Brasov Citadel (Cetatea Brasovului) Tours

Brasov Citadel (Cetatea Brasovului)
In medieval times, Braşov was settled by Saxons from present-day Germany, and as the city suffered repeated attacks by Turks and Tatars from the east, they fortified their city in the 15th century. The resulting 1.8-mile (3-km) defense wall originally wrapped around its medieval heart and was 39.5 feet (12 meters) high plus 6.5 feet (two meters) thick. The wall was further strengthened by seven bastions, which were guarded by Saxon guildsmen. Parts still stand today and several bastions have also survived including Braşov Citadel, which was built in 1524 and extended a century later. The sturdy, squat citadel sits on a hill to the north of the Old Town and saw plenty of fighting over the years; it was repeatedly destroyed before being renovated and used as a prison in the 18th century and later as quarantine quarters during an outbreak of plague. Today the fortress houses a restaurant and it is the frequent location of festivals and cultural events in the city; views from its battlements stretch over the rich red rooftops to the Black Church (Biserica Neagră) and beyond to the Hollywood-style Braşov sign in the hills.

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Steep in Transylvania’s compelling history during this 2-day private tour from Bucharest. A professional local guide will meet you in Bucharest. From there, you will head into the Transylvania countryside and explore the medieval cities of Brasov, Bran, and Rasnov over the course of two days. As you travel, your guide will gladly fill you in on Romania’s complicated and fascinating history. This is a great way to explore Transylvania’s castles, villages, and fortresses by car and foot.
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