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Romania Sibiu Travel

The Transylvanian city of Sibiu

On our way to the medieval city of Sighisoara, we have decided to visit the Transylvanian city of Sibiu since the historical center is not that far from the A1 highway . The photos below were taken a couple of days after Christmas. Almost all the important landmarks can be found whitin the historic center.

After we arrived to the Transylvanian city of Sibiu, our first objective was to find the famous the Bridge of Lies. Fortunately it was only a couple of streets away from where we parked our car. After almost 15 minutes of walking and admiring the historical center of Sibiu we finally found the amazing the Bridge of Lies. From there actually you can see a part of the Council tower and some of the old buildings from the Lesser square.

Our next objective was to find the Lutheran Cathedral which is located in the historic center of the Transylvanian city of Sibiu. This Gothic-style church was built in the 14th century and today is a landmark of the city. Actually this objective is pretty close to the Bridge of Lies.

After exploring the Grand Square and the Lower Town, we decided to walk towards our final objective in Sibiu which was the Sibiu steam locomotive museum.

The Bridge of Lies in Sibiu.
Old steel bridge in the Lesser square
Under the Bridge of Lies with the Council tower in the background.
The Lutheran Cathedral in Sibiu.
Christmas fair in the Large square.
A part of the Historical center.

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Racoș Romania Travel

The old volcano and the emerald lake in Racoș

Not far from the city of Rupea, you will find the Transylvanian commune of Racoș. Right next to this commune you’ll find three important natural wonders which are worth visiting. The first one would be the crater of an old volcano, the second would be the emerald lake and finally, the basaltic columns. All these natural wonders are very close to each other and you can easily visit all of them in a couple of hours.

The old volcano in Racoș

Inside the crater of the former volcano you will have the chance to see a lot of elements which indicates that it was active in the past.

The emerald lake

Since this place was a former basalt quarry, the entire lake is surrounded by steep rock walls. You can even get right next to the lake’s water by following multiple paths down to the lake. What is even amazing, is the color of the lake’s water which has a brighter green color, almost the same as the emerald’s color.

Large volcano crater in Racoș.
Path in the volcano's crater.
The landscape from the volcano.
Small tree next to the emerald lake.
Former basaltic quarry with its green lake.
The road inside the former quarry with tourists walking towards the lake.