The city of Deva (Diemrich) is located in the region of Transylvania (Transilvania) in Romania and offers numerous sights as well as a variety of recreational opportunities. One of the most famous sights is the Deva Fortress, located on a hill in the city. Don’t miss the breathtaking view of the city and the surrounding countryside. You can walk up to the castle or take the so-called Telecabina up. The inclined elevator is something special and will take you safely to the top. Other attractions and sights of the city also include the Museum of History and Local History (Muzeul Civilizației Dacice și Romane) and several churches. Among them is the Church of St. Peter and Paul (Biserica Sfinții Apostoli Petru și Pavel), the Reformed Church (Biserica Reformata) and the Franciscan Monastery (Manastirea Franciscana). It is worth mentioning other numerous historical buildings. The building (Castelul Magna Curia), also called Castelul Bethlen, and the building of the Prefecture (Prefectura Deva). Within the city you can also find some monuments and statues, such as the statue of Decebal in the Citadel Park. One of the most popular places in the city is the street (Strada 1 Decembrie 1918), where there are numerous cafes and restaurants, as well as beautiful houses. Take a seat in one of the restaurants and enjoy a typical Romanian dish. A very special cafe is for example the Cofetăria Arta, which is famous for its cakes.


City of Deva

The city of Deva is not only worth seeing, but a good starting point to explore the surrounding area with its sights, attractions and natural beauty. You can go there including cycling, hiking and skiing in the mountains in winter. The Lacul Cincis reservoir, for example, is located about 40 kilometers from Deva and is a popular place for swimming, boating and fishing. However, there are a few legends surrounding the lake. About 60 kilometers from Deva you can find the ruins of the Dacian fortress Sarmizegetusa, located in the Natural Park (Parcul Natural Grădiştea Muncelului – Cioclovina) and not to be confused with the historical site Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, a former Roman settlement. Here you can also find numerous hiking trails through idyllic forests. You can also hike in the nature park (Parcul Național Retezat). From Deva you can also reach the ski resorts Statiunea Parang / Statiunea Straja.

Highlights Deva

  • Deva Citadel (Cetatea Deva)
  • Fountain (Piata Victoriei)
  • Museum of History (Muzeul Civilizației Dacice și Romane)
  • Theatre (Teatrul de Arta Deva)
  • Park (Parc Cetate)
  • Church (Biserica Reformata)
  • Church (Biserica Sfinții Apostoli Petru și Pavel)
  • Monastery (Manastirea Franciscana)
  • Historic Building (Castelul Magna Curia)
  • Historic Building(Prefectura Deva)
  • Water Park (Aqualand Deva
  • Statue (Statuia pedestră a lui Decebal din Parcul Cetății)
  • Strada 1 Decembrie 1918
  • Inclined elevator (Telecabina)
  • Former Prison (Celula lui Dávid Ferenc)
  • Cafe (Cofetăria Arta din Deva)

City Guide Deva

Useful Addresses

  • Tourist Info – Centrul Național de Informare și Promovare Turistică
    Address: Strada Stadion, Deva
  • Internet:


Deva is located in Hunedoara County, which is also home to the beautiful Corvin Castle (Castelul Corvin), where Vlad Tepes III alias Dracula is said to have been imprisoned. The castle is worth a visit, because it is one of the most beautiful castles of its kind in Europe. Deva is also known for its cultural events, including music and theater performances, as well as festivals and markets.



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