Neamt Fortress - The crown abandoned on the top of the mountain

Once, it was one of the mightiest fortifications of the Moldavian medieval state, and then it remained in ruins for hundreds of years. Since 2015, Neamt Citadel has been restored and included as a historical monument of Neamt County. The fortress located in the northeastern part of Romania sits on the Timus Rock of the Plesu Peak (also called the Fortress Hill), at an altitude of 480 m. Its purpose was to guard the valley of Moldova and Siret, and the road that crossed the mountains in Transylvania.

Poenari Castle | Vlad the Impaler’s impenetrable fortress

The legendary Poenari Castle is perched atop a cliff like an eagle's nest, at an altitude of over 800m. Poenari was the Fortress of the infamous Transylvanian Voievode, Vlad the Impaler, and it can only be reached by climbing a stairway of 1480 stone steps.

The Corvin Castle

Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle, is one of the most beautiful castles in Romania and one of the largest castles in Europe. Its construction began in 1440, and it was designed as a defense fortress against the Ottoman Empire. Many say that Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned here during his exile.

Discover Peles Castle, the spectacular home of Romanian royalty

Peles Castle was built in the 19th century according to the specifications of Romania's first King, Carol I, and it is one of Romania's most iconic landmarks. Peles is an image of the monarch's aesthetic mind, merging the German and Italian neo-Renaissance styles.