Alba Iulia is a city with a monumental historical significance. It is where the Great Union took place in 1918 and also the coronation of the kings Ferdinand I and Mary, the first monarchs of Greater Romania.

 

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The Alba Carolina Citadel is the largest citadel in Romania and has a heptagonal shape, with a bastion being located in each corner, and the outside walls having a length of approximately 12 km. The Citadel also has a gate on each wall, but the main gate is on the Eastern side.

Alba Iulia Citadel

Alba Iulia Citadel

You can spend a full day visiting the museums, have a nice meal at the medieval restaurant, enjoy a coffee and rent an electric bike to take a round trip in the citadel. The citadel is free, but the museums have an entry fee.

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Be sure not to miss The Guard Change Ceremony that takes place daily during the touristic season (May – September) at 12:00, and sometimes twice a day during weekends.

 

Alba Iulia Citadel

Alba Iulia Citadel

Alba Iulia Citadel

Enjoy running? Why not plan a trip to visit Alba Iulia during the city race on 22 September 2018. Don’t forget to subscribe on: http://albaiulia.cityrace.ro

If you plan on visiting in the winter time, don’t miss the chance to see the celebration of the Great Union Day on 1 December 2018. There is going to be a big military parade with military vehicles, horses, and aircraft.