Corvin Castle and the Mystic Dacian Ruins at Sarmisegetusza

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Hidden in South-Western Transylvania and the Carpathians there are two significant landmarks important for Romanian history and culture: the ruins of Dacian fortresses now a UNESCO site, and Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle, a citadel-fortress from where medieval rulers projected their power in Transylvania. There is much history to be learned here - join me on this tour!


Moments to expect during the Corvin Castle & UNESCO Dacian ruins tour:

  • Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle - between menacing and fairytale

    Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle - between menacing and fairytale

    Corvin Castle is the best preserved and most authentic medieval castle in Romania and Europe! Built in the 14th century, it served as a military fortress and residence of Transylvania’s governors, most notably Iancu de Hunedoara an important figure in our history. The castle witnessed many important historical events and power struggles in the region which gave rise to many legends - including regarding its symbol, a raven. Let's go and find out more!

  • The UNESCO site of Sarmizegetusa Regia, former capital of Dacian Kingdom

    The UNESCO site of Sarmizegetusa Regia, former capital of Dacian Kingdom

    Before the Romans conquered these lands in 100 A.D., our Dacian ancestors populated the dense Carpathian woodlands around Orastie Mountains, setting up many defence fortifications. Sarmizegetusa Regia was their capital and the most important military, religious and political centre in the Dacian Kingdom. Visiting this ancient site you will learn much about times 2,000 years ago and a people that no longer exist, but who possessed a fascinating culture, religion and way of life. (April-October)

  • Ulpia Traiana Samizegetusa - the capital of Roman-Dacian province

    Ulpia Traiana Samizegetusa - the capital of Roman-Dacian province

    After the Dacians were defeated and settled by the Romans, the latter brought their civilisation and society in these parts. Ulpia Traiana was established and became an impressive Roman metropolis and capital of the Roman-Dacian province. This site has preserved the ruins of a forum, the amphitheatre and several temples,
    giving you a unique insight into Roman colony life. (October-April)

  • The Densus Stone Church

    The Densus Stone Church

    This impressive stone church was built in the 7th century on the site of a Roman temple from 200 A.D., using advanced construction materials from the former Dacian capital of Sarmizegetusa. Truly an engineering marvel, the church is still standing and in very good condition after hundreds of years! It is said that on its location there was a Dacian temple dedicated to Zalmolxis (their god) and after the Romans conquered these lands the temple was dedicated to their god Mars.

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Location details

  • Starting point: Timisoara
  • Nearest airport: Timisoara Traian Vuia International
  • Nearest train station: Timisoara
  • Landscape: Hills, countryside, woodlands

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