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Castles & Palaces

Castles & Palaces

Over a thousand years of awe-inspiring history awaits your discovery from medieval castles and fortresses with dungeons and throne rooms to monasteries and fortified churches, from magnificent royal residences to a dictator’s ambition turned into a colossal marble palace.

Primaverii Palace – the former residence of Ceausescu couple
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Primaverii Palace – the former residence of Ceausescu couple

Primaverii Palace, the former residence of Ceausescu couple opened to public for the first time in history

Cotroceni National Museum, a true edifice of history
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Cotroceni National Museum, a true edifice of history

Did you know that Cotroceni National Museum is the only Romanian official residence strong of permanent using since its foundation?

The Palace of Culture Iasi, a true landmark of Romania
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The Palace of Culture Iasi, a true landmark of Romania

An iconic monument of Iasi, an undeniable landmark and a part of the city’s identity.

Rasnov fortress
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Rasnov fortress

The first to build a wooden fortification on this site were the Teutonic knights, attracted here by its strategic position, at the foot of the Carpathians, in a mountain pass connecting Transylvania and Walachia.

The Iulia Hasdeu Castle
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The Iulia Hasdeu Castle

A symbol for the suffering of a parent who lost his daughter much too early, a portal of hope for an afterlife

The Hunyad Castle – Amazing Medieval Castle in Transylvania
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The Hunyad Castle – Amazing Medieval Castle in Transylvania

Also known as the Corvins' Castle, this is one of the most impressive and well-conserved Gothic castles in Europe

Poenari Castle – the Fortress of Vlad the Impaler
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Poenari Castle – the Fortress of Vlad the Impaler

A former place of refuge for the rulers of Walachia, who would retreat here when fleeing foreign invaders

Calnic Castle
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Calnic Castle

An old nobiliary residence and one of the best preserved monuments in Transylvania, included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Alba Carolina fortress
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Alba Carolina fortress

This is the largest fortress in Romania, with a perimeter of 12 km, and also the best preserved