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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.

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

Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle
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Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle

Having become famous over time as “Dracula’s Castle”, the Bran Castle is one of the chief tourist attractions in Romania

Palace of the Parliament
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Palace of the Parliament

The most spectacular Romanian project carried out under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu

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

Ceausescu Palace – The home of the former Romanian dictator
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Ceausescu Palace – The home of the former Romanian dictator

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