Alba Iulia <ul><li>Alba Iulia - General Information </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Central Romania (County: Alba) Size: 3.7 sq. miles (9.7 sq. kilometers) Elevation: 710 - 790 ft. (222 - 247 meters) Population: 67,000 Inhabited since: 106-107 BC First documented: 1097 </li></ul>
Transportation <ul><li>By air </li></ul><ul><li>Alba Iulia does not have a local airport. The closest airports are located in: Sibiu (SBZ) - www.sibiuairport.ro / 44 miles away Cluj Napoca (CLJ) - www.airportcluj.ro/ 56 miles away Targu Mures (TGM) - www.targumuresairport.ro /82 miles away </li></ul><ul><li>By bus </li></ul><ul><li>Alba Iulia Bus Station Address: Str. Iasilor 94 Telephone: +40 (258) 812.967 Web: www.autogari.ro/AlbaIulia </li></ul><ul><li>Daily domestic bus service from/to : Baia Mare, Cluj Napoca, Deva , Ramnicu Valcea,Satu Mare, Sebes, Sibiu, Targu Jiu, Timisoara </li></ul>
<ul><li>By car </li></ul><ul><li>The recommended route from Bucharest to Alba Iulia is: Bucharest – Pitesti – Ramnicu Valcea – Sibiu – Alba Iulia (E81) </li></ul><ul><li>The recommended route from Budapest to Alba Iulia is: Budapest – Debrecen – Bors – Oradea – Alba Iulia ( E60 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Public Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Several bus (autobus) routes connect Alba Iulia’s main areas and tourist attractions. For the bus routes map in Alba Iulia please visit: http://www.apulum.ro/harta%20transport.html </li></ul><ul><li>» Taxi companies </li></ul><ul><li>Taxi Exclusiv - 941 Taxi City - 948 Taxi Confort - 944 Taxi Nova - 943 </li></ul>
<ul><li>By train </li></ul><ul><li>Alba Iulia - main train station Address: Blvd. Ferdinand Telephone: +40 (258) 812.967 The railways station is located about a mile southeast of the Citadel. There are daily trains from/to Budapest (journey time – 7 ½ hours). Trains from/to other western European cities run via Budapest. </li></ul><ul><li>For a list of international trains with service to/from Romania please visit: www.RomaniaTourism.com/Transportation.html#ByTrain </li></ul><ul><li>There are daily trains connecting Alba Iulia with: Bucharest (journey time: 7 ½ hours) Arad (journey time: 3 hours) Brasov (journey time: 5 hours) Cluj Napoca (journey time: 2 hours) Hunedoara (journey time: 2 hours) Medias (journey time: 1 hour) Iasi (journey time: 11 hours) Sibiu (journey time: 3 ½ hours) Sighisoara (journey time: 1 2/3 hours) Suceava (journey time: 8 hours) Timisoara (journey time: 4 ½ hours). </li></ul>
Tourist Info <ul><li>Alba Iulia Tourist Information Centr e </li></ul><ul><li>Address: Blvd. Ferdinand I nr. 14 Telephone: (258) 813.736 Email: [email_address] Web: www.apulum.ro/en/centrul%20de%20informare.htm The Tourist Information Centre provides maps, brochures and information on accommodations, restaurants and transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Alba Iulia Weather Forecast: www.foreca.com/Romania/Alba_Iulia </li></ul>
Accomodation <ul><li>Hotel Parc </li></ul><ul><li>Located in the Central Park of the city. The Parc Hotel has 142 accomodation places at high international quality standards, one restaurant, one bar, it's own confectioney and a massage saloon. Thy comfort is completed by the serenity of the park and the superbe panorama of the old stronghold. </li></ul><ul><li>* 3 restaurants waits for you. </li></ul><ul><li>* Master's Room with all the facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>* Pool, 2 saunas, massage, 2 jacuzzi tubs. </li></ul><ul><li>* Own parking. </li></ul><ul><li>* Terrace. </li></ul><ul><li>* Free acces to Internet Wireless. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: 80 € room/night </li></ul>
Hermes Hotel <ul><ul><li>By it`s position, Hotel Hermes combine in a useful and comfortable way, the necessity of a high comfort with the dynamism offered by the specific area of a small commercial center. Nothing of all this diminish what the ambiental inside space has to offer. This space represent the complete recipe for repause, organization of business meetings or other successfull events. At Hotel Hermes , the professionalism of the employed personal and the employers, connect with the wish to serve our clients at the highest level. </li></ul></ul>
