The Dacian fortress Bănița

The Dacian fortreess Bănița is located on the uppermost point of Piatra Cetății hill, near the village of Bănița, and it is included in the list of UNESCO world cultural heritage. The fortress, built on an almost conical, 904 m high hill, was meant to defend the Southern access to Grădiștea de Munte, and had a special defense system, adapted to the natural conditions, made of enclosure walls, towers and fighting platforms, as well as a defense wall, located on the Northern side of the hill. The entrance to the fortress was on the North-East side. Several limestone plinths were discovered on one of the terraces, which most likely suggest the existence of a square temple.