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Vaslui Travel Guide, Romania

Vaslui, Travel Guide – Location

Located in eastern Romania, 38 miles from Iasi and 171 miles from Bucahrest, Vaslui is the capital city of the county with the same name, a county at the border with Moldavia Republic.

Vaslui, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate

The local topography is shaped by three rivers that cross the city, cutting their valleys through a low hills area. The valleys are not very deep, with several marshes and are surrounded by Morii Hills, Chitoc Hills and Brodoc Hills, formation of low altitude and round tops. These hills have an important quantity of clay in their substratum therefore when humidity increases the land slips and generates numerous damages.

The local climate is temperate continental with high and sudden variations in temperature and precipitation throughout the four seasons. Summers are characterized by high temperatures and scarce precipitations with frequent draught periods, strongly affecting crops. Winters in Vaslui are harsh with lots of snow and low temperatures, cold days lasting sometimes until April. Winds are also very present here usually bringing cold air from east and north.

The hydrographic network in Vaslui is well represented by the Rivers Barlad, Vaslui and Delea. All of them have permanent water flows with small fluctuations according to season.

Vaslui, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna

Flora and fauna in Vaslui are characteristic for the steppe and silvosteppe area in which the city is located. Therefore we can find here different species of oaks, aquatic species in the wetlands, maple trees and more. On the hilly areas we can also find several areas covered with cultivated species mainly fruit trees and vines.

Fauna is represented by species of rodents, pheasants, partridge and numerous types of fish in the local waters.

Vaslui, Travel Guide – Population

The city numbered about 70.000 inhabitants at the last census dated 2002 and is decreasing. Most residents are Romanians followed by small numbers of Gypsies, Russians and Hungarians. The main religion is Christian Orthodox followed by Roman Catholic, Pentecostal and Old Rite Orthodox.

Vaslui, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts

Few cultural events are organized throughout the year in Vaslui and most of them are related to art and music. Most of the art exhibitions are housed by the only museum in town, the Stefan cel Mare Museum, or by several small art galleries. Classical or modern music concerts are usually held in the Vaslui Culture House, Army House or Vaslui Culture House. The city does not have its own theatre or philharmonics, still one can attend such events in Vaslui presenting bands and plays from other cities in Romania.

Vaslui, Travel Guide – Transport

Due to its location in a valley, Vaslui always had good connections with other important neighbor cities. If you want to travel by air then you must know that there is no local airport here so you will have to reach first Iasi International Airport which is located 72 km away and then transfer to the city. Another good option to reach the city is to travel by car on DN24 national road, by train or bus. Within the city tourists can use the public transportation system which offers reliable regular bus routes or simply walk and enjoy a beautiful day in town.

Vaslui, Travel Guide – Accommodation

Vaslui is not a very common vacation destination but if you happen to reach this city and you are looking for a comfortable place to stay then Racova Hotel is the best choice. Besides the great location in the centre of the town the hotel also offers cozy rooms, international and traditional restaurant, safe parking and great service. If instead you choose Vaslui as your vacation destination and you want to get in touch with the local flavors of these places then we recommend Tosca Hotel. The beautiful surroundings, its location in a quiet yet accessible place will surely help you enjoy your time in Vaslui.

Vaslui, Travel Guide – Festivals

Vaslui travel guide presents a series of important festivals on different occasions gathering a large number of both locals and tourists every time. Most such events are related to folklore music like the Brassbands Festival and Folklore International Festival, to crafts The Popular Craftsmen Festival, and to pop music in the “Unknown Constellation” Musical Festival –Competition.

Vaslui also houses the “Constantin Tanase” Humor Festival gathering numerous actors and comedians from the entire country and abroad.

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