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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  • This is my 3rd visit and I'm always impressed by the citadel. Love the idea that most of the points of interest have QR codes that are telling the story of the monument you have in view. I really...  more »
  • Well restored citadel, very clean, info points, is nice that you can park very near to citadel. It's very relaxing to walk inside citadel. You can take bike for family, or a bus and have a tour of...  more »
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  • 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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