Built in the 1st centuries B.C. and A.D. under Dacian rule, these fortresses show an unusual fusion of military and religious architectural techniques and concepts from the classical world and the late European Iron Age.

The six defensive works, the nucleus of the Dacian Kingdom, were conquered by the Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century A.D.; their extensive and well-preserved remains stand in spectacular natural surroundings and give a dramatic picture of a vigorous and innovative civilization.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

6 sites in this World Heritage

  • Sarmizegetusa
  • Costesti-Cetatuie
  • Costesti -Blidaru
  • Luncani-Piatra Rosie
  • Banita
  • Capalna

Sarmizegetusa

Costesti-Cetatuie

Costesti -Blidaru

Luncani-Piatra Rosie

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Romania 
Category
Cultural
Name
Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1999
Keyword
Fort and Fortress, Mountain, Registered in 1999