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Reviewed August 26, 2018
Deva, Romania
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Amazing little hidden piece of history

I agree that it takes you almost half an hour to walk there (and even less on the way back), but it... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Brasov, Romania
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DJ 686 Road, Suseni 337389, Romania
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

If your holiday takes you to visit Retezat mountains resorts places heading to Râusor valley, definitely you need to stop and visit this small place called Colț citadel. The main pride towering the rausor valley situated above Suseni Monastery. To reach the fortress before the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

I agree that it takes you almost half an hour to walk there (and even less on the way back), but it worth every minute. Even the walk is nice and relaxing through a beautiful forest. And as soon as you reach the top -...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

The hardest part is to actually find the trail head since the roads are not very well marked. The entrance is free and the hike takes about 30 minutes and it's not an easy one - I would rank it medium to hard. The trail...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Cristina C
Reviewed September 24, 2016

interesting ruins if you like that. quite difficult hike to get there but totally worth it. one of the must-see things in Hunedoara.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 10, 2015

Placed in the Country of Little Dinosaurs, near the ancient Roman Roud, this citadel was build for military purpose. From here one can see whole Tara (Country of) Hategului, 726m high. It is told that the famous Jules Verne has written about it in his...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Marius106
Reviewed April 6, 2015

"Watching" the village 'Suseni'. from the top of a Hill, the Citadel wil l appear up on a mountain in front of you. Leave the car there and get ready to Hike. 30/40 minutes max Gets your there A good idea will be to have...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Hugo C
Reviewed April 5, 2015

excellent hiking and an unbelievable view.....i was speechless with everything on that spot! it's completely worth it!

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

The road to the bottom of the mountain it's a little complicated. From the road between Sarmizegetusa (old Roman city) and Hateg you must take the road for 'Rau de Mori' village. From there you must search the village 'Suseni'. The Citadel will appear up...More

3  Thank Paul_pr13
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Apparently, this is the location described by Jules Verne in his novel. Not renovated, you can only enjoy the nature beauty.

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank CarpatBike
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Despite is a non-renovated place, I recommend the place for its quietness and for the historical importance. "The Carpathian castle" novel by Jules Verne is placing its action in this place.

Date of experience: August 2013
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Becky P
July 6, 2017|
Response from carmend924 |
Yes. You can view it from the road. Just drive straight from Colt Monastery and you can see it in 300 metres