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. 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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  • The staff was very friendly and helpful. A lot of cool statues that make a wonderful climate. I recommend it during the change of the guard.
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  • This place offers you the unique opportunity to travel thru centuries: starting back in Roman Empire - the Appulum castrum built by XIII Legion - Gemina, continuing with Bălgrad medieval fortress, tha...  more »
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  • Great place to visit if you are passing by. We visited it in the middle of the night and there was perfect lightning. We could walk around the citadel lower and upper level and had no issues in finding the way. Very clean, very well preserved and for sure a must to visit by day. The church can not be visited by night.
  • This place is one of the must see s in Romania,we really loved it.it dates back to romans,the roman soldiers used this place as a resting place for some time. They protected the area well and you can see a catholic church there as well.it is astonishing.
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