TOP 6 The most beautiful tourist sights in Deva!


Orașul Deva este orașul reședință pentru județul Hunedoara și este unul dintre cele mai vechi orașe din România. Deși nu este un oraș atât de mare ca și restul orașelor din Transilvania, Deva cucerește prin bijuteriile naturale și arhitecturale pe care le vei descoperi aici, acesta fiind de asemenea un important centru cultural, economic și universitar al țării. 

Indiferent care este motivul pentru care ai hotărât să vizitezi acest minunat oraș trebuie să știi că acesta ascunde unele dintre cele mai diverse obiective și atracții turistice. Posibilitățile diverse ale orașului îl fac atractiv, fie că dorești să descoperi orașul pentru artă, cultură, religie, istorie, relaxare, aventură sau divertisment, cu siguranță nu vei pleca dezamăgit de aici. Tocmai pentru a ne asigura că petreci un sejur minunat aici, în cele ce urmează ți-am pregătit o listă cu cele mai importante obiective turistice pe care nu trebuie să le ratezi din acest oraș. 

See here also the TOP of the most beautiful cities in Transylvania.

Deva tourist attractions - What to visit in Deva

Deva Citadel

Certainly the most important tourist attraction of the city, the Deva Citadel is a symbol of the city, and is a historical monument with secular architecture. It is located at an altitude of 378 meters. The Citadel is located on Citadel Hill, which is a small volcanic cone. It is easy to see from most parts of the city, as it is built around the Citadel, and you can learn a lot about the history of the city while visiting. A few hours are enough to visit the fortress, but the experience will stay with you for a long time. The fortress was built in the 1300s on the site of an old Daco-Roman fortification. It was one of the most important medieval fortifications in Transylvania. Over time, it passed through the hands of many different people, including princes, counts and voivodes. Its history was full of ups and downs, serving as a defense against Tatar invasions, it was a noble residence, a prison and an Austrian garrison. In the end, it underwent many transformations, but its walls remained unchanged, they were built in the XV-XVII centuries. 

The Deva Fortress is one of the most beautiful and important medieval fortresses in Transylvania. To get to it you can choose to take a walk on the Citadel Hill, but we advise you to prepare a suitable pair of shoes, the way to the citadel is about an hour, or, if you are not fond of hiking and just want to enjoy the view you can choose to go up with the cable car. The price of a round-trip cable car ticket is 20 RON for adults, and 10 RON for pupils, students and pensioners. 

Pentru a vizita cetatea mai există și varianta de a merge cu mașina, accesul fiind permis până în parcarea de lângă cetate, iar apoi traseul pe trepte trebuie continuat la pas. Odată ajuns aici cu siguranță vei rămâne impresionat de priveliștea oferită. 

Visiting schedule

May 1 – September 30: daily between 09:00 and 21:00  (last ascent 20:15) (last descent 20:45) October 1 – April 30: Mondays daily between 08:00 and 20:00 (last climb 19:15) (last descent 19:45)

Dacian and Roman Civilization Museum Deva

The Deva Dacian and Roman Civilization Museum is located in the Magna Curia building or Bethlen Castle, in Deva county. This building, which houses thousands of unique objects, is the oldest historical monument building in Deva, over 500 years old. The museum was first established in 1882 and underwent a restoration process in 1998. Built in the Baroque style, and due to its impressive architecture, the edifice was included in the List of Historic Monuments of category A, which means that it is a historical monument of national value.

The museum houses archeology collections from the periods: prehistoric, Dacian, Roman, pre-medieval and early medieval, decorative art collections, ethnographic numismatic collections, as well as icons on glass folk costumes, tools, natural science collections, Botiza ceramics, natural science collections and a library of about 40,000 volumes.

Visiting schedule

The museum can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday. It is closed on Mondays. Summer schedule: 10-18:00, Winter schedule: 09-17:00. The price of a ticket for adults is 22 RON, and for pupils, students and pensioners the ticket price is 4.4 RON.

