Prince Charles footsteps from Bucharest
You will see houses built in traditional style and very well preserved, museums, beautiful churches all of them close to the soul of Prince Charles.
Do you know why Prince Charles come to Romania every year? Because he found here something unique in Europe and maybe in the whole world: pure tradition.In most of the Transylvanian villages people still live like hundreds of years ago. And not because they are poor of limited, but they preserve something that in other parts of the world died years ago, and most of the people live a modern life without knowing almost nothing about the way their ancestors lived.
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Our journey starts from Bucharest, the capital of Romania, heading to Brasov, the city of crown, with the Black Church, an impressive Gothic church and Council Square, central point in the touristic area.
From Brasov we go to Prejmer, where we see one of the best preserved peasant fortress from Romania, which during the history was a refuge for the local community. Our destination is the Zalan Valley. In this village, Prince Charles bought 3 houses and transformed them into temporary residences.
From Zalan, we leave the next day to Miclosoara, one of Prince’s most favorite places, which recreates the Transylvania from other times. There we try some special Romanian and Hungarian dishes which bring the joy to everybody.
In the morning, we depart form Miclosoara, going to Viscri, a village that became very well – known after Prince Charles bought a house there. This was like an incentive for the local people, who started to renovate their houses and transformed the village into an authentic traditional one.
On our way to Malancrav, our next destination, we stop in Sighisoara, one of the last inhabited citadels in Europe, a place which takes you back in time. From the Clock Tower, the panoramic view is astonishing. Other monuments in this 3D medieval citadel are the Church on the Hill, the Dominican Monastery Church and other towers that belonged to the guides.
After Sighisoara, we discover the land of the Saxons, a region where the people from Western Germany were brought in Transylvania, by the Hungarian kings in the 13th and 14th century to reestablish the population. The idyllic village of Malancrav, is going to be the starting point to other beautiful places, like Biertan, whose church is part of UNESCO, one of the best examples of fortified structures from Transylvania.
On the road to Sibiu we are passing through a viticulture region, stopping in Valea Viilor, another Saxon settlement certified in the 13th century. Next, the fortress of Slimnic, named Stolzenburg, an outpost designed to defend the Northern side of Sibiu.
We leave Slimnic, on our way to Sibiu, the European Cultural Capital in 2007, a vibrant city, host of many festivals. Here, we can admire the old town with the 3 main squares and the imposing structures, Lutheran Church or the Bridge of Lies.
From Sibiu, we take the road to Transfagarasan a strategically road built by the communists with breathtaking landscapes. Before leaving Romania, we take a tour in Bucharest, which reveals us a multicultural and modern city.
Prince Charles said about Transylvania that is a beautiful county and discovered here traditions, people and places like nowhere else.
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