of Johann Konig. A number of other buildings were demolished, so that this city could be built, among them are included: the Orthodox Metropolitan Church of the Voivode Michael the Brave. Alba Carolina Citadel, the most impressive construction of its kind in South-Eastern Europe, was completed in 1738, its construction being delayed by the plague epidemic and wars.

What to visit inside Alba Carolina Citadel:

- The Reunification Cathedral
- The Union Museum and Union Hall
- The Statuary Group of Union Coryphaei
- The Batthyaneum Library
- The Roman-Catholic Cathedral
- Horea, Closca and Crisan’s Cell
- The Apor Palace
- The Princes Palace
- 1st of December University
- The Obelisk erected in memory of Horea, Closca and Crisan
- The Three Fortifications Route etc.

Brasov County is one of the most attractive regions in the country. Within its perimeter, the tourist objectives seem to be everywhere, in terms of relief, but also of historical monuments. A visit to Brasov County should also include an escape to Brasov Municipality.

Brasov Municipality is the place where you can visit tourist attractions such as: the Museum of History within the Council House, the Mureseni House, the First Romanian School Museum, the Barsa County Museum of Fortifications, or the Citadel Museum. For those interested in religious objectives, Brasov is scenery for several historic churches, among which the Black Church stands out, built on the site where, once, was a Roman basilica.

The Tampa Nature Reserve is also spectacular – the only one in the world located inside an urban settlement. Last but not least, Brasov is also worth visiting for the Council Square, Republic Street or Rope Street, considered to be the narrowest in the entire Europe.

Once entered the Brasov County, you should not miss either:

- The Poiana Brasov Mountain Resort, located 15 km from Brasov, at the foot Postavaru Mountain
- The Predeal Mountain Resort
- The Rucar-Bran corridor, a commercial route in the past linking Transylvania to Romanian Country, and its Bran Castle
- Bats Cave
- The Muddy Volcanoes from Homorod Baths
- Sambata de Sus Brancoveanu Monastery
- Sapte Scari (Seven Ladders) Canyon of Piatra Mare

Covasna County is a region full of mineral waters and balneoclimateric resorts, but also of fortified churches. The tourists interested in a curative holiday have some famous resorts available, among which Balvanyos, Biborteni, Bodoc, Filia, Micfalau, Malnas Bai, Valcele or Zalanului Valley. Here are treated dermatological diseases, cardiology, endocrine, or rheumatic, etc.

For those interested in ecumenical tourism, the following places can be visited in Covasna County: the Fortified Church of Zabala (XIV century), the Orthodox Church of Araci (XIV century), the Biborteni Reformed Church (XVI century), Marcus Monastery or the Orthodox Monastery “Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ” from Sita Buzaului.

Last but not least, the rich history of Covasna County results from the presence of fortresses such as, the Balvanyos Heathens Fortress (tenth century), Cernat Rural Fortress (twelfth century) or the Covasna Fairies Fortress.

On Harghita County territory there are also several tourist attractions, accessed by thousands of visitors every year, and you should not miss them. Among them, we mention Tusnad Baths Resort, Praid Salt Mine, Saint Anne Lake, Red Lake and Bicaz Keys.

St. Anne Lake is the only volcanic lake in Europe. Located at 946 m altitude, it occupies an area of ​​19.50 hectares and it has a maximum depth of 7 m. In addition to its location in the crater of an extinct volcano (Ciomatu), Saint Anne Lake has at least one feature worthy t be mentioned: the water, resulted only from rainfall, it approaches the purity of distilled water.

In Harghita County there are also valuable historical monuments such as, the Sumuleu Franciscan Monastery, Miko Fortress of Miercurea Ciuc where there is also founded the Museum of Ethnography or the Lazarea Castle, dating from the sixteenth century.

In Mures County the tourism is centred on the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, attracting each year visitors from the country and from abroad. Sighisoara City is visited especially in July, when a festival with medieval traditions and customs takes place every year. Moreover, the tourist visiting Mures County should not miss Mures Defile or Sovata Balneoclimateric Resort either. Regarding the ecumenical tourism, among the objectives of this type found within the Mures County territory, we remember the Ascension of the Lord Orthodox Cathedral in Targu Mures.

In Sibiu County, one of the main attractions is the Sibiu Municipality. The medieval town, filled with historical monuments, offers the tourists the opportunity to admire a piece of the past by means of tourist attractions such as: the Bruckenthal Museum, the Stairs Tower, the Carpenters Tower or the Butchers Market.

The surroundings of the municipality should not be missed either. Here, the tourists can visit the bottomless lake from Ocna Sibiu, Balea Lake, Valea Sarba (Serbian Valley) Reserve or the balneoclimateric resorts Bazna Baths and Ocna Sibiu. A winter tourist destination perfect for seasonal sports enthusiasts is Paltinis resort, situated about 30 km from Sibiu. Last but not least, the Biertan village must also be seen, with its inscription “Ego Zenovius votum poseni” (“I, Zenovius, have kept my word”) dating from the fourth century. In Biertan village there is also a four towers fortified church, one of the most important in Transylvania.