Făgăraș is a locality situated in Brașov county, with a population of 30714 inhabitants.

Făgăraș

The iron maiden's legend

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45,84531 N, 24,97378 E

The Austrians turned Făgăras fortress, the residence of the Transilvanian rulers into barracks and prison. Some say that in the Middle Ages they used a horrifying torture instrument, the Iron maiden. This was supposed to be a human shaped, wooden case in which the condemned was laid down. When the case was closed sharp swards pierced through the body. On the level of the lips there was a picture of the Holy Virgin. The picture was kissed by the condemned…another legend says that the minute the condemned kissed the picture a trapdoor opened and he fell into the swards…a red river ran under the fortress…

Făgăraș fortress, Photo: Iulian Șchiopu Făgăraș fortress, Photo: Iulian Șchiopu Făgăraș fortress, Photo: Iulian Șchiopu Făgăraș fortress, Photo: Iulian Șchiopu Făgăraș fortress, Photo: Iulian Șchiopu Făgăraș fortress, Photo: Iulian Șchiopu Făgăraș fortress, Photo: Iulian Șchiopu Făgăraș fortress, Photo: Iulian Șchiopu

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