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Muntenia

MMuntenia, also known in English as Greater Wallachia, is a historical region of Romania. It is situated between the Danube (south and east), the Carpathian Mountains and Moldavia (both north), and the Olt River to the west.

The regios is rich in natural protected areas, such as Bucegi National Park, with a total area of 35,700 ha, of which the total reserves occupy 9,000 ha. It includes important tourist attractions, such as the Sphinx and the Babele, rock formations sculpted by nature, rare species of plants and animals such as the brown bear and the black wild goat. One of the most important tourist objectives can be considered the peak Omu, 2,505 meters high.

As we go towards south, we cross through Prahova Valley, one of the most visited mountain areas in Romania, stretching along the length of Prahova River, with a large concentration of mountain tourist resorts. This where we can found the famous Peles Castle, considered one of the most important monuments of its kind in Europe in the second half of the 19th century. Peles Castle in Sinaia was the summer residence of the kings of Romania, and was built between 1873 and 1914.

Muntenia also hosts Bucharest, the capital of Romania. With a population of about two million inhabitants, it makes Bucharest the sixth largest city by size in the European Union. The first certified mention of Bucharest appears in 1459, and in 1862 Bucharest becomes the capital of Romania. Between the two world wars, the elegant architecture and the Bucharest elite brought him the nickname of "Little Paris". The most iconic site in the capital city is definitely the Parliament building. The palace measures 270 meters on 240 m, 86 m high and 92 meters below the ground. It has 12 levels on the surface and another 8 underground. The Palace of Parliament was registered with three records in the World Records Academy for the largest, most expensive and the hardest to manage administrative building in the world. The Guinness Record Book, lists the construction in the second place in the world after the Pentagon, with an area of 330,000 square meters, and in the third place in the world in volume, with 2,550,000 cubic meters.

The nightlife in Bucharest can be anything from flamboyant and extravagant to laid back and easy going. The Old Town part of Bucharest, also called Lipscani after the main street that crosses the area, is so much filled with bars, pubs and restaurants, that sometimes it’s nearly impossible to choose the best place for dancing and having fun with friends.

Just let the city take you by surprise and discover the main attractions of the "Little Paris of Eastern Europe" in a beautiful guided city tour!

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