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Sibiu - Medias - Sighișoara, Romania

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A great way to explore Romania is to get yourself a car and explore the countryside at your own leisure. There are some fascinating towns, with fantastic medieval buildings, stone churches and imposing monasteries. And as you travel from town to town, you'll see a wide variety of landscapes including flat planes, rolling hills and rocky mountains.

We decided to do a loop from Bucharest, north west to Sibiu, on to Medias, then east to Sighișoara, followed by Brașov and back into Bucharest.

On the way to Sibiu, you pass through the Carpathian Mountains which are stunning. En-route, we Cozia and Turnu Monasteries, as well as Arutela, a fort from AD138!

Sibiu

A vibrant town with flair, grand architecture, a wonderful old town and one of Romania's true cultrual centres. We stayed at Casa Eva, right next to the historic centre. Be sure to check out:

  • The Bridge of Lies & The Small Square
  • Pharmaceutical History Museum
  • Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary - and climb to the top.
  • Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
  • The Lower Town - an enjoy the interesting 'eye's' looking at you in buildings roofs!
  • The 3 towers at the southern end of the old town.

It's a great place to just wander around and get lost in.

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Medias

Medias is a smaller town of around 45,000 people, and is known to be one of the oldest in Transylvania. It has a medieval feel with winding streets, centuries-old houses and a large square with a well kept garden, surrounded by colourful facades. We only had 1 night which was adequate to get an overview of the town. We stayed right in the square at 'Fabini Apartments' which ideal.

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Sighișoara

From Medias, we did a detour to check out the famous Fortified Church of Biertan, which dominates the small village. A fascinating place that feels like you've stepped back in time.

From there, we drove on to Sighișoara, another small fortified city that oozes charm. It has a history dating back to the 1100s with cobbled streets, colourful buildings and the whole place is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There's also a great restaurant culture with some fantastic eateries.

Be sure to climb the clock tower for a fantastic view!

Viscri

Another detour on our way to Brașov, Viscri is home to the Viscri fortified church set right in the heart of Romania's scenic countryside with rolling hills.

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in Romania

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