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Lupeni is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania.


Lupeni is in Hunedoara County, 20 km SW of Petrosani. Lupeni is located at an altitude of 700 m at the foothills of Valcan Mountains in Petrosani Depression. It is crossed by Western Jiu River.

The settlement was founded in 1770 by the establishing in these places of people who came from the Valea Lupului village(Hateg Country). These people were called lupeni. Lupeni was declared a city in 1960. During the communist era, here took place one of the major protests against the regime. On 2 August 1977, the miners protested against economic and political abuse they endured for years. The revolt was quickly and brutally ended by the communist authorities, many of the participants being imprisoned and persecuted.

Lupeni is the starting point for any tourist who wants to get on the ski slopes of Straja.

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By car[edit]

Lupeni is on road DN 66A, a ramification of the national road DN 66(E79) Petrosani-Targu Jiu.

By train[edit]

Arrive in one of the railway stations in the Jiu Valley and go from there by car.

By plane[edit]

Arrive on the airport of Timisoara or Cluj-Napoca and from there by rail or road ways.

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See[edit][add listing]

  • Straja. Straja tourist complex is in Hunedoara County, near Lupeni at an altitude of 1380-1400 m. Straja Peak has an altitude of 1445 m. Average annual temperature is of 2 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is between 1200 mm and 1400 mm per year. Prevailing winds are west. The snow is present from December to April. Straja is best known among winter sports enthusiasts here and there are six ski trails and five lifts.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Go skiing in Straja winter resort. The snow is present from December to April.  edit

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Restaurant Gloria, Bd. Pacii 8, +40(254)561081.  edit
  • Restaurant Montana, Str. Bulevardul Păcii, nr. 41, +40254 562 625, [1].  edit
  • Pizza Planet, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu Bl.E1, +40(254)563070.  edit
  • Restaurant Valahia, +40769/299 300.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Cabana Montana, Straja, +40722 780 615, [2].  edit
  • Cabana Claudiu, Straja 2/4, +40722278384.  edit
  • Cabana Daria, Straja, +40722 548 800.  edit
  • Cabana Fortuna, +40722367996, [3].  edit
  • Complex Turistic Alessia, Tusului 1, +40744 602 438.  edit
  • Hostel Lupeni, str. Vascozei 5/3, +40748043837.  edit
  • Pensiunea Atlas, Straja 1.  edit
  • Pensiunea Pakot Elek, Principala 81.  edit
  • Motel Victoria, Straja, +40723.385.989.  edit



Lupeni area code is 254 for Romtelecom and 354 for RDS. If you are calling from Romania you must dial 0254(0354) and if you are calling from abroad you must dial +40254(+40354).

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