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Peles Castle in Sinaia

What you should know about Muntenia

Muntenia, or Greater Wallachia as it is known in English, is located in the Southern part of Romania, and is home to some of the most famous Romanian landmarks, including Peles Castle, the Transfagarasan Road, Bucharest, to name just a few.
Whether you’d like to discover the cultural sites of Romania’s capital, go hiking in the mountains, visit century-old monasteries or royal residences, Muntenia doesn’t disappoint.
  1. Visit Peles Castle in Sinaia, the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family. Built at the end of the 19th century in a beautiful valley shielded by the Carpathians, it’s one of the best-preserved royal castles in Europe.
  2. On the Prahova Valley, there are the popular ski resorts of Sinaia, Busteni and Predeal, in the Carpathian Mountains. These same resorts are starting points to some picturesque hiking trails in the Bucegi Natural Park from early May until late October.
  3. Drive along the Transfagarasan road. The presenters from Top Gear, the popular UK driving show named it “the best road in the world”, and once you see the view, you’ll agree on the spot.
  4. Visit Poenari Fortress and the Princely Court, the real residences of Vlad the Impaler.
  5. Visit the beautiful Orthodox monastery at Curtea de Arges, built in the 16th century.
  6. The Mud Volcanoes and the Living Fires are natural wonders that offer spectacular views, even from a distance.
  7. Explore the Ialomitei Cave, a place full of legends and local history. At the entrance of the cave, close to the springs of the Ialomita river, there is a beautiful Orthodox monastic dwelling you can also visit.
  8. Dealu Mare is considered to be Romania’s Tuscany, as it’s one of the most famous and oldest wine regions in the country. Known especially for their traditional reds, some of the best wineries include Lacerta, Rotenberg, Davino, Vitis Metamorfosis, Vinarte, and Ceptura.