Buzău is a city that is treated primarily as a starting point for the extraordinary region of mud volcanoes located in its vicinity. It also has some interesting sights and nice places to rest.
The city was founded in the Middle Ages and was primarily a commercial center. Fairs were held here, attended by merchants from the southern part of the Carpathians. The development of the city was stopped in the 17th century due to the activity of Turks, who devastated the entire area during several invasions. Buzău started to develop again in the 19th century, when the first industrial plants were built. Today, you can see several old churches and many buildings from the time of the city's rebirth.
The most important attractions in Buzău include the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the 17th century and the oldest inhabited building in the city, the House of Vergu-Mănăilă. Today it houses an ethnographic exhibition of the local museum. In the main building of the Buzău Region Museum, you can see exhibitions related to the history and culture of the area.
Other interesting buildings in Buzău include 19th century Villa Albatros, Neguțători Church, St. Basil the Great, the Cathedral of the Ascension. Crang Park and Marghiloman Park are pleasant places to walk.
The vicinity of Buzău is known for the presence of mud volcanoes, which are a natural phenomenon in Romania. They are grouped in three groups at the foot of the Buzău Mountains. The tallest ones are several meters high, and their surroundings are lunar in nature with sulfur fumes and hot mud marshes.