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Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • The more travel to Romania, the more discover its interesting part of Transylvania. The town of Alba Iulia became just opening for us! The Citadel is a well-preserved historic monument, so carefully preserved. We just love it! Moreover, it is not much untwisted tourist destination, reviews in the Russian part of the Internet little. Will pass-be sure to hit. Citadel restaurant in this complex-a miracle, you eat right in the Museum of weapons.
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  • Recent restoration is a very pleasant place. Its cobbled streets, churches and restaurants gives them a great atmosphere. We will return
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  • The people who did the work on Cetate did a magnificent job. It is a pleasure to visit, to walk the alleys and take in the whole of Alba Iulia from its hills. It is very clean, peaceful, serene. It wa...  read more »
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