Deva is a pleasant province town in the south-west of the Transylvania region. Few persons know that it is the seat of the most prestigious sport circle of Romania, the one where the national gymnastics teams prepare their athletes for the Olympic Games. For this reason in the new part of the city there is a monument dedicated to the gymnastics. The ruins of the castle, built in 1385, dominates Deva from the high of an hill. In the area of Deva there are some jewels of the architecture and history of Romania. In Hunedoara village there is the Corvino Castle, built in the XIV the century, symbol of the Hungarian domination. The traces of the pasted glories are hidden in the forest of the Carpathian Mountains. In the National Park of Gradistea de Munte Ciclovina there are the ruins of the ancient town of Sarmizegetusa, that the roman emperor Traiano conquered in the year 106, and now is declared Patrimony of the Humanity by the Unesco. As well as the roman city of Ulpia Traiana, that extends for 60 hectares and it is still object of studies. Not far from these important romans ruins there is the church of Densus, considered one of the architectonic masterpieces of Romania. The forest of the National Park of the Retezat, is protected by Unesco as a Biosphere Reserve.
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