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Fagaras County Tour

Tour route:
Brasov - Fagaras - Sambata de Sus - Lisa - Brasov

Included in Fagaras County Tour:

- pick-up from any address in Brasov
- transportation
- all entrance fees

Tour duration:
full day

Period:
all year

Brasov tour departure:
9 AM - meeting point or any other address in Brasov

Price:

2 persons 68 euro/person
3-4 persons 53 euro/person
5-7 persons 43 euro/person

Tour photo gallery:


Tour details:

Fagaras Stronghold

Built in the 15th century on the ruins of a wooden construction, in the South Eastern Part of Transylvania, the Fagaras stronghold had great importance in defending the region in the medieval times.

At the centre of the stronghold stands the castle. 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 has 80 rooms, and stronghold is surrounded by a deep and wide moat. The settlement was ranked among the strongest in Transylvania, standing up to Turkish and Tartar invasions. Access is made through a bridge over the defense moat.

Inside is the Museum of Fagaras Country; comprised of an archaeology section, which render the evolution of the Fagaras borough; history section, which display Roman artifacts and a collection of medieval weapons, and ethnographic section, which focus on artistic and folk crafts in the area.

Sambata de Sus (Brancoveanu Monastery)

The history of the Brancoveanu Monastery began in the late 17th century, around 1696, when the Romanian Prince Constantin Brancoveanu, ruler of the Romanian Province (1688 -1714), ordered the building of a monastery from bricks and stones.

The monastery door was carved into oak wood and the chapel was sculptured with Brancovean motifs. The interior was decorated with icons painted on glass and wood and the ceiling was adorned with neo-Byzantine fresco paintings. "The Healing Fountain" was first attested in documents in the 16th century, being the oldest item in the precincts of the monastery.

The Museum Sambata de Sus of the Brancoveanu Monastery nowadays holds one of the richest collections of paintings on glass dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, icons painted on wood, priestly and bishop's vestments, a unique collection of old books, parchments, letters and a valuable collection of worship objects.

Lisa (La Valtori)

From old times, the locals in Lisa Village have built several technical installations based on hydraulic operation to help them in their work (the hydraulic force was due to the many brooks found near the villages): mills for obtaining flour by grounding cereal beads, presses for squeezing the oil in the seeds, back saws for cutting wood logs, mill machines to process thick wool canvas, and kettles for distilling raki. Such an installation - more than 100 years old -, which was used to process wool clothes, is still found in Lisa, place known by the locals as "La Valtori".

It is a business started in 1850 and inherited from father to son; thus, currently, the 5th generation works here. In August 2000, a new workshop was built, and the clothes are made by using traditional methods.


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