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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

 

 

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Christmas market in Romania selected among the best in Europe

The Christmas market in Craiova, in Dolj county, southwestern Romania, was selected among the most beautiful in Europe. The Romanian city gathered enough votes from travellers to rank sixth in a top made by the European Best Destinations.

According to the City Hall, Craiova received almost 18,000 votes from travellers, and 72% of voters were from outside Romania - the US, Great Britain, France and Germany.

"The 6th place in the ranking of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe is even more honourable for the city of Craiova, given that 173,620 tourists from 163 countries split their votes among 21 candidate cities proposed by the European Best Destinations. There is a difference of over 8,000 votes between Craiova and Trier in Germany, a city ranked 7th, while Budapest - which won this year's competition - was voted by 24,180 tourists," Craiova City Hall said.

According to the Municipality, hoteliers, travel agencies, and other companies or institutions working in the field of tourism in Craiova can now use the "European Best Christmas Market" logo on all their communications, websites, photos or images.

Budapest's Advent Feast at the Basilica was voted the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe. It is followed by Basel in Switzerland, Metz in France, Austria's Vienna, Montbeliard in France, the Romanian city of Craiova, Germany's Trier, Portugal's Madeira, Brussels in Belgium, and Govone & Asti in Italy.

"For its first participation in the competition of the Best Christmas Markets in Europe, Craiova climbs into the top 10 of the most beautiful Christmas destinations. It is the highest ranked Romanian Christmas Market since the creation of this competition," the European Best Destinations said.

"For a successful Christmas and in order to respect social distancing measures, Craiova Municipality has distributed the various Christmas events, Christmas markets, concerts, creative workshops, food stands in different places in the city. They are linked together by magical illuminations (over a million led bulbs), making Craiova not only one of the best Christmas Market in Europe but also the best Christmas Lights Destination in Romania."

The complete ranking, which includes 20 Christmas markets, is available here.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook/Primaria Municipiului Craiova)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

 

 

The Positive Romania section on Romania Insider is proudly sponsored by BRD - Groupe Société Générale

 

BRD

 

 

Christmas market in Romania selected among the best in Europe

The Christmas market in Craiova, in Dolj county, southwestern Romania, was selected among the most beautiful in Europe. The Romanian city gathered enough votes from travellers to rank sixth in a top made by the European Best Destinations.

According to the City Hall, Craiova received almost 18,000 votes from travellers, and 72% of voters were from outside Romania - the US, Great Britain, France and Germany.

"The 6th place in the ranking of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe is even more honourable for the city of Craiova, given that 173,620 tourists from 163 countries split their votes among 21 candidate cities proposed by the European Best Destinations. There is a difference of over 8,000 votes between Craiova and Trier in Germany, a city ranked 7th, while Budapest - which won this year's competition - was voted by 24,180 tourists," Craiova City Hall said.

According to the Municipality, hoteliers, travel agencies, and other companies or institutions working in the field of tourism in Craiova can now use the "European Best Christmas Market" logo on all their communications, websites, photos or images.

Budapest's Advent Feast at the Basilica was voted the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe. It is followed by Basel in Switzerland, Metz in France, Austria's Vienna, Montbeliard in France, the Romanian city of Craiova, Germany's Trier, Portugal's Madeira, Brussels in Belgium, and Govone & Asti in Italy.

"For its first participation in the competition of the Best Christmas Markets in Europe, Craiova climbs into the top 10 of the most beautiful Christmas destinations. It is the highest ranked Romanian Christmas Market since the creation of this competition," the European Best Destinations said.

"For a successful Christmas and in order to respect social distancing measures, Craiova Municipality has distributed the various Christmas events, Christmas markets, concerts, creative workshops, food stands in different places in the city. They are linked together by magical illuminations (over a million led bulbs), making Craiova not only one of the best Christmas Market in Europe but also the best Christmas Lights Destination in Romania."

The complete ranking, which includes 20 Christmas markets, is available here.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook/Primaria Municipiului Craiova)

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