Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania. Bucharest lies on a generally level plain and, including suburban districts, occupies an area of about 300 sq km. Most industrial areas are located in the suburbs, while the city is primarily residential. Bucharest, known as the "Paris of the Balkans" in the early 20th century, was a cosmopolitan city before 1944 when its architecture, city planning, and culture were French-inspired.
This is the residence city of the Brasov county, documentary attested in 1234; during the Middle Ages it developed rapidly. Brasso, Brasov, Kronstadt, as the present day Brasov was called along the centuries, became in the 12th and 13th centuries an important trade centre also due to the fact that the town was placed at the crossroad between several commercial routes that connected the three Romanian provinces.
The City of Sibiu is located in the South of Transylvania, on the northern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains. The diversity of its inhabitants, belonging to different ethnic groups, generations and lifestyles, gives the city a unique flair. Known in German as Hermannstadt, Sibiu has always been the centre of Romania's German minority since medieval times. Even today, it contains Romania's largest German community.
Cluj-Napoca, as capital of historical region Transylvania, is one of the most visited cities in Romania. The city, with 310,243 people, is very pleasant, and it is certainly a great experience for those who want to see urban Transylvanian life at its best. The gothic architecture of the main Catholic Cathedral is one of the most valuable in Transylvania. Its murals date from the 15th century, and the 50m neogothic tower was built in 1860.
Is the capital city of Timis County, in western Romania. One of the largest Romanian cities, with a population of 300,000 inhabitants (2011) and considered the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Timisoara was the 1st town in Europe and 2nd in the world after New York City with streets illuminated by electric lights.
The city on the seven hills, as it is called, Iasi is an important cultural centre where famous persons like: Dimitrie Cantemir, Grigore Ureche, Miron Costin, Ion Neculce lived and worked. Iasi was and still is an important cultural centre in Romania. On the occasion celebrating 2000 years of Christianity, Iasi was declared one of the five cities for international pilgrimage.