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A Taste of Transylvania

29 July 2018
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Set amidst the magnificent Carpathian Mountains, Transylvania is home to breathtaking scenery, imposing fortresses and an abundance of native wildlife. Its medieval and Saxon towns are wonderfully preserved, and are the perfect place to uncover the essence of Romania as you wander through their charming cobbled streets and characterful squares, stopping to visit quaint cafés and old churches.

But just don’t take our word for how spectacular Transylvania can be. Below we have included a selection of images captured by Dublin Photography School during our Transylvania Photography Holiday.

Bran Castle (also known as Dracula's Castle)


 Colourful local markets

The Fagaras Mountains

Horseman in Sighisoara

The group getting set up at Lake Balea

Local life


Panoramic views over Brasov taken from Mount Tampa

Peles Castle

Souvenir shopping

Black and white street photography

The colourful cobbled streets of Transylvania 


The Transfagarasan Road

The Saxon town of Viscri

Our September 2017 group with their photography tutors at Lake Balea

Would you like to learn how to take incredible travel photographs like this? Our photography holidays are the ideal way to develop your documentary, street and landscape photography skills while taking in an exciting destination. Stewart Kenny, an award winning fine art landscape photographer, plus an additional tutor from Dublin Photography School accompany all of our photography tours, offering tutorials, demonstrations, and photography tips. Join us when we head back to Romania to discover for yourself how bewitching Transylvania can truly be.

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The name “Transylvania” may evoke images of spooky castles, swarms of bats and bloodthirsty vampires, but the dark past that has inspired this picture is just one of the many reasons to visit this fascinating region of Romania.