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Address: Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134, 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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It looks unbelievable! It was successfully restored in the last years and the result is amazing! A special place in the hart for the Romanian People. Guard change each Saturday... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It looks unbelievable! It was successfully restored in the last years and the result is amazing! A special place in the hart for the Romanian People. Guard change each Saturday and Sunday evening, outdoor shows in the summer time, antique fights between Romans a Dacs. Two cathedrals: catolic and ortodox, museums, Roman Fort (castrum) and also fun: coffee shops, cold... More 

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Almenara, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most beautiful place of Alba Iulia.The Horea Obelisc, the big walls of the stronghold and the cathedral inside makes this place magic. It is a nice place to visit.

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guide that was well informed and we had the opportunity to visit this amazing place. Great citadel indeed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The citadel is a very large fortress originally built by the Roman Empire. It was also the place where Romania first united in 1599. I visited it on a Monday which isn't the best because all the museums were closed as well as almost all of the food trucks. It's more of a spring/summer attraction where there might be more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lit if Romanian histiry bound to this place and it is a good opportunity to learn it. There is also Roman history attached to it (and a small museum one can visit). There are a few sight points of Alba Iulia city. A drawback is that not all the buildings have been restored in a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is no way you want to miss this if visiting Romania/ Alba Iulia. So much history and the place is absolutely gorgeous. And I must mention, perfectly clean. Words can't describe it, you'll have to see it to understand what I'm talking about. I am Romanian and no matter where you come from, I encourage everyone to visit Citadel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I visit the Alba Carolina Fortress often. Every time it feels like a new experience and I feel that every time I find something new there. All the history that they have there is so interesting! And the ceremony of the guard at the Road of the Three Fortresses is amazing! The Architectural Medieval Ensemble is also worth visiting. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This place has come back to life due to extensive renovations. It is BEAUTIFUL. Loved walking under 301 years old gates beautifully renovated. Gate number III is especially beautiful. Love the statues in the middle of the main walkway. It is a picture-pretty place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My first time there and as a romanian leaving abroad i was particulary impressed! Extremly nice and clean, open for everybody 24h and the Cafés inside and the long walks you can take along and inside makes this place remarkable. I will definetly try the hotel next time i am there. PS: amazing Christmas market in the winter time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a wonderful time visiting this place. I would recommend to visit it during spring-autumn, when the weather is good, as it's worth walking around the place for a couple of hours. There are several sites to be visited inside the Citadel, so it's good to wear comfortable shoes. Inside the Citadel you can find several places where you... More 

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