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Spectacular places in Romania that have not been visited to much

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Bigar Waterfall is located in the municipality of Caras-Severin Bozovici just outside the National Road 57B. Last year, the famous publication Huffington Post wrote about Niagara Bigar in Caras – Severin it a unique place in the world, as if detached from Disney tales. The Americans were so excited about it that I have dedicated whole pages and declared it one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the planet.

10 Best Places To Visit in Romania That Are Safe and Beautiful

Today we lead you through 10 best places to visit in Romania before you die. Romania is a beautiful country located in South Eastern Europe, famous for the Transylvanian legend of Prince Dracula and its castle. Presented by media as a country where …
According wikimapia.org Magic Castle, the Magic Castle was built near Romanescu Park Suspension Bridge shortly after its opening. During communism, the building was converted into a restaurant, and after the Revolution functioned as a bar. Built in style, the castle has an area of ​​nearly 110 square meters and was once a landmark for Craiova and tourists. Castle Ruins became meanwhile sightseeing.

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Statue of Decebal on the Danube image Dacian king Decebal is a 55 m high relief,  button on the rocky bank of the Danube, between the towns Eşelniţa and Dubova, near the city of Orşova, Romania. The bas-relief depicting Decebal, the last king of Dacia and is carved into a cliff. It is the highest stone sculpture in Europe. Protochronist businessman and historian Iosif Constantin Dragan was the idea that promoted and funded this work carried out in 1994 – 2004

Garden Garden Dragons Dragons is a protected area of ​​national interest which corresponds to category III of IUCN (nature reserve geological and landscape), situated in Salaj County, the administrative territory of Balan.

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Vortex Lake Lake Lake Vida or vortex (Bihor county) called “hidden miracle Bihorului” Lake Vida is distinguished by the color of the water almost unreal, but also because in its midst is arranged an overflow, creating a huge impression swirl spectacular. Vida Lake is a reservoir, built in 1967, to extract bauxite mines, rivers and Vida and Topliţa common Dobreşti Biho

God’s Bridge Bridge God (Caras Severin) Natural Bridge, crossed by the county road Baia de AramaDrobeta Turnu Severin, is the second largest in Europe and the only one that can move. The party has 30 meters long, 13 meters wide, 22 meters high and 9 meters thick. And there are two lakes near Zaton Zaton Mare and MicTunnel of Love “Tunnel of Love”, located on the railway Caransebes – BAUTAR between localities and Glimboca Obreja was accidentally discovered by two amateur photographers.

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Discover the best places to visit in Romania. Some of the destinations on our top 10 list will surprise you – you won’t believe these pictures!

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What Lies Within the Beautiful Danube?

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beautiful danubeThe breathtakingly blue Danube River which flows from its source in the German Black Forest to its immense Delta in Romania’s Black Sea extends over ten European countries. The Danube Delta reservation is home to 7,000 known species of plants and animals, and contains the world’s third-richest biodiversity after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands.

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May 23, 2012 and conquered with force. And in conclusion brings even a greeting to our love of the beautiful Danube River. Whatever the day may bring us,

A Thriving Wetland

The remarkable alluvial topography of the Danube Delta serves as a critical habitat for migratory birds and animals. It is renowned for its contiguity of wetland ecosystem that supports numerous endangered flora and fauna. The Delta is one of the major wetlands on the flyway between Central and Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa. However, this thriving wetland faces numerous threats from intensive fish farming, hunting, canal and dyke construction and rising pollution levels.


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 Flourishing Flora and Fauna

Comprising a labyrinth of water and land, the Delta is made up of countless lakes, channels and islands that support 30 types of ecosystem. It has a large population of plant and animal species estimated at 2,994 and 4,262 respectively, which is the most varied in Romania. Approximately 70 percent of the Delta’s vegetation is dominated by various reeds and rushes, some of which form the floating islands locally known as ‘plauri’. The higher ground supports stands of willow, popular, alder and oak. There are also sandy areas covered with feather grass and other steppe species.

