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*** Alba Iulia - Alba Carolina Citadel *** A town coated by the legendary halo of the great historical events that took place within its ancient walls, Alba Iulia has deeply got into the Romanian people's mind and soul. No other Transylvanian town...more
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Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134, Romania
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All reviews at noon rent a bike roman times walk around guard change beautiful place romanian history star shaped union hall takes place catholic church piece of history couple of hours the main attraction old fortress guided tour citadel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Chetate, or Citadel is spectacular. There are fantastic museums inside the ancient fortification, two fabulous cathedrals, wonderful sculptures and bars where you can sit and enjoy the views. The site is vast and it will take you ages to explore. The walk between the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ambergate5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about Alba Carolina citadel in Alba Iiulia and I was not disappointed. After visiting typical Transylvbania highlights such as Sibiu or Sighishoara I was impressed by this citadel and the lack of tourists, just local ones. The citadel is huge, with plenty...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank xtarafa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The citadel is enjoyable any day of the week, however, I recommend visiting it on a weekend, noon time, when the change of guard parade is at its full show, with costumes and dressed horses.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Vladimiramirela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great example of an old fortress. the walls are well maintained and full of history. near the cathedral and restaurants and bars.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank brent b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Time seemed to stand still as we took a Sunday morning stroll. Locals come to spend their mornings here - all peaceful and pleasant. The Romanian cathedral has huge loudspeakers which broadcast the service going on inside, which was a bit of a nuisance. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lapulevelone
Reviewed October 3, 2019

We did visit mid-September early in the evening with sunny warm weather. The ports III and IV were nice, the the obelisk less, the Catedrala Romano-Catolică Sfântul Mihail was outside nice but inside a bit dull. The Catedrala Încoronării was very beautiful in the evening...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

The citadel was renovated so is very nice. Old buildings full of history. You shuold visit it at noon when they change the guards, it is quite impressive. You can drive in the citadel, but there are not many parking space.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mirela A
Reviewed September 26, 2019 via mobile

Very nice place to visit both day and night. It s a little piece of history that you can actually travel into, touch, feel and so on.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

The Alba-Carolina castle is huge! it is shaped like a star and inside its walls, there enough place for a small city! but now days, it has museums, churches, food fairs and a lot of statues scattered around, making a trip here a great experience!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Shahar L
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

Plenty to admire in this beautiful area. The gates into the citadel, the Roman ruins, the museums, the cathedrals, the vibrant colours of the buildings, the bronze statues... Allow at least an hour. Wonderful.

Date of experience: September 2019
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September 28, 2016|
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Response from carmen u | Reviewed this property |
All the important parts are without paying anything: the walls, the cathedrals, the impressive gates etc. There is one part of The National Museum Unirii that is around 2€, for the Sala Unirii, entrance is free, for guide... More
Joan J
July 15, 2015|
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Response from AlbaIuliaCitadel | Property representative |
Hi Joan, sorry to hear that. Please feel free to use all our photos from Facebook: primariaalbaiulia. Best wishes and hope to see you soon in Alba Iulia. Alba Iulia Municipality Tourism Dept.