Râşnov is a town located 15 km far away from Brasov, on the river named Ghimbăşel, at 650 m altitude. Thanks to its geographical position, Râşnov provides a wide range of activities in the field of skiing and a wide range of tourism attractions including:
Rasnov is for the first time mentioned in 1331 but the first mention of the citadel is in 1335, based on the invasion of the tatars in the country of Barsa, when the entire land was devastated with the exception of the citadel on the hill named Tampa and the Rasnov citadel due to the fortification of the citadels which saved the lives of the refugees who were between the walls of these citadels.
In 1600, Mihai Viteazul and his wife stopped at Rasnov, after their loss at Miraslau. Mihai Viteazul named Rasnov „the city of my kingdom”.
Worthy of taking into account, is the fact that here were filmed more scenes for some movies directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu, such as “Immortals”, “Dacia”, “Mihai Viteazul”, “Column”, and even some scenes of the movie called “Cold Mountain,” in which the protagonists were Jude Law and Nicole Kidman.
Nowadays, the city has a museum where you can admire various weapons, armors, specific traditional clothes of the 14th century and some unusual items such as a torture mask and a jug of torture that was used to transport the prisoners.
The Evangelical Church
The Evangelical Church of St. Matias from Rasnov was built in the thirteenth century and it is considered now a historical monument. The current appearance of the place of worship dates back to 1774-1775. Inside the church you can admire frescoes dating from the Renaissance and you also can admire the tombstone of Lucas Colb parson that is built in the Baroque style. Also, in this church, we find a faithful reproduction of the painting “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci.
The “Valley of the Fortress” Cave
This cave was declared a natural protected area of national interest and a monument of nature. It was opened in 1949 after a hydraulic explosion that removed the stones that covered the entrance to the cave. These stones are now in Fundata Valley.
In 2010, the cave was attributed to SC EMS Cave SRL by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, and from December 2010 it started to be opened for the public for visits.