TOUR 3 CASTLES
Peles Castle – Bran Castle – Rasnov Fortress
Peles Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, in Sinaia, in Prahova County, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. Its inauguration was held in 1883. It was constructed by Carol I, now is one of the most beautilul castles from Europe.
Bran Castle was built as a customs post on the mountain pass by the saxones after 19 november 1377 when they get the privilege from Louis I of Hungary to build the stone castle on their own expense and labor force. Here was the border between Transylvania and Wallachia where all the traders had to pay an entrance tax in Transylvania. Latley the castle was used in defense against the Ottoman Empire and played a militarily strategic role up to the mid-18th century.
Râșnov Fortress was built at the order of Teutonic Knights in 1211 – 1225 over an ancient dacian fortress named Cumidava which was destroyed in 106 by the roman army. It was a reference fortress for the medieval times. Now is one of the most visited place from Romania and gather tourists from all over the world with extraordinary stories and amazing landscapes.