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About Sarmizegetusa Regia

UNESCO World heritage site.

Sarmizegetusa Regia was the capital and the most important military, religious and political centre of the Dacians. Built on top of a 1.200 m high mountain, the fortress was the core of the strategic defensive system in the Orăştie Mountains (in present-day Romania), comprising six citadels. Sarmizegetusa Regia was the capital of Dacia before of the wars with the Roman Empire.

The Dacians capital’s defensive system included six Dacian fortresses — Sarmizegetusa, Costești-Blidaru, Piatra Roșie, Costeşti-Cetățuie, Căpâlna and Băniţa. All 6 have been named UNESCO World heritage sites.

Sarmizegetusa Regia contained a citadel,  habitable areas with dwellings and workshops and a sacred zone.

Sarmisegetusa's walls were partly dismantled, at the end of First Dacian war in AD 102, when Dacia was invaded by the Emperor Trajan of the Roman Empire. The Dacians rebuilt the walls. The Romans systematically destroyed them again in 106 and deported all the inhabitants.

Contact and information:

Sarmizegetusa Regia should not be confused with Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa.

Address: Costesti, Hunedoara, Romania

From Costesti follow the road DJ705A to Sarmizegetusa about 18 km.

Opening hours:

Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed


Adults: 5 lei
Children: 3 lei

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