If I'm needed to make a summary what's Transylvania about and what has to offer to the tourists, I'd say that it's a huge mix of, literally, anything!
From incredible natural formations that have been there for millions of years, to both natural and artificial lakes that will amaze you with their beauty, to historical monuments that played some of the most important roles back in their times, to caves, waterfalls, mountain peaks... and a unique canyon made of... sand.
However, the video from today's post is going to cover just four of the many sightseeing attractions that will reserve their spot in your heart once are visited, so make sure you have enough time to see everything for a proper impression of what Transylvania really means.
We began that day with a short drive to a village next to the place where we are living called Cisnadioara.
Over there we first met nature that showed us a natural formation of a rock that from specific positions might look like a frog mouth - hence its name of Piatra Broaștei (Frog's Stone). This one is considered of being part of an age that ended millions of years ago and that is really important for this part of Romania.
But since we couldn't leave the village so early knowing that there is more to be seen, we decided to also stop at the Biserica fortificată de la Cisnădioara (Cisnădioara Fortress) which even though is usually called a citadel, it's basically a fortified church but which back in her times it used to have a defensive role which made it earn the title of being a fortification too.
A quite similar story we also discovered at Biserica Evanghelica Fortificata Cristian (The Fortified Church of Cristian) where we are still talking about a church built in the same period as our previous discovery, namely in the 13th century, but where its size and functions were a lot more and imposing.
Anyway, since we love being outdoors so badly, we couldn't return home before having another reconnection with the wilderness of nature where we felt like touching the wildest part of Romania when we discovered Canionul Mihăileni (Brod's Ravine) which is a canyon with huge walls of 25 meters high made entirely of sand.
That's just a little part of what Transylvania has to offer to the tourists, being filled with various legends and stories that will make you feel a little bit richer in your heart at the end of the day, but as I often say, the single thing you need for this type of journeys is the free time to discover as much as possible.
The places you'll see in the video I already wrote about and you can find more about them on here:
- Piatra Broaștei (Frog's Stone)
- Biserica fortificată de la Cisnădioara (Cisnădioara Fortress)
- Biserica Evanghelica Fortificata Cristian (The Fortified Church of Cristian)
- Canionul Mihăileni (Brod's Ravine)
The trip from today's post was pretty spontaneous and there is no better proof of showing how happy we returned at the end of the day than the last few shots of the video! I love this type of short and unpremeditated trips. 😀
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