Surroundings | Rupea Fortress

Rupea Fortress

Also known as Cohalm Fortress, this living testimony of the first human settlements is a vestige of archaeological discoveries because stone tools, ceramic fragments, burial urns and many others were found. Ptolemy himself reminds of “Rumidava”, a fortress that was built on these lands in the time of the Dacians. The first attestation of the fortress we know today took place in 1324 and was extended in the following centuries. Unfortunately, the communist regime tried to tear down this fortress; however, in 2013 the fortress was completely rebuilt.

The fortress is built on 3 premises: The upper fortress, the middle fortress and the lower fortress In the upper citadel you can find the Slănii Tower, the 59m fountain, the Judetelor Chamber and the priest’s Chamber; the middle citadel houses the Tower with bars, the Chapel and another Pentagonal Tower, unique in Europe and last but not least, the lower citadel contains the military storehouse. Rupea Fortress has a very interesting shape, that of a snail shell; this unique aspect together with the view to the village gives an idylic atmosphere that would delight any tourist on the adventure of discovering Romania’s “jewels”.