LOCATION OF THE CITADEL The citadel is located in Rasnov city in Brasov district. The Rasnov citadel guarded the entrance in Transilvania. The fortress is located on a rocky hill, surrounded by forest, where the only access is from the east. Its architecture is adapted to relief.
DESCRIPTION OF THE FORTRESS RASNOV The typology is demonstrated by its size, approximately 3500sqm and the materials used for lifting the fortifications were stones and bricks fixed with simple mortar.
The access in the proper cidadel it’s throw a place surrounded by walls of stone.
The fortress has two courts: the outside court and the inside court. The outside one is called “the garden of the citadel” and there were sheltered the cows. In the inside court were the houses of the inhabitants witch have the role of shelter and pantry in time of war.
On top of the hill was built a school. In 1650 a chapel was built and its wall could be seen nowadays.
THE TOURISTS Today, tourists can visit the Rasnov Fortress and its art museum, where are exposed weapons, tools, galleries, antique furniture, prints, armor, specific ports of the century, various copies of documents from that time. In the museum are exposed some unusual objects of the century like a mask of torture and a yoke which was used to transport prisoners.
CELEBRITY In 2002, the Rasnov area was very known after the american filmmakers chose to film “Cold Mountain”, the protagonists were Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. The film was awarded with one Oscar.