Part of our 1st of May trip in the Rimetea area, we also took a walk to the ruins of the Colțești or Trascău fortress. Situated just outside the Colțești village (3 km from Rimetea), you can reach the fortress after a 30 – 45 minutes walk.

The fortress was built around the year 1296, as a place to live, but also as a shelter in case of emergencies. The fortress is now a ruin, mostly because of the invaders of those times, but also because of all sorts of natural calamities that have happened.

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We got to the fortress on a foggy morning, which made the place look a bit creepy. You can inspect the fortress at your own pace, walk around and inside the ruins.

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We even found a black goat that was calmly having its breakfast inside the fortress.

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Unfortunately, due to the fog, we didn’t get the chance to see the panorama of the mountains and the villages laying at the feet of the fortress, panorama which is said to be very beautiful.

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  1. […] On Sunday, we spent all day hiking nearby Rimetea. The weather wasn’t the best, in the morning we had quite some rain and fog, but that didn’t stop us to do a 8-hour hiking trip in the Siloșului and Plaiului Gorges. The trip started with a visit of the ruins of the Colțești Fortress. […]

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  2. […] can also see in the far distance the ruins of the Colțești Fortress (which we visited the next […]

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  3. […] were supposed to take the Blue Line path from the Trascău Fortress in the direction of the Bedeleu Plateau, but the signaling wasn’t very obvious and we […]

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