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25 Reasons to Visit Romania (5): Bucovina

Bucovina is a dreaming land situated in the North-East of Romania, between mountains, green amazing hills and rivers. It has little secret villages, small towns, beautiful houses, centuries of culture and traditions, welcoming people and a divine silence. Bucovina is famous for her churches and monasteries, for gastronomy, traditional guest houses, ski slopes and secluded forests on top of mountains.
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Photos by Vlad Semen

Bucovina is a dreaming land situated in the North-East of Romania, between mountains, green amazing hills and rivers. It has little secret villages, small towns, beautiful houses, centuries of culture and traditions, welcoming people and a divine silence. Bucovina is famous for her churches and monasteries, for gastronomy, traditional guest houses, ski slopes and secluded forests on top of mountains.

1. Visit Gura Humorului, a beautiful town with happy people very proud of their legacy. Here you can stay in 4 star guest house La Conac in Bucovina, where luxury and comfort represent the leitmotif of the location. It is a child-friendly place, with a beautiful garden, spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the forest, and a restaurant famous for its traditional dishes.

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2. Take a 20 minute trip to Voronet Monastery, well-known for its amazing blue shades of paintings. It's an entire Universe in itself.

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3. Visit the others moldavian monasteries: Humor, Moldovita, Varatec, Putna, built by the Romanian monarchs, and painted by the most famous painters of the country. It is a free and important lesson of culture and history!

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4. Bucovina has some interesting museums if you are a fan of history and literature: Ethnography Museum Vatra Dornei, Lucia Condrea Painted Eggs Museum, Bucovina Village Museum, Suceava History Museum and many others.

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Photo by explorebucovina.com

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La Conac in Bucovina, by Vlad Semen

5. Whether it is summer or winter, you can take a chairlift ride in Vatra Dornei or Gura Humorului and admire the mountains in all their magnificence.

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6. In the winter you can go skiing on the slopes of Vatra Dornei or Gura Humorului, in the Oriental Carpathians, The Suhard Mountains.

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7. Try as many dishes as you stumble upon. The food here is amazing and you'll fall in love in an instant (or a bite). I recommend the cheese, cream, stuffed cabbage rolls, "papanasii" (donuts with cream and jam), beef sour soup and many others.

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8. Go to Iacobeni, a beautiful small village near Vatra Dornei with wonderful views, houses and people. You will encounter there mother nature and the sound of silence. They are pure and perfect!

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9. Look at the sky. Above the green hills, above forests and churches, there is a lovely blue sky! Unforgettable sunsets, cool and pure air, greatness. That's what Bucovina is all about!

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10. Do you want to take a picture resembling a postcard? In Bucovina this is possible! Stop in any village and you'll see cows grazing undisturbed on the green hills, wild horses, and endless forests.

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