We will start by saying that Vlad the Impaler, the historic figure behinde Dacula legend, lived here for few weeks. So for those of you that are trying to find him, you should know that he burned 3 villages in the area, just because he had a difficult relation with the people here when he ran for leading Muntenia Region. They were supporting someone else for the throne…
Built in 1310 on the site of a former 12th century wooden fortress (burned by the Tartars in 1241), Fagaras was enlarged between the 15th and 17th centuries and was considered one of the strongest fortifications in Transylvania. The fortress was surrounded by a deep water channel which, in times of war or social unrest, could easily be filled with water from a nearby mountain river, Olt. A bridge over the channel provided the only access point. The fortress boasts three floors and five tow
In 1948, Fagaras Fortress was taken over by the communists and functioned as a political prison until 1989, when it was turned into
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The city’s economy was badly shaken by the disappearance of most of its industries following the Revolution, critical hardships, and reforms. Some of the city population left as guest workers to Italy, Spain, or Ireland. It is one of the poorest municipalities in Romania, as of May 2011.
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