7 Wonders of Romania
So, what are the 7 Wonders of Romania? Here is a look at the magnificent attractions that call Romania home.
What are the 7 Wonders of Romania?
Bran Castle is located in the area of Brasov near Bran. It is near the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. It is one of the most famous landmarks and is a national monument for the country of Romania.
Bran Castle is commonly and affectionately referred to as Dracula’s Castle. Although other castles are linked to the character, this castle served as the inspiration and home of the title character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. However, this is disputed.
The Bran Castle is now a museum committed to sharing the art and furniture collection of Queen Marie.
People’s Salvation Cathedral
The People’s Salvation Cathedral is located in Bucharest and serves as the patriarchal cathedral of the Romanian Orthodox Church. It sits in central Bucharest atop Hill Arsenal.
The People’s Salvation Church measures 445.2 feet (135.7 m) in length, 227.3 feet (69.3 m) in width, and reaches a height of 442.9 feet (135 m) at the top of the cross. The dome diameter is 96.5 feet (29.4 m) across. An estimated standing capacity of 10,000 worshippers can participate in a service.
The People’s Salvation Church is largest Orthodox church in the world based on area, volume, weight, and height and it is located facing the same courtyard as the Palace of the Parliament which is the world’s largest administrative building.
Palace of the Parliament
The Palace of the Parliament is a building constructed to serve as the seat of the Parliament of Romania. It is located in central Bucharest overlooking a courtyard.
The building reaches a height of 276 feet (84 m) with an area of 3,930,000 square feet (365,000 sq. m), and it has a volume of 90,000,000 cubic feet (2,550,000 cu. M). The building weighs in at 9.0356 x 109 pounds (4,098,500,000 kilograms).
The Palace of the Parliament is the largest administrative building in Europe and the second largest in the world after the Pentagon. It is the heaviest building in the world providing a separate distinction and statistical significance. It has the recognition and status of being one of the 7 Wonders of Europe.