Romania is truly a beautiful country filled with some of the most breathtaking views of Europe. You can find a large number of castles, monasteries, churches, museums, towns and a whole lot of things to enjoy while you travel there. Transylvania particularly has some of the best castles in Romania which are highly popular all around the world. People from different parts of the world come to visit these castles and experience the dose of beauty and history these places possess.
The popularity of these castles is such that most of the Romania tour packages sold for this country’s tour contain a trip to these castles. These ancient castles, with some of them being as old as 600 years, stand before us as a symbol of the rich history of this place, the wonderful architecture and the royal patronage.
Although Romania has a lot of such amazing castles, I will tell you about the most popular and beautiful five castles in Romania which you should not miss if you are going on a trip to Romania. Find about them below.
One of the most popular Romanian castles mostly due to the legend of Dracula is the Bran Castle. It was built by the Saxons of Brasov over the seasoned wooden castle built by the Teutonic Knights. The castle has thin passageways, pointy towers, sharp stairs and a mysterious look with the horror lore on top of it makes it a fine attraction for the visitors.
The Peles Castle is a more modern one which was built completely in the year 1914. It was restored as a social site for the people in 1989. The castle was built as a summer residence for the royal family and contains a large number of ancient relics and artifacts. The beauty of this castle has won several hearts and has been regarded as one of the best castles in entire Europe by many.
One of the oldest of the Romanian castles is the Fagaras Citadel which was built in 1310. It was built with the intention to serve as a defense fortress. Today you can find the Fagaras Museum and a library in this citadel.
Corvin Castle is a beautiful castle built in the Gothic style of architecture in 1446. It is rumored that in this castle the Prince of Wallachia, Vlad the Impaler was kept as a prisoner which gave a notoriety of fear to this place. Nonetheless, it is one of the most visited sites in Romania.
The Sturdza Castle’s location is as beautiful as the castle itself. Hundreds of old trees and a quiet lake around the castle make it a beautiful destination and a fine romantic spot. The castle was constructed by the Strudza family in the Neogothic style.
These were some of the best castles in Romania which I find really attractive. Go and visit them in your trip to Romania.