Capidava village, Topalu Municipality, to the west border of the village.


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The Capidava Fortress is located on the right bank of the Danube, on DJ 223, between Topalu and the Danube. The fortress can be reached by using either the road from Harsova (E61) or the road from Cernavoda (the Fetesti-Cernavoda highway).
The Capidava fortress is included in a touristic route in Dobrogea along with Harsova and Histria.
Research began here from the third decade of the 20th century. The fortress has dimensions of 127x105 m, and the fairly well preserved walls include 7 towers of various shapes. The main gate is on the south-east side. The gate communicating with the citadel’s port is on the south-west side. It was erected from the times of Trajan, by sections of the V Macedonica and XI Claudia legions, at the beginning of the 2nd century AD, as a component of the Danube border. The name is due to the fact that “dava” meant “turn place” in the Dacian language.