10 Things you never knew about Romania
This is a realm of beauty and contrasts, an amazing destination for the curious and the courageous, so her are 10 Things you never knew about Romania.
- Romania is super well known for its castles. Some of the most popular are the notorious Bran Castle and Peles Castle. These have come to their present popularity mostly thanks to the works of Bram Stoker and Jules Verne. They are also some of the most beloved and transited places in the country.
- And if we talk castles, we might as well talk about some of the innovations. Built just before the end of the 19th century, Peles Castle is the first castle in the world to benefit from central electricity.
- And while we’re at that, Romanians really got into electricity fast back in the day, because Timisoara just so happens to be the first city to benefit from public electricity in 1889.
- Timisoara also set a record for first European city to introduce horse-pulled trams.
- The same Timisoara used to be called “the little Vienna”. Today, the city remains one of the most beautiful attractions in the country. If you need to rent a car in Timisoara instead of riding the tram today, you can book this service online.
- The Danube-Black Sea Canal is the third longest in the world after Suez Canal and Panama Canal.
- Romania served as film set several times. Some of the most popular movies shot in Romania are Cold Mountain (with Nicole Kidman and Hatfields & McCoys featuring Bill Paxton and Kevin Costner.
- Romanian language more or less in its pure form dates back 1700 years.
- Measuring 55 meters in height, the statue of Decebal is the tallest in Europe. Its setting is also absolutely exquisite.
- As for the House of Parliament in Bucharest, it is the second largest administrative building in the world.