Siria and surroundings
With the Monastir St. Gheorghe (from 1932, in Feredeu commune), Cetate and gipsy houses (well, so many gipsy houses, I left those photos for another gallery).
Şiria (Hellburg in german, Világos in hungarian) is a commune located 28 kms from Arad. Well, I live in Paulis, so I reached there by bike, that day I made 44 kms, in a sunny day, the best move for a body (among others). The village has a population around 8000 citizens.
The fortress there was ordered to construct by the Hungarian King Bela IV, during the middle age, in the XIII century, after the mongol invasion came, to protect the territory, cause the Tartars destroyed and plundered all they can at their steps. Thus were constructed in the Arad province the fortresses of Siria, Soimos (Solymos in hugarian, 30 kms East from Arad, I have a gallery there below), and Dezna (Dézna in hungarian, NE from Siria).
Siria is also famous historically because there happened one focus of the 1848 revolutions into the then named Habsburg areas -austrian- against the hungarians, in the Hungarian Revolution in 1848. There, in 1849, fought an Hungarian army versus a Russian force who were alied with the austrian, surrendering the Hungarian one, then the austrian general Haynau ordered to kill 13 hungarian general rebels. Today, we can found a square in Arad with a statue conmemorating the fact.