Răşinari – Symbol of Romania

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If you are looking for a place in Romania where you can feel the Romanian spirit, enjoy traditional meals and people’s hospitality, participate to celebrations or hikings and visit many tourist attractions, Răşinari village is the best choice.

Firstly, Răşinari is a mountain village situated in Transylvanian Plateau, near Sibiu town (8 km from one to another). Its name comes from one of the main old activities of those living here: harvesting fir gum (“răşină” in Romanian). The view is delightful as the village is surrounded by mountains and there are mountain trails waiting for tourists to enjoy them.

Secondly, people in Răşinari used to be shepherds. Their flocks of sheep counts important breeds like “Ţurcana” (or “Bârsana”), “Ţigaia”, “Stogoşa” and “Oile negre” (Black sheep). Since 2004, at the end of August, the Festival of Cheese and Plum is held annually to celebrate traditional products from Răşinari (traditional dishes mostly made from cheese and products made from fir or other conifers wood, as the area has rich forests of a sublime beauty).

Of course, another important point is illustrated by tourist attractions. In Răşinari, there are many attractions that preserve a Romanian spirit, mainly cultural and traditional. These attractions are: the Ethnographic Museum of Răşinari (opened daily except Mondays), the Metropolitan Andrei Şaguna’s monument, the ruins of a fortress  located on Cetăţuia hill, the Episcopate Museum, the memorial houses of 2 great Romanian writers (Octavian Goga and Emil Cioran), several schools, historical and spiritual monuments named “troiţe”, “Saint Ilie” Church, the Old Church (protected by Pious Saint Paracheva) and many more. In plus, the history of this Romanian village is not to be forgotten. The 2 legendary founders are Mustaţă and Coman Roşca, names linked with the presence of the Pechenegs in the area. Historically attested at the beginning of the 13th Century, Răşinari was always protected by God: with a predominantly religious activity, this village was the best place for refugees, people here benefiting from an early autonomous leadership.

The “neighbours” of the village are Sibiu town, Răul Sadului, Poplaca, Gura Râului and Cisnădioara villages. The road DJ 106A links Răşinari village with Păltiniş, the highest and the oldest resort in Romania. Also, from Răşinari to Sibiu, there is a tram line waiting for its tourists to enjoy the trip from one Romanian symbol to another. Tourists are welcomed here to more than 15 half boards. Situated at the base of Cindrel mountains, Răşinari represents a place that concentrates cultural, spiritual and historical Romanian symbols.

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