Category: Articole

  • Day trip to Oasa Lake

    14 June 2023
    It has been often said that the Sureanu Mountains are a massive water castle, a metaphor to describe the numerous…
  • Trivia

    12 June 2023
    Alba Iulia Citadel was built 3 centuries ago by the Austrian Empire. 20.000 workers were needed to raise it. The…
  • The deepest Transylvanian underwater passage

    12 June 2023
    Transylvania is maybe not the first region that comes to mind when you think about cave diving. However, in certain…
  • A walk through the moats of Alba Carolina

    12 June 2023
    With a width of 27 meters, the moats of Alba Iulia Citadel represented the second line of the defensive system.…
  • Of gorges and caves

    12 June 2023
    5 minutes drive from Alba-Iulia, at the foot of the Apuseni Mountains, there is a quiet mountain village named Ampoita.…
  • Apulum Roman Festival

    12 June 2023
    From 27 April to 1 May 2018 history comes to life thanks to Apulum Roman festival which is held in…
  • The bronze citizens of the Citadel

    12 June 2023
    Statues exist in many cultures from the dawn of civilization to present times. Some of them are as large as…
  • 80 Flats on wheels

    12 June 2023
    During the Romanian communist era on May 27, 1987 on a ordinary Wednesday at 08:35 AM in the city of…
  • The Journey to Joy

    12 June 2023
    Alba County has a rich heritage of wooden churches, remarkable for their traditional architecture. These churches have valuable interior paintings…
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    The forgotten hero: John Hunyadi

    12 June 2023
    John Hunyadi (Iancu de Hunedoara) was the son of a noble family of Romanian ancestry and became a leading Hungarian…
  • Always ready, always here

    12 June 2023
    Uniforms have a special charm and people love them. They are easily recognizable because some are designed to be brand…
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    The watch tower: Colțești Fortress

    12 June 2023
    Trascau Fortress (also called Coltesti Fortress) is located 50 km away from Alba Iulia and was built at the end…
  • One of nature’s best kept secrets

    12 June 2023
    In the Western Carpathians, in the southern part of the Apuseni Nature Park, with 800 meters height and 324 meters…
  • In the glade of love

    12 June 2023
    Do you remember the mysterious crop circles or the sand circles appeared overnight without any reasonable explanation? A similar phenomenon…
  • Transylvania in slow motion

    12 June 2023
    One of best ways to discover the far corners of Apuseni Mountains is by taking the narrow-gauge train equipped with…
  • Wedding without a bachelor party

    12 June 2023
    The Maiden Fair takes place at 100 km from Alba Iulia, near Avram Iancu village on a mountain peak, 1486…
  • Transylvanian winter traditions

    12 June 2023
    From cheerful crowds of kids singing carols from door to door to yummy dishes and a large number of odd…
  • Jazz Under the Stars

    12 June 2023
    Smida is a village located 3 hours away from Alba Iulia, at a high altitude on the right bank of…
  • Regular people write history, heroes make it

    12 June 2023
    In 1784, across the Atlantic Ocean, Benjamin Franklin invents bifocal spectacles, the forefather of the eyeglasses. In the same year,…
  • About a nice waterfall and some very old snails

    12 June 2023
    Pisoaia Waterfall is a magnificent landscape reserve and one of the largest waterfalls in Transylvania. Located in Apuseni Mountains, 15…
  • The Route of the Three Fortifications

    12 June 2023
      “The Route of the Three Fortifications” provides a unique opportunity to travel back in time thousands of years and…
  • A river of gold

    12 June 2023
    The Aries River starts its journey of about 164 km in the heart of the Apuseni Mountains, passing through the…
  • Where blessings gather

    12 June 2023
    The Jewish Community from Alba Iulia was originally Sephardi and benefited from the patronage of the princes of Transylvania. In…
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    Feeric Fashion Days

    12 June 2023
    An important event in the Fashion World is taking place in the Alba Iulia Citadel during summer. Feeric Fashion Days’…
  • Saxon stories

    12 June 2023
    Garbova is a village located 40 km away from Alba Iulia and 49 km from Sibiu. Here one can find…
  • The gate to enter the other capital

    12 June 2023
    The Alba Iulia citadel was built after the establishment of the Habsburg rule in Transylvania and its sculptural program was…
  • The Batthyaneum Library

    12 June 2023
    The Batthyaneum Library from Alba Iulia was founded at the end of the 18th century. It was organized in the…
  • Dirty secrets buried underground

    12 June 2023
    The volcanoes destroyed entire civilizations, sowing chaos and death around them. When the landforms were distributed, we the people from…
  • Rosia Montana – Where people walk on gold

    12 June 2023
    Rosia Montana is a picturesque Romanian village in the western Transylvania, 75 km away from Alba Iulia and it sits…
  • World’s oldest writing system

