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About The Citadel of Orastie

In 1224 the city began to be surrounded by defensive walls, but in 1241, it takes place the Mongol invasion of Europe: Buriat's horde wins in two weeks Sibiu, Miercurea Sibiului, Sebesul, Orastia and Cenadul, causing great destruction and loss of life.

Orastia it will recover quickly after the destruction of 1241, but in fifteenth century Orastia was burned, demolished and robbed four times by Turkish invaders.

The last restoration took place in 1735, when it lost his military role.

It should be noted that about 100 Arquebusiers of Orastie participated, in 1595, with the army of Sigismund Bathory, who came in support of Michael the Brave, in the Battle of Calugareni.

Inside the citadel is the Lutheran Church and the Reformed Church.

Reformed Church

The Reformed Church was built in the thirteenth century in Gothic style, with city wall surrounding the churchyard.

Lutheran Church

The first building from this place was a Romanesque basilica, with a western tower, followed by a second building, which was a Gothic basilica, dating from the fourteenth century. The late fourteenth century and early fifteenth century, the chapel is build.

The 4 turrets on the roof tower means that the city had the right to give death sentence.

Contact and information:

Address: Str. Cetatii, Orastie, Hunedoara, Romania

Opening hours: Daily

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