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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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“star shaped” (6 reviews)
“old city” (9 reviews)
Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134, Romania
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Irina A
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Ken N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank cropelka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the nicest citadel in Romania. It was very nice refurbished and worth to spend time to visit it.

Thank mutantu
AlbaIuliaCitadel, Public Relations Manager at Citadel of Alba Iulia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you for your kind words. You have rated us 4 points out of 5. Please let us know what can we make better to reach a higher rank. We will appreciate all suggestions.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to visit you have to spend few hours. You can eat,drink something , take photos, you can rent a bike to ride all around.

Thank Lore A
AlbaIuliaCitadel, Public Relations Manager at Citadel of Alba Iulia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you for your kind words. You have rated us 4 points out of 5. Please let us know what can we make better to reach a higher rank. We will appreciate all suggestions.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best (if not the best) fortresses in Romania. We had a very pleasant walk inside and outside around the star shaped fortress. Besides visiting the historical places and the churches situated inside the walls, you can enjoy a meal or...More

Thank Mar9791
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This citadel is one of the biggest and best preserved that I've seen since now. We didn't enter from the main entrance, but from the side one. Then we took a long walk around and a later also a coffee. At the end we had...More

Thank Soccca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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.