Fagaras County Museum “Valter Literat” was built in 1923 based on the professor Valter Literat heritage collections. This building tells a story about this beautiful area using its picturesque, antiques and art exhibitions. All these things reveal the past of this area and also modern times.

Fagaras Fortress houses the Fagaras County Museum, exhibiting Roman artifacts, a collection of medieval weapons and traditional folk crafts.

The museum was under Valter Literat’s custody until 1951. In this year the museum has been awarded a permanent establishment and received the status of a state institution under the name of Fagaras City Museum. By order of the Ministry of Culture the name of museum was change in Fagaras County Museum “Valter Literat”, name that was preserved until today.

During time, the museum had a big influence in the historical and ethnographical Romanian research. Museum’s heritage mixed profile (history, ethnography, art) includes a total of 20 collections such as: archeology, weapons, coins, tiles, old books, documents, lapidarium, glass factory, decorative art and fine ceramics folk costumes, fabrics, custom icons on glass, wood art, crafts and so on.

The main exhibition presents the evolution of the civilization from Fagaras in a string of moments and significant events. Depending on the content of its heritage, the main exhibition was divided into three sections: the history of Fagaras (from the Bronze Age until 1 December 1918), ethnography zone (ceramics, textiles, costumes, rustic interior, icons and other beautiful objectives), fine art and decorative.

Every year, Fagaras County Museum delights visitors with unique exhibitions, paintings and pictures, on different topics. For example tourists could see paintings of young artists from Fagaras area. Also, tourists can admire the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem Anointing Stone, made some beautiful landscapes on Mount Athos in Greece and at the opening could listen hymns interpreted by students from Orthodox Theological School “Saint Constantin Brancoveanu”.

Another interesting exhibition hosted by the museum was the “Dresses, ornaments and representation in painting Saxon times”. It was found a world based on elegance and refinement: veil pins, belts and buckles of beaten gold and silver with precious stones.

This museum is ideal for a quiet day or a little stop in a place where the traveler can learn about Romanian culture and the city of Fagaras. Fagaras County has been declared for the first time in 1222 and is an amazing area located in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains.

By rising over the city, Fagaras Fortress protects the  residents of Fagaras city with its magnificent and greatness, being one of the largest and best preserved medieval citadels in Europe. This is one of the reasons why it was always been desired due to its strategic placement.

Fagaras Fortress is one of the most significant monuments of Fagaras area, being an important home for nobles and principles. This Feudal Complex was made on the site of a wooden fortress built in the 12th century. The first citadel was strengthened buy a moat and ramparts. Because of the fire the construction was built of stone. In the 16th century, Michael the Brave takes possession of this fortress. Michael the Brave was Prince of Wallachia (as Michael II, 1593-1601), Prince of Moldavia (1600) and de facto ruler of Transylvania (1599–1600). After that, this fortress was given to Lady Stanca, his wife, as a gift. Thereby the fortress becomes a place of shelter for his family and his possessions.

In the 17th century, Fagaras Fortress became Fagaras’s political and administrative center.

Every leader of the fortress made improvements to this place. This includes Gabriel Bethlen who was the Principle of Transylvania between 1613-1629. During his reign were made open loggias in massive masonry arches. In the fortress corners were built four bastions in Italian style.

Fagaras Fortress was attacked numerous times throughout history, but the extremely well done defense system, the thick walls and location in a marshy area, can entitled it “ the fortress that never have been conquered”, at least not by arms force.

Between Gheorghe Rakoczi II (Principle of Transylvania between 1648-1660) the walls from North and South were filled with ground, creating the resistance of 8 meters thick. Besieged and taken over by Austrians, these building became military and political prison in 1699.

The American Publication Huffington Post ranked Fagaras Fortress on Number 2 among the most beautiful castles in the world in 2014.

After leaving the citadel visitors can walk on the canal and nourish white swans. Also, tourists can cross the lake with water bikes or shop some souvenirs, at specially designed wooden boxes.

Museum of Fagaras “Valer Literat”

It is wearing the name of the man who founded in 1923, Professor Valter Literat.  The museum has mixed profile (history, art, ethnography) and offers 18 rooms to visit. Among collections that can be found inside visitors can see: archaeology, weapons, coins, tiles, old books, documents, glass factory, plastic arts and crafts, folk pottery, costumes, fabrics, custom icons on glass, wood art, crafts.

Fagaras Fortress is an optimal choice for all ages. You can spend here a relaxing day or enjoy the multiculturalism with your family and friends, and learn about diverse cultures which marketed this place from one century to another.