    12 June 2023
    Even if the writing systems in the Early Bronze Age were emerging out of their ancestral proto-literate symbol systems, it…
  • An open air museum of Jewish history

    12 June 2023
    If in the 15th and 16th centuries the Jews in Transylvania were banished and persecuted, their situation radically changed under…
  • A Transylvanian rocky show

    12 June 2023
    Located in the Metaliferi Mountains in Transylvania, Detunatele (the Thunderstruck Rocks) are columnar jointed volcanic rocks and one of the…
  • One hour drive: Turda Gorge

    12 June 2023
    Turda Gorge (Cheile Turzii) is at one hour drive from Alba Iulia and could be the perfect destination for those…
  • Day trip to Sebes region

    12 June 2023
    The city formerly known as “Saxon Sebes”, now merely Sebes, was one of the most important urban settlements of medieval…
  • Practical informations

    12 June 2023
    People of Romania in general, and those of Transylvania in particular, are notorious for their kindness and hospitality and they…
  • Top 5 for tradition lovers

    12 June 2023
    Checking out “Muntele Gaina Festival” Checking out “Strugurele de Aur Folklore Festival” Checking out “The Woodworking Festival” Traditional crafts Discovering…
  • Day trip to Aiud region

    12 June 2023
    Sticks and stones and countless bones stand as the foundation to the city of Aiud, Alba County, a XIII century…
  • Day trip to Rimetea

    12 June 2023
    Notwithstanding the appeal of wine tasting, visitors to the Aiud area would quickly find there is more to see, try…
  • All rankings

    12 June 2023
    Top 5 attractions Top 5 things to do in Alba Iulia Top 5 for a sunny day Top 5 for a chilly…
  • The Other Capital

    12 June 2023
    We are Alba Iulia, from Transylvania We might be small but we rock & roll We have a beautiful Old Citadel Happens…
  • Day trip to Corvin Castle

    12 June 2023
    Also known as The Hunyad Castle, it is thought to be the place where Vlad Tepes was imprisoned before his…
  • Day trip to Transalpina

    12 June 2023
    It is the highest causeway in Romania, reaching its peak altitude of 2145 m in the Urdele mountain pass, and…
  • Getting there

    12 June 2023
    Flying is certainly the fastest way to go places, and most of Transylvania's large cities have international airports, so you…
  • Visiting the Coronation Cathedral

    12 June 2023
    If December 1st 1918 marked the birth of Romania as one country, one territory, one land, the consecration of the…
  • Visiting St. Michael’s Catholic Cathedral

    12 June 2023
    Saint Michael’s Cathedral of Alba Iulia was built between 1247 and 1291, which makes it contemporary to the famous Notre…
  • Horseback archery in Rahau

    12 June 2023
    Horseback Archery is considered an elite sport practiced by the brave, a true art form. Since it implies the coordination of multiple…
  • Watching the “Changing the Guard” ceremony

    12 June 2023
    From May to September, every day at noon, Fridays and Saturdays also at 9pm, tourists and inhabitants may witness the "Changing…
  • Biking in the Dendrological Park

    12 June 2023
    For anyone looking for a respite from busy city life, from noise and stress and pollution, few things can be…
  • Romania

    12 June 2023
    Welcome to Alba Iulia, Romania's "Other Capital" or "The Spiritual Capital of Romanians" as we call it. In order to acknowledge…
  • Checking out “Muntele Gaina Festival”

    12 June 2023
    Chickens are not, as a rule, part of the fauna of any mountain, but that didn’t stop the inhabitants of…
  • Hiking the Piatra Craivii

    12 June 2023
    More than two thousand years ago, the Dacians inhabiting what is now Alba County, Transylvania, gave their name to a…
  • Winter trip

    12 June 2023
    You might think that summer is the only season when it's worth visiting Alba Iulia. It's not quite so: apart from…
  • Top 5 for families

    12 June 2023
    Walking around Alba Iulia Citadel Biking in the Dendrological Park Watching the “Changing the Guard” ceremony Relaxing on Iezer-Ighiel lake…
  • Horse riding in the Citadel

    12 June 2023
    The Alba Iulia's Equestrian Center is probably one of the best places within the Citadel where you can spend a…
  • Day trip to Scarisoara Cave

    12 June 2023
    The Scarisoara Cave is a true natural wonder, a giant ice block hidden deep in the forests of the Apuseni Mountains,…
  • Day trip to Orastie region

    12 June 2023
    One of the oldest cities of Hunedoara County, Orastie started out as a XIII century fortified town – the westernmost point…
  • Relaxing on Iezer-Ighiel lake

    12 June 2023
    The Iezer-Ighiel tarn, a natural reserve located in the southern part of the Trascau Mountains at an altitude between 900…
  • Top 5 for a chilly day

    12 June 2023
    Visiting St. Michael’s Catholic Cathedral Visiting the National Union Museum Trying out the Transylvanian cuisine Day trip to Jidvei Winery…
  • Checking out “Strugurele de Aur Folklore Festival”

