DISCOVER ROMANIA: Great Romanians
History is made by people, women and men alike,and it’s more than wars, treaties and politics. It's about people who through courage and vision changed lives for decades or centuries that followed.
in Romania's capital of Bucharest is the second largest building in the world, behind only the Pentagon. The building is 84m high. It is also the heaviest building in the world.
George Emil Palade (medicine), Elie Wiesel (peace), Herta Muller (literature) and Stefan Hell (chemistry).
was the first European castle entirely lit by electrical current. The electricity was produced by the castle's own plant and its central heating system, built in 1888, is still functional and in use today. In 1889, Timisoara became the first in Europe to have electric street lighting.
is found in Sapanta Peri, Maramures of northwestern Romania. The 78 meters tall church is topped by a 7 meters cross that weighs 453 kg.
went to Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci for her performance on the uneven bars in Montreal, Canada in 1976.