Located in the heart of Transylvania, on the valley of Târnava Mare river in the Sibiu County, Medias has one of the best preserved historical centers in Romania and also some well preserved medieval fortifications. It is surrounded by medieval churches, 2 of them UNESCO heritage sites. One of the most impressive symbols of the town is the Tower of the Buglers, which is about 70 meters tall. The heavy pressure of the tower on the sandy soil is the reason why the tower is slightly tilted to the North. Between 1927 and 1930, and later in 1972, the tower was consolidated. The St. Margaret Church is another impressive site build in the 15th century. Its roof consists of colored vitrified tiles, and 4 turrets were built.
Once known as the "Little Paris", Bucharest, Romania's capital, is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, and glorious Belle Époque buildings. There is even an Arc de Triomphe on a boulevard longer than the Champs Elysees, with a range of trees that flower beautifully in the spring. You will be intrigued by the city's eclectic mixture of architecture, from old monasteries to Orthodox Churches, Second Empire mansions, the stolid Stalinist architecture of the communist years and the colossal Parliament House, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon.
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