The UNESCO Heritage of Romania

The UNESCO World Heritage of Romania is an excellent starting point for your vacation in our country. They are the highlights of Romania’s heritage and each of them has its own stories and legends to share. Their tour will take you from the dawn of the first millennium to medieval times when churches were built to celebrate victories or to defend communities and even a bit in the future, in the youngest European land, the Danube Delta. More than reminders of culture and nature, the UNESCO Heritage Sites of Romania also tell the story of their local communities, mostly villages where people live and work traditionally. Include at least two of these sites in your next holiday in Romania and take your time to discover them and their nearby attractions.

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Fortified Churches

Unesco Heritage Romania

These fortified churches, together with their villages, are must-see attractions of Transylvania. You’ll find them in: Biertan, Calnic, Prejmer, Viscri, Darjiu, Saschiz and Valea Viilor.

Location: Brasov, Mures and Sibiu Counties

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Horezu Monastery

Unesco Heritage Romania

Horezu Monastery is the masterpiece of the ‘Brancovenesc’ style and one of the most important monuments from the 17th century. It’s located close to a major pottery center.

Location: Valcea County

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Unesco Heritage Romania

Founded in the 12th century by the Transylvanian Saxons, Sighisoara is today one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, conserving many towers and bastions.

Location: Mures County

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The Painted Churches of Bucovina

Unesco Heritage Romania

Medieval monuments with unique frescoes inspired by the Byzantine art, these churches are: Arbore, Humor, Moldovita, Patrauti, Probota, Sfantu Ioan, Voronet, Sucevita.

Location: Suceava County

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The Wooden Churches of Maramures

Unesco Heritage Romania

Built from wood between the 13th and the 18th centuries, these churches transform the ‘the Gothic style of Maramures’ into art. Discover all the wooden churches.

Location: Maramures County

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The Dacian Fortresses

Sarmizegetusa Regia

These six Dacian fortresses were built in ancient times as a defense mechanism against Roman invasions. Their ruins are in the area of Orastiei Mountains.

Location: Hunedoara County

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The Danube Delta

Unesco Heritage Romania

A birds’ paradise, the Danube Delta is one of the biggest wetlands in the world. It’s also the third most biodiverse area on the Planet.

Location: Tulcea County

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Transylvania UNESCO Heritage Tour

Vacations in Transylvania

This tour explores the UNESCO World Heritage Sites from Transylvania, a place of rich history and unforgettable landscapes.

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Romania UNESCO Heritage Tour

Calnic Fortified Church

A tour of the most representative UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania and a cultural journey across centuries of human creation.

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