Wallachia is rich in both historical landmarks and unmissable natural treasures. Muntenia, the lesser part of Wallachia, is a visually stunning land with different scenery at every turn.
Meanwhile, the charm of Oltenia, the other Wallachian half, comes from its many architectural and historical monuments, including old churches and monasteries. Oltenia has become a popular travel destination for the treatments offered by its
spas. The area’s unique landscape offers a pleasurable experience to tourists, who sometimes visit just for that reason.
Some of Romania’s most beautiful castles are here in Wallachia: Peles Castle and Pelisor. These two tourist attractions are among the country’s top natural draws: Pestera Dambovicioara, Cheile Argeșului, Rezervatia Naturala Iezer, Peştera Ialomiței, Cascada Ialomitei, Parcul Naţional Munții Bucegi, Parcul Național Munții Făgăraș, Vulcanii noroiosi from Berca, Lacul Vulturilor or Lacul fără Fund, Parcul National Domogled, Transfagarasan, Babele and Sfinxul.
In the Mehedinti Mountains, at Ponor, tourists can visit The Bridge of God—a large arch carved from limestone. In the area there’s also the Lily flower forest, in the Prislop Valley, a botanical reserve located 4 km from Baia de Arama.
The Porţile de Fier Natural Park is the second largest protected area in Romania after the Danube Delta. The Cernei Valley is home to the country’s greatest concentration of caves, with more than 2,000 existing here. The lake in Zaton is small and shallow, but it fills up with water at certain times of the year—and then drains away after a few days.
Tismana is located at the foot of the Southern Carpathians, in western Romania. It has a Mediterranean climate and houses the largest natural forest of edible chestnuts in the country as well as a reserve for Turkish hazelnut.
We also recommend visiting Muierii Cave, Polovragi Cave and Cozia National Park – where you can admire gorgeous rose collections, ivy forests, edelweiss fields or mottled tlain meadows.
Don’t miss the ‘living stones’ of Costesti, sandstone formations which stand out in all their glory amongst the green surroundings for visitors to enjoy and discover. The Amber Museum at Colti in Buzau is one of the most important and largest collections of its kind in Romania, as well as being among a handful to be found
Mountain lovers will find many places of interest in this region: Busteni, Sinaia and Predeal are known for their resorts; Ranca is famous among rock climbers. Here you can engage in winter sports and spa treatments: Calimanesti-Caciulata, Baile Olanesti, Baile Govora. These localities are good for treating ailments of all kinds.
If you are looking for raw, untouched nature, visit Wallachia’s many national parks—Fagaras National Park, Cozia National Park, Buila-Vanturarita National Park and more.
Wallachia is a land of contrasts. From the north, with its mountainous peaks, to the south—where travelers can explore all that lies along the banks of Europe’s second-longest river: The Danube. The changing landscape of valleys, waterfalls and caves enriches the journey on these lands. No matter how many times you travel them—you’ll never get bored!