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Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia

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Star-shaped Citadel of Alba Iulia showcases six monumental gates decorated in the early Baroque style and adorned with sculptures of ancient gods. Charles VI commissioned the building of the fortress, which was completed in 1735. The Italian architect laid out the fort as a seven-pointed star with bastions using the building system of Vauban, the leading military engineer of the 17th century. The citadel includes two palaces, a library, a university, a Romanian Orthodox church, and a medieval Catholic church. Try to time your visit to catch the ceremonial changing of the guards. Amenities include a few restaurants and cafes. Plan your Citadel of Alba Iulia visit and explore what else you can see and do in Alba Iulia using our Alba Iulia itinerary maker.
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  • A great place to experience history. Here, everything has been restored very nice and comfortable. Goods in the winter here, summer is probably even more.
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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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...  more »