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What other country has a Happy Cemetery? 

Romania has one of the happiest Cemeteries on earth!!

The Merry Cemetery is a cemetery in the village of Sapânta, Maramures county, Romania. It is famous for its colourful tombstones with naïve paintings describing, in an original and poetic manner, the persons that are buried there as well as scenes from their lives. 

The unusual feature of this cemetery is that it diverges from the prevalent belief, culturally shared within European societies – a belief that views death as something indelibly solemn. 

Connections with the local Dacian culture have been made, a culture whose philosophical tenets presumably vouched for the immortality of the soul and the belief that death was a moment filled with joy and anticipation for a better life.

The Merry Cemetery became an open-air museum and a national tourist attraction!
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Largest administrative building: world record set by The Palace of the Romanian Parliament!!

The building appears as 86 meters high building, with 92 meters underground. It includes 1100 rooms in 12 stories.

The building was constructed almost entirely of materials of Romanian origin. 

Among them: 3,500 tonnes of crystal - 480 chandeliers, 1,409 ceiling lights and mirrors were manufactured; 700,000 tonnes of steel and bronze for monumental doors and windows, chandeliers and capitals; 900,000 m³ of wood. 
The underground parking has enough space for 20,000 cars!

All the Romanian regions were involved in the building process, contributing both with human resources and professional experience. 17,000 artists and workers and more than 700 architects and Romanian plastic artists worked during the building process.


The Palace of the Romanian Parliament hosted the largest NATO summit on  April 2008, the largest international event ever staged in Romania. 
   
There are public tours organized in a number of languages. 
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Poenari Castle - The real fortress of Vlad Tepes (Dracula), built by his dynasty. 
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