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Hunedoara, a collection of castles and history

The Hunedoara county, situated in the western part of Romania, is one of the richest counties in the country, not only thanks to its natural resources, but as well as from a historical point of view. Many important Roman and Dacian forts, medieval castles, museums and monasteries are situated here.

One of the most important attractions in Hunedoara is the Corvin Castle, the medieval fort of the Hunedoara city, known also as the Hunyadi Castle. This imposing castle is one of the most important Gothic castles in Romania, being considered also one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Annually, a medieval festival takes place here.

Sarmizegetusa Regia was the capital and the most important military, religious and political center of Dacia, before the Roman Wars started. The stronghold is composed of six fortresses, placed in a circle around the city, with the purpose to defend it.

The stone church Densus is one of the oldest Byzantine churches in Romania. It was built in the 13th century, with stone brought from Sarmizegetusa Regia. The church was built on the foundation of a temple dedicated to the Dacian god, Zamolxe, which was transformed into a temple dedicated to the Roman god of war, Mars, after the Roman colonization.

The Retezat National Park is one of the most beautiful natural parks in Romania. It hosts over 80 glacial lakes, including the biggest one in Romania, Bucura, and the deepest one in Romania, Zanoaga. Also, the park is home to over 90 species of plants unique in the world.

The Bolii Cave is one of the most spectacular limestone deposits in Romania and one of the few caves that are fully available to explore. The main “room” is called the Concert Hall because many musical and artistic events were organized here. Also, the whole cave is crossed by a river, which is crystal clear at the entrance, but yellow, because of the limestone, on the other side.

The Roman baths from Geoagiu, also called the Germisara Roman thermal baths, have been built by the Romans and haven’t been changed at all since then. They have the same shapes and are built on a higher piece of land. Also, very close to the baths, an ancient Roman road can be observed.

The Museum of Gold from Brad is unique in Europe and holds the largest European deposit of gold ore and objects made of gold. A wide variety of objects can be seen in the exhibition, including gold lamellas, crystals, ingots and lamellar gold on quartz.

    

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History and Nature in Hunedoara

The Corvin Castle from Hunedoara
The Corvin Castle from Hunedoara
Sarmizegetusa Regia
Sarmizegetusa Regia
A waterfall on the Stanisoara River in the Retezat Mountains
A waterfall on the Stanisoara River in the Retezat Mountains
The Roman baths from Geoagiu
The Roman baths from Geoagiu
Zoomorphic objects made of naturally crystallized gold
Zoomorphic objects made of naturally crystallized gold

Photo credits:

Stained glass representing Joan Corvinus de Huniad by Cristian Bortes from Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Corvin's Castle - Hunedoara, CC BY 2.0, The Corvin Castle from Hunedoara by Bejan Neculai - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0Sarmizegetusa Regia by LilianaWW - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0A waterfall on the Stanisoara River in the Retezat Mountains by ThalphaCC BY-SA 3.0The Roman baths from Geoagiu by Eduard76, CC BY-SA 3.0Zoomorphic objects made of naturally crystallized gold by Jan Pešula, CC0

 

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