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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

Really really nice place to visit! Full of history , clean and nice. Could be better to have more info in English and Romanian

Thank lebada
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

The Citadel offers stunning views. It is a very relaxing atmosphere, clean, the vegetation is beautiful, and the overall place is very good maintained. The parks, statues, buildings, terraces all is very beautiful.

Thank Gabriela H
Reviewed October 2, 2017

It was interesting to take a stroll through the old fortified city. It is well maintained and kept. It was very cool to see the Roman excavations even if it was just a tiny area.

1  Thank Elleve
Reviewed September 19, 2017

The citadel is well restored and cared for, lovely gardens and paths. You can take a long walk, rent a bike or take a bus tour. Either way, a must see if you are in Alba. There are some bars, you can find drinks and...More

Thank AndruskM
Reviewed September 10, 2017 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 September 6, 2017

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 September 6, 2017

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 August 25, 2017

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

2  Thank ASmulders
Reviewed August 24, 2017 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

2  Thank DanutzaE
Reviewed August 16, 2017 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
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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
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.