Bordered in the north by the highest Romanian mountains, the Southern Carpathians (Carpaţii Meridionali), Wallachia runs south down to the Danube Meadow. To the east, the Danube separates the province from Dobrogea, and to the west, the whirling Danube Cauldrons (Cazanele Dunării) of the same river marks, through unique landscapes, the border with Serbia.
Castles and Monasteries
The region has dozens of historical monuments spread both over the bustling cities, and especially over the mysterious hiding places of nature. Follow the footsteps of Count Dracula to Poenari Castle, considered the true residence of the Romanian Prince Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Ţepes). Thrill lovers must cross the threshold of Haşdeu Castle, built by famous writer Bogdan Petriceicu Haşdeu after the plans transmitted during a séance by his daughter, Julia Haşdeu. Horezu Monastery, historical UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an impressive complex of medieval Romanian architecture, while Cozia and Tismana Monasteries host important Byzantine art collections. The beautiful Curtea de Argeş Monastery contains the tombs of some of the most important kings, queens and princes of Romania. According to a legend, the church’s master builder Manole walled up his wife in order to ensure the building’s resistance.
Health Spa Resorts
One of the most spectacular areas of Wallachia is the western one, where the river Olt, sprang from Transylvania, pierces the Carpathians’ stone, leaving behind beautiful gorges. Housed in the mountains are the health spa resorts Călimăneşti - Căciulata and Olăneşti. Here you can enjoy many treatments based on the therapeutic properties of thermal waters.
Things to do
Specially arranged areas invite you to hunting, sport and recreational fishing. On the upper course of the Jiu river you can do rafting, and the mountainous relief allows paragliding launches in the depths of spectacular valleys. For adrenaline lovers, we recommend an incursion to the adventure theme park situated in the Vâlcan Mountains.
One-day trips in Wallachia
Craiova, Wallachia’s most important city, after the capital Bucharest, is an ideal starting point for one- day trips.
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Romania offers a wide range of accommodation opportunities, as diverse as the country itself. From luxurious 5* hotels to inexpensive hostels, from traditional pensions to modern apartments, here you can find something to suit every style and budget.
Nightlife in Romania is something that you definitely have to experience during your stay here. As the sun goes down, … no, it’s not Dracula coming to life, but the cities seem more alive than ever. You don't want to miss all the fun after dark!
On any given day (and night), in Romania you will find thousands of lively bars to choose from, which include in their drinks lists everything from classy cocktails or sophisticated coffees to ice cold beer or elegant wines.
No matter what is it that you are looking for, you’ll find a specialized shop where you can buy it from. From large malls to small boutiques, the Romanian shopping options are diverse in both product range and appearance.
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