Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa

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Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa

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Adrian
Braila County, Romania64 contributions
History behind
Aug 2020 • Couples
It was built by the Romans, after conquering Dacia.
Nice, but my strong recommendation is to visit Sarmizegetusa Regia which is the former capital of Dacia. It is much more beautiful there ;)
Written August 19, 2020
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania5,477 contributions
Glory of Rome? heritage? ... carelessness - still definitely worth visiting!
Aug 2020
First of all before I present things - bitter - as I see them - this is A MUST see place when you are in the area.
I have very mixed feelings - I've been here when I was a kid (on school trip) and now after more than 25 years I went visiting again.
Mixed feeling because :
- this country of so proud of its Roman heritage - this place has sunk into oblivion from the perspective of preserving and presenting this marvelous Roman city.
- this place was the capital of the conquered Dacian province - from 106 when it was built till like 275 (when in 275 the Roman army and civilian Roman population has retreated from this area to the south of the Danube. - now what remained after, very little historical records remain - there are several - debatable - theories on the story... most likely we'll never find out) - today very little of this glorious city is unearthed and even less of it was attempted to be somehow restored to make sense to those visiting.
- the temples area is in an orchard and corn fields are surrounding the ancient site.
- other countries would "kill" for a site like this - here is neglected - it could be as great as Knossos, Delhi, Palmyra, etc - here they are covered in weeds and orchards.
Enough said - it is a great place , deserving much more attention and care - professional restoration (not concrete and illogical distribution o miniature so called living quarters with no doors!) - maintenance, forbidding of "agriculture" on the historical site ... a lot of work to preserve, restore and expose this absolutely amazing place for future generations an tourists from around the world.
If you are in "Hateg Country" - go and visit it is a must see! place.
Written August 17, 2020
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Bogdan
Bucharest, Romania385 contributions
Amazing meeting with the ancient history
Aug 2020 • Family
A must if you spend some days in Hateg! Plenty of proofs about roman life, well preserved. Unfortunately, very few details offered by administrators!
Written August 14, 2020
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,274 contributions
Needs more care, affection and information
Jun 2020 • Family
The Romans conquered Dacia, destroyed the Dacian capital and then formed a city (with colonia title) as the Roman capital of the New province. The city was immense, with lots of buildings and hosting tens of thousands of people. The restoration is not too great, things appear to be negligently left lying around and there is some minimal information available at main buildings. Grass is big, alleys are not cared for, the site is not comparing at all with similar or smaller ones in other countries in Europe. Romans had better toilets, shameful for European Union state!
Written June 27, 2020
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Pavel Z
7 contributions
Not bad for a winter visit
Jan 2019 • Couples
Didn' see everything cause of the snow. It' s bigger than anticipated . Some friends were dissapointed on their previous visit but i' ve been rather satisfied but then again , i'm creazy about historical sites. Not so sure about the household and private terrains inside the site. Medium size parking and nice and helpfull stuff at the entrance. There is a nice archeological museum near that you should visit before entering ulpia.
Written January 26, 2019
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Catalin O
Waterloo, Canada81 contributions
Great piece of history
May 2018 • Couples
Great piece of history. It is interesting to see how things looked years ago. Affordable and fun! A must see.
Written September 26, 2018
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Alexandru R
6 contributions
Lack of toilets and information plates
Aug 2018 • Business
If you know nothing about the site and dacians-romans it is quite difficult to form an opinion based only on those plates in front of each "building" where you find several words about it.
There is no toilet with running water, only some eco toilets which are very dirty. Considering how many people are visiting that site (especially in the summer months) I consider that is necessary to have a decent restroom.
Written August 28, 2018
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LupulDeDorobanti
50 contributions
A Colonia from the start
Jul 2018 • Family
The capital of the Roman province of Dacia, it was built to replace the more secluded and harder to reach Dacian capital of Sarmizegetusa Regia. In need to impose authority, the romans made a Colonia level city from the start.
This is a very interesting site, and easy to reach from the main road, even if only partially excavated. The scenery around it with the mountains in the distance make it more picturesque.
For a different eperience, visit Sarmizegetusa Regia too!
Written July 24, 2018
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Owen S
306 contributions
Nice but underdeveloped
Jul 2018 • Family
Beautiful location and an important site for Romania. There is a small museum and attendant speaks good English and is very knowledgeable. They have done the best they can with limited funding. The actual site has only been started but has of potential
Written July 12, 2018
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Transylvanian-QUD
Sibiu, Romania170 contributions
Not at its full potential
May 2018 • Couples
This is an awesome place from a historical perspective given the fact that is was a Roman Colonia, meaning a miniature Rome with all its patrician villas, forum, amphitheater etc. The fact that archaeologists are still digging is even more interesting as the place has some more stories to tell that are not yet written in history books.
Yet, this is an average place from a touristic perspective. Although the place has a great potential, it is poorly presented, or at least not presented at its full potential. The experience itself can become boring, while the beer-stands and food-stands are at least disgusting. The gift shop is nice, yet some products are "Made in China".
They gotta fire their PR staff asap!
Written May 5, 2018
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