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About The Citadel of Fagaras

Construction of Fagaras Fortress  began in the late fourteenth century on the site of a fortress of land from the twelfth century.

Mihai Viteazul, ruler of the Romanian Country between the years 1593-1601 and the first unifier of the three Romanian countries had, according to an ancient "voivodal" tradition, the title of "herteg of Fagaras", and since 1597-1599 claims the domain as his territory based on an "ius antiquum vaivodarum valachiae transalpinae ("voivodal" old law of the Romanian Country).

In 1599, following the campaign in Transylvania, Mihai Viteazul comes into possession of the Fagaras domain and at the end of the year, the city and the domain are given to his wife Domana Stanca, becoming the place to shelter their assets and family.

Mihai Viteazul gave special attention to Fagaras, due to its strategic location: in April 1600 the castle becomes the meeting point for his armies before the campaign of Moldova and in the autumn of 1600, after the defeat at Miraslau, he also regrouped his forces here.

Change of the Guard

Starting April the 27-th 2012, the castle guards will by wearing medieval costumes. The change of the guard will take place every day at 15:00. This way the municipality tries to reinstate some of the medieval atmosphere at the fortress.

Also on the lake next to the castle there will be 5 boats for tourist who wish to amuse themselves with a rowboat trip. Swans will complete the new image.

Contact and information:

Str. Mihai Viteazul, Fagaras, Romania
Railway station: Fagaras
Phone: +4 0268.211.862

Opening hours:

1 June - 30 September
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 - 18:00
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 - 16:00
Monday: Closed

1 October - 30 May
Tuesday - Sunday: 8:00 - 18:00
Monday: Closed


Adults: 5 lei
Pupils, students, pensioners: 2 lei

Photo fee: 10 lei
Video fee: 20 lei
Individual Guide: 10 lei

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