The Delta is also famed for the abundance of fish, which include over 90 species such as sturgeons, herrings, sheatfish, pikes and carps. Its swamps are home to a growing number of egrets, geese, herons, ducks and other birds of the prairie such as the grey shrike, finches, woodpeckers, owls and various songbirds. It is also serves as the last refuge for the European mink, the freshwater otter, the wildcat and the globally threatened monk seal.


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Jacques Cousteau’s Survey of the Delta

Small wonder then that Jacques Cousteau, the great French undersea explorer, scientist and conservationist, along with his team explored the river for two years, from 1990 to 1992. The Cousteau team in Romania included Jacques Constans, Bertrand Charrier, François Sarano, Grégoire Koulnis, Anne-Marie Roth, and several other explorers. Exploring the planet’s great rivers alongside the aquatic space, was an idea that made great sense to Cousteau, as he believed that the seas’ health was dependent on the rivers’ health. In fact, it was Cousteau’s efforts that ensured the Danube Delta achieved biosphere reserve status.


Coursteau’s team researched not only the natural area, but also the mammoth hydro-technical constructions that influence so much the river’s life, along with the pollution sources. The aim was to evaluate the quality of the environment, study the pollution and its consequences on the environment, and formulate opinions on how to protect the life quality of future generations. They observed the river as it flowed according to the rhythm of the seasons, displaying its environmental features: frozen in winter, flooded in spring, nearly dry towards the end of summer.


Excerpts from Cousteau’s Danube Report

In 1993, with the help of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the final report of the mission was published, under the title ‘The Danube… for whom and for what’ (186 pages), under the direct supervision of Bertrand Charrier, prefaced by Jacques Yves Cousteau. In his preface, Cousteau presents the three great problems that he came across during a helicopter flight in September 1990, from the river’s source to its mouth: the Gabcikovo dam, the Kozlodui facilities and the Delta itself.


Damned Progress

Cousteau considers the dam to be a monstrous project with multiple implications across fields such as energy production, water resources, fishing, and forestry. He simultaneously touched upon sensitive issues including national frontiers that had dire consequences on the area’s ecosystems.


Reactive Truth

The Kozlodui atomic facility contains six reactors, of which four are obsolete. In fact, they are in such shambles that they pose a grave threat throughout Europe, a catastrophe that is closer home and more serious than the Chernobyl disaster.


Transversal canals

A great part of the Delta deteriorated because of the digging of transversal canals that obstruct the water’s normal flow. This occurred as a result of reeds collecting around a bankrupt paper factory. The decline was also attributed to industrial exploitation of the sands as well as of the aberrant politics involved in attracting foreign hunters, who caused immense damage to the Delta birds.


Towards the end of his text, Cousteau recommended the creation of a Danube Supreme Council of multinational composition. The Council would be tasked with collecting data that could be shared with the respective country governments along with recommendations for necessary measures to undertake natural environment protection.


Continually Reinvigorating Life

Across the length and breadth of its 2,860 kilometers of blue waters, the Danube sweeps along tons of debris spilled out by an unconcerned humanity. Carrying the waters downstream, the tolerant Delta turns the waste over to a sea that has turned swollen black from years of accumulated pollutants. Yet, it is a wonder of nature that the Danube Delta survives the daily onslaught of pollution, heroically conserving its beauty and biodiversity.


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Ada-Kaleh Island, romanian secret tax haven

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The island, which has been labeled as a tax haven Romania has had a troubled history due to its strategic position, finding always be under Turkish dominion or under Austrian rule.

After building the hydropower and navigation of the Iron Gates I, Ada-Kaleh came under the Danube and the city was moved Simian Island.

Ada-Kaleh, “a small Gibraltar” as they named historians, downstream from the city of Orşova have a height of 48 m, dominated by Alion hill, 317 m high and located north of the Danube, and the Golubinska south of Planina.

In medieval documents island had other names: Carolina, Porizza, Ciughene ADAS (Island Gypsy), Ada-I-Kebir (Ostrovul Mare).Ada-Kaleh name (Castle Island), is generalized after 1788 became official in 1878. Ada-Kaleh was ruled alternately by Turks and Austrians.The first fortifications were made by Iancu de Hunedoara, prince of Transylvania, to stem Turk torrent.The island has had a troubled history due to its strategic position, finding always be under Turkish dominion or under Austrian rule.Between 1718-1739, when the island was under Austrian rule, the city was built by Vauban, star-shaped.The fortress had the shape of a parallelogram and was provided with bastions, casemates and ditches.

