Since Lonely Planet recommended Transylvania as one of the best places in the world to travel in 2016, Romania has become a travel destination on the bucket list of many tourists. As far as people with special needs are concerned, the question arising is: Has the travel and leisure industry in Romania adapted to this growing market? The answer is yes, Romania has changed in mentality and some of the tourism logistics have improved. Yet, accessible tours should be made with the support of local travel companies.
The Old town of Bucharest
Since it has been changed to a pedestrian area, the old center of Bucharest has become much friendlier and welcoming than before. The old cobbled streets were replaced by neater pavements, hence, even low mobility or wheelchair tourists can enjoy the colorful streets named after artisans and craftsmen.
Village Museum Bucharest – authentic rural flair within the city
For wheelchair travelers who want to combine the safety and comfort of a big city with the experience of visiting authentic Romanian buildings, the Village Museum is the place to be: A tour of the outdoor museum is like a long journey in Romanian territory. The houses are 100% authentic and represent very well idyllic Romanian countryside. Besides, the alleys are friendly for any tourist, including guests with low mobility.
Peles Castle – a fairy-tale edifice
Peles Castle is one of the most beautiful buildings of its kind in Europe. Built at the bottom of the Carpathian Mountains as summer residence of King Carol 1st of Romania, Peles Castle’s beauty defeats time. Tourists in wheelchairs can visit the place through a specially designed tour.
Cluj-Napoca – A picture of Transylvania
The face of Cluj-Napoca has changed quite a lot during the last years. It is a city that attracts visual arts, music and architecture lovers, as well as people who simply want to experience a Transylvanian city at its best. The Union Square is the most representative tourist attraction of Cluj Napoca and also the most accessible part of it. The footpaths are wider and friendlier.
We hope to see you in Romania!