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Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia

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Historic Site
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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  • Worth a visit. Very large installation with many beautifully renovated buildings. Leadership recommended, available also in German.
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  • Citadel of Alba lulia is the largest citadel in Romania and it takes you back to the old times. It is so lively and fun in spring and summer. Alba lulia is famous for its star shaped citadel, which is...  more »
  • Well kept and beautiful. It has made us a great day and we have been enjoying the citadel in its entirety.
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