Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fagaras Castle ( Cetatea Fagaras )

Fagaras Castle in Transsylvania

This summer I had the chance to visit Fagaras castle, located in the middle of the city bearing the same name.

It was build at the end of XIV century and was further extended until the XVII century when it received a motte and bailey fortification and a palisade
The castle consists of 85 very beautiful decorated rooms,  being used over the years for housing royalty and foreign guests.
The whole area is worth visiting, being surrounded by a beautiful lake, with water being drawn from the Olt river. It's walls are 8 meters thick, and most of the fortifications are still intact
You can see most of the castle, this including the inner courtyard, the smithy, the dungeons, and the outer walls.

If you ever pass trough Fagaras city, take some time to visit the castle, you won't regret it :)

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