Amazing Castles and Fortresses of Romania
Medieval fortresses, beautiful and unique castles, the most important cities, all of this in 7 amazing days you will spend in Romania.
Hundreds of years of history, legends and stories that are still alive in different parts of the country, all of them will make you come back in Transylvania.
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Our amazing journey back in history starts from Cluj-Napoca, in the heart of Transylvania. We take a walk in the main squares: Unirea, Muzeului and Avram Iancu, to discover the exuberance of this academic city, where culture and history mix with the kindness of people, known for their hospitality.
Next morning, another bright day is in front of us. We are heading to Alba Iulia, formal capital of Transylvania, the city where the Great Union took place. Here, we visit the biggest Vauban citadel from Romania with all the impressive monuments: the 2 cathedrals, Princely Palace, the Union Museum and Hall and the main gates of the citadel.
Our next stop is Deva, located on Mures Valey, defended by its medieval fortress in the for more than 500 years, a gateway to Transylvania. From Deva, we travel to Hunedoara to visit what is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, Corvin Castle, the best example for a mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
Third day, we are heading to Sibiu, which reveals us the beauties inside of its Old Town. Right there, the Lutheran Cathedral rises in the center of Huet Square. The Little and Big Square are hiding historical monuments, the Council Tower, the Bridge of Lies, being the central touristic points inside of the European Cultural Capital in 2007.
From Sibiu, the way leads us to Fagaras, to discover the local fortress that belonged for a short period to Michael the Brave, who united the 3 regions of Romania for the first time in 1600. In this region, the most important city in the Carpathian Mountains is Brasov, located between the Oriental and Occidental world, a deck among the Western strictness and Eastern spontaneity.
From Brasov, our next stop is Rasnov Fortress, an ensemble, built by Teutonic Knights in the 13th century, to defend the Barsa County. The only way of access was the Eastern entrance, a great example of architectural masterpiece. Very close to Rasnov is Bran, with Count Dracula’s castle, a place that Queen Marie of Romania loved very much, the queen decorating itself the edifice.
From here, we go back to Brasov, heading to Sighisoara, but first of all, we visit another Teutonic Knights fortress, Rupea, situated on a destroyed Roman fort, guardian of Brasov region. Our last destination before returning to Cluj is Sighisoara, a real treasure among citadels in Romania, part of UNESCO since 1999, a place which goes you back in time.
During these 7 days, we discovered the amazing castles and fortress from Romania, full of history, significance, bearing the seal of the local people, nobles and royal families.
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