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BRAD – The Gold Road. The city of the Gold Museum. population 16 . 414 area 79,98 km2. Brad – city in Hunedoara County in Romania situated in a flat area in Apuseni Mountains city mentioned in documents for the first time in 1445 famous settlement for the brown coal and gold excavation

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Brad the gold road

BRAD – The Gold Road

The city of the Gold Museum


Brad the gold road

population 16.414

area 79,98 km2

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Brad the gold road

  • Brad – city in Hunedoara County in Romania

  • situated in a flat area in Apuseni Mountains

  • city mentioned in documents for the first time in 1445

  • famous settlement for the brown coal and gold excavation

  • 2000 years of documentary attestation of the gold mine

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  • the mine Barza – Brad – one of the biggest in Europe

  • the gold mine was stopped in 2006

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The gold museum

The Gold Museum

  • the most attractive objective for tourists, unique in Europe

  • there are exhibited over 2000 exhibits of native gold

  • probably the most important collection of this type in the world

  • the native gold collection comes from the gold mines from the Metaliferi Mountains

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  • there are exhibited old utilities and objects used at the auriferous minerals extraction and processing

  • gold in minerals appears under different forms: fine dispersed, free or together with other minerals and rare chemical combination of gold with tellurium

  • the exposed minerals have various, very interesting shapes remarked by visitors

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The gold road

The Gold Road

  • a touristic objective that wants to put forward the villages, mining settlements built around the mines from Brad area

  • the beginning of the route is the Gold Museum

  • it covers the picturesque area Musariu –Ruda – “12 Apostle” – Barza

  • an objective on the route is Galeria “Treptele Romane” (“The Roman Steps” Tunnel) digged in the rock – a proof of 2000 years of mining in the area

  • on the route – the underground visitation of a board

  • the route crosses the roadway 74 and comes back to Brad

  • the route has about 11 Km and today it isn’t in a good maintenance because of the closed mining activity

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The project includes

The project includes:

  • the repair of the road

  • public lighting

  • sanitation of mining areas

  • sedimentation basins

  • sanitation of water courses

  • the adequate repair of the Galeria “Treptele Romane” (“The Roman Steps” Tunnel)

  • the underground visitation of the Barza mine

  • a commercial infrastructure to be created having symbol articles specific for the area

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  • The Gold Road remains a witness of the traditional trade – mining and gold excavations

  • on this route it was carried the biggest amount of gold from Europe

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