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Address: Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134, Romania
Phone Number: 40372586412
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*** Alba Iulia - Alba Carolina Citadel *** A town coated by the legendary...

*** Alba Iulia - Alba Carolina Citadel *** A town coated by the legendary halo of the great historical events that took place within its ancient walls, Alba Iulia has deeply got into the Romanian people's mind and soul. No other Transylvanian town has gathered so many crucial meanings and symbols. With thousands and thousands of years of human existence lying behind it, Alba Iulia represents the charming mirror in which all the ethnic groups of Transylvania can discover their vigor or their traditions of yore. The heart of Alba Iulia is Alba Carolina Citadel. Alba Carolina, the most representative bastion fortress in Romania and Southeast Europe, built upon the initiative of Emperor Charles the VIth of Habsburg, under the supervision of the French-born Austrian field marshal Eugene of Savoy, is wearing its royal robe. A royal citadel, residence of the bishopric, capital of autonomous principality, and a military garrison, Alba Iulia has been during all historical periods the main political, administrative, religious, cultural, and military centre of Transylvania. We invite you to visit The Other Capital of Romania.

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You have to visit this city for the Cidadel of Alba-Carolina. You will be impressed by the greatenes of the old city, the culture, the important value in the history

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Bucharest, Romania
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You have to visit this city for the Cidadel of Alba-Carolina. You will be impressed by the greatenes of the old city, the culture, the important value in the history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful places in Romania. Nicely preserved and extremely clean. Would visit any time!

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Thank Alexandra B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very big and very nice citadel.we took a lot of nice pics there and we eat a very tasty langos.

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Thank Ionela N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Refurbished walls and battlements, actors in citadel guard uniform and the general quality of restored national heritage make the Alba Carolina citadel a must-see, especially if you have the chance to do the organised tour of the fortresses and the museums

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 a nice medieval themed restaurant near the obelisk. Good Romanian food with fantastic decor.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Top attraction with a lot of interestings sites to visit. Nice churches, historic site. Worth a visit, easy accessible and free parking

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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

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 of the guard, with its atmosphere full of history, takes you back into the past. Is a huge-value worth seeing place.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The people who did the work on Cetate did a magnificent job. It is a pleasure to visit, to walk the alleys and take in the whole of Alba Iulia from its hills. It is very clean, peaceful, serene. It was one of the most pleasant parts of our trip.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Wery nice looking Citadel in center of Alba Iulia. If you are in Romania you shouls see it. Loads of history and realy nice statues. Also manny pubs and restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Very well restored fortress Romanian. I highly recommend a visit to the Roman museum too. The guide there was very informative.

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