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03
Sep-2016

 

Sibiu – Alba Iulia – Transalpina Road

Get ready for one of the most exciting adventure: visit the old fortress of Alba Iulia, with its spectacular walls and discover the beginning of catholic church in Transylvania. Also, admire the views of Carpathian Mountains from the highest road in Romania: Transalpina Road. Feel the high altitude and discover the wonders of nature, while having the comfort of your own guide and driver.

All this in one memorable day.

We will start our trip to Alba Iulia early in the morning so we can get back for a late dinner in Sibiu.

In the old town of Alba Iulia visitors can stroll along the wide, tree-lined streets of the Habsburg citadel, one of the most impressive in Europe, to discover the historical, cultural and architectural places of interest of Alba Iulia: the Roman Catholic Cathedral – the oldest and most valuable monument of architecture in Transylvania, the Batthyaneum Library, the Orthodox Cathedral of the Reunification, the Babilon Building – housing the National Museum of Unification, the Union Hall, the Apor Palace and the Princely Palace.

Stretching across the Parang Mountains from Sebes to Novaci, this spectacular road has truly earned its nickname of the Transalpina. Also called The King’s Road by Romanian locals in the area, the highway has just recently started to be discovered by tourists from all around the world.

The road was build by the Romans as a way of moving to and from Sarmizegetusa, the capital of ancient Dacian Empire. After being used only by sheppards for so many centuries  the first modernization of the road took place during the reign of King Carol II, hence the nickname of The King’s Road. During World War II it was rebuilt for military use by German troops, but remained inaccessible for most normal drivers and vehicles until only a few years ago.

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