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About The Citadel of Deva

The Fortress is located on a top of a volcanic hill, one of the last branches of Poiana Rusca Mountains.

From 1273 dates the first record about a military operation that involved The Citadel. Under its walls, the cumans are defeated by Petrus Chak (Latin: Magister Pertrus de genere Chak), who is rewarded for his victory by Ladislaus IV, King of Hungary. In his letter, Ladislaus IV mentioned the facts with the words: sub castro Dewa contra Cumanorum exercitur viriliter dimicavit.

At the end of the 13th century, The Deva Fortress becomes  the property of Ladislaus Kán, Voivode of Transylvania, who organised  a court besides the military garrison.

Contact and information:

Addresa: Deva, Romania

Can be reached by step or by cable car.

By step: from Park Citadel (Parcul Cetatii), located in street Avram Iancu.

By cable car from street Valeriu Braniste.

Opening hours: Daily

Opening hours for cable car:

1 May - 30  September 9:00 - 21:00
1 October - 30 April  8:00 - 20:00

Tickets for cable car:


Adults: 10 lei/roud trip
Adults: 6 lei/ascent

Children, students: 5 lei/round trip
Children, students: 3 lei/ascent
Persons with disabilities: Free

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