Romania is one of Europe’s hidden gems. It has everything you could wish for and something more! Beautiful beaches, untamed nature, cosy villages hidden between Transylvanian hills, medieval castles and vibrant cities.
At this time of year, winter holidays vibe and the smell of cinnamon and baked apples are everywhere, in every corner and every house! While the landscape is all dressed in white, big cities impress with their winter decorations and Christmas Markets.
This is why you should visit Romania in winter and never miss the cities with the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Romania.
Which is the most beautiful Christmas market in Romania?
Romania has many beautiful cities, and nowadays more and more are beautifully decorated for Winter Holidays, most of them have nice Xmas Markets in the city centre or in the old town. In my opinion, the most beautiful Christmas Market of Romania is in Sibiu, as this is the only Market that can be compared to the one in Vienna, sometimes being above it. This is not the only one you should visit as there are many more in other cities of Romania.
I named just three of what I consider to be the most beautiful Xmas markets in Romania and I will let you decide for yourself, after seeing them which one is the best!
Where should we head up to see them?
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Sibiu Christmas Market
The Christmas Market in Sibiu is open daily from 15th November 2019 to 3rd January 2020 from 10 in the morning till 10 in the evening. The market is located in the centre of the city, in Grand Square and brings together more than 100 exhibitors from all over the country.
At Sibiu winter market you can find everything you could wish for: gingerbread, homemade and traditional sweets, kurtos kalaks, hot wine, handmade decorations for your home and much other interesting stuff. All the stalls look the same and are very nice lighted, inviting you to stop and have a look at what each offer!
On the building which surrounds the Grand Square, Christmas theme projections had been made. The centrepiece of the market is a huge artificial fir! Inside the market, you can find Santa Claus home and a nice playground for children.
Many tourists say about Sibiu Christmas market of Romania that it is cosier and nicer than the one from Vienna.
And for sure it is much cheaper! A city break in Sibiu during this beautiful market is a very good option! Book in advance to secure your place!
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Bucharest Christmas market iN Romania
Bucharest Christmas Market is open from 28th November to 26th December 2019 from 11 in the morning till 10 in the evening and is located in the city centre right near Universitate metro station.
The market is split into different areas like the gastronomic area, traditional products, and Santa Claus house and ice ring.
In most of the evenings, there will be music concerts and shows with traditional Romanian music, disco music and a lot of surprises.
Inside the Christmas market, you will find everything you would wish to: gingerbread, hot wine, Christmas decorations, handmade wood decorations, traditional sweets and many other interesting and tasty choices.
On the 28th of November, there will be an opening ceremony which will include the ignition of Christmas lights all over Bucharest!
While you are here in Bucharest you can also visit Carturesti Carusel Bookstore, which some named it the most beautiful bookstore in the world, where you can take some beautiful photos. It is really close to the Christmas Market, only 5 minutes walk from it.
See with your own eyes the opening ceremony and what this fair has to offer! It is one of the best Christmas markets from Romania and is very easy to reach! A city break is a very good idea to see what this fair is about!
Book your accommodation to secure a good place in a place close to the Christmas market!
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Cluj Napoca Christmas market In ROMANIA
One of the most beautiful cities of Romania, located in the heart of Transylvania has one of the most interesting Christmas markets in Romania.
The fair is open from 22nd November to 31st December 2019 from 10 in the morning till 10 in the evening. It is located in the heart of the city on Unirii Square.
Like all Christmas markets, it has everything you could expect and something more. Traditional sweets, gingerbread, homemade Christmas decorations, ice ring and Santa Clause house.
Cluj Christmas market in Romania It is one of the best-kept secrets of the country! It is a very beautiful place with reasonable prices and amazing people! Check it out by yourself if visit Romania in wintertime!