A Day in Rasnov, Romania (In Photos)

Oct 10, 2018    /    stories & photos

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.


castle Rasnov

Rasnov fortress

Rasnov Rasnov




rooftops Rasnov

kittens Rasnov

mountains from Rasnov

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All photos taken with my Sony a6000.

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  • Teo
    October 14, 2018

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

    • Gigi
      October 14, 2018

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

  • Luminita
    October 31, 2018

    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.

    • gigigriffis
      October 31, 2018

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

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