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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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Type: Castles, Cultural

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Bucharest, Romania
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178 reviews 178 reviews
45 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

this fortress is amazing , made of stone , whit a great view , whit beautiful souvenir , great gift shop's .

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Island of Malta, Malta
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This citadel is perched right on top of a rocky outcrop, there is a path up to the top or you can take a tractor train ride for a small fee. The fortifications have been well restored and the appearance is really impressive. There are a few info signs in english but not enough. There were a couple souvenir shops... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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119 reviews 119 reviews
49 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I don't want to minimize how amazing this fortress is, or the ancient ruins. Our group had been to Pele's Castle and Bran that day and it was about 5 pm when we arrived. Everything was closing or closed down, employees clearly didn't want us there. We paid for and took the tractor ride up the mountain but it did... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You have two options to reach to the fortress: on foot or by 'little train' towed by a tractor. Once I arrived on the citadel, I was pleasantly surprised by interior arrangement and by the activity of actors present on alleys. On the hill of the fortress you'll have a great views of the Carpathians Mountain and of the Rasnov... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were here for a visit about 3 mounths ago and we were very impressed. the citadel is preserved very well, and has lots of amazing thing to like about it. like the rooms that were kept as they were bag in the mid eve, the poeople dressed in kinghts and ladyed that are all ovar the place selling souveniers... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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195 reviews 195 reviews
59 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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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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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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