Fagaras Fortress ranks 2nd in the world’s 10 best castles


Fagaras Fortress ranks second in the top of the most beautiful castles in the world, according to a Hopper classification, huffingtonpost.com. informs. Hopper is a well known website dedicated to travel planning.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany ranks first in the Hopper’s list. Hailed as one of the most romantic sights to behold the world over, the spires and turrets of Bavaria’s iconic Neuschwanstein Castle have soared above the village of Hohenschwangau since they were first raised by the idealistic Ludwig II in 1892. Fagaras Fortress comes next. Situated right in the heart of central Romania, the Fagaras fortress in the town of the same name represents one of Eastern Europe’s largest and best-preserved feudal Castle complexes. Unquestionably the most-visited site in the medieval old town of the city, the castle was once the kingpin of regional power. Throughout the 17th century, the citadel was expanded continuously, reflecting the growing wealth of a centre that exercised control over much of Transylvania and central Romania. Durham Castle in the north of England comes third. Erected at the command of William the Conqueror in the late 11th century, today the site enjoys UNESCO status and is famed for its fantastic level of preservation, long history and undeniable architectural beauty. Fourth position belongs to Blarney Castle in Ireland. One of the most-visited sites in southern Ireland is also one of the country’s most pristine examples of medieval fortification. Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle ranks 5th and Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City ranks 6th , being North America’s most romantic and photogenic hotel. Cardiff Castle in Wales, Chateau et jardins de Villandry in France, Heidelberg Castle of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany and Hearst Castle in California rank last positions of Hopper’s list.

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