Category: Castles & Fortresses

Castles are declared historic monuments by the Romanian Culture Ministry. This is a list of castles in Romania.

Rasnov Citadel

Rasnov Citadel

Written on August 21, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

 Rasnov Citadel Rasnov Citadel is an old fortress built on a mountaintop in Rasnov, Brasov county, Romania. It is partially in ruins, just as much as to look picturesque and medieval. Rasnov citadel was built as part of a defense system for the Transylvanian villages in the area, that were exposed to all sorts of...

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Alba Iulia Citadel

Alba Iulia Citadel

Written on June 16, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

Alba Iulia is a city with a monumental historical significance. It is where the Great Union took place in 1918 and also the coronation of the kings Ferdinand I and Mary, the first monarchs of Greater Romania.   The Alba Carolina Citadel is the largest citadel in Romania and has a heptagonal shape, with a...

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Pekri Castle - Ozd

Pekri Castle – Ozd

Written on April 28, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

 Pekri Castle – Ozd – Mures county Transylvania History: Upon the hilltop of Ozd, you can find a rectangular castle looking down majestically to the village. The castle has massive towers in its four corners. Built in renascence style with baroque and a few Gothic elements in the year 1682 by Pekri Lorincz, one of the...

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Posada Castle

Posada Castle

Written on March 30, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

 Posada Castle or the Bibescu Castle at Comarnic   History: Posada castle was built between 1842 si 1848 by Gheorghe Bibescu the ruler of Valachia at the time (also known as Bibescu Voda). The castle was built in the perfect scenery, straight from the fairy tales. It was meant to be a hunting manor, the like of the mountain...

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Banffy Castle

Banffy Castle

Written on February 26, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

 Banffy Castle – the Transylvanian  Versailles   History: 7 centuries of history – a castle in the heart of Transylvania not to be missed. Banffy Castle from Bontida is one of the representative castles for the Transylvanian baroque style. Before becoming a castle, on this place, there is a documented mansion since 1640. The bu...

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