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Transylvania is an amazing place, filled with history, castles, traditions, beauty, majestic mountains, extrordinary caves and a great variety of breath taking landscapes.
Sighisoara and Bran Castle
For example, just within a few kilometers from our campsite by our Iron Age site, you will find a lot of natural, archaeological and historical monuments to enjoy on your days off. Only 20 min away, up stream from our tents, there is rich field of fossils. One of the last eruptions of the Racos volcano, during the Carpathian orogenesis, trapped in a red matrix a rich and diversified marine fauna. As the stream cut through the mountainside, the fossil beds are exposed in several spots and beautiful samples are washed downstream.
Near by, just behind the village of Racos, as you descend into the volcano (now extinct) you can walk through the bright red, purple, orange, yellow, brown geological layers, attesting the intense level of paleo-volcanic activity in the area. A few hundred meters away, hidden at the bottom of a cliff, one can admire the majestic and imposing arrangement of several formations of basaltic columns (now, a national natural monument).
In the village of Racos itself, as you walk around picturesque streets with 300 years old houses, you will discover the castle and fortified Saxon church built at the end of the 14th century and modified throughout the next 400 years.
Just a couples of hours away, we have the beautiful medieval city of Sighisoara, an UNESCO world heritage site and Dracula's birth place; and Brasov with all his castles, including Bran Castle, made famous by Bram Stoker.
Fossils by the river
Inside the Racos Volcano
Basalt columns - Racos National Park
Black Church - Brasov