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Sarmizegetusa Regia: A journey to the heart of ancient Dacia

Sarmizegetusa Regia, located in the Orăștie Mountains, Hunedoara County, was the capital of the Dacian kingdom from the 1st century BC until the Roman conquest in 106 AD. For over 150 years, it was the political, religious, military and economic centre of Dacia.

A fascinating complex:

  • Sacred area: Includes temples dedicated to the Dacian gods, such as Zamolxis and Gebeleizis.
  • Fortification: Built of massive stone, with thick walls and imposing towers, it offered protection against invaders.
  • Civil quarters: This is where craftsmen, merchants and other members of Dacian society lived.

Evocative ruins:

  • Today, visitors can explore the ruins of the fortification, which dates back to the 2nd century AD, the period of the Dacian-Roman wars.
  • You can see the defensive walls, gates, interior buildings and even the Dacian sanctuaries.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Access: Sarmizegetusa Regia is about 40 kilometres from Deva. There are asphalted roads leading to the citadel, but also the possibility to get there by the tourist train "Mocănița".
  • Program: The fortress is open to visitors every day except Mondays.
  • Admission: 10 lei for adults, 5 lei for students and pensioners.
  • Attractions in the area:Near Sarmizegetusa Regia there are other interesting sights, such as Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, the Museum of Dacian and Daco-Roman Civilization and the Muncelus Gardens Nature Park.

Sarmizegetusa Regia is an ideal destination for those passionate about history, archaeology and Dacian culture. Visiting the fortress offers a unique experience, a journey back in time in the footsteps of one of the most powerful ancient kingdoms in Europe.

Tips for a memorable visit:

  • Learn about the history of the city and Dacia early on.
  • Wear comfortable footwear to explore the ruins.
  • Respect the rules of visitation and keep clean.
  • Take a guided tour to learn more about the life and culture of the Dacians.
  • Enjoy the mysterious atmosphere of the place and admire the beauty of the surrounding nature.

Sarmizegetusa Regia is waiting for you to discover its mysteries and enjoy an unforgettable experience!