Poenari Fortress is a historical monument and is located on the top of Cetățuia Mountain, in Arges (Argeș) county.
Known as the citadel of Vlad the Impaler, the fortress is located at an altitude of 850 meters. To get there you have to follow the route through the forest. It is all-natural and beautiful and you only need to climb … 1480 steps. 🙂
Historians working on the project “Corpus Draculianum” state that the tower still visible today was already there in the 14th century. Therefore, Vlad Impaler has not built the fortress but extended the fortifications. “The purpose of the fortress was to be a place of refuge for the ruler, to house the treasure and possibly some important prisoners”.
A legend says that Vlad the Impaler’s wife, Anastasia threw herself from one of the fortress’s towers, in 1462. She committed suicide because the Turks were near, and she did not want to be a prisoner in their hands.
You can see that legend very well presented in the movie “Rise of Empires: Ottoman Mehmed vs Vlad (season 2)“.
In the 16th century, an earthquake destroyed the fortress and was never rebuilt.
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