Brasov Citadel Tour
The Brasov Citadel is located on an important defensive position, placed outside of the fortified walls. It started with a defensive tower early in the 15th century. A wooden bastion with 4 cannons was added in 1524. The structure was destroyed 5 years later by Petru Rares’ army. In 1554 the defensive structure was rebuilt under the form of a citadel. Stone walls were erected and trenches were carved to keep enemies at a distance.
A fire in 1618 produced substantial damages. In 1625 the citadel was rebuilt again. Two years later an 81m deep well has been added. In 1630 the 4 bastions, one in each corner have been added. One century later the citadel lost its importance and was turned into a warehouse.
In the XVIIIth century it became a prison and from 1954 it hosted the state’s archives. After a big restoration in 1981 it became a medieval touristic attraction. Nowadays it’s renowned for providing impressive views towards the old town as well as the new city!