Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa

Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa

Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa
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Sza_bee
Timisoara, Romania346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Ancient ruins of a Roman era establishment.
Given the historical importance of the place i would have expected more conservation to this place. Some work has been done obviously, but many stones are un-ordered and their wooden shelves have rotten into the ground.
Hope someone can re-take the huge work and raise this place to another level.
It is one of the biggest ancient ruin in Romania.
Entry fee is around 3 EUR/adult. Make a note that not only the ruins (amphitheater) are to be seen, but other 3 sites which are further back from the main road.
Written 9 September 2021
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,931 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
First of all before I present things - bitter - as I see them - this is A MUST see place when you are in the area.
I have very mixed feelings - I've been here when I was a kid (on school trip) and now after more than 25 years I went visiting again.
Mixed feeling because :
- this country of so proud of its Roman heritage - this place has sunk into oblivion from the perspective of preserving and presenting this marvelous Roman city.
- this place was the capital of the conquered Dacian province - from 106 when it was built till like 275 (when in 275 the Roman army and civilian Roman population has retreated from this area to the south of the Danube. - now what remained after, very little historical records remain - there are several - debatable - theories on the story... most likely we'll never find out) - today very little of this glorious city is unearthed and even less of it was attempted to be somehow restored to make sense to those visiting.
- the temples area is in an orchard and corn fields are surrounding the ancient site.
- other countries would "kill" for a site like this - here is neglected - it could be as great as Knossos, Delhi, Palmyra, etc - here they are covered in weeds and orchards.
Enough said - it is a great place , deserving much more attention and care - professional restoration (not concrete and illogical distribution o miniature so called living quarters with no doors!) - maintenance, forbidding of "agriculture" on the historical site ... a lot of work to preserve, restore and expose this absolutely amazing place for future generations an tourists from around the world.
If you are in "Hateg Country" - go and visit it is a must see! place.
Written 17 August 2020
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Bogdan
Bucharest, Romania480 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
A must if you spend some days in Hateg! Plenty of proofs about roman life, well preserved. Unfortunately, very few details offered by administrators!
Written 14 August 2020
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,317 contributions
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Jun 2020 • Family
The Romans conquered Dacia, destroyed the Dacian capital and then formed a city (with colonia title) as the Roman capital of the New province. The city was immense, with lots of buildings and hosting tens of thousands of people. The restoration is not too great, things appear to be negligently left lying around and there is some minimal information available at main buildings. Grass is big, alleys are not cared for, the site is not comparing at all with similar or smaller ones in other countries in Europe. Romans had better toilets, shameful for European Union state!
Written 27 June 2020
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Mircea1958
Bucharest, Romania487 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
No effort made to value the ruins of the former capital of the Roman Province. It looks like a collection of shattered stones surrounded by weeds, peasant households, cheap pubs. Very few and poor explanatory notes.
Written 26 June 2017
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Transylvanian-QUD
Sibiu, Romania168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This is an awesome place from a historical perspective given the fact that is was a Roman Colonia, meaning a miniature Rome with all its patrician villas, forum, amphitheater etc. The fact that archaeologists are still digging is even more interesting as the place has some more stories to tell that are not yet written in history books.
Yet, this is an average place from a touristic perspective. Although the place has a great potential, it is poorly presented, or at least not presented at its full potential. The experience itself can become boring, while the beer-stands and food-stands are at least disgusting. The gift shop is nice, yet some products are "Made in China".
They gotta fire their PR staff asap!
Written 5 May 2018
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Adrian
Braila County, Romania64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
It was built by the Romans, after conquering Dacia.
Nice, but my strong recommendation is to visit Sarmizegetusa Regia which is the former capital of Dacia. It is much more beautiful there ;)
Written 19 August 2020
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Alexandru R
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Business
If you know nothing about the site and dacians-romans it is quite difficult to form an opinion based only on those plates in front of each "building" where you find several words about it.
There is no toilet with running water, only some eco toilets which are very dirty. Considering how many people are visiting that site (especially in the summer months) I consider that is necessary to have a decent restroom.
Written 28 August 2018
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lzralx
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
The enclosure contains ruins from an ancient roman settlement including a forum, temples, markets and other buildings. The entire site is bigger than it seems initially and you should take at least an hour to visit. Mostly only the outlines of the structures walls remain and some parts of the columns, however they help give a good picture about the scope of the place.
Written 17 September 2017
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Rational
Romania106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
The excavations are in work and the site was extended in the opposite side of the road: you may see the amphiteatrum, the forum, few temples and a palace. But most of ths city is still under the earth. We saw the excavations reveled constructions two, three, four or more meters high, meaning all this land was brought there in the last two thousands years.
The ticket costs 10 lei for adults and 2 lei for kids, including the visit of the Archeological Museum, where many artifacts discovered during the archeological work are exposed.
It is a history lesson (mainly) in open air, bringing a view in the Roman past, showing a glimpse of this civilization of great builders and conquerors. Also a history lessons for the beginning of the Romanian people.
Written 27 August 2017
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