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About Costesti-Blidaru Dacian Fortress

UNESCO World heritage site.

The fortress was built in the first century BC, with the purpose to protect the area against Roman conquest.

Costesti-Blidaru Dacian fortresses is part of the defensive system which includes six Dacian fortresses - Sarmizegetusa Regia, Costesti-Blidaru, Piatra Rosie, Costesti-Cetatuie, Capalna and Banita. All 6 have been named UNESCO World heritage sites.

Located on top of Blidari (750 m) is the strongest fortified complex in this area, lying on a plateau nearly 6000 square meters.

Has a trapezoidal shape and is provided with four outer towers, placed on  corners. According to an ingenious rigors of military architecture, the entrance to the tower it was so designed  to prevent the enemy deployment, forcing it to head towards the right flank  and be exposed to attacks.

Contact and information:

Address: Costesti, Hunedoara, Romania

From village Costesti follow signs marked with blue stripe about 50 min.

Opening hours:
Daily

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