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The city of Alba Iulia is one of the few localities in Romania that have been fated to gain an important position in the history of human settlings and fortifications, from pre-history to modern ages.The bulwark fortress of Alba Iulia has been set up...

The citadel is the most valuable historical building and also the mark of the village Câlnic. Due to its preservation in good condition in the middle of a town, bearing the mark of German colonists settled in Transylvania, the building was...

The Transalpina (DN67C) located in the Parang Mountains group, in the Southern Carpathians of Romania, is one of the roads of the Carpathian Mountains. It connects Novaci, south of Parang Mountains, to Sebes in the north.It is said that the road was...

Scarisoara Cave (Pestera Scarisoara), is one of the biggest ice caves in the Apuseni Mountains of Romania, in a part of the Carpathian chain. It is considered one of the natural wonders of Romania.The cave is located at an altitude of 1.165 metres...

The cave Poarta lui Ionele is a nature protected monument in Romania. It’s an active cave situated at an altitude of 800 m in the Bihor Mountains.Entrance to the cave is made  through a gateway of 22 m high. Of the 400 m length of the...

Glacier Cave Vartop is known by many names like Lovely Cave or The Stone House Glacier. This is the place where has been found  the oldest trace of Neanderthal man in Romania.The entrance is a portal about 15 meters wide and 5 meters high.The...

The museum is in a building originally built for military purpose. Since 1968 the building has became the headquarters of the Unification National Museum. Its two floors and over 100 rooms host the basic exhibition, the warehouse, the library and...

Trascaului fortress (in the second half of the twentieth century, the fortress was called Coltesti) was built around the year 1296 by the Trascau Thoroczkay voievod, as a habitable and a refuge fortress.It was built deliberately on top of a steep...

In the middle of Aiud city, is kept one of the oldest urban fortress in Transylvania (XIII-XVI),  Aiudului Fortress.On this place, excavations have revealed the existence of a Daco-Roman settlement from the third century, over which was later...

The citadel was built between centuries XIII - XV,  by german colonists settled in Petresti. The citadel was comprised of a romanesque basilica built in the thirteenth century and an enclosure wall built between the fourteenth and fifteenth...

In 1242, the mongol invasion destroyed the Sebes city. After this invasion the city is rebuilt and surrounded by stone wall (in 1387). The ottoman attack from 1438, finds  Sebes city  defended by a belt of walls not very thick, with towers...

The citadel was built in the center of the locality Garbova by the count Herbord of Wrbow in the second half of the thirteenth century. The noble residence was fortified with a wall that delimited a circular enclosure, with a fortified tower.In the...

Unesco World HeritageCapalna Dacian Fortress is located on the teritory of Capalna locality at a maximum height of 687 meters. The Capalna fortress was built during the reign of Burebista (second century BC - 106 AD), with the role to oversee the...

The church was built somewhere in 1150 by german colonists settled in Sebes. In the first phase it was built a romanesque basilica, but in 1242 the Mongol invasion destroyed the city.After invasion, the old romanesque basilica with the two towers was...

Grandiose building, the Coronation Cathedral or Reunification Cathedral was built between 1921-1923, following the project drawn by the architect D.G. Stefanescu, leaded by the engineer T. Eremia. The Great Romanian monarchs were crowned here on the...

Built in 13th century, the Roman Catholic Cathedral is considered to be an important monument of the early Transylvanian medieval architecture. It harmoniously combines Gothic and Roman style elements. The establishment was meant to be a three...

Established between 1970 and 1979, inside the former gold mines, the museum offers three different parts, equally novelty, presenting technical treasures collected over decades of conservation and excavations.Underground treasure, namely, roman...

Ramet Monastery dates back to the eighteenth century. It’s one of the oldest monastic settlements in Transylvania.Over the years, the monastery and the church have been under the protection of Matthias Corvinus, of voivod Radu Voda cel Mare,...

Waterfall Bucinis is situated at the foot of Curcubata Peak on the Valley Bucinis, near the village Patrahaitesti, Arieseni.It’s a two-stage waterfall, with a total drop of 14 m.Contact and information:Address: Arieseni, Alba, RomaniaThe...

