Tururi virtuale


Nr: 26-27
September-October 2006

Porţi superbe şi Artişti populari
Splendid Gates and Popular Artisans
Porte magnifiche ed artigiani popolari
Făgăraşul medieval
The Stronghold, the Castle and the Museum
La Fortezza, il Castello ed il Museo
Drumuri mai bune în judeţul Braşov
Driving easier and safely
Plus facile à conduire
Târgul de vară Moieciu
Summer Fair Moieciu
La Foire d?Eté Moieciu
Gospodarul vămăşean
?The Householder of Vama Buzaului?
?Le fermier de Vama Buzaului?
Zilele Tărlungeniului
Tărlungeni's Days
Les jours de Tărlungeni
I giorni di Tărlungeni
Alai la Dumbraviţa
Dumbravita?s Days
Les Jours de Dumbravita
Fiii satului la Hărman
Harman?s Days
I Giorni di Harman
Turism de cinci stele la Braşov
Five Stars Tourism in Brasov
Turismo di cinque stelle a Brasov
Refacerea rezervaţiilor la Racoş
Sanctuaries, Amber and Basalt
Sanctuaires, Ambre et Basalte
Floare de colţ la Zărneşti
Zanesti?s Days
Les Jours de Zarnesti
I Giorni di Zarnesti
Comăna aniversară
Feast at Comana de Jos
Fête à Comana de Jos
Silvoturism la Apaţa
Sylvan Tourism at Apata
Turismo silvico a Apata
Hălchiul în sărbătoare
Businesses and Leisure
Affaires et loisir
Festivalul Cetăţii la Rupea
The Stronghold Festival
Il Festival della Fortezza
Şah internaţional la Predeal
The biggest Chess Contest
La maggior gara scacchistica
Infrastructura de afaceri
Brasov follows the French Model
Brasov suit le modèle français
Campionatul National de Modeling - Ghimbav

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The Stronghold Festival

The town Rupea, located on the European road connecting Brasov to Sighisoara, easily distinguishes thanks to the Medieval Stronghold, erected on the basalt rock, at the north-western side of the locality.
Fifteen minutes walk from the road, the visitor arrive behind the citadel, from where he can see the Lower Stronghold walls, the tower and the main gate. In order to reach the entrance on the eastern side of the walls, he has to cross a plum trees orchard and pass through an old heavy oak gate, lined with metallic ribbon.

The Peasant Stronghold

In the 14th century, the Germans found the camp abandoned and destroyed by the invasions of the migratory tribes. They built on the ruins, in several phases, a peasant stronghold, baptising it with the local name: Reps (the Hungarians will call it later ?Koholom?, which means ?mass of stones?). The redoubt system has three enclosures: The Upper Stronghold (built before the German colonisation), The Middle Stronghold (erected in the 15th century and enlarged at the beginning of the 17th century), and the Lower Stronghold, dating back to the 17th century.

Processions and Parades

The town hall Rupea, in collaboration with the County Council Brasov, the Center for Traditions? Conservation and the Community Centre recently organized the 36th edition of the Citadel?s Festival of Rupea, dedicated to the old local stronghold. The event occasioned folkloric shows, popular costume?s parades and procession of the groups representing the strongholds from Sighisoara, Alba and Sibiu, along with those within the county ? Codlea, Ghimbav, Fagaras, Zarnesti and Brasov. The event was attended by various personalities from Romania and abroad, Government?s representatives, parliamentarians and local mayors.

Folkloric Treasures

The Band ?Cohalmul? from Rupea performed a wonderful folkloric show, accompanied by the local brass band and chorus, which members were highly appreciated by the audience of other major events, such as ?The Golden Stag?. The brass band of the Communitarian Centre Rupea, the ?Cohalmul? chorus and the Wedding with Riders procession are some of the cultural treasures representing Rupea; they managed the gather an impressive collection of diplomas and prizes.
The authentic event hosted by the Stronghold Rupea ended with a splendid fire works.


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