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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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  • One of the most beautiful places in Romania to visit. The birth place of modern Romania. You can visit the place were the Big Union took place. Roman archaeological sites. Beautiful architecture. A be...  more »
  • The Citadel is of great historical importance for Romanians, Hungarians and Saxons. It’s beautifully refurbished, with attention to every detail, a perfect collaboration between the two major churches...  more »
  • A place where you may spend a few hours, but you must spend at least a couple of days. It is a living history lesson about plenty of chapters of Romania history, even from B.C. ages, containing romani...  more »