Poarta a III-a a Cetății Alba Carolina
Alba Carolina Citadel, Alba Iulia, Romania
The Alba county is located in the central part of Romania and has a landscape that mainly consists of high plateau, hill and mountain regions. The nature-loving tourist will therefore find a variety of remarkable destinations from the underground glacier from Scărișoara to Roșia Montană and the Vânătările Ponorului natural reservation.
Alba is also a county with many historical sights, most of them in the county town of Karlsburg (Alba-Iulia) but also in Sebeș, Aiud or Câlnic.
Discover the region
In this county you will discover landscapes and unique places of a striking beauty. There are places that defy the passage of time and stubbornly maintain their own charm.
Alba county is covered to the east by the Târnavelor Plateau and the Secașelor Plateau, and to the west by the Apuseni Mountains. Șureanu Mountains, crossed by the Sebeș Valley, limit the south of the county, as well as a small part of the Cindrel Mountains. The north and the north-west are cut across the Big Mountain and Bihor Mountains.
The Apuseni Mountains are located in the west and north-west, characterized by a complex geological structure with resources of non-ferrous ores (copper, lead, zinc) and precious metals (gold, silver).
The climate is continental and varies depending on the relief units, in two large sectors: There is a cold, damp climate in mountain areas and in the hills, warmer and a little drier.
Contributions from the Community
This county is crossed to the south by a highway that connects Brașov and Arad county. Alba County is crossed by the CFR railway division (Bucharest - Brașov - Blaj - Războieni - Cluj - Oradea), but also by the Războieni - Târgu Mureș - Deda and Alba Iulia - Zlatna railway.
Through the Alba county two important European national roads are passing, namely E81 (DN1), which connects the south of Romania with the north-west of the country, and E68 (DN7), which ensures the transit between the south and the west of Transylvania.
Access In Alba county it is made by car mainly on the two road sectors: E81 (DN1): Bucharest - Brașov - Sibiu - Sebeș - Cluj-Napoca - Oradea and E68 (DN 7): Bucharest - Pitești - Sibiu - Sebeș - Deva - Arad. Other national roads that cross the county are: DN 74: Brad - Abrud - Alba Iulia, which connects with Ţara Zarandului, DN 75: Lunca - Câmpeni - Turda, DN 74A: Abrud - Campeni, DN 14B: Copșa Mică - Blaj - Teiuș and DN 67C: Novaci - Oașa - Șugag - Sebeș.
The closest airports to Alba Iulia are those in Sibiu (73 Km), Cluj Napoca (106 km). Whatever airport you choose, you can easily get to Alba Iulia with specialized companies, by bus or train. The nearest airport to Alba Iulia is the one in Sibiu. The car route is only 78 kilometers.