Rasnov Citadel is a rustic fortress that was part of a defending system of the Transylvanian places that were exposed to invaders’ attacks. The citadel was built in the 13th century, first by wood and after, in the 14th century, by stone, by the order of Sigismund of Luxemburg.
The citadel was first mentioned in documents in 1335 , when Burzenland (Tara Barsei) was again ravaged by the Tartarian armies, except for two fortresses: Tampa and Rasnov. These two couldn’t be conquered.
Being situated on the tradeing road that linked Transylvania to Walachia, the town of Rasnov was always opened to an early economical development. Its placement had been a transit place since 1427.
Today, inside the yard of the citadel, the tourists may visit the Feudal Art Museum where lots of items are exposed: armors, weapons, medieval furniture pieces, traditional clothes specific to the century and several items that are unusual for us living nowadays: a torture masck and a yoke meant for the transport of the prisioners.
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