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Rasnov Citadel

Address: Unirii Square no. 12, Rasnov, Romania
Phone Number: 40-734 114 304
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Rasnov
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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185 reviews 185 reviews
54 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The citadel was constructed by the peasants to protect them from the Turks/Ottoman Empire as they were not allowed to enter royal palace. Magnificent views abound in all directions. Plenty of history to learn especially about the 160+ meter deep well. Many of the restored rooms are souvenir shops.

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Bucharest, Romania
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have visited Rasnov Citadel for about 3-4 times now and, each time, I rediscover it in a totally different light. I love its old walls that were shaken by the passage of centuries until just a few bricks were left. Still, the rooms, houses and courts continue to preserve their robustness, and are an obvious proof that no matter... More

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Fort Macleod, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was impressed with the citadel. A tractor takes you up to the lower gate of the citadel. There is another climb up. For an older person like myself it caused a bit of huffing and puffing. The ruins are interesting and it gave me respect for the sturdy construction that was accomplished in those days. The medieval city with... More

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Beds
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I wasn't sure what I was visiting really. I had seen a pic of the outer walls, but that did not prepare me for what lay inside. The Rasnov Citadel is a fantastic defensive complex. A mix of ruins and buildings that are still standing. It looks amazing, and its location on a forested hill is imposing. For kids they... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The castle is mostly in ruins. I don't know If it on purpose or just being neglected. There is no guides around (I haven't seen one myself). No brochures or information displayed. There are many small souvenir shops inside the castle where I'd assume other things can be displayed. I felt there is more services needed as the place with... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beneath the trees, up on the mountain, the old citadel came back to life It is a wonderful piece of history, surrounded by nature Inside the fortress, along with other souvenirs and craft shops you may find a unique place - a small gallery with old arms, amulets and a young man willing to share with you his knowledge about... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Rasnov is a lovely place to explore. There is a nominal fee for the tractor ride to get up the mountain but it is well worth it! Save your energy for walking up and down stone steps, and don't forget to check out the shops! There is a wonderful view from the top of the fortress so don't forget the... More

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Tivat, null, Montenegro
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

fortress on top of the hill, great views around. it has a few souvenir shops and you can use small train to get there which is interesting for kids.

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Dublin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The fortress of Râşnov is at the top of mountain with great views all around. The citadel itself is very interesting and is "alive", there are craft shops, souvenir shops, café, tourist information point. You can throw the ax, or listen to the famous Romanian traveler which dressed in period costume guides his small gallery. All in authentic buildings. Much... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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68 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I wish we could have gone to this little citadel village with a guide to get more information out of it, but we did enjoy it in spite of that. There are great views and cute little streets. it's great to go here and think about how life must have been back in the hay-day of this place! It's worth... More

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