Mălăiești fortress

On the outskirts of Mălăiești village, in commune Sălașu de Sus, on a rock ridge, was built at the end of the 14th century a mediaeval fortress whose ruins can still be seen today. Built by the princes of Sălaşu de Sus, Mălăiești fortress consists of a strong castle-tower whose 1.5 m thick, 12 m high walls are made of rough stone and boulders, and a square enclosure with four towers, out of which just an 11 m long piece of wall was preserved. The walls of the enclosure were in the beginning 4-5 m high, but they were later raised to 6 m, once the fire guns appeared.