In Europe there are a lot of places that we can visit and that can make our vacation a unique experience. One of the most fascinating places you can visit is Transilvania, a region of Romania that is well known for being the cradle of Dracula, the famous Earl of Bram Stoker's novel.
Its landscapes are spectacular and you can find a lot of nature thanks to its mountains and forests. There are also many castles, all of them spectacular and each with a story to tell. It is one of the richest areas in the country and one of the most historically rich in all of Europe. Take note of some of the Transylvanian landmarks:
– Bran castle: It is one of the biggest attractions in the region as it was the place where Vlad Tepes lived, which was Stoker's inspiration to create Dracula as a bloodthirsty prince who died fighting more than 120,000 Turks who besieged him he and 200 of his soldiers. He tortured his enemies and all who betrayed him, always doing it with a blunt stick and nailing it to that person so that he died slowly.
– Rosu Lake: It is a red lake that was formed due to a landslide and that is red because, according to legend, hikers who died during the landslide bled out, passing that blood to be part of the water forever.
– Salina Turda: It is a salt mine that became a very popular tourist destination from 1992 and maintains a constant temperature of between 10 and 12ºC thanks to having been completely renovated a couple of years ago.
What everyone who has been to Transylvania most recommends is to do one of the Castle routes that exist throughout the region as you will discover spectacular places.
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