Poienari Castle
Poienari Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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4.5
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Johannes
Phoenix, AZ13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We were only able to see it from the roadside because it has been closed for renovations. The surrounding area was beautiful and we were able to do some hiking in the Arges area. Between hiking and visiting the surrounding towns, it was still well worth the trip.
Written 25 September 2022
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Alexandra S
Romania19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Nice place, clear air, great weather.
A lot of stairs, but it's worth it.
The price is 10 lei/adult.
Written 17 April 2021
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Viorel Iosub
Sibiu, Romania1,581 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Poenari Fortress, the second residence of Vlad Țepeș, positioned on top of the mountain.
In order to visit it, you have to climb 1480 stairs, and the climb time is between 30-45 minutes.
It is worth visiting, especially for the landscape that makes its mark on this unforgettable experience.
Written 14 October 2020
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Achilina S
276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
The citadel is reached by a climb of 1480 stairs (time to climb the stairs: 30 min). The view from the citadel it’s amazing. I suggest to make the effort! Excellent for a small hike. It took me about 15 min to climb - rather running than walking).
Written 7 September 2020
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LouGoon
London, UK70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Despite a local telling us the castle was still shut due to bears, we fortunately found it had re-opened, with what looks like brand new electric fencing surrounding the long staircase to the top. Despite this we were still a little wary throughout the climb(as we’d encountered a wild bear the night before on the other side of the Dam, whilst in the car thankfully!), but it was well worth it once we reached the top!
A great view for just 6 lei/adult!
Written 13 February 2020
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Vladimir P
70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
It was worth to try to visit castle cause of the scenery.Castle itself were closed due to the fact that proper protection to tourist couldn't have been done at the time.Poienari castle is settled in a hilly area...wonderful mountains,close to Vidraru dam.
Written 9 November 2019
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Jenni R
Lansing, MI8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We unfortunately could not go see Poienari Castle because sometime in the weeks before there was a tragic accident that involved a bear attack. This attraction seems to have been closed ever since. Please verify that the castle is open before driving to see it.
Written 6 November 2019
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njw_to
Toronto, Canada309 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Unfortunately due to bears in the area we were unable to do the stair climb. View from the bottom does give some idea of what it is like though as it is visible on the mountainside.
Written 3 September 2019
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Cosanzeanna
Paris, France11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Visited this place as a part of a longer route. Managed to find our way even without a car (2 trains from Bucharest + hired a taxi). I'll not forget the taxi driver, very welcoming and helpful (he spoke English too!), took us back after we spent the day at the Castle. He even insisted to invite us to a local canteen, which was a highlight of the trip in its own way (I'm not a fan of "ciorba de burta" but it was awesome to eat there with other local people).
The Castle itself is a jam. Unearthly beautiful views with fog, greenery and infinite sky. Adapted for nature lovers but also for those passionate about history and discoveries. This is the REAL place where Vlad Tepes ruled;)! PS: not at all difficult to climb the hill, (some people say it requires physical preparation). If you're used to walk a lot in the metro/ tube underground when you change lines - this is enough preparation to get to the Castle:)
Written 4 August 2019
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Iki Deli / Doi Nebuni
Romania2,413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We’ve been to Vlad’s citadel before and liked the view from up there so much that we returned. The citadel itself is not much to see as there are just some ruins remained, but still enough to make an idea about what this imposing construction used to be.
Unfortunately we were not able to climb again the 1480 stairs (beginning of June) as the route was closed due to bears attack danger. And it’s a pity that the authorities are doing nothing for solving this situation. They are just blaming the bears and their cubes for coming to the populated areas, instead of feeding them at highs in designated shelters how it used to be the procedure years ago.
So a closed interesting attraction because of the incapacity of the area leaders.
The only interesting part of stopping here was seeing from distance on the other part of the citadel a mother bear with her two cute cubes searching for food.
Written 4 July 2019
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