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Citadel of Alba Iulia

Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134, Romania
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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 has gathered so many crucial meanings and symbols. With thousands and thousands of years of human existence lying behind it, Alba Iulia represents the charming mirror in which all the ethnic groups of Transylvania can discover their vigor or their traditions of yore. The heart of Alba Iulia is Alba Carolina Citadel. Alba Carolina, the most representative bastion fortress in Romania and Southeast Europe, built upon the initiative of Emperor Charles the VIth of Habsburg, under the supervision of the French-born Austrian field marshal Eugene of Savoy, is wearing its royal robe. A royal citadel, residence of the bishopric, capital of autonomous principality, and a military garrison, Alba Iulia has been during all historical periods the main political, administrative, religious, cultural, and military centre of Transylvania. We invite you to visit The Other Capital of Romania.
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“at noon” (12 reviews)
“star shaped” (6 reviews)
“walk around” (6 reviews)
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Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134, Romania
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40372586412
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"at noon"
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"star shaped"
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"walk around"
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"amazing place"
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"roman times"
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"rent a bike"
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"romanian history"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful city"
in 4 reviews
"guard change"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"union hall"
in 8 reviews
"takes place"
in 5 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 5 reviews
"long walk"
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"citadel"
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"walls"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful place to go. It takes half of day to visit all of it. Lots of green, stories to hear, history to learn.

Thank Georgiana G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice citadel to walk around and learn about the history of the place. At 12 there is the changing of the guards which is fun. The place has a coffe shop and stalls of snacks and souvenirs. Also there is a monastery at the...More

Thank JonathanEastwood
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The citadel of Alba Julia is very nice and and interesting place to visit. Some places have paid entrance (museums and the romain-ruins), but the rest is open and free. We enjoyed walking next to the old and fortified walls of the citadel, from side...More

Thank Panz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the middle of a beautiful June Tuesday, and the crowd was not large. This site holds a lot of significance to Romanians, and most of the visitors seemed to be Romainian. Changing of the guard at noon was a highlight. The buildings...More

Thank Rich M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After all the reconstructions performed by the city hall, now the place is really looking great, is clean, from time to time there are small festivals, more and more visitors are coming to this place.

Thank Radu I
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a well preserved citadel wall, a couple nice churches, some buildings with nice architecture, and it makes for a pleasant meander. I enjoyed my time here. If you’re on your way between Cluj Napoca and Sibiu I would recommend stopping to meander around...More

Thank Over60Countries
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

IT was a great Day în citadel of Alba Iulia..but i was disappointed about The lack of information..there aren"t so much information about what you can see around..despite of this disconfort..there are wonderful places That you can see

Thank Elena V
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

First time we came. We spent a few hours walking arround. You have what to visit, the prices are low, the views are incredibile. The only problem was that there was lots of noisy kids because was Children's Day.

Thank AlexandraSmeu
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

First of all you need half a day to visit the entire citadel (museum, stables, cathedral, citadel, tunels) .....you cant miss the change of guards (you can ask about it when you pay the tour-ticket). There are informations at every building (qr codes). The thing...More

1  Thank Bogdan P
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

We spent only couple of hours in the citadel but that was surely not enough. The Citadel in Alba Iulia is grand and magnificent. When we were there, there was a craft fair going on and it added to the charm. This is definitely a...More

Thank Purbita C
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scoobys-mchope
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
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JoanJ77
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.
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