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The legend of the castle of Deva, Romania

 
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szbogi's pictureby szbogi review
added on 27th of July, 2007

The first place we stopped at was Deva. In Romania everyone knows the story of Deva's castle. The legend says that a woman was walled up into the walls of the building to make it remain standing because before that every night the part of the castle they built that day till morning collapsed.

The castle can be seen from far away, it stands on a hill, at the boundaries of the city. We got on the top of the hill with a modern 'elevator' on a very steep rail.

The view was amazing, the castle was pretty nice, but it was ruined, so the guys in the past hadn't done a good job even if they had killed that poor woman...

 

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Tour in Transilvania, Romania - overview

1. Jul 15, 2007 Initial experiences in Oradea (Oradea)
2. Jul 15, 2007 The legend of the castle of Deva (Deva)  (* 6)
3. Jul 15, 2007 The Medieval Castle of Hunedoara (Hunedoara)  (* 11)
4. Jul 15, 2007 Visiting Sibiu in the summer (Sibiu)  (* 7)
5. Jul 16, 2007 In the Fagaras Mountains, Romania (Fagaras)  (* 33)
6. Jul 16, 2007 Short trip to the Vidraru Lake, Romania (Curtea de Arges)  (* 14)
7. Jul 17, 2007 At the Bran Castle, Dracula's legendary home (Bran)  (* 21)
8. Jul 17, 2007 Visiting the Peles Castle near Sinaia (Sinaia)  (* 11)
9. Jul 17, 2007 Brasov, one of Romania's greatest cities (Brasov)  (* 11)
10. Jul 18, 2007 The baths of Tusnad and the St. Anna Lake (Tusnad)  (* 3)
11. Jul 19, 2007 Amazing canyon in Romania (Bicaz)  (* 5)
12. Jul 19, 2007 Excursion at the Bicaz Canyon (Cheile Bicazului) (Bicaz)  (* 8)
13. Jul 19, 2007 At the Red Lake of Romania (Lacu Rosu)  (* 7)
14. Jul 19, 2007 At the Salt Mine in Praid (Praid)  (* 12)
15. Jul 20, 2007 Last station: Sovata and the Bear Lake (Sovata)  (* 4)

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MadSuh wrote on Jul 29, 2007:
very nice job. nice pics too, i like this journal and what's even nicer, I am on my cell phone and the community works perfectly :) cya monday
 
 
 
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