Alba Iulia is one of the most beautiful cities in Transylvania, situated at about 95 km from Cluj (Kolozsvár, Klausenburg) and 75 km from Sebes (Szászsebes, Mühlbach). The city is located in the heart of Transylvania, and it is rightly claimed to be one of the wealthiest communities in historical and natural beauties.The city is located in the western part of Alba County, in almost the geographical center of Transylvania and Partium area. On the northern part is bordered by the Ore Mountains. The banks of Mures and Ampoi rivers were initially inhabited by Romans and Slavs, then, Romanians, Hungarians and Germans found their homes here. The city and its region offers many archaeological findings. Ancient historical capital of Transylvania, Transylvanian roman-catholic archbishopric seat, it is now the headquarters city of the Romanian Orthodox Church in Transylvania. Between 1542 and 1690 is the capital city of the Principality of Transylvania, then became the seat of Alba county. The monuments located inside the ancient Roman Apulum fortification represent different eras. The medieval Old Town was built between 1714-1738 which is surrounded by a star shaped fortification, remade in 2012 with European Union support. The Fortress is one of Transylvania’s pearls, it has a wide tourism offerings at an European level. Inside the Fortress is situated the 13th century Roman Catholic cathedral, the bishop's Palace, which in the 16th century became the prince’s palace, the Apor-palace, the Batthyáneum and the Orthodox Cathedral built in 1922.
Alba Iulia has a lot to offer to those who love nature. Hills, wide pastures, big forests, vineyards, valleys and mountain rivers offer a picturesque view to the Ore Mountains, then the Ighiu creek flowing into Ampoi gives place to narrow valleys.  The Vine Land with its larger and smaller settlements encircles the Western Carpathians. Because of the warm temperature its hills are appropriate for viticulture and agriculture. Vine Land from the front is bordered by the Mures valley with its bigger towns, from behind is bordered by the Ore Mountains giving place to numerous valleys and canyons (the Râmeţ gorge, Ampoi gorge, Galda valley). Above Vine Land lies the Goat-rock to which the Ilona-legend is related. The settlements took advantage of the richness of the soil, using it for agriculture, so they still keep their medieval Hungarian and German names: Teiuş, Tövis = Spine village, Benic, Borosbenedek = Vinebenedek, Stremt, Diód=Nut village, Cricău, Boroskrakkó=Vinekrakko, Bucerdea Vinoasă,Borosbocsárd=Vinebucerdea, Oiejdea, Vajasd=Butter village, Ighiu, Magyarigen = Yes village, Ighiel, Igenpataka=Yes-creek, Ţelna, Celna=Celery village and Sard, Sárd = Mud village are the most important settlements of Vine Land, neigbours of Alba. József Balogh says about this place the following: „Its layout is magnificent. Its northern slope is like a gigantic stage. To the West the volcanic mountains of the Transylvanian Ore Mountains close this place, above which guards the Goat-rock. To North, to Galda de Jos (Alsógáld) stays the castle of the Kemény family. To North-east and East the valley of the Mures (Maros) gives us a friendly landscape with its bold peaks and steep hills. Here lies the Bilag (Bilak) meadow full of flowers which with their perfume call the butterflies, the bees and wasps.”
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The Transylvanian kitchen makes the stay of tourists to be unforgettable. In our Community Center you can find not only the rich history of the place and gorgeous views but the Romanian – Hungarian gastronomical specialties as well.

Az egykori Novák Ferenc  tér háttérben a ref. templommal
A III Károly kapu- a város szimbóluma
Vauban rendszerű várfalak- épült 1714-1738
A római katolikus székesegyház és püspöki palota
Az alsó város főtere
Járőrözés a várárokban
A restaurált I. Károly kapu
A Bathhyaneum és a Római Katolikus Hittudományi Egyetem
Az Egyesülés ortodox székesegyháza