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Spa and history make for an interesting friendship. Along this tour not only you can take a bath in warm therapeutic waters, the same the Romans used to love not so long ago, but also understand, trace and see what were they doing here in Dacia, the South-Eastern corner of Europe. Hint: it involves gold, wine and other ‘barbaric’ riches. A laurel wreath is a must, no gladiator sandals, but stick to comfortable shoes.
In the morning
Stop at: Alba Iulia citadel
Alba Carolina, a Vauban star shaped fortress build in 18th century, one of the most impressive of its kind in S-E of Europe. Also known as Karlzburg after the Austrian-Hungarian king, Karol the VIth, the fortress holds inside its walls the main touristic attractions of Alba-Iulia, one of which stands out: St. Michael cathedral, a valuable architectural monument in Transylvania, with the same age as its sister in Paris, the Notre Dame.
Stop at: Geoagiu Bai
We will visit the Haiducilor grotto, Clocota waterfall and the pièce de résistance: The Roman Baths, Germisara thermae, kept almost in the same form as in Antiquity and witnesses of some intense life.
Stop at: Sarmisegetuza Regia Fortress
The Romans might have come here for a bath, but found the place a bit crowded. Dacia, as the place was known before, and its inhabitants were already here and gave the Romans a hard time fighting at the Empire border, the Danube River. Eventually they lost and Romans did take a bath in the heart of Dacia for close to 300 years. Sarmizegetusa Regia at over 1200 m altitude in Orastie Mountains was the political and religious capital of Dacia; what remains of it today still holds a fascinating and mesmerizing power over anyone who visits it.
Stop at: Deva fortress
A 13th century fortress build to face Mongolian invasions. From its still standing towers, administrative, housing and defense buildings, you get a panoramic views of Deva city, the landscape and Apuseni Mountains.
Stop At: Hunedoara’s Castle or Hunyadi or Corvin Castel
A gothic-renaissance fairytale castle build on a cliff in 15th century, the biggest medieval building with civil and military functions. The French inspired castle still reflects the greatness of an illustrious family, the Hunedoresti or Corvin family, who were once in charge of Transylvania.
Awesome. Mystic. Beautiful.