Poenari Fortress

Known as the true Fortress of Vlad Tepes, the one in which he impaled the thieves and traitors, Poenari Fortress is located at about 25 km north from Curtea de Arges, near the Vidraru dam. The 1480 stair steps that must be ascended to reach the fortress represent a good opportunity to discover its strategic position, hidden to any pedestrian. The view you shall discover once you have arrived on the plateau is splendid. Built in accordance with the Byzantine tradition, the fortress lies in the centre of several legends. One of them tells that the boyars of Targoviste, being afraid of Vlad Tepes’s harshness, gathered in secret and intrigued the death of the prince, plotting to catch him alive; but their plan was unveiled by Vlad Tepes, who turned against them. We invite you to discover other legends visiting this fortress full of history and legends.
Poenari Fortress