A Historic Fortified House
This historic Romanian castle, priced at €400k ($424k), is a unique opportunity to own the country’s oldest documented fortified house. The castle is part of the National Heritage and the Măldărești Museum Complex, with a rich history featured in Romanian films. The exterior pillars, dating back to the 16th century, were designed for defense against Ottoman incursions. The castle’s backstory is equally captivating, starting in 1516 when Nan the Cupbearer built a defense tower. It’s an unchanged piece of history with a massive oak door, arches, and a defense tower accessible by a ladder and rope. (Castleist).