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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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  • The citadel is a very large fortress originally built by the Roman Empire. It was also the place where Romania first united in 1599. I visited it on a Monday which isn't the best because all the museu...  more »
  • There is a lit if Romanian histiry bound to this place and it is a good opportunity to learn it. There is also Roman history attached to it (and a small museum one can visit). There are a few sight po...  more »
  • There is no way you want to miss this if visiting Romania/ Alba Iulia. So much history and the place is absolutely gorgeous. And I must mention, perfectly clean. Words can't describe it, you'll have t...  more »