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  • Capital: Bucharest
  • Form of government: Republic
  • Area: 237,500 km2
  • Religion: Orthodox
  • Phone number: +353
  • Language: Romanian
  • Time difference: -1

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There are direct Finnair scheduled flights from Finland to Helsinki to Bucharest. Romania can also be reached by numerous other European airlines via interchanges.

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Traveling by car or bus is the easiest way to get around Romania. Bus timetables are available on the Autogari website.


Embassy of Finland, Bucharest Strada Atena 2 bis, Bucuresti 011832 – Tel. +40 21 230 7504 Email: – Website:

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Romania essentials


Peleș Castle

Location: Aleea Peleșului 2, Sinaia, Prahova County. Train connection from Bucharest.

Neo-Renaissance Peleș castle, built between 1873 and 1914 within the Carpathian mountain range, is a piece of most elegant Romanian countryside. It has a 3,200-square-meter floor plan with over 170 rooms, many with dedicated themes from world cultures . Themes vary by function  (etc. libraries or armories) or by style (Florentine, Turkish, Imperial). Also its collection of art from Central and Easter n Europe is wide and very remarkable,  consisting of e.g. ivory,  china and Swiss glass vitralios. Seven beautiful Italian Neo-Renaissance terrace gardens are also must-see for a beauty-seeking visitor.

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Cișmigiu Gardens

Location:  Aleea Magnoliei, Bucharest

This 17 hectares wide public park is located in central Bucharest, spanning areas on all sides of an artificial Lake Cișmigiu. The main entrance wides from Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, near the City Hall. Notable attractions at the park are the circular Rondul Român alley which has the stone busts of twelve important Romanian writers, and Monumentul Eroilor Francezi (“The Monument of French Heroes”) dedicated to French soldiers who died fighting in Romania during the World War I. Very idyllic sight at the urban heart of Bucharest.

Photo: Felix Pleșoianu


Retezat National Park

Location: Hunedoara County. Nearest town is Lupeni with a bus connection from Bucharest.

This mountainous national park contains over 380 km2 wide area with rare old-growth forest and over 80 glacier lakes, making it a very remarkable entirety of nature in the Carpathian mountain range.

Of fauna, a visitor can spot here e.g. chamois, European wildcat or red deer. Very suitable place for an outdoorsy person.

Photo: Horia Varlan



Location: Sibiu County. International airport. Train connections from Cluj-Napoca, Brașov, Craiova, Timișoara and Bucharest.

Former European Capital of Culture and old cultural center of Transylvanian Saxons is a real jewel among the cities of Transylvania. It straddles the Cibin river and consists of a population of appr. 147, 000. Its historic center, divided to the Upper Town and Lower Town, is an idyllic place to hang out and relax with a cup of tea or glass of rakija,  local plum liquor. It has three theaters and it contains highly admired ASTRA National Museum Complex of four museums. Other sights are e.g. Steam Locomotives Museum and annual Sibiu International Theatre Festival as en event. During winter the Păltiniș ski resort nearby offers various winter sports.

Photo: Camil Ghircoias


Turda Salt Mine

Location: Str.Aleea Durgaului 7, Turda, Cluj County. Nearest airport is in Cluj-Napoca. Bus connection from Cluj-Napoca.

The salt mine of Turda is ranked by Business Insider magazine as one of the coolest underground places in the world. It offers halotherapy services for visitors. Its sights include the conical Terezia mine with an underground lake and salt efflorescences, the Rudolf mine with a panoramic elevator and beautiful, some even 3 meter high, stalactites and the Gizela mine with a spa treatment room.  Wanna do caving or try healthy salt treatments?  Try Turda.

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Photo: Andy Rogers



Location: Dobruja Region. International airport. Train connection from Bucharest. 

Beautiful Constanța is the oldest inhabited town in Romania, founded 7th century. It houses appr. 284,000 residents. Notable sights include the The Archeology Park (Parcul Arheologic) showing columns and fragments of 3rd and 4th-century buildings and a 6th-century tower, the Carol I Mosque and the Ovidius’s Square.



Location: Vest Region. International airport. Train and bus connections from Bucharest.

This informal capital city of the historical Banat is the third-largest in Romania housing approx. 320,000 residents.  The city has a candidacy for being the European Capital of Culture of 2021 and it is known for its landscape made of buildings from the Austrian Empire era.

Notable landmarks are the Orthodox cathedral, the Unirii Baroque square with numerous bars and restaurants, and the Huniade Castle.

Photo: Dorin Paslaru


Golia Monastery

Location: Cuza Vodă Street 51, Iași. Bus connections from Bucharest and other major cities, train connections from e.g. Bucharest and Chișinău.

This 16th-century Orthodox monastery located in idyllic city of Iași is a beautiful and calm sight. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Monuments in Romania.

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Location: Constanța District.  International airport. Train connection from Bucharest.

Mamaia is Romania’s most popular beach resort located on the 8 kilometres long strip.

Season is at its best between mid June and early September and spa service is available in the Maria Regia Residence.

Photo: Alexandru Panoiu



Location: Centru Region. Bus and train connections to all major cities.

Founded in 1234 as Corona, this beautiful city has served as the center of the Southern Carpathians.

Poiana Brașov ski resort, most popular in Romania, is splendid for winter sports. Notable sights are the Gothic Biserica Neagră church, the historical Șcheii neighbourhood and the Tâmpa Mountain. The city is notable for being the birthplace of the national anthem of Romania and for hosting the Golden Stag International Music Festival.

Photo: Ştefan Jurcă

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