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Făgăraş Citadel

Encircled by a moat fringed with willow trees, Făgăraş Citadel is an impressively intact fortification from medieval Transylvania. The oldest part of this mighty fortress is the 14th-century Red Tower (actually a wa…
Monastery in Sâmbăta

Brâncoveanu Monastery

Wondrously decorated with carved columns, apocalyptic frescoes and gardens with barely a petal out of place, Brâncoveanu Monastery is as pristine as its mountain backdrop. Named after its original founder, Wallachia…
Architecture in Sâmbăta

Castelul de Lut Valea Zanelor

Resembling a gnome village, the Castelul de Lut complex has been created from clay, sand and pure whimsy. The self-styled 'clay castle of pixie valley' was built in the midst of tumbledown Porumbacu de Sus village, …
Temple in Făgăraş Mountains

Șinca Veche Cave Monastery

Mystery and awe hang thick in the air in Șinca Veche. Natural light pours through an opening in the ceiling of a cave-shrine; the faithful arrive to stand within this simple grotto, bathe in its healing light, and p…
Museum in Făgăraş Mountains

Valer Literat Museum

In the inner courtyard of Făgăraș Citadel, this excellent museum traces the region’s history from 4000-year-old pottery fragments via medieval suits of armour to recent centuries. Displays about guilds, the medieval…
Romanian in Făgăraş Mountains

Cabana Bâlea Lac

Bordering Lake Bâlea, this cabin and restaurant has seasonal cuisine from soups and cheese plates to mushroom stews. It's the perfect finish after a thrilling drive along the Transfăgărăşan Rd.