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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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  • Huge place. Very well maintained. And u will take a couple of hours to see the whole area. The citadel provides plenty of photo opportunists. There are souvenirs and coffee kiosks all around. There is...  more »
  • Top attraction with a lot of interestings sites to visit. Nice churches, historic site. Worth a visit, easy accessible and free parking 
  • It's a place where history is reborn. When you step inside the fortress you feel like you're back in time. Each gate of the citadel show the glory and grandeur of the Habsburg empire and the changing ...  more »