Fagaras Fortress and Bran Castle to be promoted at the European Castles Fair
If you don’t have any idea where to spend the mini-vacation of May 1 this weekend, we suggest you a last minute getaway, closely linked to some of Romania’s iconic locations.
Corvin Castle organizes the European Castles Fair during May 1-3. Among the monuments which will be promoted on this occasion there are the Fagaras Fortress and Bran Castle.
Built in 1310 on the site of a former 12th century wooden fortress (burned by the Tartars in 1241), Fagaras shelters the Fagaras County Museum, displaying Roman artifacts, a collection of medieval weapons and traditional folk crafts. The museum also hosts a beautiful collection of icons painted on glass.
As for the mostly renowned Bran Castle, now it gets beyond the myth created around Bram Stocker’s Dracula, representing a country brand and a magnet for domestic and foreign tourists. The castle comprised some 60 timbered rooms, many connected by underground passages, with house collections of furniture, weapons and armor dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries.
Besides the two monuments in Brasov, 21 participants have confirmed their presence, among whom: Brukenthal Palace – Sibiu, Miclauseni Castle, Banffy Castle, The Clock Tower – Sighisoara, Alba Carolina Fortress – Alba Iulia, Sárospatak Castle, the Royal Palace Gödoll? Hungary, Becov nad Teplou Castle and Valeca Castle in Czech Republic, La Mota Castle in Spain, Shumen Fortress in Bulgaria and others.
At this fair exhibitors will present their touristic offe, as well as the main elements of historical and tourist attraction.
In partnership with the European Castles Fair, the international festival “Dracula Festival 2015” will take place at the Corvin Castle on May 2-3.