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Touristic points of interest

A charming historical and cultural site, with numerous artifacts collected throughout two millennia, is waiting for you to explore it inside the Citadel.

The Route of the Three Fortifications is an ingenious reconstruction of a two thousand year old site which encompasses the remainings of three fortifications belonging to different ages: the Roman camp (AD 106), the medieval castle (XVIth-XVIIth century) and Alba Carolina Citadel, a Vauban-type fortification (XVIIth century).

St. Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, XIII century, is a representative building of the late Romanesque architecture, although it is impressive mainly because of its solid gothic counterforts. The former cathedral of the Transilvania Principality shelters the tombs of the huniads, of John Hunyadi, governor of Hungary, of his son, Ladislaus of Hunedoara, and also the tombs of Queen Izabella and of John Sigismund, the first Prince of Transylvania and King of Hungary.

The obelisk of "Horea, Closca and Crisan" is a statuary construction dedicated to the three leaders of the peasant revolt in 1784 and it is a symbol of the struggle against social inequalities.

The Union Museum presents to the public an impressive collection of archeological exhibits- enhanced by the proximity of the two thousand year old site- coins, ancient and contemporary books, ethnographic collections, paintings and photos.

Behind the museum there is the Union Hall surrounded by the busts of the artisans of the Great Union. In the main hall, original documents of the union are exposed as well as the flags which were displayed when the unification of Transylvania with the Romanian Kingdom was proclaimed.

The Nation's Reunification Cathedral was built between the years 1921-1922 to sanctify the act of December 1st, 1918; it is build in a neo-romanian style with byzantine architectural elements.