where is transylvania?

Horse and carriage coming down dirt road in rural Romania (Transylvania).

Transylvania, aptly nicknamed ‘the land beyond the forest,’ is a region of Romania surrounded by and filled with mountains, forests, medieval Saxon cities, and unparalleled charm. Where is Transylvania? When people refer to Transylvania, they can be referring to Transylvania proper (shown on the map below) OR they can be referring to Transylvania proper and Banat, Crișana, and an area of Maramureș. For the purposes of this website, we will use the all-encompassing term Transylvania to discuss the cities and regions listed in this article.

GETTING TO TRANSYLVANIA

popular cities & towns in transylvania

transylvania proper

Cluj-Napoca Unofficial Capital of Transylvania, ‘Silicon Valley of Romania’, Festivals, Mountains, City Life
SibiuCouncel Tower, Brukenthal, Astra Park, Old Town, Stair Passages
BrașovBaroque Architecture, Black Church, Mountains
BranBran Castle, Monasteries, Mountains, Bears
PoianaSki Resorts, Mountains, Hiking Trails
SighișoaraHome of Vlad the Impaler, Medieval Old Town, Towers
Târgu Mureș Palaces, Churches, Theatres, Museums
BistrițaMonasteries, Churches, Forests
Alba IuliaCathedrals, Castles, Monasteries
TurdaSalt Mine, Amusement Park, Caves

banat

TimișoaraMemorial to the 1989 Revolution, Cathedrals
ReșițaIndustrial Center, Steel, Not Popular with Tourists

crișana

OradeaKing Ferdinand Square, Apuseni Nature Park
AradCathedrals, Theatre, Monuments, History

maramureș

Baia MareMuseums, Mining, Monasteries, Churches
Satu MareCentral Park, Gateway to Rural Maramureș

HOW TO GET FROM BUDAPEST TO TRANSYLVANIA

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