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Alba County is in Transylvania in Romania.

Cities[edit]

Map of Alba County
  • 1 Abrud Abrud on Wikipedia — its Roman Catholic Church (14th-18th centuries) has murals dating from the 14th and 15th centuries
  • 2 Alba Iulia — Alba Carolina Fortress is a massive baroque fortification built in the 18th century, one of the largest of this kind in Eastern Europe
  • 3 Aiud — an important tourism centre for agrotourism, ecotourism and cultural tourism
  • 4 Arieșeni — a mountain trekking where you can visit waterfalls, peaks and lots of caves
  • 5 Baia de Arieș — home to the Muncel Monastery, a place of pilgrimage where on the second Sunday after Pentecost
  • 6 Blaj — the castle of the Bethlen dynasty is a popular tourist site near Blaj
  • 7 Câlnic — home to the well-preserved Câlnic Citadel, a World Heritage Site, first mentioned in 1269
  • 8 Câmpeni Câmpeni on Wikipedia — known for the beauty of its landscape
  • 9 Cugir Cugir on Wikipedia — a heavy industrialised town who products include products components and firearms
  • 10 Ocna Mureș Ocna Mureș on Wikipedia — known for its salt mines and for the ruins of the medieval castle from 1290, Novum Castrum ("Teleki Castle")
  • 11 Rimetea — designated as a protected architectural and urban area because of its preservation of houses built in the 17th-18th centuries
  • 12 Roșia Montană — good ming been here during the Roman era, and finally ended in 2006
  • 13 Sebeș Sebeș on Wikipedia — its an Evangelical-Lutheran Church was rebuilt in Gothic style in the 15th century, and later renovated in the Renaissance style
  • 14 Teiuș Teiuș on Wikipedia — has several old churches
  • 15 Zlatna Zlatna on Wikipedia — three nature reserves on the territory of the city have a special value for tourism

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

The Apuseni Mountains are in the northwest; the northeastern side of the Parâng group - the Șureanu and Cindrel Mountains - are in the south. In the east there is the Transylvanian Plateau with deep but wide valleys. The three main elements are separated by the Mureș River valley.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Two important European national roads pass through Alba County:

  • E81 (DN 1), which connects the south of Romania and the northwest of the country, and
  • E68 (DN 7), which ensures the transit between the south and the west of Transylvania.

Two highways also pass through Alba county:

  • A1, which enters the county in the area of Cunța locality and leaves the county in the area of Șibot locality, and
  • A10, which intersects with A1 in the area of Sebeș municipality.

By train[edit]

The railway lines that cross Alba County are:

  • Alba Iulia – Târgu Mureș railway line
  • Alba Iulia – Zlatna railway line (a branch line)
  • Arad – Alba Iulia railway line
  • Sibiu – Vințu de Jos railway line
  • Șibot – Cugir (a branch line)
  • Teiuș – Brașov railway line
  • Războieni - Târgu Mureș - Deda

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

The main tourist attractions in the county are:

  • 1 Scărișoara Glacier Cave
  • 2 Trascău Citadel
  • 3 Râmeț Monastery
  • 4 Dacian fortress of Căpâlna
  • The city of Alba Iulia
  • The Apuseni Mountains
  • Scărișoara karst complex — Bihor Mountains 2-3 hours from Garda de Sus
  • Maidens' Fair on the Găina Mountain — which takes place on July 20 (St. Elijah) on Mount Găina (1484 m) 8 km southwest of Avram Iancu
  • The Dealul cu melci ("Snail Hill") west of Vidra
  • Barren Detunata and Shaggy Detunata (Detunatele)
  • The Câlnic Citadel and the castle of Gârbova
  • The towns and churches of Sebeș and Aiud
  • The Ocna Mureș resort
  • The Țara Moților ethnographical area. Situated in the Apuseni Mountains, Țara Moților is a region with strong and distinct Romanian traditions.
  • Roșia Montană Mining Cultural Landscape - Mining began 2000 years ago on Mt. Kirnik, with well-preserved Roman galleries. A Canadian company attempted an open-pit mine, but abandoned the project around 2007. Roșia Montană is a famous locality among mineral collectors for fine native gold specimens.

Do[edit]

  • On the narrow railway between Abrud-Vidolm there is a mountain train, "Mocănița", with stops at Abrud, Roșia Montană (Gura Roșiei), Câmpeni, Bistra, Lupșa, Baia de Arieș, Brăzești, Sălciua, Ocoliș, Vidolm (declared historical monument).

Ski[edit]

  • 1 Domeniul Schiabil Șureanu (drive Sebeș -> Șugag -> Oașa Lake -> Luncile Prigoanei -> Poarta Raiului). Ski resort in the Șureanu mountains.

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