Alba Iulia

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Alba Iulia, Romania

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ALBA IULIA Feb 12, 2017
Monday, June 24, 2013

Charles VI, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and King of Hungary, wanted to build the most powerful fortification in Transylvania. On Citadel's Hill, in the medieval city of Alba Iulia, he began construction of ALBA CAROLINA CITADEL. The fortification was constructed between 1715 and 1738.

Inside the fortification are The Union Hall with the National Honour Gallery, The National History Museum of Unification, the Princely Palace (Voivodal Palace), the Orthodox Cathedral, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Batthyaneum Library, the Roman Catholic Bishop's Palace, the Apor Palace, and the University of Alba Iulia. Built in the 10th and 11th centuries, the Roman Catholic Cathedral is the most representative building in the medieval Romanic style in Transylvania.

About 7.2 miles of ramparts made of brick and quarry stones form a seven-point star shape with seven bastions, guarded by six monumental gates.

The grounds of the Citadel are just amazing as are the ramparts and beautiful decorated gates. We had a tour guide with us in the afternoon, and she explained to us what the citadel was all about.
Alba Carolina Citadel
Roman Catholic Cathedral
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