music festivals and mineral springs in Romania – URBAN, SEASIDE, MOUNTAINS, DANUBE DELTA, RURAL AND SPA & WELLNESS
Romania – music festivals, mineral springs and mud
A TOP TRAVEL DESTINATION
Top Travel Destination Romania – music festivals, mineral springs and mud
Lately, Romania is increasingly being included in the travel list of those eager to discover new destinations.
It ranks among the top travel options of those who have already exhausted traditional European destinations. More and more travelers are now focusing on Central and Eastern Europe.
This is Romania:
I. Book your flight to Romania early
In addition to traditional airlines, most low-cost companies operating in Europe also fly to Romania, some of them even within the country.
The capital city of Bucharest and other large cities are well connected to other capitals and great European cities at fairly cheap rates.
II. Choose your travel style (we show you six different ones!)
1. Urban Romania
The Palace of the Parliament, National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest Old Town, the Village Museum are accessible attractions, recommended to be any travel list of Bucharest.
Other places that you cannot miss to visit are the Transylvanian cities of Brasov, Cluj Napoca, Sibiu, Sighisoara and Alba Iulia. These cities have been investing in accessible tourism. Quite different from one another, but each of them with its own charm.
Urban Romania is a vibrant place: diverse architecture, cultural and musical festivals and many urban arts to discover.
2. Rural Romania – Authentic Romania
One of the well established sayings in the Romanian national conscience is that ‘Eternity was born in the village’. Romanians are people defined by traditions and ancient customs, by traditional family values. They celebrate holidays sacredly. For many of them, that means celebrating with the entire family, gathered at the big kitchen table, that is loaded with homemade food and drinks.
The village is where many of the prominent people of the country were born and have lived their lives. Even nowadays, having a healthy rural origin is a reason for great pride. The village simply is authentic Romania.
A place where time is redefined, and everything is fully connected with nature.
3. Spa tourism in Romania
Did you know? Romania has 1,300 mineral springs. That is at least one third of all resources in Europe. Spa tourism has a long tradition. The foundation of the first spa resort in Romania being set in the year 102 A.D.
It originates from Roman times, when they took over the spa cult from the Greek and developed it further.
The richness and diversity of existing natural treatments and also the quality of medical care make Romania a great destination for spa and wellness and medical tourism.
Spa and wellness resorts, such as Baile Felix, Covasna, Sovata, Calimanesti-Caciulata, Buzias, Govora have modern spa centres and hotels with a high degree of comfort. Some of them provide the necessary accessible facilities for people who use a wheelchair.
Are you interested in anti-aging treatments? Some of the spa treatment hotels offer Ana Aslan anti-aging treatments, with modern products and therapies, in line with the philosophy developed by doctor Ana Aslan.
4. Mountainous Romania
Without having remarkable heights (the highest peak reaches about 2500 m), the Carpathian Mountains provide spectacular views. Mountainous Romania invites you to various forms of sport and recreation, from skiing to hiking and mountain biking.
For those of us who are less active, it is a great choice for a day out to go to the chic mountain resorts in Sinaia, or visit castles and palaces. The most beautiful are Peles Castle in Sinaia, Bran Castle in Bran or Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni. Some of these historic places are extremely friendly for disabled persons and have excellent wheelchair access.
5. Danube Delta Romania
Undoubtedly, one of the Romanian wonders is the Danube Delta. The first Romanian attraction to be included in the Unesco World Heritage list, in 1991.
With a surface of approximately 4,000 sq. km, it ranks second in Europe in terms of surface, after Volga river delta.
82% of its surface is currently located in Romania and the rest is located in Ukraine. The Danube river meets the Black Sea on Romanian territory, collecting the waters of an impressive water basin, throughout its 2,860 km length. Its surface covers more than 80% of the surface of Europe.
The Danube Delta is a spectacular space, inhabited by approximately 3,400 species of vertebrates and invertebrates, including many unique at national, European or even global scale.
No matter how much you read or what stories you are told about this place, to understand what is going on here, you need to come to see it for yourself.
Did you know that dozens of cruise ships travel along the Danube yearly? They have stops on the Romanian side of the Danube.
Floating hotels, accessible for people with a disability, are awaiting tourists to take them on huge stretches of water, which will enchant their eyes and soul with some unprecedented features of nature.
6. Seaside Romania
The Romanian seaside of the Black Sea marks the border with Bulgaria to the South and the border with Ukraine to the North. Stretched on a surface of 245 kilometres, dominated by the Danube Delta and coastal lakes on more than half of its length.
The Black sea also has a significant number of beaches, stretching along approximately 80 kilometres.
You will discover fine sandy beaches, that can be extremely long (especially in the North). You can enjoy a cruise on the Black Sea taking you to the Bulgarian side, as well as spa and wellness resort. There you can book wonderful healing therapy and relaxing treatments: have your dose of minerals, mineralised waters and therapeutic muds.
III. Choose one of many cultural and musical events
- The ‘George Enescu’ Festival
is a Romanian music event with international prestige. It started in 1958 in memory of the great Romanian composer and virtuoso violinist George Enescu.
- Various music festivals in Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, such as:
Transilvania Jazz Festival, Untold Festival, Summer Well Festival, Sibiu Jazz Festival, and other events promoting local designers, arts and culinary events.
- Timisoara – the European Capital of Culture of 2023 – the city where the Romanian revolution of 1989.