Hunedoara Travel Guide, Romania
Hunedoara, Travel Guide – Location
Hunedoara, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate
The beautiful city of Hunedoara is located in the centre of the county with the same name at an average altitude of 220m. The city is surrounded by a hilly and mountainous area which offers gorgeous landscapes to its visitors. The local climate is temperate continental with an annual average temperature of 9, 6ºC and about 530 mm precipitations.
The city is crossed by the Cerna River, an important Romanian river coming from the mountains and flowing into the Mures River.
Hunedoara, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna
The local fauna and flora is strongly influenced by the economic activity within the city, but there are still numerous areas where it remained unchanged. The flora is characterized by the presence of several species like the oaks, beech and locust tree mainly on the hilly side and numerous poplars and willows on the river banks.
Indigene fauna is represented by species of squirrel, foxes, partridge and numerous sheat fish, barbell, carp and pickerels. There is also a zoo in town, so one can visit it and admire besides the local species also diverse exotic ones.
Hunedoara, Travel Guide – Population
The city numbers 71.000 inhabitants, mostly Romanians of Orthodox religion. The main activities within the city are related to industry, so over 65% is represented by ferrous metallurgy and related activities. The main industrial activities are mining, wood manufacturing and exploitation, light industry and food industry. Local traditions are also more and more important in the local economy, the traditional products being exported.
Hunedoara, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts
The cultural and artistic events are present in the everyday life. Such events are usually housed by the local Culture House and are related to theatre, traditional dances and music. The Culture House also has its own traditional music dancers who perform whenever a related event is organized in town or elsewhere.
The Hunedoara Art Galleries is the favorite place for artists to organize painting, sculpture or photography exhibitions, book releases and other related events.
Hunedoara, Travel Guide –Transport
The city is set along DJ 687 road making the connection with the European road E68 which crosses the country from Arad to Bucharest. Hunedoara has an adequate infrastructure for a city of its size with modern roads, railroads and reliable public transport. The public transport is offered by the City Hall and connects efficiently different parts of the city by regular bus routes.
Hunedoara, Travel Guide – Accommodation
One of the nicest places to stay in if you visit Hunedoara is Krystal Hotel. Located as you enter the city, the hotel offers self sufficient rooms, all beautifully decorated and with access to the outdoor pool, car parking and conference room. For a better location downtown you can choose the Rusca Hotel which besides the fully equipped rooms has a nice restaurant offering travelers both traditional and international specialties in a very pleasant atmosphere.
Hunedoara, Travel Guide – Festivals
One of the most attractive and captivating events to be mentioned in Hunedoara travel guide is the Medieval Festival held near the Hunedoara Castle. The best dancers, numerous shows, medieval parades and dances, duels and knightly competitions bring back every year the lost glory of the Hunedoara Castle. Other such events in the city are the Narcissus Festival, held every year in May, the “Hunedoara Musical Autumn” Festival, the “Summer Break 5” Music Festival and many more.
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- The Medieval Castle of Hunedoara
review by szbogi posted more then 30 days ago
In our way to Sibiu we remembered that Hunedoara is well-known because it has a castle built in the 13th century so we decided to stop in this city and search for the castle. You have to know that in Romania to find anything famous is a true adventure... it's harder to find a popular sight than...
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