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Address: Calnic, Romania

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Arrived at the fortress and found the main door closed. Found a local who spoke with the guard, who arrived 15 minutes later and opened the fortress door for us. It's a walled... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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207 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived at the fortress and found the main door closed. Found a local who spoke with the guard, who arrived 15 minutes later and opened the fortress door for us. It's a walled fortification with 2 towers. One of them was closed (couldn't climb up) but the other was open and I climbed up the narrow passage way to the... More 

Thank wisniak
Hereford, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We took a detour here while driving through Transylvania. The drive out there was kind of interesting, through some very traditional villages and a lovely forest but this fortified church just wasn't that interesting. There was very little in the way of information in the "museum" - there was some beautiful Romanian painted ceramics and some articles of clothing/rugs, but... More 

Thank pesti13
Bucharest, Romania
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69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

On the wine road you could find a romantic fortress. In that place the time is stop in the midle of a romantic story. There you will find many traditional artwork and the original handmade palinca.

Thank Oana C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We enjoyed visiting the fortress and also exploring the local village. The fortress is interesting to explore (although not that large) and well maintained. However, when we arrived (within normal opening times) the fortress was locked. To get the key, you have to go and knock on the door of one of the buildings. We tried most of the buildings... More 

Thank thelovelyflower
Timisoara, Romania
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

A very nice place, peaceful. Visited on a Sunday afternoon , not so many visitors while we were there.

Thank Alexandra G
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272 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I had read about this and was excited to see it. Just drive down the road to get the key from the man. There is an office and a gift shop (of course) when yu get inside. Everything was wonderful, but I couldn't bring myself to climb to the top of the tower. The stairs were like a ladder.

Thank tomorrowsantiques
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Recognised by UNESCO as a world Heritage site as one of the "Villages with Fortified Churches" Calnic is more a Fortress with a small church added, rather than a church that has been fortified like so many others in Transylvania. Located in Alba County about an hour from Sibiu. It is well worth a visit. I have been here on... More 

1 Thank Steveo_1M
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Very easily accessible from the road connecting Sebes with Sibiu. Liked the small chapel, the bell tower (with the 'graffiti'), the huge barrels in the cellar, the bacon tower. The lady at the reception was very friendly. We also walked to the old cemetery nearby. Two small and really cute pigs were walking around the fortress, to everyone's delight (i... More 

Thank Ioana A
Bucharest, Romania
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222 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Calnic is an absolute must stop for the traveler between Sibiu and Alba Iulia. You can easily reach the village after a short 8 km side road from the main road. When we parked our car near the fortress, immediately a woman appeared to show us in the fortress. All the preservation works of this place are done by Ars... More 

Thank Eliza_Bucharest
Alba Iulia, Romania
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39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2012

The Fortress was built at the late 13th century. It has a cellar, an old chapel, a bell tower and a small museum. There are no restaurant available nearby so plan your visit wisely.

1 Thank IuliaGus

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