    12 June 2023
    Already at the 14th edition, "Strugurele De Aur" Folklore Festival is one of the best opportunities for a traveler to…
  • Checking out the Dacian & Roman Festivals

    12 June 2023
    While the history of the Romanian people begins with the Romans conquering Dacia and occupying it for well over a…
  • Trying out the Transylvanian cuisine

    12 June 2023
    Of all the historical provinces of today’s Romania, Transylvania is arguably the most diverse in terms of ethnic and even…
  • Top 5 for sport lovers

    12 June 2023
    Horseback archery in Rahau Biking in the Dendrological Park Paragliding around Alba Iulia Hiking the Piatra Craivii Playing golf in…
  • Day trip to the ‘Apuseni Natural Park’

    12 June 2023
    Apuseni Natural Park, located in the central-eastern part of the Apuseni Mountains, a conservation area that includes in its 76…
  • Traditional crafts

    12 June 2023
    Traditional crafts are an important part of local identity and efforts are being made to preserve them and even promote…
  • Paragliding around Alba Iulia

    12 June 2023
    Established in 1993, Alba Iulia's Paragliding School "Archaeopteryx" is welcoming all adrenaline lovers; enjoy a tandem flight, assisted by a team…
  • Walking around Alba Iulia Citadel

    12 June 2023
    The city of Alba Iulia, Alba County is one of the most important urban centers of Romania, a place of…
  • Accomodation

    12 June 2023
    Accomodation in Alba Iulia Hotel Medieval ***** 13, Militari, Alba Iulia (Phone: +40.754.880.704) Reviews | Map Hotel Transilvania **** 11, Piata Iuliu Maniu,…
  • Day trip to Marginimea region

    12 June 2023
    The townlet of Rasinari, one of the eighteen rural settlements that make up the area known as “Marginimea Sibiului”, gave…
  • Top 5 for a sunny day

    12 June 2023
    Walking around Alba Iulia Citadel Biking in the Dendrological Park Horse riding in the Citadel Hiking the Piatra Craivii Watching…
  • Top 5 in Alba Iulia

    12 June 2023
    Top 5 attractions & activities Walking around Alba Iulia Citadel Visiting St. Michael’s Catholic Cathedral Visiting the Coronation Cathedral Visiting…
  • Checking out “The Woodworking Festival”

    12 June 2023
    The Woodworking Festival ("Ziua Lemnarului") takes place every year in the middle of August in Horea, Alba, a village in…
  • Day trip to Turda region

    12 June 2023
    The Dacian settlement Turdava, renamed Potaissa by the Romans and known today as Turda, one of the major cities of…
  • Day trip to Sureanu mountains

    12 June 2023
    The Sureanu Mountains, also known as the Sebes Mountains, have recently become a point of interest for winter sports aficionados…
  • Discovering Transylvania’s centuries-old “Weinland”

    12 June 2023
    The Transylvanian Weinland – German for Wine Land – an area that extends between the Tarnave rivers on one side…
  • Visiting the National Union Museum

    12 June 2023
    It might seem counterintuitive to use the concepts of “Babylon” and “Union” in the same phrase, yet the contradiction is…
  • The Largest Citadel

    12 June 2023
    Back in the XVIII century, when the Marquis de Vauban designed and implemented a revolutionary system of fortifications and defenses,…
  • Going out

    12 June 2023
    Shopping Alba Mall Shops and brands  |  Food-court  |  Cinema 50A, Tudor Vladimirescu, Alba Iulia (Phone: +40.258.817.505) Map Restaurants & Cafes Antik…
  • Day trip to Jidvei Winery

    12 June 2023
    On the gentle hills of southern Transylvania, in the heart of what came to be known as "Weinland" or "Wine…
  • Day trip to Ramet

    12 June 2023
    A triangle of thirteen villages forms the commune of Ramet, a rather scarcely populated rural area located in the northern…
  • Alba County

    12 June 2023
    Alba Iulia is the capital of Alba County, the most historically significant region of Transylvania. Established more than a thousand years…
  • Checking out “The National Day” Celebration

    12 June 2023
    The National Day is celebrated in all the towns and cities of Romania, but, since Alba Iulia was where the…
  • Day trip to Calnic Fortress

    12 June 2023
    Located some 13 km from Sebes and set up, rather atypically, in a low point rather than a high one, Calnic…
  • Day trip to Apuseni mountains

    12 June 2023
    A person setting foot for the first time in the area of the Apuseni Mountains would have a hard time…
  • Transylvania

    12 June 2023
    Shrouded in mystery and legends, Transylvania, or Ardeal, as Romanians call the area, is a historical region situated in the…
  • Playing golf in Pianu de Sus

    12 June 2023
    Founded in 1995 by Prof. Paul Tomita, the golf club in Pianu de Sus (25km/15mi from Alba Iulia) is the…
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