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Day trip to Fagaras Fortress - Sambata Monastery

Day trip to Fagaras Fortress - Sambata Monastery

Fagaras Fortress

Fagaras Fortress
Fagaras Fortress

Fagaras Fortress is the most impressive monument of the town,one of the largest in the country and even Europe.

Fagaras Fortress was placed in the middle of a large feudal estate, which, in the 17th century comprised 20 boroughs and 52 villages, being the largest in Transylvania.

Fagaras Fortress and Castle were wholly built in brick. At present, the castle has 80 rooms, and the fortress is still surrounded by a moat which is deep and wide. At times of war or social unrest in the area, the moat could easily fill with water from a mountain brook nearby, whose course had been specially deviated to this purpose.

The castle stands in the middle of the fortification. It has three levels (basement, ground floor, first floor) and five towers (the Red Tower, the Black Tower, the Prison's Tower, Tomori Tower and the Motley Tower).

The castle was first mentioned in 1455, when Transylvania’s prince, Iancu de Hunedoara,   appointed two lords to administer it.

The exterior wall of the castle was erected in the first half of the 15th century.

The fortress consists of strong walls, roofed tall towers, a lifting bridge and impressive bastions in each corner, all of these being arranged in a trapezium plan.

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Fagaras Fortress

Fagaras Fortress

Sambata Monastery

Sambata Monastery
Sambata Monastery

The history of Brâncoveanu Monastery started in the 17th century, when Preda Brâncoveanu erected on Sambata Valley the first church built in wood. On its place, around the year 1696, Constantin Brâncoveanu, the ruler of Wallachia (1688 - 1714), re-built a monastery in stone, in order to strengthen and save the Romanian Orthodoxy from the danger of Catholicism, which appeared when Transylvania was ruled by the Habsburgs (1683).

The architectural style fits entirely Brâncoveanu style, which emerged in Wallachia :stones decorate the windows and the door frames, the sculptured pillars and the stone panels of the church which add a special beauty to the monastery.

The steeple is octagonal outside and cylindrical inside. The interior is divided into: altar, nave, narthex and porch and it is quite common to the churches built during Brâncoveanu's time.

In the museum one can see icons painted on glass or wood from the XVIII-XIX century, as well as old books and church objects. The famous icon-painting workshop is one of the most prominent painting workshops in the country.

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Sambata Monastery

Sambata Monastery
PRICE

1 person – 80 euro

2 person – 80 euro/group

3 person – 100 euro/group

4 person – 100 euro/group

+ 5 person – 30 euro/person

INCLUDED

Transport by car/minivan

English,French,Italian speaking guide.

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Entrance fees at the museums, meals.
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