Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges

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#1 of 15 in Outdoors in Southern Romania
Scenic Drive · Landmark
With its sheer drops, Transfagarasan Highway winds through the mountains, in sections clinging to the cliffs while passing through a natural gorge. Urban legend has it that Nicolae Ceausescu ordered the building of the 150 km (93 mi) road as a strategic route in case of Soviet invasion. The road will take you past the two castles associated with Vlad the Impaler (who inspired the legend of Dracula); you'll also see several lakes and a waterfall as you make your way to the second-largest dam in the country. The road's highest point is the tunnel, which connects the northern and southern sides of the lake at 2,042 m (6,700 ft). Be prepared to take your time, as you may run into shepherds and large flocks of sheep enroute. Plan a trip to Curtea de Arges easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • One of the most beautiful places in touristic Romania. Scenery, views, the road itself, surroundings. It also blends in with the macro-economical traditions of this nation, especially at the...  more »
  • This is a great road to make, but we expected it to be more organised regarding who enters it not to overcrowd it. Instead, we had to wait for hours to reach the top but we couldn’t stop because of...  more »

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