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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...more
Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134, Romania
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All reviews at noon star shaped beautiful place roman times walk around romanian history rent a bike habsburg empire union hall takes place catholic church couple of hours the main attraction piece of history long walk great place to visit guided tour
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The citadel looks very good, perfect for a walk if you want to learn a bit about the local and national history or just to relax between its walls.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulMS
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Alba Iulia Citadel is one of Romania’s top attractions, a place where history goes back 2,000 years to the time when the Roman Empire conquered the Dacian Kingdom. A Roman castrum, a medieval fortification and a large citadel under the authority of the Habsburg Empire,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

The citadel is very large and has been nicely restored. The buildings inside the walls are museums and other representative ones. The fortifications that separate interior and exterior walls get very lively during festivals and celebrations.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 7 November 2018

As the location where Romania was born as a country (the nation existed long time ago) you should not miss visiting the fortress both insinde and outside, the hall, the churches (ortodox and catholic). Also there are many nice restaurants along the fortress.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ctx R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Alba Iulia Citadel is absolutely enormous, with 16km of external defensive walls built between 1715 and 1738 in a revolutionary (for the time) star shape to make them easier to defend. Highlights that we saw were the walls, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Orthodox Cathedral,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 4 November 2018

A place full of history. Fortress of Alba Iulia is one of the most important fortress in Europe built in Vauban shape, named after the italian architect Vauban, meaning that it is a build in the shape of a seven pointed star. Built in 1715-...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cristi197
Reviewed 13 October 2018

the Citadel of Alba Iulia is maybe the most important citadel in Europe built in Vauban shape,named after the architect Vauban,meaning that it is a Citadel in the shape of a seven pointed star ; the Citadel was built between 1715- 1733 during the rule...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ulysses336
Reviewed 11 October 2018

You must have the experience of visiting the fortress by foot or by electric car. The fortress was largely renovated and enriched with bronze statuettes presenting people from different social classes in several hypostases. Also changing the guard is something new

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Raz m
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I had an interesting experience. Must visit at 12pm when Changing of the Guard thakes place. Great history and architecture!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheSuperGulia
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The citadel is a magical place, where you can find something for any taste....history, wonderful sculptures, bohemian squares, caffės, old cathedrals, souvenirs.....and peace and serenity. You won't regret visiting it!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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28 September 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
Joan J
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.