The Mălăieşti Fortress is a small fortress in the village with the same name from Hunedoara county.
The fortress was built in the 14th century by the Sărăcin family, the rulers of the Sălaşu de Sus village. They were the second most important noble family from the Hațeg region of Romania, after the powerful Cândea family, known also as Kendeffy, after they changed their religion from Orthodox to Catholic.
Somewhere 4 kilometers from Hateg, Hunedoara district, in the Silviut forest, there is one of the few buffalo reservations in Romania and in Europe as well. This type of animal, that in medieval times used to dominate the European woods, is on the edge of extinction.