Regio - Programul Operaţional RegionalUniunea EuropeanăGurvernul RomânieiMinisterul Dezvoltării Regionale şi TurismuluiFundaţia BegaInstrumente Structurale 2007-2013
ro | en
slide 9 slide 7 slide 8
== header border ==

Touristic Attractions

NBR Exchange Rate

Thursday, March 14, 2013
CAD CAD3.31 Lei
EUR EUR4.40 Lei
GBP GBP5.08 Lei
JPY JPY3.53 Lei
USD USD3.40 Lei

Poll

Would you consider Orăştie as the cultural capital of Hunedoara County?


Useful information

Mayor 0254 241 019
0254 241 513
0254 241 513
Firemen 0254 241 212
Civil Protection 0730 601 872
Police 0254 241 423
0254 241 096
County Police 0254 242 294
0254 241 990
Community Police 0254 247 409
Municipal Hospital 0254 242 950
0254 242 951
Emergency 112

Stats

159388 visits and 70454 unique visitors
1 online visitor(s) now

History and Legends

Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:47 PM

      At the beginning of the 15th century, a Turkish army plundered and burned the city, resulting with the enslavery of thousand of recidents and forcing the Seat of Orastie to the paying of a regular tribute. A new damage occurs under the attack of the Turkish army led by Murad II, supported by army of Vlad Dracul of Wallachia. Ladislau Olah, the royal judge of Orastie takes part in the Transylvanian Saxons revolt against King Matei Corvin, losing his life during the reprisals. By the middle of the 15th century,Transylvania is under full Turkish invasion, Orastie being plundered and burned again. Matei Corvin approves the free election of a royal county lord, chosen by the Saxons, the Hungarians and the Wallachians of the Orastie community. The election of the county lord leads to new conflicts with the Turkish armies led by Ali and Skender Mihaloğlu and accompanied by soldiers of the Romanian Country, led by Basarab IV. The Transylvanian army led by Prince Stefan Bathory meets mountaineers, Saxons, Swabians, Hungarians, Serbs from Timisoara, Sibiu, Serbia, Romanian Country, Alba-Iulia - more than 25.000 people are faced with herds of 34.000 cavalrymen in battle on the Plain of Bread . Great military strategists and their flocks joined the Transylvanian army: the Committee of Timis Paul the Chinese, the Serbian despot Vuk Grgurević, the future ruler of Transylvania Bartolomeu Dragfi and many others. Turkish armies are defeated with great loss, their Wallachian allies completely destroyed. In memory of the victory over the Turks, Stefan Báthory builds up a chapel near the place where today stands the Aurel Vlaicu village.