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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]

 

Discover Romania: Deva Citadel, for an unique Mures Valley view

For an unique view of the Mures Valley, head to the Deva Citadel: it is also one of the most important fortresses in Transylvania.

Ruled by princes and duchesses, the citadel in central Romania has a rich history. The first evidence of the medieval fortress dates back to the second half of the 13th century. But the signs of habitation are much older. Some discoveries date back to the Neolithic and the Bronze Age.

Located on top of a volcanic hill with an altitude of 378 meters, the citadel offers a unique view. Through this strategic position, the fortress guarded for centuries the exit and entry to Transylvania from the Mures Valley.

Deva Citadel officially reopened to visitors in April this year, after three years of rehabilitation work. The project required an investment of some RON 39 million (EUR 8.7 million), EU money. Thousands of visitors went to see the citadel on the opening day, and were welcomed by knights, princesses, and soldiers dressed in medieval costumes. See pictures below.

The citadel is located in Deva, Hunedoara county, more than 400 km from Bucharest, 120 km from Sibiu, and less than 20 km from Hunedoara. Tourists can reach the citadel by foot from Deva’s park, or by cable car. Deva Citadel is open daily and a complete tour takes about two hours.

While in the area, you might also want to visit Corvinilor Castle in Hunedoara (some 20 km away from the citadel), Sarmizegetusa Regia (around 70 km), Alba Carolina Citadel in Alba Iulia (some 75 km), the stoned church in Densus (60 km), and the Gold Museum in Brad (35 km).

Find out more about other beautiful citadels in Romania here.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Petru Marginean on Facebook)

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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]

 

Discover Romania: Deva Citadel, for an unique Mures Valley view

For an unique view of the Mures Valley, head to the Deva Citadel: it is also one of the most important fortresses in Transylvania.

Ruled by princes and duchesses, the citadel in central Romania has a rich history. The first evidence of the medieval fortress dates back to the second half of the 13th century. But the signs of habitation are much older. Some discoveries date back to the Neolithic and the Bronze Age.

Located on top of a volcanic hill with an altitude of 378 meters, the citadel offers a unique view. Through this strategic position, the fortress guarded for centuries the exit and entry to Transylvania from the Mures Valley.

Deva Citadel officially reopened to visitors in April this year, after three years of rehabilitation work. The project required an investment of some RON 39 million (EUR 8.7 million), EU money. Thousands of visitors went to see the citadel on the opening day, and were welcomed by knights, princesses, and soldiers dressed in medieval costumes. See pictures below.

The citadel is located in Deva, Hunedoara county, more than 400 km from Bucharest, 120 km from Sibiu, and less than 20 km from Hunedoara. Tourists can reach the citadel by foot from Deva’s park, or by cable car. Deva Citadel is open daily and a complete tour takes about two hours.

While in the area, you might also want to visit Corvinilor Castle in Hunedoara (some 20 km away from the citadel), Sarmizegetusa Regia (around 70 km), Alba Carolina Citadel in Alba Iulia (some 75 km), the stoned church in Densus (60 km), and the Gold Museum in Brad (35 km).

Find out more about other beautiful citadels in Romania here.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Petru Marginean on Facebook)

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