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Rasnov Citadel

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Address: Unirii Square no. 12, Rasnov, Romania
Phone Number: 40-734 114 304
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A Citadel clinging to the rock

The best way to get up there is taking the "cremagliera"; alternative is the touristic little train pulled by tractor. The Citadel has ongoing restructuring (few remain from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I was glad to see again this Citadel. Now looks more as in the past, with people dressed in middle age clothes ...

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Brasov
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place, you can see amazing landscapes from up there. The citadel is very interesting, there is a stone road that leads to citadel, and you can go only by foot.

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Rugby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited here on a Saturday - late in the afternoon. We caught the little train pulled by a tractor up to the top. There is a lot of work going on to make this a really interesting tourist spot. You will need proper shoes to walk around. There are some great views of the city below. It is well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The best way to get up there is taking the "cremagliera"; alternative is the touristic little train pulled by tractor. The Citadel has ongoing restructuring (few remain from the past) and will be a pleasant stop in the near future

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area, it is worth the visit. Rasnov Citadel is one of the best preserved fortified ensembles in Transylvania. The oldest structures preserved until today date from the 14th century, probably built upon the wooden fortification of the Teutonic Knights from the early 13th century. The fortress is well preserved and can be reached either on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were staying in Brasov and organised the transport and guide through our hotel, it was a scorching hot day probably over 40 degrees. Unfortunately our guide could not make it up to the Citadel due to music festival and parking problems at the entrance. We caught the transport which also stops at the Dino park half way up the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Rasnov Citadel has great potential but in it's current state it really only offers great views of the city below. The gatehouse has been restored well, but the interior and fortifications are still in a ramshackle state and there's not much to look at once you're inside. The buildings inside that have been completed are given over exclusively to souvenir... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visible from big distance, built on a steep-sloped hill, the "Peasant Fortress" is quite impressive. Well preserved medieval fortress, easy accessible by walking, tractor train or cable lift, it offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Rasnov town and the surrounding mountains. Wear hiking shoes because the paths are not all smooth and can be slippery even when it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The visit to Rasnov citadel is absolutely a must-see attraction, the citadel perched on a hill above the town of Rasnov. Accessible on foot following the road that leads to the top, or using the small shuttle train to a relatively low cost. A beautiful well-preserved fortress, relatively cheap ticket fee, free excursion within the ancient Roman walls, I suggest... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Rasnov is a beautiful small city and its fortress is a must. It has such a rich history. The problem is some 10-15 years ago the fortress was chaotically managed by a foreign investor who destroyed parts of it. Now, things look better, but I still missed a good interpretation. Unless you take a guide, the written information placed around... More 

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