Romania lies in the central and Southeastern Europe and it is the ninth largest territory among the EU member states. Bucharest is not just the capital city and the largest city in Romania but it is also European Union’s sixth largest city with a population of about 1.9 million people.

The metropolitan area of its capital city has about 2.2 million people and there are plans to increase this area. As Romania is a secular state, it does not have any national religion but the dominant religious body in the country is the Romanian Orthodox Church.

Basically, Romania is an upper middle income economy. The tourism industry is a vital part of the country’s economy because it contributes to the GDP of Romania. The rich history as well as the natural landscapes of Romania attracts visitors from worldwide to its land.

In the year 2006, the tourism industry employed about 5.8% of the total workforce in the country and the GDP of the country during this year was 4.8%. Commerce is the largest component of the service sector and the second place is taken by the tourism industry.

It is being said that Romania is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world.

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    Angustia, Roman Fort (Ruins), Bretcu

    Angustia Roman fort Ruins near Bretcu village, Covasna County, Transylvania, Romania. The Roman settlement of Angustia and the Roman fort is located on the east side of the village.

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    Apafi Castle, Dumbraveni

    Gergely Apafi, bought land in Dumbraveni in the middle of the sixteenth century from the Bethlen family, and built the Renaissance castle between 1552 and 1567. His son, Miklos established his family residence here in 1590.

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    Apafi-Bethlen Castle

    Built in the XV-th century by the wealthy hungarian Transylvanian royal family Apafi, transformed in the XVII-th and XVIII-th centuries.

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    Arbore Church (Biserica Arbore)

    The Arbore Church (Romanian: Biserica Arbore) is a Romanian Orthodox monastery church in Arbore Commune, Suceava County, Romania.

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    Bella Fay Castle (Palace), Simeria

    The castle was built at the beginning of the XIXth century. the building was damaged during the 1848 revolution but was rebuilt between 1870 – 1880.

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    Bethlen Castle, Cris

    he Bethlen-Cris Castle is located in its namesake village, Cris, which is in Southern Transilvania, Romania. The medieval castle has been declared an historic monument. It dates back to the 14th century, having been modified and enlarged until the 18th century. Some say it is the prettiest Renaisance castle in Transilvania.

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    Bethlen Castle, Sanmiclaus

    The Bethlen Castle from Sanmiclaus is a representative construction for the late Renaissance from Transylvania. It was built between 1667 and 1683, by Bethlen Miklos, being the place where his daughter married with the baron Kemény Zsigmond, in 1719. The castle has a quadrate shape, built on 2 levels.

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    Bethlen Haller Castle

    The Bethlen Castle was built in the 16th century in the French Renaissance style and restored in the 17th-18th centuries in the Baroque style. The Reformed Church, situated next to the Castle is a 13th century building.

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    Bocskai Castle (Ruins), Aghiresu

    Bocskai Castle in Aghiresu was built in 1572 by György Bocskai in the Transylvanian Renaissance style. Build on a quadrilateral plan, this was an imposing building, with towers at the four corners and a large courtyard.

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    Bontida Banffy Castle

    Banffy Castle is an architectonic Baroque monument situated in Bontida, a village in the vicinity of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. It was owned by the Banffy family (of which Miklos Banffy was a member). The owner is Katalin Banffy, who has two daughters, Nicolette and Elisabeth.

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    Bran Castle

    Bran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Brasov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on DN73.

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    Brancovenesti Castle

    On a high terrace near Mures River was a Roman fortification, then in the Middle Ages (13th century) there was a fortress surrounded by ditches, visible today. This city was apparently destroyed by the great Mongol invasion of 1242.

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    Brukenthal Castle, Sambata de Jos

    Brukenthal Castle was built in Baroque style between 1750-1760 years, during the reign of Maria Theresa, by Count Jozef von Brukenthal, the brother of Samuel von Brukenthal on an area of 1700 ha.

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    Calnic Fortress (Citadel)

    The Calnic Citadel is a citadel located in Calnic, Alba County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by a nobleman whose family later sold it to the local ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary.

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    Calnic, Alba County

    Calnic is a commune in Alba County, Romania, composed of two villages, Calnic and Deal (Dal). Calnic village is known for its castle, which is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

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    Cantacuzino Castle

    Cantacuzino Castle is situated on Zamora Street in Busteni, Romania. The building, whose construction was completed in 1911, was conducted by the architect Gregory Cerchez at the request of Prince George Grigore Cantacuzino.

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    Capalna Dacian fortress

    Situated at the top of a steep hill, the Dacian fortress of Capalna was built in the second half of the 1st century BC as a military defense, guarding the entrance from the Sebes Valley to the capital of the Dacian kingdom, Sarmizegetusa Regia.

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    Castle Kalnoky, Valea Crisului

    Castle Kalnoky, Valea Crisului. The ancestral castle of the family of Count Kálnoky. The ancient Renaissance castle, built at the cusp of the 17th century, has been renovated several times.

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    Cetatea Lita Fortress (Ruins)

    Cetatea Lita is a medieval fortress built on a cliff above the valley again. Documented in 1324 under the name "Castrum leta", the city had a very troubled past

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    Citadel of Severin

    The Medieval Citadel of Severin that overlooks the Danube has three possible origins attributed to its name, the first being associated with the name of Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus, another coming from the Slavic word 'severnai' that translates into 'northern', and the last being religious, alluding to Severin of Noricum the patron saint of the medieval Latin church discovered within the ruins of the citadel.

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    Ciucea (Goga) Castle

    Ciucea is famous for the museum Octavian Goga that was built up in a beautiful castle. In the period 1915 - 1917 the Hungarian poet Ady Endre and his wife Boncza Berta lived in the castle of the Boncza family from Ciucea.

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    Corvin Castle

    Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle, is a Gothic-Renaissance castle in Hunedoara, Romania. It is one of the largest castles in Europe and figures in a top of seven wonders of Romania.