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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 yesterday via mobile

As the title says it, I was lucky to visit the newly restored fortress, which was built in XVIII century. Really amazing, great attention to detail. The entire area is really nice, the medieval center is nice too, with many cute and cozy boutiques. Is...More

Thank Ludovic2002
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family of 4+1child, 3 generations, really enjoyed this place. I was not exited at the idea of a day in the city (prefer the countryside/mountains), but I loved this place! We arrived at 6pm on a Sunday. Went to mass at the Catholic Cathedral...More

Thank Travel_the_world11
Reviewed 4 days ago

At the suggestion of our hostess in Cluj....and on our way to Sibiu......we stopped at the Citadel. Frankly, we knew nada about it......but it rounded out our 22 days in Romania. Can just imagine the renovation process and the $$$ spent.......but it is certainly a...More

Thank morewierd
Reviewed 4 days ago

Here is a lot of things to see. You can have a pleasant walk in any period of the day. We are giving a big plus for a fascinating sculptures inside this citadel.

Thank Dzeikob
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best places in Romania! Must see! The citadel is beautiful. I recommend the tour with the small bus. The guide gives you a great, documented ride through the entire citadel. Also, the change of guards at 12.00 pm is very interesting.

Thank Cristina A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just beautiful. Built over centuries from Roman beginnings, the walls surrounding Alba Lulia are reminiscent of the walls of Lucca in Tuscany, just grander. Take time to walk around them (or bike or scooter - which you can hire there) rest and refresh in...More

Thank pieropoli
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two main entrances to the Citadel of Alba Iulia along Strada Unirii and along Strada Mihaiviteazul. Either entrance brings one to the inner complex of churches and museum and food court with nearby toilets. At the Strada Mihaiviteazul entrance overlooking the main north-south...More

Thank Mick R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the citadel with the colleagues in Team Building trip and we saw it was recently renovated with European founds! You may found a lot of history here: from the roman castrum of Apulum - the home of roman legion Gemina - up to...More

Thank tomaciprian2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

At 12.00 is a very interesting guard exchange Are beautiful terraces where you can buy a cold drink and sandwich

Thank Danescu R
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you happen to be in Transylvania in summer time, make this place one of your stops, around noon. You have the chance to see the change of guard little parade, with costumed soldiers and dressed-up real horses, giving the feel of a three dimensional...More

Thank Vladimiramirela
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bobby b
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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
16 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.