The Fortress is located in Făgăraş village, Braşov County.
Every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 you can witness the changing of the guard ceremony when the guards can be admired in their beautiful medieval costumes.
Surrounding the fortress is a lake where you can go boating.
- Summer: Monday- closed; Tuesday-Friday: 08:00-19:00; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00
- Winter: Monday- closed; Tuesday-Friday: 08:00-17:00; Saturday-Sunday: 09:00-17:00.
The last entry is an hour before closing time.
Entrance fee: Yes.
Oficial site here.
Făgăraş Fortress, one of the largest and most well-preserved medieval citadels in Eastern Europe, was built in the 14th century in a strategic point of defence against the Ottoman Empire.
The imposing fortress was put to the test in the next few centuries. In the 17th century, it became a majestic princely residence and an important political and administrative centre of the Medieval age.
Nowadays Făgăraş Fortress is home to the „Valer Literat“ Museum of Făgăraş Land where you can admire over 20 collections from various fields like archeology, numismatics, ceramics, textiles, traditional costumes, icons, etc. If you visit the fortress in mid-August you have the chance to participate in Făgăraş Fortress Days.
Did you know?
In the first years of communism in Romania (1948-1960) Făgăraş Fortress served as a prison for political convicts who opposed the system.
At the beginning of the 20th century the fortress was almost in ruins, the first consolidation works being done in the 70’s.
Nowadays the fortress is well-preserved with many restoration projects taking place recently.
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