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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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Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to Alba Iulia citadel after 10 years and was completely amazed. The renovation that was done here is impressive. I really didn't feel that I was in Romania anymore, the whole place seemed to be from a fairytale.

Thank mihaip23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked, rented the bikes, had a great lunch and amazing kurtosz colacs treats, had fun with the change of the guard. One advice - try to get there on weekends or during celebrations when there is a fancy change of the guards which is...More

Thank Romanita I
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a must when you visit Alba Iulia. It's a place full of history, with nice people and amazing restaurants and cafes

Thank marcuanca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alba Lilia is a beautiful and well preserved medieval city. We visit 2 weeks ago and we had a lovely time there. Super recommend.

1  Thank ASmulders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive building with amazing arhitecture, a place that takes you to another world . Beauty and history in one place , definitely worth seeing

1  Thank DanutzaE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very nice place, well organized with a lot of things to do. Filled of history and monuments to see and learn about

1  Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The place is so full of our Romanian history that in the union hall I was kind of overwhelmed. You can also see the history of the Romanian civilization from the begining till now in a wonderful 2 floor museum. You can also take a...More

1  Thank Irina A
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

For our country is a great thing that the old citadel is rebuilt according to his historical meaning.A must see when you visit Romania.

Thank Flavius R
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We spent some time inside the old town walls just strolling along the large paved walk ways. A number of interesting buildings can be accessed such as the Cathedral Romano, the 3rd Gate of the Fortress, and the Reunification Cathedral. Lots of small eateries line...More

1  Thank Ken N
Reviewed 31 July 2017

A really amazing and well-maintained place. It is worth seeing both at daytime and at night, when the lights illuminate the buildings.

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28 September 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
15 July 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.