Varciorog waterfall is a landscape reserve located at an altitude of 1.000 m, in the Apuseni Mountains.The waterfall has a 20 m length.Contact and information:Address: Arieseni, Alba, RomaniaOn the national road 75, between Arieseni and Vartop ...

Pisoaia waterfall is a landscape reserve  located in the north-west of Alba County, in the Apuseni Mountains, not far from the Gaina massif.The waterfall has a 25 m length.Contact and information:Address: Vidra, Alba, RomaniaWaterfall is located...

Ordancusei Canyon is a protected area of national interest (mixed nature reserve) located in the south of Apuseni Natural Park, on the teritory of locality Garda de Sus.Ordancusei Canyon has a 2.5 km length, on the valley Ordancusa, a left tributary...

Ramet canyon is a protected area of national interest (mixed type nature reserve), situated in the eastern of Trascau Mountains .In the Nature Reserve "Ramet Canyon" are two massive carved in Mesozoic Jurassic limestone (marl, sandstone, basalt), a...

Caprei Canyon is a protected area of national interest, also known as the Fenes Canyon (nature reserve, botanical and geological type) located in the southern part of Trascaului Mountains, on northern territory of Fenes village, crossed by the Fenes...

Vanatarile Ponorului  is a  natural complex reservation located in the south-western edge of the limestone ridge Bedeleu from Trascaului Mountains at the confluence of the valleys Ponor, Poienii and Seaca.The reservation has the form of a...

Valisoara Canyon is a natural complex reserve (geomorphic and botanical), of the national interest. The reserve is located in the village V─âlisoara, commune Livezile, Alba County.Valisoara Canyon is crossed by creek Aiudului, the right tributary of...

Plaiului Canyon is a geological reserve of national interest, representing a picturesque landscape, very spectacular, carved in limestone. Reserve is located in the village Izvoarele, commune Livezile, Alba County. The canyon is crossed by Izvoarele...

Silosului Canyon is a geological reserve, with a limestone landscape, in the eastern side of Massif Bedeleu, surrounded by specific vegetation, with a maximum altitude of 1.102 m and minimum altitude of 810m. The reserve is located in the village...

Posagii canyon form a protected area of national interest located in the eastern part of Muntele Mare massif, on the Posaga creek.It is a complex natural reserve, supported by geomorphological picturesque landscape with characteristic karst limestone...

Runcului Canyon is a protected area of national interest located in the eastern part of Muntele Mare massif, on the Ocolisului creek.It is a complex consisting of a very picturesque landscape, a series of steep slopes, peaks and towers. Runcului...

Lake Iezer Ighiel it is located 20 km away from the village Ighiu, Alba. It is the largest karst lake in Romania, in southern of Trascau Mountains, at 924 m altitude.Contact and information:Address: Lacul Iezer-Ighiel, Alba, RomaniaOpening hours:...

Sureanu is a glacial lake located at an altitude of 1.800 m, in the Sureanu mountains.The lake is located on the lower level of the Peak Sureanu. Is populated with trout and is in a magnificent location, surrounded by juniper trees.Contact and...

Oasa Lake is located at an altitude of 1.200 m, in the Sureanu mountains on the river Sebes.The dam is crossed by Transalpina, the dam length is 300 m and the height is 90 m.The development of agro-tourism hotels and chalets makes the area of Oasa...

The Apuseni Natural Park (Parcul Natural Apuseni) is a protected area situated in Romania, in the administrative territory of counties Bihor, Alba and Cluj.The Apuseni Natural Park, with an area of 75.784 ha represents a mountainous area (mountain...

The resort is situated at an altitude of 1.500 m in the Sureanu Mountains which houses a rich population of carnivores: bear, wolf, lynx, otter, marten, but also chamois, badger, deer, bats, wild pigs, predatory birds: golden eagle, northern goshawk,...

Albac is situated at an altitude of 900 m, between Bihor Mountains and Muntele Mare Mountains. Due to the natural environment was declared mountain resort.The resort is located in the Apuseni Natural Park which houses a rich population of carnivores:...

Arieseni is situated at an altitude of 900 m, between Bihor Mountains and Muntele Mare Mountains. Due to the natural environment was declared mountain resort.The resort is located in the Apuseni Natural Park which houses a rich population of...

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