Travel Guide Transilvania

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Transylvania is the largest region of Romania and probably the best known one. When you visit Transylvania you dive into a mix of cultures, nature and history. The outdoor traveler will find in the center of Transylvania green hills and crystal clear rivers. The region is surrounded by the Carpathian mountains offering a great scenery with lots of hiking or climbing possibilities.  


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Transylvania (in Romanian Transilvania or Ardeal)  is rich in myth and misty medieval sites: there about 100 castles and fortresses and about 70 fortified churches. Romania's greatest and best preserved castles and fortresses are to be found here. But for the more curious traveler, there are many small villages with old houses and fortified churches. 

The nature is protected through natural and national parks like Apuseni, Grădiștea Muncelului or the Gorge of the upper Mureș).

Most big cities are very western Europe like, and the infrastructure is generally good, making it easy for travellers.

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