Crivadia Tower

Crivadia Tower is located close to the village of Crivadia, on the road to commune Băniţa. It is said that it was built on request of the aristocrats from Haţeg County, who were complaining about the smuggling going on between the inhabitants of Haţeg and those from Oltenia. The tower was a customs point in the 16th century, supervising the old road connecting Ţara Românească to Transilvania. It is not known how efficient it was, as no document mentioned its name in the years to come. It was built of limestone extracted from the nearby zone, its walls being really high at places. The tower is circular, with a diameter of 13 m, and the exterior is plastered. It was endowed with a wooden watch way, now disappeared.