Castles and Fortresses

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Rupea Fortress in Romania – Historical Heritage of Romania

Enveloping a tall hill like the shell of a giant snail, the ramparts of Rupea Fortress dominate the surrounding region in southeastern Transylvania, some 50 km north from Brașov, on the way to Sighișoara. Travelers can spot the imposing silhouette of the stronghold from afar, located close to the European road that passes next to the village of Rupea. The …

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Fortified Churches of Transylvania – Cultural Heritage of Romania

The fortified churches of Transylvania are dotting the idyllic countryside in the south of this historical and legendary region, a unique legacy from the troubled medieval past of the region. Once, over 300 of these rural architectural jewels adorned the villages of Transylvania, guarding over their small communities as spiritual beacons and safe retreats. Built between the 13th and 16th …

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Enisala Fortress – Lonely Stronghold by the Black Sea

A solitary and winding road goes towards the lake that was once part of the Black Sea, reaching the Enisala Fortress that used to watch the commercial roads from its heights. Most likely built Genovese merchants during the 14th century, it is built on top of a rocky hill, a short distance from the village of Enisala. There was a …

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Sarmizegetusa Regia in Romania – Ancient Capital of the Dacian Kingdom

The wind passes through the tall beech trees, carrying the lost whispers of the ancestors with the leaves that seem to be dancing in a pleasant October morning. Ascending among the gentle ridges of the Orăștie Mountains in Romania, one almost gets the sensation of discovering a secret world. A world filled with stories and legends lost for thousands of …

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Corvin Castle in Hunedoara – Impressive Stronghold of Romania

Imagine yourself several centuries ago, when life in medieval Romania revolved around the next war or battle on the close horizon. The Corvin Castle in Hunedoara is one of those places that seem to rise from the depth of time, a magnificent link between the old legends and the historical truths. If it was not for the gloomy communist buildings …

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