Category: Plan a Trip

Dumbrava Monastery

Dumbrava Monastery

Written on June 6, 2018 in History & Heritage

It is located in Alba County at 55 km from Alba Iulia. The monastery is a “home” for orphaned children, elderly sufferers and even mothers who need help. The monastery was built in 1996 in the shape of a fortress with the entrance bell and the church in the center. The church preserves the Romanian...

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Red Lake - Killer Lake

Red Lake – Killer Lake

Written on May 27, 2018 in Nature

The Red Lake, also known as The Killer Lake The Red Lake – in Romanian “Lacul Rosu”, also called Gyilkos-to – “Killer Lake” -in Hungarian. The Red Lake is the largest barrier lake, in the Eastern Carpathians chain, situated in Harghita County, Romania. The name of “Red Lake” comes from the reddish alluvi...

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The Carpathian Sphinx

The Carpathian Sphinx

Written on May 21, 2018 in History & Heritage

The Carpathian Sphinx The Sphinx (in Romanian: Sfinxul) is a natural rock formation in the Bucegi Natural Park which is in the Bucegi Mountains of Romania. It is located at an altitude of 2,216 meters (7,270 ft) within the Babele (The Crones) complex of rock formations. (see more on Wikipedia – the Romanian Sphinx). The megalith go...

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Pekri Castle - Ozd

Pekri Castle – Ozd

Written on April 28, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

 Pekri Castle – Ozd – Mures county Transylvania History: Upon the hilltop of Ozd, you can find a rectangular castle looking down majestically to the village. The castle has massive towers in its four corners. Built in renascence style with baroque and a few Gothic elements in the year 1682 by Pekri Lorincz, one of the...

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Banffy Castle

Banffy Castle

Written on February 26, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

 Banffy Castle – the Transylvanian  Versailles   History: 7 centuries of history – a castle in the heart of Transylvania not to be missed. Banffy Castle from Bontida is one of the representative castles for the Transylvanian baroque style. Before becoming a castle, on this place, there is a documented mansion since 1640. The bu...

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