Austrian-Turkish wars of the late seventeenth century and the beginning of the eighteenth century, showed that in the Iron Gates was necessary to build cities after a new system to withstand artillery.

In 1689, Veterans General of the Austrian army wants to build a pentagonal fortress in the island.The proposal is supported by Count Marigli and even build ditches and palisades.Between 1716-1718, Eugene of Savoy require future governor of Banat to resume construction of city problems.Preparatory preliminary work started in August 1717 are, when linking the island to the shore by a pontoon bridge for transporting.In 1737 the island was completed fortification.Besides the city itself was still two outer belts of fortifications.Being subject to the configuration of the island, the city had shaped elongated star.

It was endowed with the usual bastions and casemates connected by arched galleries made of brick, which formed a large patio.Access to the city is east and west through a series of gates with stone carvings facing, bearing the imprint of the Baroque style.25 m high walls were brick and worked all provided with narrow embrasures exterior and interior arches, corners are made of polished stone.Over the eastern gate stood a mosque was rebuilt in 1903 on the site of a Franciscan monastery church.

On one side of the east gate is an inscription from 1739 whiVauban citadel, Ada-Kaleh was built by the Austrians after the Peace of Karlowitz (1718).Occupying a large part of the island, the city was one of the most important fortifications of this type in Europe.Soon after its completion the city fell under the rule of the Turks.This was enshrined in the peace of Sistov which stipulated that Ada-Kaleh remain under Turkish dominion and Orsova, nearby, was for the Austrians.

By the Peace of Berlin (1878), Ada-Kaleh remains a Muslim oasis on the Danube, property of the sultan but under Austro-Hungarian administration, with a special status.In the island there is a mayor, a judge and a priest – Muslims and the Turkish flag was hoisted.

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Covered by the Danube

After building the hydropower and navigation of the Iron Gates I, Ada-Kaleh came under the Danube and the city was moved Simian Island. ch too great victory Turks.The lack of interest for the revival of the lost paradise, where, according to legend, stopped even Hercules, occurred immediately after the Iron Gates hydroelectric, so anyone not interested in a few vestiges were not even Romanian.What little he moved froze Simian Island, overgrown with vegetation.

Unfortunately, the lack of interest shown by the communists who vandalized the island of everything beautiful and valuable continued after 1989. Throughout the years, many foreign investors have knocked on doors hoping the county administration to seize the island, but everything remained only at the stage of discussion.

Ada-Kaleh or Carolina, as it was called until 1788, the Austrians did not belong only slightly Romanian state.With thick walls up to 20 meters, arranged in two rows, the city was very hard to get in combat, being the only chance of a long siege, intended to starve the locals.But supposedly the island leaving a series of tunnels beneath the waters of the Danube, which responded on the Serbian side.Here they had built schools, a weaver, a tailor, one of the largest factories of shit and halva and also a cigarette factory.

The city stopped even King Carol II, with Nicolae Iorga, the wait in the charming garden of the mayor himself Omer Feyzi island Turhan Ismail.Then, it was a financial paradise, residents are exempted from customs duties, taxes, military service and did not pay anything for firewood brought from Romania.With the coming to power of communists, radical change fate Island.

There were massive expropriations and deportations Bărăgan and the Turks fled here where they The richest man on the island, Ali Kadri, withdraws in Turkey, leaving his fortune impressive hand of destiny, and other large villas as well Aga’s Regep or Maria Antonescu, were occupied by different people in Bucharest, sent here the communists.Turkish public when he wanted to go to Turkey, to take possession of the passport was subject to donate his entire fortune to the Romanian state.


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Today, however, the island is inhabited, and although its has some tourist attractions, including the iconic fortress, moved here brick by brick in 1968, when the Ada Kaleh Island was destroyed to make room for the Iron Gate I Hydroelectric Power






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