Castle Turnu Rosu - details and images

Castle Boite Turnu Rosu, Romania Sibiu, was first mentioned in a royal document of 1453. Castle, situated in a strategic region was an important custom. According to legend, the castle's name comes from the fact that the castle walls were painted in red with the blood of the Turks defeated in a battle of 1493, while they were retreating to the Romanian Country.

Turnu Rosu Castle was strengthened with massive towers, of which the most important was the tower-house with rectangular plan, with 14m side, being built on four levels and provided with narrow windows. The second tower built in the fifteenth century has a hexagonal shape, with sides of 7 feet. It connects through a wall of the tower located at the side of the road linking villages Sibiu - Ramnicu Valcea. This tower was rebuilt from scratch in the last century.

Passers-by mistake him whose broken ruins tower rises a few miles downstream of River, but the true Red Tower, which had an important role in Romanian history, is located inside the castle at the entrance of the village Boite, Sibiu county. It is said that this building has over half a millennium old, she was recognized in 1453.

Turnu Rosu At the foot of the castle is a cemetery, which sits at the entrance to open a large book, carved in stone. On the tabs they do not write anything, it's just an invitation to read what is written on the crosses around: "During the First World War, our Romans vigorously defended these places, in this cemetery, in a single grave were thrown the heap every 20 to 30 soldiers killed, Romanians and Germans together. Death wiped enmity between them and made them comrades forever. " Somewhere in the right cemetery, is buried and the crew of an aircraft shot down in World War II, evidence that there have found their resting weary of all time.

The turn away on some underground tunnels, some leading to the top of the mountain, passing under the other bed Olt and water reaching the left side. Romanian soldiers moved there in the war on terror bagand Germans, but he fled there and women, children and elders in the way of invaders.

From 1917 to 2003 in Turnu Rosu castle was a home for orphans.

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