Timeless charm that amazes you
Rupea Fortress is one of Transylvania’s most impressive medieval castles. Built in the 1300s, this hilltop fortress has a lower, middle and upper level, with ramparts and terraces coiling up to the summit.
Head inside and inspect the curtain walls and red-roofed towers on a guided tour. See the original 196-foot (60-meter) well, whose water is still drinkable, and learn how Saxon colonists used Rupea as a village in the 1700s, giving it its own market, chapel and meat storerooms.
Rupea has been inhabited since time immemorial. It was the Dacians who had build castle Ramidava on the 120m high basalt block. The Romans followed with castle Rupes functioning as a fortress and commerce-control centre. It was always rebuilt when destroyed.