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Sarmizegetusa Regia

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Sarmizegetusa Regia

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Private tour from Bucharest to Corvin Castle Hunedoara
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Private tour from Bucharest to Corvin Castle Hunedoara

A fairytale castle for some, a Gothic masterpiece for others and even a haunted-looking place with great backgrounds for Hollywood movies, Corvin Castle is simply the most impressive castle in Transylvania. While many chase the ghost of fictional characters at Bran Castle, we recommend instead you add Corvin Castle to your list of the best places to see in Romania.
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alina s wrote a review Aug 2020
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Not only the place is extraordinary but also the road to reach the place. Very different houses, very rich forest and absolutely marvelous nature. You walk 20 minutes to visit the place and find a harmony like never elsewhere in Romania. This is a place full with ancient history, similar to Stonehenge. It deserves a trip! Go and Charge your batteries for better connectivity with life itself.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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globetrotter55 wrote a review Aug 2020
Bucharest, Romania2,066 contributions100 helpful votes
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we expected to meet the heart of our ancestors, the people from ancient Dacia who are well known represented on Trojan's column it's true, we were in the sacred area of their capital, imagining the cruel sacrifices that took place there two millennia years ago we saw also the solid walls of the citadel, a paved street leading us to sacred area...and that was all unfortunately, the signs of the communist "repairs", I mean intrusions in the original constructions, are still there the place is for sure not valuated to the proper level regarding the sacred area, we were surprised to read that the Dacian Gods are actually not known - so read carefully the legend about Zamolxis, etc the place could be reached by car, the road is ok, the parking is big enough; then you have to walk 20-30 min on a paved road; inside the location, it's a nothing paved
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Tiberiu_Baranyi wrote a review Aug 2020
Timisoara, Romania4,351 contributions4,585 helpful votes
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Lets start with the beginning - it is a place that you must see when you are in the area. Indeed it is huge, indeed it is very little exposed and indeed it could be as big as Knossos or any other site - however it ain't. The ruins are covered in dirt and grass and forest has slowly but surely taken over this UNESCO World Heritage site (...so much is lost). Briefly - without giving you a history lesson (not this time, at least) - the last Dacian King - King Decebalus fought to the bitter end on this grounds during 106 A.D and finally got defeated by the Legions of mighty Rome who were lead by the Emperor Trajan. After the Dacian kingdom was conquered the Romans destroyed this stronghold and built 40 km away the city of Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana - the capital of the Dacian province under Roman rule. Today what you can see are the remains - unearthed in years of archaeological digs - some artifacts restored - others replaced ... Overall this place is of great historical importance and should be much more than it is today - however as I see it, definitely worth visiting. (if you get a history lesson included that is entirely up to you) ... Go and see for yourself - enjoy!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Anfrist wrote a review Jun 2020
Bucharest, Romania4,291 contributions292 helpful votes
You leave your car 1.5 km away from the entrance and then you walk up. No other way unfortunately, some means of transport like a trocarici would be good. The ticket is 15 lei. There are 2 main areas, a military one and a sacred one. The military one is only an enclosure, as the Romans ensured nothing lasted. The sacred one has ruins of several buildings, some are altered by archaeologists in communist times, unfortunately even as part of filming movies with lots of nationalistic propaganda. This is not written on the signs. Anyway the signs do not help much of you have not prior knowledge of Dacians. Even if it is not easy to see this based on minimum information, I imagine that the administrators are in contact with other museum staff around the world and have seen how museums look in northern and western Europe, even with less actual archaeological material. This is Unesco heritage site, it deserves more.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Dana H wrote a review Mar 2020
Midwest, Wyoming180 contributions64 helpful votes
Wish they had guides to explain of answer questions, but they have explanations displayed in English and Romanian. Great place to visit, important to understand the continuity of Romanian (Dacians ) people in Transylvania. Hope for more excavations in order to see and discover more about this magic place. A building with high end technology and simulation will help to understand the history, implications of having this citadel built here.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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