Staying at Brukenthal Summer Palace in Transylvania

Just imagine! 18th century. An enchanting palace in Transylvania at the foothill of Făgăraş Mountains; A palace inspired by Viennese architecture and a ballroom that hosted parties that all high society of the time attended. Glamour, power, beauty, elegance, stunning gardens and good music. This were the glorious moments of Brukenthal Summer Palace. Of course, this was in the 18th century, but the palace still remains today and we had the opportunity to spend a night here after 250 years of history. Let me tell you a little bit about this place. Brukenthal Summer Palace in Avrig was the former summer residence of Baron von Brukenthal, who was the famous governor of Transylvania two centuries ago, It was designed in Baroque style of the era between 1760-1764. The domain of Avrig includes the palace, the park and the orangery building, now arranged as a restaurant, event room, and hotel. The Palace It…

Turda Salt Mine | One of the coolest underground places in the world

Salt has been known to be a valuable commodity that people used to kill for in the past. In those days only rich people would have salt on their table, as it used to be very expensive because it was brought from far away. Besides cuisine, salt is used in in medicine, cosmetics and much more. In Romania there are many salt mines. Some of them are still active, some are closed for mining but used as treatment centers and museums.Turda Salt Mine is the most famous one. It is placed in Turda city, not far from Cluj-Napoca, in the north-east of Romania. This mine is very old. The digging was started by the Romans. Since the 13th century till 1932 the mine was active. Between 1932 and 1992 it was closed, and when it was reopened to the public for visits and for medical purposes: the air in the…

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