The summer event – The Tournament of Citadels – came back to Brasov with new attractive surprises in a diversified program, with knights and princesses and medieval-specific food. The "Bone King" was here as well, making a spitted young bull, next to a new specialty, the "Dragon’s Bell". For easy digestion, bio products have been prepared: stewed cabbage and beans ragout.
This year, the Festival celebrates its 5th edition and it was organized in Bran on Queen Mary’s Heart Plateau and in Brasov at the Citadel.
The story of medieval knights goes on
"The story of medieval knights goes on in Bran and Brasov and we are glad there were tourists interested in the knights’ fights, medieval theatre, musical sounds with troubadours and minstrels. This year we have also invited a spectacular artist who impressed all Europe with her talent, Cornelia Tihon, playing 26 instruments, several music styles: folk, classical, gypsy, etc". declared Christian Macedonschi, the President of the Association for Tourism Development Brasov.
The honour, the most valuable virtue
"The story begins when the most valuable virtue used to be honour and brave knights started their way to ask the beautiful princess of Transylvania’s prince to marry them. As appropriate between knights, they have decided to compete in order to conquer the hand of the princess. They say ever since the competition is called the "Tournament of Citadels". We respect this tradition and we brought a complementary program with Hypnosiss, in an incendiary show and also small-scale manufacturing workshops for children making wooden toys, traditional puppets, ceramics, wood and glass painting. The Tournament of Citadels was also a host of the Medieval Kindergarten, where children have lived medieval stories." declared organizer Anemone Hermeneanu.
Terra Medies Paladins
Terra Medies Paladins are the knights and princesses who animated the spectators and presented the daily life in the Middle Ages. They danced, fought and interacted with the public. Boyar Ioan told his stories about weapons and fights with courageous knights. They fought for the hand of the beautiful princess, and the knights participated in the horse tournament – an attraction for the people present there. Fire shows at the end of each festival were given by group Hypnosiss. Each festival started with the parade of the characters, on the music of bagpipers from Transylvania.