About Romania

Romania is a country in South-Eastern Central Europe, on Danube’s inferior course, north of the Balcanic peninsula and at the north-western shore of the Black Sea. The Danube Delta covers most of its territory and the southern and central part of the Carpathian Mountains. Romania has about 20 million inhabitants and its official language is Romanian, part of the Eastern Romance languages, sharing similar characteristics with Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and most European languages. Bucharest is the largest city and Romania’s capital. 
Since Romania is a carpathian-danubian-pontic country, it offers a wide range of touristic attractions.

On the Romanian seaside, on the big sandy beaches of the Black Sea there are the balneary resorts Eforie Nord, Eforie Sud, Neptun and Mangalia. There are numerous summer attractions, the most important resort being Mamaia.

The Danube Delta - a natural paradise at the flow of Danube in the Black Sea. This incredible water realm has over three hundred species of birds and lots of species of fish. So it’s not surprising that UNESCO declared the Danube Delta a „reservation of the biosphere.”

Moldova and Bucovina - the area which impresses through an artistic legacy from the Late Middle Ages, Bucovina is renowned for its glorious outer frescoes on the walls of its monasteries.

Maramures - a folkloric legacy. In spite of hardships, the inhabitants of this region kept traditions and folklore very much alive. Sighetul Marmatiei is a city typical of Maramures, known because of fairs and popular costumes. The „Happy Cemetery” from Sapanta is a must for any tourist because it has carved tombstones which contain aspects from the deceased’s life and funny poems.

Transilvania - a legendary realm. Mountain tops, crystal clear waters, wooden churches and legendary castles are all part of an enchanted picture. Here you can find lots of interesting places to visit: medieval towns, art museums and good hotels, Retezat National Park and footpaths for mountain climbers but also resorts for winter sports and treatment. Places such as Brasov – a fascinating medieval city; from where you can go to Bran Castle, which is said to have been Vlad Tepes’s (the famous Dracula) residence, to Peles Castle in Sinaia resort, which was built for King Carol in 1883 in a sophisticated architectural style; Sibiu – a city built by Transylvanian Saxons, in which there is the Bruckenthal Art Museum.

BUCHAREST, the capital of Romania - according to a Romanian legend, Bucharest was founded on the shore of Dambovita river by a shepherd called Bucur, whose name comes from the word „joy” (bucurie is „joy” in Romanian). Called „Little Paris”, Bucharest is a city of avenues, shaped according to several architectural styles. It delights us with lovely sights, such as: The Arch of Triumph – on Kisseleff Road, longer than Champs-Elysees, the Village Museum next to Herastrau Park, the historical centre of town where there are several restaurants and cafes, the Romanian Athenaeum or the Palace of the Parliament – a monumental construction. You can’t miss the elegant Mogosoaia Palace and the Snagov Monastery.

Romanian cuisine is the result of a synthesis of tastes and culinary habits of the Romanians. It is diverse and comprises numerous customs and culinary traditions. Sweets, pies and tarts are special in the Romanian cuisine. We would like to mention a few well-known traditional dishes: meatball soup, stuffed cabbage rolls, schnitzel, meat jelly, zacusca (a special dish made of eggplants and tomatoes) and sweet bread.

Romania is associated with famous names in sports and arts:
Constantin Brancusi – one of the most acclaimed modern sculptors; Mircea Eliade – religion historian, fiction writer, philosopher and Romanian professor at the Chicago University; Nadia Comaneci – a legend of world gymnastics; Ilie Nastase – one of the most well-known tennismen.

Romania fares well even with female businesswomen. Below we list just a few Romanian women who made history:
Sarmiza Bilcescu was the first female lawyer in Europe and the first woman in the world with a PhD; Virginia Maria Andreescu-Haret was the first female Romanian architect; Cecilia Cutescu – Storck, the first female university professor in art teaching in Europe; Elena Densusianu – Puscariu, the first female professor in an eye clinic in the world; Smaranda Gheorghiu, the first woman who traveled to the North Pole; Elena Ghika (Dora d’Istria), the first woman who climbed Mont Blanc; Aurora Gruescu, the first female sylviculturist in the world and the first Romanian woman who was in the Guinness Book; Sofia Ionescu – Ogrezeanu, the first female neurosurgeon in the world; Angela Lefterescu, the first female long distance captain in Europe; Eliza Leonida Zamfirescu, the first female student at the Technical Royal Academy in Berlin and the first female engineer in Europe.

VISA INFORMATION

Citizens of USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand do NOT need a visa to visit Romania for stays up to 90 days, as well as citizens of the following states:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil
Brunei Darussalam, Colombia, Chile, South Korea, Costa Rica, Dominica, United Arab Emirates, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, UK, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Salvador, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Serbia [excluding holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian coordination Directorate (in Serbian: Koordinaciona uprava)], Solomon Islands, Singapore, Holy See, Saint Kitts and Nevis, East Timor, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

Conference participants coming from countries NOT LISTED ABOVE require a visa to enter Romania. Each participant is responsible for procuring their own visa.

Thank you and enjoy Romania!

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