Hotels in Alba Iulia
Ma Hotels Alba Iulia
Direction of Ma Hotels: Ariessului Street, 51-Alba Lulia-Romania
Description of Ma Hotels: Its decorated well and furnished. The decoration is simple.
It offers local and international gastronomy. Good establishment that offers a suitable accommodation.
Direction of Cetate Hotel: Str Unirii,3 Alba lulia 2500 romania
Description of Cetate Hotel: Of average size, set of simple form and furnished good.
It offers a suitable accommodation; the gastronomy is regional and international.
Information about Alba
It is the capital of Alba’s district in Transylvania.
It is placed on the banks of the river Mures, and has a population of 71.651 inhabitants according to the information of 2001.
History of Alba Iulia
According to the historical information in the antiquity a population existed here dacia called Apulum, after the conquest of the Dacia for the Romans, the city was known as Apulum and it was the biggest urban center of Dacia Romana and the seat of the XIII Gemina Legion.
The city in the 10th century was chosen by the Hungarian duke Gyula as capital of his territory.
In 1541 the city became the capital of the Principality of Transylvania, wich extended until 1690.
In November, 1599 Michael the Brave entered the city victoriously for having gained the Battle of Selimbar and turned into governor of Transylvania.
Michael in 1600 obtained the control of Moldavia, assembling this way three principalities(Moldavia, Valaquia and Transylvania), but this situation did not last since this one was murdered in 1601, this achievement obtained by Michael the Brave has a special connotation for the Romanians.
During the reing of prince Gabriel Bethelen, the city was provided with an academy, what there is considered one of the most important facts for the culture.
Other events importates that can stand out are the foundation of the Library Batthyanaeum in the 18th century, and the railroad in the 19th century.
On December 1, 1918 there was celebrated in Alba lulia the solemn proclamation of the union of Transylvania to the kingdom of Romania.
This day is celebrated since then in Romania as the Day of the Unification.
Attractions in Alba lulia
In the city there are many tourist attractions but the Citadel is undoubtedly the most important.
The construction of this one was carried out in 1716-1735, during the reign of Charles VI of Habsburgo.
The Habsburgs renamed the city Karlsburg in honor of Charles.
Inside the fortress is the Gothic Catholic cathedral (the most representative building for the Medieval Gothic style in Transylvania), and the Batthyaneum, a library of rare manuscripts founded in 1794.
Also the Episcopal Palace, the Cathedral of the Reunification constructed in 1921, here there was crowned Fernando I as king of Romania in 1922, also there´s the Room of the Union, in wich the union of Transylvania was proclaimed in 1918 to the kingdom of Romania.
Along with the western door of the citadel one finds the Obelisk of Horea, Closca and Crisan, who commemorates the ajusticiamiento of the ringleaders of the riot that took place in Transylvania between 1784 and 1785, these are some of the attractions that can be visited in the city.