Fagaras Fortress
Fagaras Fortress
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Denisa I
Bucharest, Romania159 contributions
Jan 2022
I enjoyed my visit at Fagaras Fortress. I wanted to visit it a few years back but it was on renovation. The renovations are still hapening today but you can visit the inside of the fortress which has a very interesting museum and a very beautiful Tower Hall.
The museum was interesting, well preserved and maintained, everything looked nice: it had also English translations for foreign visitors.
The price of the ticket was 20 RON per person I definitely found it interesting and worth a visit if you are nearby Fagaras
Written January 10, 2022
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Elena C
Bucharest, Romania46 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
A 14th century castle in Fagaras.
You can visit the inside of the castle as the outside is currently under renovation.
My suggestion take some time in visiting as it's pretty interesting what you get to see there.
The ticket is 15 lei which is quite decent for such a museum.
Written September 22, 2020
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Bogdan
Bucharest, Romania400 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
A sensitive progress versus last years. Even under wirk outside, it worth a visit for the indoor setup. The whole toor puts Fagăraș close to Bran Castle or Corvinilor Castle! We have admired the Crown Hall! The little shop at the end has a lot of surprising souvenirs!
Written April 30, 2021
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Alexandru U
Constanta, Romania2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
First is opened less then 30% of the building , they claimed to be under restoration. But you gonna discover later as nobody told you when you buy tickets . Second if you have baby in stroller , you better stay outside as they will not let you in. Also nobody told you about that when you buy tickets. Impaired people don't have access.
Written August 15, 2021
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania11,143 contributions
Dec 2022
The Fortress of Fagaras played an important part in the history of Transylvania , due to its location at the footsteps of the mountain pass from the Fagaras mountain range and also because it was laying along the road between Sibiu and Brasov.
It was built originally at the the early 1300's and got expended and reshaped in the coming centuries.
Visiting fee is 20 Ron/adult and you have included in the price the visit to the Fagaras County Museum , where you can see exhibits ranging from the pre-Roman times till the modern age.
Especially interesting is the Jail Tower/ Dungeon tower - at the lower level you have the posters with the medieval torture tools - but for me more interesting was the upper level where there is an exhibit - on posters - about the resistance movement against the Communist regime and the stories of those who stood up and got persecuted -along with their families. It is very interesting to understand what a dark period it was for Romania. Also you shall keep in mind that the Fagaras Fortress was a political prison between 1948 and 1960 - for the enemies of the Communism - some very bad things have happened here.
Overall a very nice fortress - pity that the artilleries bastions were closed for visiting - with a very interesting museum... so when you are in the area I do recommend you stop here for a few hours.
Written December 31, 2022
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Mircea M
Bucharest, Romania126 contributions
Nov 2011
It s a small town , you can see the Fagaras Castle with the museum from inside , open from 09-17 every day , to visit the castle you don t pay , it s free enter , but for museum you pay 20 LEI ( about 5 E) . And also you can see the mounds , BUT GO ONLY WITH CAR , OR WITH A GUIDE . Close to the mounds you hae a lot of gypsies potters , very peaceful , but for 100% safe do what i told you . In downtown in t a big church like a catedral ( you can seen in the pictures. You don t have a lot of things to do , and it s ok if you stay in Brasov ( 60Km distance ). It s better to have a rent car , beacause transportation is not well formed, and the car does not have highway yet. in about 10 years maybe. Drive carrefull.
Written November 23, 2011
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Alexandru D
Ploiesti, Romania157 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
Visit: 2 adults and 2 small children.

Fagaras Fortress is one of the most beautiful fortresses in Romania. We visited the the fortresses in Neamt, Rasnov, Saschiz but Fagaras fortress is by far more beautiful and very well preserved. There is a museum inside the fortress which has many Romanian traditional peasants items. There is also a nice tower with certain medieval torture equipment and a short history of beginning of communism in Romania.

Great view of the city from the city walls, free parking in front of the fortress.

Entry fee - 15 lei person for adults

I highly recommend if you are in the area and can allocate 1-2 hours to visit.
Written December 17, 2014
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R0manianBaby
Bucharest, Romania125 contributions
Jun 2011 • Couples
Fagaras Fortress is not to be missed by tourists under any circumstances.
Built between XIV-XVIII centuries, the city's initial mission was to be a strong fortress, later is transformed into a prison. Since its construction, the fortress had had many changes, extensions and improvement of the fortification.
It is one of the best maintained monuments in Romania and even Europe.
It was originally built of wood, later with stone with strong bastions, being surrounded by a moat.
In the Fagaras Fortress is also The Museum of Fagaras.
Written October 13, 2011
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Elphax
Timisoara, Romania536 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
Fagaras is on the route between Sibiu and Brasov and a must see. The fort is in the city center. Classic fortress with moat, thick walls, historical and ethnographic museums inside . It also used to be a communist prison, now it's being renovated.
Written June 11, 2015
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Alexandra B
Glasgow, UK153 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Been here with family on out way to Dracula s castle my father stopped so we can visit as it was right in our way
Great place to see and visit but a bit empty, without many explanations everywhere
Many rooms to see and the ones that were done up are the ones that make up for the other ones
Very spectacular and well maintained
Beautiful and interesting
Definitely worth a visit
Written October 17, 2019
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