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Address: Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510164, Romania
Phone Number: 40372586412
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*** Alba Iulia - Alba Carolina Citadel *** A town coated by the legendary...

*** 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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Alba Iulia, an amazing citadel

This city is one of the greatest and oldest in Romania. Alba Carolina is the old citadel, a great fortress built in Vauban style and one of the few Vauban Citadels in Europe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Alba Iulia has a significant place in Romanian history and this is very well shown by the Citadel. I do not suggest visiting in January as the locals are very reluctant to let visitors into the buildings especially on Monday and Tuesday but that was the only detraction. The whole complex is very interesting and the winter lighting is magnificent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This city is one of the greatest and oldest in Romania. Alba Carolina is the old citadel, a great fortress built in Vauban style and one of the few Vauban Citadels in Europe, still in good shape; It's a city full of places to visit, full of places to eat, drink, dance or realx; Plus, it's people are good and... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Despite its small sizes, the city is full of vibration, surrounded by history and year round cultural events, The heritage will take you well over 2000 years back in history and it is all well visible on its streets. For the nature lovers, 4 km outside the city center starts the mighty forest with tracked pats, or a newly renovated... More 

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Thank nickimagda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit for history. Beautifully refurbished. Lots of information provided. Well worth the trip. Excellent

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great citadel, of Vauban style, that was built at the beginning of the XVIIIth century in the medieval city Alba Iulia, with an important role of defense of the Habsburg Empire against the Turkish Empire. Its architect was Giovano Morando Visconti. I saw it several times and it is very well maintained. The location is also very... More 

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Cugir, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Austrian-style fortress dating from the Roman time and extended several times. Do not miss the walk throught the walls and to discover the different defence types.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the city in September. As you enter you feel like you're going back hundreds of years ago. It is so well maintained. Is an empire.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

You have to visi the citdel. 2000 years in the same place. great view, nice restaurants, nice people.

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Thank Oana R
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Small parts of romanian history. Not so impressive like other constructions but attractive. Good to learn about..

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

On December 1st Romania celebrates its National Day . The show leaves the viewer speechless. Welcome to the capital of the Romanian people !!!

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