Land of Fagaras Bus Tour

Land of Fagaras Bus Tour

Land of Fagaras Bus Tour

Discovery Transylvania

Tour : Land of Fagaras

BrasovFagaras (Fagaras Fortress) – Sambata (Lipizzam horse farm) – Sambata de sus (Brancoveanu Monastary) – Lisa (La Valtori) – Brasov

  • departure from Brasov at 9 am
  • visit Fagaras Fortress
  • visit Sambata – the Lipizzan horse farm
  • visit Sambata de SusBrancoveanu Monastery
  • visit Lisa ''La Valtori''
  • return to Brasov around 8 pm

Departure from Brasov is at 8 am, from Council Square (Piata Sfatului)or the location where you are staying at.

We make the first stop at Fagaras to visit Fagaras Fortress.The feudal Castle in Fagaras, whose construction began in the late fourteenth century and continued through successive additions until the middle of the eighteenth century, was preceded by a wooden fort, surrounded by a moat and wave of land, archaeological attested to XII century. This fort was destroyed in the middle of the thirteenth century, following a serious fire, as attested by the remains revealed from archaeological excavations that accompanied the restoration. In XV century the fortress of stone and brick from Fagaras, which was a military defense fortress, had a quadrilateral enclosure with four towers and bastions at the corners and a barricade type tower outpost on the east side. In this framework, the domain and the Fagaras fortress became the property of hereditary princes of Transylvania. Many have given Fagaras special attention contributing to cultural and economic development of entire area. In 1599, following the campaign in Transylvania, Michael the Brave comes into possession of the Fagaras domain and at the end of the year the city and the domain are given to his wife Domana Stanca, becoming the place to shelter their assets and family. Michael the Brave gave special attention to Fagaras due to its strategic location: in April 1600 the castle becomes the meeting point for his armies before the campaign of Moldova and in the autumn of 1600, after the defeat at Miraslau, he also regrouped his forces here.

Then, major works were undertaken in the Fagaras Fortress led by the principles Rackozi Gabriel Bethlen and Gheorghe Rackozi I.  During Gheorghe Rackozi I ’s rule (1631-1648), the exterior walls were doubled on the south side and north side and the space created was filled with earth, obtaining an 8 feet thick wall. The domain of Fagaras (the Fagaras Country) becomes one of the largest and richest areas of Transylvania, including over 50 villages administered by two secondary courts. Since 1696, after penetration of the Austrian army in Transylvania, Fagaras became Crown property of the Habsburgs.

From here we travel to Sambata and visit the Lipizzan horse farm. Farm history begin in 1992, when purchasing on Sambata de Jos Stud Farm two lines Favory and Conversano mares and two stallions  for initiation in sport harness. After a period search for the purchase of plots of land as an activity for optimal growth of the horse and agrotourism, currently, the farm stretches over a total area of 40 ha of which 30 ha of pasture and 10 ha of arable land and grassland.

Then we go to Sambata de Sus and visit Brancoveanu Monastery. Constantin Brancoveanu (1688-1714), the ruler of Wallachia built this monastery in 1696. Therefore, he settled monks here, founded a school, a printing house and an icon-painting workshop. Despite the fact that more than 150 monasteries and churches were demolished during the reign of the Austro-Hungarians, this remained untouched. After Brancoveanu's decapitation and the decree which laid down the proscription of these monastic orders the Court of Wien sent general Preiss to tear down the monastery in 1785. The lodgings of the monks were destroyed, the church was left in ruins. The monastery was deserted for 140 years, its restoration began in 1926. In this restoration process, the architecture and the inner paintings of the church were. The tower is octagonal outside, and cylindrical inside. On the Western wall of the front yard , there is a fresco of the founder. The healing spring, from the XVI century, was renovated. In the museum one can see icons painted on glass or wood from the XVIII-XIX century, as well as old books and church objects. The famous icon-painting workshop is one of the most prominent painting workshops in the country. The monastery is always open for visitors, the museum can be visited according to a schedule.

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After the lunch in Sambata de Sus, we go to Lisa and visit  museum ''La Valtori'' , which hosts a 100-year old installation for creating traditional wool blankets. The installation is powered with water from Lisa River. From old times, the locals in Lisa Village have built several technical installations based on hydraulic operation to help them in their work (the hydraulic force was due to the many brooks found near the villages): mills for obtaining flour by grounding cereal beads, presses for squeezing the oil in the seeds, back saws for cutting wood logs, mill machines to process thick wool canvas, and kettles for distilling raki.

Then return to Brasov around 7 pm.

 

Shared tour from Brasov :

   1 person

105 €/pers

   2 persons

 60 €/pers

   3-4 persons

 45 €/pers

   5-7 persons

 40 €/pers

  Included: transport,  english guide , permanent assistance.


Not included: lunch, entrance tickets, other services not specified on the intinerary, photo and video fees, banking or e-payment fees.

  We can organize trips for bigger groups and prices are negociable.

   For private tour please contact us .

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Phone: (004) 0744352325

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We also assure transport from and to Bucharest Airport on request.
Soft drinks are available on bord.
Different option tours on request.

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