Top 10 Castles, Citadels & Fortresses, Romania (and Moldova Republic)
Regions: Transylvania, Wallachia and Bessarabia (Moldova Republic)
Castles, Citadels & Fortresses, Travel Guide
> Bran Castle, home of Vlad Dracula in Bram Stocker's novel and Hunyad Castle, where he was actually prisoner for 7 years.
> 4 beautiful Saxon fortifications: Sighisoara, Biertan, Prejmer and Rasnov.
> The Castle of the Royal Family of Romania: Peles.
> Alba Carolina, the official residence of the Prince of Transylvania.
By far Transylvania hosts the largest number of destinations - 8 out of 10. Peles is in Wallachia, on the border with Transylvania while Soroca is the only one remoted from the others, on the border between Bessarabia and Ukraine.
About Castles, Citadels & Fortresses, Romania
Romania has a rich array of impressive architectural structures, most of them Medieval and most of them in Transylvania, a region that has been under Austrian and German influence and therefore enjoyed a more developed urban life.
From castles to fortified churches, from military structures to fortresses built by villagers, Romania features the best Medieval portfolio in the Balkans. Alba Carolina was the military headquarters of Transylvania and the residence of the Prince. Bran Castle, Fagaras Citadel and Rasnov citadels were built in Transylvania on the border with Wallachia, guarding the important trade routes. Prejmer and Biertan feature beautiful Saxon churches fortified like castles and presenting defensive features similar to a castle. Hunyad Castle is probably the most amazing medieval structure in Transylvania. Peles was built by the first King of Romania and is the most beautiful building owned by the Royal House. Soroca is a strong fortress in Bessarabia, built by the most important medieval leader of Moldavia in order to defend the country from invasions. Sighisoara is one of the most beautiful Medieval citadels of Europe.