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About Citadel of Aiud

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 edified a fortification . Over this fortification, the fortress was built in two phases. Archaeological research has discovered that the first phase took place in the fourteenth century. These data conflict with local traditions indicating lifting Saxon city before the great invasions of 1241, but could not be confirmed this hypothesis. In the first phase the city was actually a fortified church, like many other fortified churches in Transylvania.

The second phase of construction of the  Aiudului fortress occurred during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The current form of the fortress was defined in the second phase of construction, the walls were extended.

Inside the fortress there are two religious buildings and four buildings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the latter now owned by Calvinist Reformed worship. The most important building is the Gothic church build in the late fifteenth century. Today belongs to the Reformed Calvinist worship. The church has a sturdy tower, 64 meters high and equipped with battlements. Other church dates back to the late nineteenth century and belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran religion. The church was built on the site of the old chapel in the first half of the XIV century.

Contact and informations:

Address: Piata Cuza Voda, Aiud, Romania

Opening hours:

Daily: 9:00 - 18:00

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