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Făgăraş is a town in Transylvania.


Făgăraş, a town of about 35,000 people located half way between Braşov and Sibiu, is known mainly for its medieval fortress and relative proximity to the spectacular Southern Carpathian mountains.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

As Făgăraş is on the main road between Braşov and Sibiu it is reached by very frequent buses from both of them (travel time one hour-one hour and half). A few buses from Sighişoara (two and a half hours away) also exist. Some schedules are available on

By train[edit]

Făgăraş is reached by five-six commuter trains daily from Braşov (travel time of around one hour 40 minutes). Timetables can be found on rail operator CFR's website.

  • 1 Făgăraș railway station (Gara Făgăraș). Făgăraș railway station (Q60675934) on Wikidata

Get around[edit]

The town is small enough to be visited on foot.


  • 1 Făgăraș Citadel (Cetatea Făgărașului), Piaţa Mihai Viteazul nr. 1 (near downtown), +40 268 211862, . June to September Tu-Fr 8AM-6PM, Sa-Su 8AM-4PM; October to May Tu-Su 8AM-6PM. A major medieval fortress built in the 14th century (later one of the palaces of the Transylvanian princes) with a surprisingly well-preserved initial structure. It also houses a museum with history, ethnography and art collections 5 lei adults, 2 lei children, 10 lei guided tours.
  • 2 Saint Nicholas Church (Biserica Sfântul Nicolae), strada Tudor Vladimirescu nr. 16, +40 268 281125. A Orthodox church built in 1697-1698 in the famous Brâncovenesc architectural style.






Accommodations are available in a few guesthouses/small hotels, with prices ranging 65-225 lei/night.


Go next[edit]

  • Sâmbăta resort (20 km south-west of town) is a good base for hikes into the Făgăraş massif.
  • Cârțișoara further southwest is the northern terminus of the Transfăgărășan, a scenic and famously hairpinning road crossing the Carpathians.

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