With its dark forests and gorgeous mountain scenery, Romania is destination bound to awe. But it’s not just the countryside that can impress: elaborate castles are dotted throughout the country, then there’s the colourful citadel of Sighișoara and the imposing Stalinist architecture of the capital, Bucharest.

If you’ve not thought about visiting Romania before, you certainly will after seeing these gorgeous pictures of country from some of Picfair‘s best photographers.

An old abandoned railroad

Lefteye/Picfair 

Council Square, Brasov

Emi Cristea/Picfair

A castle in the Carpathians

Ciprian/Picfair

Sibiu at sunset

Martin Wallmen/Picfair

Corvin castle, Hunedoara

Sava Cosmin­ Constantin/Picfair

The Cozia mountains

Lefteye/Picfair

Devil’s Mill at sunset

Alex Negoita/Picfair

Evangel Cathedral, Sibiu

Cornel Putan/Picfair

Peleș castle, Sinaia

Yordan Rusev/Picfair

Parliament building, Bucharest

Stefan Tomic/Picfair

A shepherd in the countryside

Martin Wallmen/Picfair

Square in Sibiu

Dumitu Dragos/Picfair

Star trails over the hills

Martin Wallmen/Picfair

The Transfagarasn Highway

Cornel Putan/Picfair

Thunder and lightning in Timișoara

Cornel Putan/Picfair

A hairpin bend in the road

Martin Wallmen/Picfair

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