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Generalities

We have so many things to visit in Alba Iulia and so little people know about this Transylvania town! Maybe because it is my hometown and a place I love, but I can say it is a great place to visit. It does not take much to see the most important objectives but I can say it is worthwhile.Everywher you go you can find something linked to a history event and some of the greatest in Romanian and European history. The historic part of the town is a combination of times and events starting from the Roman Empire domination and to the Unification of the Romanian regions.
Some of the events that took place here are written in the history books and Alba Iulia is treated as a very important place.
In the last years the locat authorities contributes a lot to the change of the town. if During the communist era all te hisorical buildings and places were treated with indifference and let to fall, now everything changed. A usual day here, if you come as a tourist, can be very attractive.

The Vauban Bastionary Fortress

Built by the Austrian Empire, the fortress is in a Vauban Style. It is very similar to other French fortresses built by Vauban himself. It was built on the ruins of the Roman constructions, that is why the combination between the two is obvious.
It has several palaces inside the walls, a minting factory ruins, the gate of the Roman castrum,the Camponiere-guard house, several anti mine tunnels etc. Here are some more information about it

http://www.apulum.ro/ro/cetatea.htm
http://www.apulum.ro/album2/thumbnails.php?album=8

Surroundings

You can also visit the National History Museum, The Unification Cathedral, The itinerary of the Three fortifications, in the town.
Around Alba Iulia there are many places, historic ones but also some of geograhic and travel interests, because the town is situated between sime mountains, so if you come in winter you can go skying (Arieseni and Sugag), if you come in summer you can find thermal baths, hiking paths and mountain attractions.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great location and many tourist attractions, clean, nice town
  • Cons:Very small
  • In a nutshell:Great Romanian Town-http://www.apulum.ro/index-en.htm
  • Intro Updated Mar 27, 2012
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    It would be great to visit Alba Iulia, such a beautiful place!....

    • ancabelascu's Profile Photo
      Jul 28, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      It is, trust me and trust other VTs who have already been here this year.

    • wandeljp's Profile Photo
      Jan 7, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Yes Victor Alba Lulia IS a great, interesting and beautiful place. Worth the visit. .. and more than one time ;-)

  • robertop's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2013 at 6:58 AM

    Sebes,just abt.20 km far from Alba Iulia, deserves to be mentioned as a possible destination in the area.Known as Muehlbach,or Szaszsebes,which up to the eighties had still a significant population belonging to the German minority (now most of them emigrated to Germany),the old historical town in the midst of Transilvania,still has a wonderful evanghelic church(compared to the Black Church of Brasov),some walls remained intact of the old town,the tower called "Student Tower" which was built in the beginnings of this town's existence., a nice history Museum . And also the mountain area the "Sebes Valley" not far from the town , offers some landscapes much appreciated by mountain hikers.So why not make a visit to Sebes,situated in between Sibiu (at abt.60 km) and Alba Iulia (at abt.20 km distance) !

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Really nice photos and tips.

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