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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. Our Alba Iulia trip maker app makes visiting Citadel of Alba Iulia and other Alba Iulia attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Citadel of Alba Iulia Reviews
great example of an old fortress. the walls are well maintained and full of history. near the cathedral and restaurants and bars. more »
Time seemed to stand still as we took a Sunday morning stroll. Locals come to spend their mornings here - all peaceful and pleasant. The Romanian cathedral has huge loudspeakers which broadcast the se... more »
I am so happy that on our road trip, we had the time to stop and visit Alba for a bit. You know.... Find some geocaches, visit the fortress... It was great! We were here early in the morning, so mostly everything was quiet and closed, but we enjoyed seeing it and walking around. It's lovely how the city is being preserved and used for tourism. Great job!
Was surprised by the remains of Romanian camp found in the middle of this fortress. Really interesting and worth the price. Also the workers at that camp are very nice: the woman let us in 20 minutes before closing time and gave us a full tour of the place.
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