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October 2, 2022

The Guardian: Sarmizegetusa, one of the most beautiful Romanian tourist destinations

The Guardian has published a list of the most attractive tourist destinations  in Romania based on the views of the paper’s readers, with the archeological complex of Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa being the top choice. The list also includes the cities of Sibiu, Sighisoara and Bucharest. The Guardian writes that, while the Transylvanian Saxons villages are well-known tourist destinations, there are nonetheless many more places worth visiting in Romania, “one of Europe’s most fascinating countries”. At the top of the readers’ choice list is the archeological complex of Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (Hunedoara County), the former capital of the Roman Dacia, 40 km from Dacia’s capital, Sarmizegetusa Regia. Also in Transylvania, the British daily newspaper recommends tourists to admire the art works on display at the Brukenthal Museum, but also Sibiu’s Grand Square and the Liars’ Bridge – Romania’s oldest cast iron bridge still in use. Also in Transylvania, The Guardian recommends its readers to visit the Transylvanian Saxon villages on the Tarnava Mare River – Biertan, Richis etc. -, with their fortified churches, monasteries and a “tangible feeling of the past”, the Christmas Fair in Sibiu’s Grand Square, as well as the town of Sighisoara, the Bear Reserve (Liberty Bear) at Zarnesti, the Viscri Village, Brasov County., the only Romanian locale of its kind on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sights, which is also the where Prince Charles’ Historical Guest House  is located, as well as  Campu Cetatii (Varmezo in Magyar) in Mures County, Valea Verde (Green Valley) holiday resort near Sighisoara and the Cisnadioara Village, Sibiu County. The Guardian list also includes Bucharest, where a reader recommended the Count Dracula night club, and Timisoara, also known as “Little Vienna”, the ‘birthplace’ of the Romanian Revolution of  1989.

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