Romania – where DRACULA lives [Complete guide]

In this post, we’ll talk about the cheapest country in Europe where you’ll find Europe’s friendliest people. We’ll learn about Romania people, Romania language, Romania religion, Romania map, and we’ll be checking if Romania is a country or a city, if Romania is safe to visit, what to do in Romania while you are there, sightseeing places to visit in Romania!


The cliches world is never-ending, it makes our world what it is!
I’m not against stereotypes, but only enjoy funny ones like All French men are romantic, or In Italy, they eat Pizza for breakfast!
A beautiful country like Romania doesn’t deserve cliches like “everyone in Romania is a Gypsy” that affects its tourism. Instead, of that, did you know that the real Dracula lived in Romania?

Let’s get to know this mysterious country.

Recent history of Romania

Romania was affected by both WW I and WW II.
The Soviet Union occupied the country from 1944 to August 1958 and forced its King to resign. It was a dark time for Romanians. After a few years, they were like, “Enough is enough!” and revolted which transformed the political system for good.
The government tried to become closer to the West and eventually joined NATO and the EU but because of the corruption and poor economy, Romania is not allowed to use the Euro as its currency.

People in Romania

Romanians and Moldovans are basically the same race with different terminals. More than %89 of the population identifies as Romanian with the biggest minority being Hungarian.

People are friendly and nice (They mind their own business mostly) and true meat lovers! If you ever visit it there, you’ll see big barbecues with chunks of meats on them and people standing in line with a plate of bread and mustard in their hands.

What to do in Romania

Bran Castle, Dracula’s home in Romania

this mysterious castle is where the real Dracula (a savage king) lived in. The castle was built in the 12th century and attracts tons of visitors every year (What’s cooler than visiting the real Dracula’s home?!)

Castelul Bran2

Râșnov Citadel in Romania

Râșnov Citadel is a gorgeous palace to visit. It was first built as a defense castle. They recently updated the Castle with a Hollywood inspired sign!

Credits: civitatis

Salina Turda in Romania

This underground salt mine was opened to the public in 1992. It’s a must-see if you are visiting Romania. When you go underground, you have the view of a lake and UFO-shaped construction sites!

Salina Turda, Mina Terezia

Beaches in Romania

You can’t be in Romania and not visiting its stunning beaches, especially since it’s a Black see kind of beach!

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29 thoughts on “Romania – where DRACULA lives [Complete guide]

  1. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about Romania and people need to know real history. One of the misconceptions is about Dracula. Here you have a paragraph of my article about those misconceptions and it can be shared by anyone.
    “In one form or another, vampires have always been part of human culture and folklore. Researching European folklore and stories of vampires for seven years, inspired by the history of Transylvania and influenced by Emily Gerard’s 1885 essay, “Transilvania Superstitions”, the Irish author Bram Stoker wrote Dracula novel in 1897. Its fictional character became extremely famous especially because of the movies adapted from that novel.
    The name “Dracula” comes from the Order both Vlad Țepeș (Vlad the Impaler) and his father had been associated with, the Crusader Order of the Dragon.
    Besides, the image of the ruler Vlad Țepeș as a vampire, is a fictional one, for HE is an important part of Romanian history and a national hero.
    Because of Dracula legend, many people believe there must be some truth, right? Well, suspecting people of vampirism was quite common during the Middle Ages not only in Romania but all over Europe…”

    Thank you for sharing so much beauty about Romania.

  2. Nice post. By the way, have you visited ALL the countries/places you are writing such beautiful posts about? If so, I envy you a lot……having been left out! HA!

    1. Well, I still have a long list of places I’d like to visit. After visiting a number of countries, the excitement of marking a country’s checkbox changes to places! I mean, now my bucket list has mostly places that I want to visit, not the country as a whole!
      Thank you for your comment!

  3. I have always been interested in this country. I have a few friends from there. Thank you for writing for sharing your insights and cool pictures!

      1. They came to the states as children and to be honest their parents were a little scary. Very intense people. My friends were cool. I grew up 15 mins outside NYC, I have lots of International friends😊

  4. “Romanians and Moldovans are basically the same race with different terminals. ” —- THIS IS WRONG
    Romanians and Moldovians are the same nation with same language divided by russians after the ww2 in order Russia to have a border territory controlled by them. It’s almost the same what they did with Crimeea, Osetia, etc….
    This is the truth…..

      1. The difference is a very big difference in my opinion, is missing the reason ….because they are same people with different destinies, ….. by FORCE, is something that Russia decided and nobody can do anything.
        I’m from Romania and I know my history.
        I understand that you present only the beauty of some countries but peoples must know some things beyond the beauty.
        This is my opinion and I respect your work and I understand your neutrality.
        Have a nice day!

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