The city of Fagaras is a tourist area with natural dowry, cultural and historic and unique values ​​of rural communities. This place can provide unforgettable vacations for any kind of tourist.

The city of Fagaras is a picturesque mountain town in Transylvania. Out of Fagaras to Brasov is the geographical center of Romania. The settlement was certificate in 1291 under the name Fogoros. In Hungaryan etymology the word ”Forgos” means “place with many partridges”..From a geographically point of view, the city of Fagaras is situated in the Land of Fagaras, one of the oldest and one of the most important  ethno-cultural places from Romania.

Fagaras Citadel

This citadel was built in 1310, as a point of defense against attacks Tatars and Turks. In 1599 Mihai Viteazu occupied Fagaras Citadel. After that he gave it to his wife, Lady Stanca, together with the related field. Over time, this citadel was a barracks military prison, bishop’s residence and jail opponents of the communist system. In 1965 the stronghold is restored and preserved at today’s stage. 

St. Nicholas Church

It is an Orthodox church built by St. Constantin Brancoveanu. St. Nicholas Church is the oldest place of worship in Fagaras. This church is built in Brancoveanu’s Renaissance style. It has the shape of a ship, and it’s interesting to discover it.

Museum Land of Fagaras

This museum was founded since 1923 based on heritage Collectibles by Professor Valer. The museum carries on an ongoing historical and ethnographically research area, enrichment, conservation and scientific patrimony. It has a mixed profile: history, ethnography and art. In the museum’s collection it can be found: archaeology, weapons, coins, tiles, old books, documents, lapidary, glass factory, decorative arts and arts, folk pottery, costumes and other more tourists can see only if they will visit this museum.

Fagaras Monuntanins

They are among the highest mountains in the country, Moldoveanu Peak having 2,544 meters. These peaks are separated by deep valleys and they are traversed by Transfagarasan. This is a two-lane road that stretches over a distance of 90 kilometers and climbs to 2042 meters altitude. Mountains are covered with unique sights, waterfalls and glacial lakes, landscapes and endless panoramas. In this place travelers will fell closer to the sky. 

Blue Lagoon Basin

This Leisure Complex is open to all categories of entertainment and relaxation amateurs. It consists in four heated swimming pool and together forms a heart. The pool is equipped with massage chairs inside the aquatic bar. There was appointed slides and trampolines for all visitors. Besides pool tourist can find campsite for picnic. Land of Fagaras has everything a tourist wants to find: architecture, museums, nature, water. This city can satisfy almost every taste, making it a perfect place to explore.

Transfagarasan road – The best road in the world

The Transfăgărășan road was showcased in a section of the British TELEVISION program Top Gear (November 2009 – Transfagarasan top gear edition). Host Jeremy Clarkson declared that the Transfăgărășan was “the best road on the world,” a title the speaker had actually formerly provided to the Stelvio Pass in Italy.

The Transfăgărășan was built between 1970 and 1974 under the guideline of Nicolae Ceaușescu, and as an action to the 1968 intrusion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union. Ceaușescu intended to guarantee fast army accessibility through the mountains in case of a Soviet intrusion.

The Transfagarasan road starts Bascov Village, Arges County near Pitesti and it ends at the intersection with DN1 road between Sibiu and Brasov, near Cartisoara, with a total length of 151 km, crossing the Fagaras Mountains.

The most spectacular part of the road is 91 km long, and it is situated between Vidraru dam and Cartisoara .

The national road named Transfagarasan connects the historical region Transylvania with Wallachia, crossing the Fagaras Mountains the highest mountains from Carpathian mountains in Romania, reaching an altitude of 2042 m high near Balea lake.

The roadway was formally opened on 20 September 1974, although some development works continued until 1980.

It is both a destination as well as a challenge for walkers, bikers and also motorbike fanatics.
The roadway also offers accessibility to Balea Lake and Balea Waterfall.

The Transfăgărășan roadway is generally close from late October till late June as a result of snow. Depending upon the Transfagarasan weather condition, Transfagarasan opening times – it could stay open till late November, or could be close also in the summer season.

The Transfagarasan has much more passages (a total amount of 5) and also viaducts compared to any other roadway in Romania. Near the acme, at Balea Lake, the roadway goes through Balea Tunnel, the lengthiest roadway passage in Romania:884 m (2,900 feet).

With Tour Travel by Odas Global Consulting you can visit top romanian roads: Transfagarasan road (described above) and Transalpina Road .