Romania is a southeastern European nation known for the forested area of Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. Its protected medieval towns incorporate Sighi┼čoara, and there are many braced holy places and manors, remarkably clifftop Bran Castle, since quite a while ago connected with the Dracula legend. Bucharest, the nation's capital, is the site of the colossal, Communist-period Palatul Parlamentului government building.