A Day in Rasnov, Romania (In Photos)

by gigigriffis

Skirt the hills from Brasov and follow the busy road and eventually you’ll find yourself in nearby Rasnov—a small town built up at the foot of a hill with a fortress on top overlooking it all.

The fortress is free to explore and full of kitschy gift stalls (and one very good jam seller). The road up to it is short, though a bit steep, and cobbled. And there are about a thousand street cats in residence.

I spent one No-Technology Friday cycling out to the fortress (a tactic I unfortunately can’t recommend as a small portion of the cycle is on an extremely busy road with no shoulders and Romanian drivers do *not* give cyclists an appropriate amount of space) and these photos are the result of that lovely, cool, sunny day.

Rasnov

castle Rasnov

Rasnov fortress

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Rasnov

Rasnov

rooftops Rasnov

kittens Rasnov

mountains from Rasnov


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All photos taken with my Sony a6000.

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4 comments

Teo October 14, 2018 - 11:22 pm

Lovely pics…Try Fagaras Fortress not to far from Brasov.Also try to reach by train Hunedoara Fortress a very beautiful one!

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Gigi October 14, 2018 - 11:29 pm

Sadly, I think Hunedoara is going to be too far for us (I think 4+ hours by train/bus).

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Luminita October 31, 2018 - 4:41 pm

Hi Gigi, I’m glad you decided to explore the road to Rasnov fortress, it’s often overlooked because everyone wants to visit Brasov. It’s a great idea for a day trip on a sunny day. Also, those cats look like they couldn’t be bothered at all LOL.

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gigigriffis October 31, 2018 - 11:29 pm

Yeah, it was really lovely! One of the best things I did with my time.

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