Citadel Park

"Cetatea" Deva Municipal Park is located at the foot of the Citadel Hill. It used to be a garden of the Magna Curia Palace, but now it is one of the main attractions of the park during the summer because it has a lot of shade and a playground for children. Dr. Petru Groza, a doctor at the beginning of the 20th century, planted here many kinds of trees from a park in Simeria. Some of the trees in the park have survived and can be admired. It is the perfect place to relax, there is also a library where people can borrow a book to enjoy a read in the middle of nature. At the entrance to the park stands the imposing statue of Decebalus.

The pedestrian area of 1 Decembrie 1918 street

Once you arrive in Deva, you have to reach the most lively street of the city. Here the atmosphere is festive, and the perfect place where you can enjoy a drink on one of the specially arranged terraces. The street stretches from in front of the Cetății Park to the House of Culture, up to the statue of the Roman Emperor Trajan. The area is also the historical center of the city. Also, some of the most important buildings in Deva are located here: the Decebal National College, the Prefecture, the Estrada Theater and the City Hall.

Equestrian statue of Decebalus

Located in Victoriei Square, in front of the "Drăgan Muntean" House of Culture, the Equestrian Statue of Decebal is one of the most important tourist attractions of the city. It was made by the sculptor Ion Jalea in 1976, and it has impressive dimensions.

The Variety Theatre

The Stage Theater in Deva was built in 1910 and is a beautiful building in the Viennese Secession style. In the past, it was also used as a cinema, opera and operetta venue. It is very easy to spot and is the most beautiful building on 1 Decembrie 1918 street.

Alley of Champions in Gymnastics

Near the cable car in the citadel parking lot is an alley dedicated to Romanian gymnasts. There are 15 bronze busts of these gymnasts, each depicting a different one. Some of these gymnasts, such as Nadia Comăneci and Ecaterina Szabo, are known and famous throughout the world. Other gymnasts such as Daniela Silivaș, Simona Amânar, Gina Gogian, Lavinia Agache, Andreea Răducan, Maria Olaru, Daniela Sofronie, Monica Roșu, and Lavinia Miloșovici, and their coaches, Marta and Bela Karoly, Mariana Bitang, and Octavian Belu. It is interesting to note that the gymnasts all trained at the same sports club, which is why this lane is dedicated to them.

And if the urban noise does not attract you and you want to explore picturesque Transylvania, we advise you to visit the most beautiful villages in Transylvania. 

See here the most beautiful villages in Transylvania.

Places to visit around the city of Deva: Corvinilor Castle, Banpotoc Gardens, "Germisara" Roman Thermal Baths, Retezat National Park, Bolii Cave. 

Accommodation in Deva - Where we stay in Deva. 

  • Archia Manor it is located in a quiet rural area, 5 km from Deva, and offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Among the many leisure activities available are horse riding and hiking. Conacul Archia also offers various massages, upon request and with the prior confirmation of the property. Guests can enjoy a range of traditional Romanian, Hungarian and international dishes at the restaurant. The price of a night's accommodation here starts from 800 RON for two people. The price may fluctuate depending on the time of year and the facilities chosen. 
  • Pension Heaven Set in Deva, 21 km from Corvinilor Castle, the property offers accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. This property provides family rooms and a terrace. Guests benefit from car rental and airport transfer services. The price of a night's accommodation here starts from 600 ron for two people with breakfast included. The price may fluctuate depending on the time of year and the facilities chosen.
  • The View it is located in the central part of the city and offers you a view of the citadel. The interior design, facilities, comfort, and tranquility will make your stay a dream. It is a clean, spacious apartment, 2 large comfortable beds with immaculate white linens, the view from the balcony is wonderful, the kitchen is equipped with everything you need. The price of a night's accommodation in the 70 m² apartment for two people starts from 400 RON per night. The price may fluctuate depending on the time of year and the facilities chosen.
  • Villa Venus enjoys a central location in Deva, 1 km south of Deva Citadel and the train station. Guests of the property have free WiFi and free parking. It offers a sun terrace and an outdoor hot tub. Guests can have breakfast every morning until 10:30. There are numerous bars and restaurants nearby. The price of a night's accommodation here starts from 450 RON for two people with breakfast included. The price may fluctuate depending on the time of year and the facilities chosen.

Leave a Comment