Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dracula’s Castle. The truth behind the eerie legend

Dracula, the main character of Bram Stoker’s book, has become one of the main tourist attractions from Transylvania region in Romania. Many movies were made, books were written, legendsĀ  were told but what about the truth? Has Dracula ever existed? … Continue reading

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The complicated journey of Queen Marie’s embalmed heart. The place where you can find the heart of the most beloved Queen of Romania, the grand-daughter of Queen Victoria of Great Britain

If you plan to visit Romania this summer then you must put this on the visiting list. The embalmed heart of Queen Marie, the most beloved queen of Romania, will be on display from May to September at The Peles … Continue reading

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Marie of Romania, beloved and controversial Queen of Romania: hated her husband, committed adultery repeatedly but loved her country with all her heart

Queen Mary, also known as Mary of Romania, was one of the most beloved royals in this country. She was the was Queen consort of Romania from 1914 to 1927, as the wife of Ferdinand I of Romania. Grand-daughter of … Continue reading

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Vlad the Impaler sealed with a curse the first written document about Bucharest, the capital of Romania

The first written document about Bucharest, the capital of Romania, was written by none other than Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, on 20th September 1459. The document represents a contract for purchase and sale regarding some lands in … Continue reading

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The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest: a huge construction built with great sacrifices. The hauntings in the most impressive building of Romania and the secret passages

The Palace of the Parliament, also known as the House of the People, is the world’s largest and heaviest civilian building with an administrative function and it can be seen in Bucharest, the Capital of Romania. Being so large, it … Continue reading

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Curtea de Arges Monastery: the legend of the pregnant woman trapped inside the walls and the death of master Manole who tried to fly with wooden wings

Curtea de Arges Monastery is an interesting edifice in Romania whose beauty is surpassed only by the legends told from generation to generation about its construction and the human sacrifices made in the name of eternity. The tombs and the … Continue reading

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The Black Church: the legend of the mysterious statue of a boy and the bullets in the walls

The Black Church is one of the most impressive religious edifices in Romania. It is located in the center of Brasov City, Romania. Its construction began in the 14th century as a Roman Catholic structure and it was known as … Continue reading

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