Territorial organization

The Dacian fortress of Blidaru is situated on a hill at the altitude of 705 m, connected to Muchia Faeragului (Faerag Ridge) through an upland between Apa Grădiştii and the Valley of Faerag. The position has a good visibility towards the Valley of Grădiştea and even further towards the Valley of Mureş River, to the north.

For the construction of the fortress the Dacians excavated and enlarged the upper part of the hill, thus obtaining a relatively plain surface of near 6000 m2 on which they built the stone ramparts and other structures.

The ruins of the fortress are still visible today, going through a process of primary conservation after the closure of the archaeological dig site. On the slopes of the hill on which the fortress lies as well as on the Faerag Ridge terraces were arranged where towers were constructed having the ground level made of limestone blocs, in a technique similar to the one used for the construction of the fortress walls. The towers have probably functioned also as aristocratic residences, as well as important surveillance points for the access to the fortress.

All these constructions are highlighting the mainly military character of the Dacian occupation.