Cetatea Deva

Cetatea Deva – Deva Fortress


The fortress of Deva is located on the top of a massive volcanic rock. It was mentioned first in 1269 and was involved in various military usage and actions. A huge renovation has been carried out from 1817 which lasted twelve years.

On August 13th, 1849 a strong explosion caused by gunpowder stored in the fortress, destroyed it completely and killed several people.

From the parking area, a cable car brings up the visitors. Alternatively, you can walk. There is nothing available on the top, better bring some water up there.

Using highway, it takes about 1:30 hours for the 115 km from Deva to Sibiu.


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