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Romanian Castles and Fortress - I

Updated on April 2, 2013

Trascaului Fortress

It was built deliberately after the Tartar invasion in 1241, when settlements Sângiorgiu and Trascău was damaged . On the north tower, about 20 meters high, is an inscription mentioning taht the family Thoroczkay built the castle in the thirteenth century. In 1470 the city was seized by King Matthias Corvinus at that time the voivode of Transylvania. In 1510 the castle was returned noble Trascău (Thoroczkay), and in 1514 was devastated by peasants led by Gheorghe Doja. Noble family of Trascău (Thoroczkay) opposed the annexation of Transylvania (Ardeal) by the House of Austria (Habsburg) and they was removed from the stage of history, when their city was destroyed in 1703 by the Austrian imperial troops led by General Tiege (Lobont).

Royal Court or Old Court of Bucharest

Old Court of Bucharest was destroyed after the fire of 1718 which destroyed the entire Bucharest and after the earthquake of 1738. The entire Royal Court consisted of a palace - the Voivode Palace , a church - the Church of the Annunciation , later known as the Old Court Church, houses the reception, halls, royal chancelleries, stables and gardens. The court seems to be built by Mircea the Elder.

Soimos Castle

For the moment I don't have any information about this castle but I'll come back when I have any update regarding this one.

Fortress of Suceava

Fortress of Suceava, found under the name of Suceava Fortress is a medieval fortress located at the eastern edge of the City Suceava (north-eastern Romania). Suceava was part of the fortification system constructed in Moldova in the late fourteenth century, in the time of the Ottoman threat. The fortress was built in the late fourteenth century by Peter I Musat, was fortified in the fifteenth century by the Great Stefan and destroyed in the seventeenth century (1675) by Dumitrascu Cantacuzino.

Rupea Castle

The Rupea is one of the oldest archaeological remains in Romania, the first signs of human settlement dating from the early Neolithic and Paleolithic (5500-3500 BC). The first documentary attestation castle dates from 1324.

Rasnov Castle

Built by the people of Rasnov with villagers from neighboring villages, Rasnov castle served as a bastion of defence Turkish-Tartar invasions in the Middle Ages.

Poenari Castle

Poenari was secondary residence of Vlad Tepes known as Vlad Dracul (or by his movie star name - Dracula), was built as a fortress against the Ottomans.

Neamt Castle

The castle was built in the late fourteenth century by Petru I Musat, fortified in the XV century by Stefan cel Mare and destroyed in the eighteenth century (1718) by order of Mihai Racovita.

Fagaras Castle

Built in 1310 by Ladislau Apor and around that was formed the Fagaras town that gave its name to Fagaras Mountains.

Deva Fortress

Roman fortress of Deva (1269) is located on a volcanic hill in the city of Deva.

Calnic Fortress

For the moment I don't have any information about this castle but I'll come back when I have any update regarding this one.

Alba Iulia Castle

Built between 1716-1735, after the Italian architect Giovanni Morando Visconti.

Aiudului Castle

Placed in Transilvania, at Aiud, the castle was build between XIII-XVI century.

Arcidava Fortress

Arcidava (Argidava, Arghidava) was a Roman fort nearby the imperial road from Lederata to Apulum. The settlement was mentioned by Ptolemy under the name Argidava or Arcidaba.


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