Pictures & Photos of The Top Destinations in Romania & Transylvania.
Romania and in particular Transylvania is still an unspoiled land. People still live a rural life in a pastoral countryside where the horse and cart is still used widely. Transylvania is heavily influenced by Saxon and Hungarian culture. In medieval times the Saxons created Fortified churches to protect themselves from the constant threat of attack. Fully furnished rooms were built inside the church fortification walls where food reserves were kept so the whole town could retreat to safety quickly and sit out a long siege. In northern Transylvania is Maramures. In medieval times the Catholic rulers banned the building of stone Orthodox churches so a tradition of building Orthodox Christian churches started. Like the Saxon Fortified Churches the Wooden Churches of Maramures have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This photo gallery is dedicated to what is one of the last truly unspoiled areas of Europe where it is possible to see how Europeans lived before industrialisation.
The birthplace of Count Drac, the inspiration for Bram Stokers Dracular, Sighisoara is full of the medieval charm that Transylvania is famous for. From its medieval towers to its cobbled streets, little has cahnged in old ighisoara for a thousand years.
Pictures & Photos of Sighisoara, Transylvania Romania
Pictures & Photos of Fortified Saxon Churches, Transylvania Romania
Pictures & Photos of Maramures Wooden Churches Romania
Pictures & Photos of Maramures Romania
Pictures & Photos of Merry Cemetery Maramures
Pictures & Photos of Sighet Memorial Museum Maramures
Pictures & Photos of Szekely Gates, Transylvania Romania