Once upon a time there was a Prince called Charming and a Princess called Ileana. Cosanzeana (miss Ileana) waited and waited for her prince, while he fought and fought, day and night, dragons, witches and a bald guy (no joke, this is serious business in Romanian mythology) so he could save her, marry her, make her babies, provide shelter, food and entertainment until death do them apart. Or live happily ever after. Or something like that. The point is our meadow seems to be taken from this tale. That’s the only link between the story and our being here today, while the title just wanted to make you read this article :).
Hidden in the heart of the Carpathians, actually quite close to Dracula’s crib, between steep mountains, virgin forests and crystal clear springs, lies a gorgeous glade, filled with thousand of daffodils, baby bugs and rainbow green grasses. We chose this time of the year to tell you about it because the end of May is coming and that’s the time the flowers are in full bloom. Every year on the weekend around Saints Constantine and Helen (21st of May), a small festival is held here, a true ethnology and folklore event where Transylvanian traditions and local food can be enjoyed in the most authentic scenery. But. If you want our advice, we recommend to visit a few days before the festival, at the beginning of the week, when people are busy with their lives and jobs and leave all this 400 hectares of nature reserve to you. Aaaaaand, if you want to be blown away for good and get hopelessly in love set your alarm at an obscenely early hour and get there before sunrise (if not satisfied, file a complaint in our contact page).
Since 2000 it is officially a nature reserve, the largest of its kind in Europe. If you’ve made it to our little princess retreat, don’t pack your bags yet, there’s something else to see, just around the corner. Sinca Veche is only 11 km away and you can be easily enjoyed in a one day trip from Brasov, as we thoughtfully planned in this lush city break.
P.S. We’ll come back with a dedicated article on Sinca Veche, so stay tuned.0