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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Famous Romanian citadel, revamped with EU money

One of the largest and best preserved feudal fortresses in Eastern Europe will undergo restoration fueled by EU money.

The Fagaras Citadel in Romania, which in 2014 was included in a list of ten best castles in the world, will be restored with more than RON 21 million (some EUR 4.6 million) in EU funds.

The EU funds cover 98% of the project value. Romania’s deputy prime minister and minister of regional development Sevil Shhaideh signed the financing contract for the project on Tuesday, June 6.

“The project is very much expected by local authorities and tourists alike, as the Fagaras Citadel is one of the largest and best preserved feudal fortresses in Eastern Europe. By signing this agreement, it is once again proved that the European funds Romania has at its disposal represent a very valuable source of funding for the preservation of the cultural heritage,” said the Romanian minister.

The rehabilitation work will last 49 months (over four years). Once the work is completed, the authorities expect the number of tourists to increase from 75,540 to over 100,000 a year.

Romania aims to attract EU funds worth EUR 5.2 billion this year.

The Fagaras Citadel is located in the town of the same name, Fagaras, in Brasov county. Besides its massive walls, the fortress is also surrounded by a defensive moat. However, although it was a defense fortress once, the citadel is now a quiet place full of history where visitors can enjoy a lovely afternoon.

A journey through history: Romania’s most beautiful citadels

Transylvanian princes’ palace in central Romania, restored with EU funds

Roman Catholic Cathedral in Romania, restored with EUR 5 mln from the EU

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Famous Romanian citadel, revamped with EU money

One of the largest and best preserved feudal fortresses in Eastern Europe will undergo restoration fueled by EU money.

The Fagaras Citadel in Romania, which in 2014 was included in a list of ten best castles in the world, will be restored with more than RON 21 million (some EUR 4.6 million) in EU funds.

The EU funds cover 98% of the project value. Romania’s deputy prime minister and minister of regional development Sevil Shhaideh signed the financing contract for the project on Tuesday, June 6.

“The project is very much expected by local authorities and tourists alike, as the Fagaras Citadel is one of the largest and best preserved feudal fortresses in Eastern Europe. By signing this agreement, it is once again proved that the European funds Romania has at its disposal represent a very valuable source of funding for the preservation of the cultural heritage,” said the Romanian minister.

The rehabilitation work will last 49 months (over four years). Once the work is completed, the authorities expect the number of tourists to increase from 75,540 to over 100,000 a year.

Romania aims to attract EU funds worth EUR 5.2 billion this year.

The Fagaras Citadel is located in the town of the same name, Fagaras, in Brasov county. Besides its massive walls, the fortress is also surrounded by a defensive moat. However, although it was a defense fortress once, the citadel is now a quiet place full of history where visitors can enjoy a lovely afternoon.

A journey through history: Romania’s most beautiful citadels

Transylvanian princes’ palace in central Romania, restored with EU funds

Roman Catholic Cathedral in Romania, restored with EUR 5 mln from the EU

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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