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About Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa

Colonia Ulpia Traiana Augusta Dacica Sarmizegetusa was the capital and the largest city of Roman Dacia.

Built on the camp of the Fifth Macedonian Legion, the city was settled by the veterans of the Dacian wars. From the very beginning it received the title of colonia and the status of ius Italicum.

The first settlement was raised between 106-107, after the conquest of Dacia by the Roman Empire under the rule of Trajan in 106.

The settlement was built at a distance of 8 km from Tapae, a pass between Banat and Transylvania (today is known as the Iron Gates of Transylvania). This choice was based on the military and economic advantages given by the natural barrier represented by the Retezat Mountains, in the south, and Poiana Rusc─â Mountains, in the north.

The city was crossed by the imperial road from the Danube, which linked the north of the province with Porolissum-Moigrad.

Contact and information:

Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, should not be confused with Sarmizegetusa Regia.

Address: Sarmizegetusa, Hunedoara, Romania

Opening hours:

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


Adults: 5 lei
Children: 2 lei

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