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Orastie Municipality is located in the eastern site of Hunedoara County, at 27 km away from the seat of the county, the city of Deva.

Orastie municipality is framed by the Mures passage. It is surrounded by Sureanu Mountains and the southern branch of the Apuseni Mountains (Metaliferi Mountains). The climate is characterized by an annual average temperature of 9 degrees, July average temperature registering 20 degrees and -3 degrees Celsius in January.

In 1999, the city of Orastie celebrated 775 years since the first documentary attestation. But those 775 years are just one link in a long historical past, whose beginning is lost in the mist of time, confirmed by numerous traces of material and spiritual civilization discovered in the city. The latest archaeological research revealed ample evidence material of "Turdas"Neolithic culture and later ages. Accidental discoveries have confirmed the development of Roman civilization.

Because of its historical traditions, cultural importance and the degree of economic and urban development, in 1995, Orastie was called a municipality. Now, at the anniversary of 775 years, citizens of the city honor great personalities, bringing them their tribute of gratitude for the work to increasing fame of this town.

Points of tourist interest:

"Sf. Arhangels Michael and Gabriel" Orthodox Church – it is one of the most beautiful churches in the country. Foundation stone was put in 1936. The plan of the church was designed by the architect George Cristinel in Bucharest, and the painting was executed by a famous painter of churches of the time, Dumitru Belisarius.
Ethnography and Folk Art Museum - located in the heart of the city, it was founded in 1952, being the most important ethnographic collection in Hunedoara County. Reorganized in 1999, because of its collections, the museum exhibit to the visitors representative aspects of the rural universe of Hunedoara County and especially of the Orastie area.

The exhibition is taking place within 6 rooms, thematically arranged, including principal occupations (farming, grazing), secondary character occupations (harvesting of nature, hunting, fishing, pasturage, woodworking, weaving, leather processing), archaeological and numismatic collections and issues relating to folk costumes, traditions and customs, religion and spiritual life.

Orastie Citadel - the ruins of the old settlement are located in the center of the city. The citadel was mentioned since 1544 by Sebastian Munster and in 1560 by Giovanandrea Gromo.

Dacian Fortresses in Orastie Mountains – the fortresses from Costesti (19 km from Orastie), Blidaru (21 km), Cetatuie (22 km) and Piatra Rosie are part of the complex of fortifications which had to defend the capital of Dacia. The real administrative and religious center of the Dacians was Sarmizegetusa Regia (about 40 km from Orastie), located on the right bank of the Gradistei River. The ruins from here reveal three components of this center: the city itself, sanctuaries and civil settlements.

Geoagiu Bai touristic resort is situated at a distance of 6 km from the center of the village, at an altitude of 350 m, in the hills area of south-eastern part of the Apuseni Mountains. Baile Geoagiu is known as "Thermae Germisara" since Roman times. Water springs from Geoagiu is calcareous, thermal and ferruginous with a temperature of 33 ° C, being part of the mesothermal waters. The waters of the resort are employed both in internal cure, and as baths for rheumatic diseases, paralysis, etc. Ferric mud that is found here is also used by the therapeutic purposes.

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