Alba Iulia attractions

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Alba Carolina Citadel

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…
Cathedral in Alba Iulia

St Michael's Cathedral

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…
Cathedral in Alba Iulia

Coronation Cathedral

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 …
Museum in Alba Iulia

Muzeul Principia

Archaeologists unearthed the largest fort in Roman Dacia at this site, and you can admire the old walls and old hypocaust (heating system) within.
Church in Alba Iulia

Michael the Brave Church

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.
Museum in Alba Iulia

National Union Museum

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.
Historic Building in Alba Iulia

Former Princely Palace

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.
Memorial in Alba Iulia

Uprising Memorial

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.
Notable Building in Alba Iulia

Union Hall

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.
Statue in Alba Iulia

Equestrian Statue of Mihai Viteazul

An arresting statue of the 16th-century Wallachian prince, considered one of Romania's national heroes.