Alba Carolina Citadel is the crowning attraction of Alba Iulia. Within this star-shaped citadel are museums, churches and the Unification Hall that sealed the union of Transylvania with Romania in 1918. Originally c…
Completed in 1291, this is Romania's most venerable Roman Catholic cathedral as well as the country's longest, at slightly over 89m. Royal tombs, including Queen Isabella and her son (the first prince of Transylvani…
Enter this incense-perfumed Orthodox cathedral, built in 1921–22, and gaze upwards at the soaring ceiling, gold decorations and lavish icons. The cathedral is designed in the shape of a Greek circumscribed cross. A …
Archaeologists unearthed the largest fort in Roman Dacia at this site, and you can admire the old walls and old hypocaust (heating system) within.
Out-of-sight Michael the Brave Church, brought to Alba Iulia in 1992 from Maramureş, stands on the site of a former Metropolitan cathedral built by Mihai Viteazul in 1597 and destroyed by the Habsburgs in 1714.
Understand the background and impact of the 1918 signing of the union between Transylvania and Romania right where the historic event occurred, and browse an adjoining exhibition about regional tradition.
Once the residence of John Sigismund of Transylvania, this palace was built in several stages from the 16th century onwards. Mihai Viteazul stayed here briefly too.
A 22.5m-high granite column, erected in 1937, commemorates the peasant uprising in 1784–85. From here you can enjoy a superb panorama over the surrounding hills.
Within this 1900-built hall, the union between Romania and Transylvania was signed and sealed on 1 December 1918. The National Union Museum is opposite.
An arresting statue of the 16th-century Wallachian prince, considered one of Romania's national heroes.