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Bucharest unknown: the secret exhibit hidden in the floor of a subway station

Bucharest subway (Bucharest metro – Romania)¬† was built mainly in the communist era. The communist architectural touch can easily be noticed in all the subway stations. Even the dim light is a reminiscence of that regime, as the authorities of … Continue reading

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The Legend behind the Bridge of God or how was the Devil banished from his hide-out

The Bridge of God is a natural formation in the south-western part of Romania, near Ponoarele village, in Mehedinti county. It is one of the three natural bridges in the world (there are two more – one in France and … Continue reading

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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, legends¬† 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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