Cetățuia monastery-fortress is a fortified complex (Cetățuia = fortress in Romanian) which consists of Cetățuia monastery, residential building, tower, museum, gothic hall, a bath, kitchen and the high fortified walls. The complex was built by prince Gheorghe Duca in 1669. Cetățuia was built on higher ground, on a hill in Iaşi city (Moldavia region), and… Read More Cetățuia fortified complex, Iaşi (1669)
Bran castle (XIV century) – located in Brasov county, Transylvania. Throughout the centuries, the castle was used by both Romanian and Hungarian royalty. In modern times, it became notorious thanks to one of its residents – prince Vlad Tepes. Contrary to beliefs, the vampire myth is a fictional concept drawn from Bram Stoker’s book. *In… Read More Bran castle
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* The white stripes on the walls separate the original old brick from the newer one. The citadel is undergoing rehabilitation. Restoration work is due in early 2015. * Suceava fortress was built at the end of XIV-th century by Petru I Muşat(1375-1391), it was fortified in XV-th century by Stephen the Great and it… Read More Suceava citadel – the unbeatable fortress