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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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  • It's a place full of history, very interesting built with a lot of stories at every place! Easy visiting using the electric shuttle!  more »
  • The citadel is in great shape. Lots of stuff to see. The changing of the guards is quite fun to see also. To see that you need to get to the citadel before 12:00.  more »
  • As I said, it's a nice place full of history. I highly recommend you to visit this place. Free pass, nice people etc.  more »

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