MaryLou Pension <ul><li>Situated in the Rezidential area of the Alba-Iulia Citadel , MaryLou Pension has 24 accomodation places , at international standards, 8 rooms (32 mp): 4 double rooms with twin beds and 4 rooms with matrimonial beds, and in the Private Club , you will find a classical atmosphere for business meetings or meetings with friends and you will be able to enjoy the delicious food and drinks, specialities of the restaurant. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Guest accommodation </li></ul><ul><li>Arieşeni, Romania Arieseni, sat Galbena, nr. 468A Arieşeni Rooms: 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Situated in the heart of the Apuseni Mountains in Transylvania, Casa Motului Pension is an oasis of peace. It offers fine cuisine and free Wi-Fi in the entire building. All rooms in Casa Motului Pension are equipped with air-conditioning system and satellite TV, solid wooden furniture and hand-woven bedclothes. You can enjoy traditional Romanian specialities in front of the fireplace. There is also a playroom for the little guests of the Casa Motului. </li></ul>Arieşeni is a commune located in Alba County , Romania . The commune is composed of eighteen villages. It is a very popular ski resort among the people of Bihor and Alba counties, with a 700-meter ski slope. Casa Motulu Pension
Cancellation / Pre-payment Cancellation and pre-payment policies vary by room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room. Children and extra beds Free! All children under 12 years old are free of charge when using existing bedding. Free! All children under 2 years old are free of charge for cots. One older child or adult is charged 18 EUR per night and person in an extra bed. Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. Pets Pets are not allowed. Accepted credit cards Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
<ul><li>Iara Pension is located in Arieseni and is surrounded by the Apuseni Mountains. It features 6 cosy bedrooms, free Wi-Fi in public areas and easy access to the ski slopes. All guest bedrooms at Iara Pension are neutrally furnished and equipped with satellite TV and a minibar. In addition, every room has an en-suite bathroom, a hairdryer and a separate seating area. The elegant restaurant serves an à-la-carte menu of regional and international cuisine. Iara Pension also features a bar and a games room. In winter guests can use the fantastic local skiing facilities. In summer there is a children’s playground, and the surrounding area has scenic cycling and hiking trails. Iara Pension is a 90- minute drive from Oradea. Free on-site car parking is available. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities: Skiing Games Room Children's Playground Hiking BBQ Facilities Cycling </li></ul>
<ul><li>Cancellation / Pre-payment </li></ul><ul><li>Cancellation and pre-payment policies vary by room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room. </li></ul><ul><li>Children and extra beds </li></ul><ul><li>Free! All children under 4 years old are free of charge when using existing bedding. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to two older children or adults are charged 10 EUR per night per person for extra beds. </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no capacity for cots in the room. </li></ul><ul><li>Any type of extra bed or baby cot is upon request and needs to be confirmed by the hotel. </li></ul><ul><li>Supplements will not be calculated automatically in the total costs and have to be paid separately in the hotel. </li></ul><ul><li>Pets </li></ul><ul><li>Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges. </li></ul><ul><li>Accepted credit cards </li></ul><ul><li>no credit cards accepted, only cash </li></ul><ul><li>The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival. </li></ul>
Albac <ul><li>How to get there? </li></ul><ul><li>› » By air </li></ul><ul><li>Nearest airports located in: </li></ul><ul><li>Cluj - www.airportcluj.ro </li></ul><ul><li>Sibiu - www.sibiuairport.ro </li></ul><ul><li>Targu Mures - www.targumuresairport.ro </li></ul><ul><li>› » By car </li></ul><ul><li>European road E60: Oradea – Huedin – Gilau - Cluj-Napoca From Huedin, take the 761B road towards Belis-Fantanele or Rachitele - Ic Ponor - Padis From Gilau, take 108 road to Marisel - Belis-Fantanele </li></ul><ul><li>European road E79: Oradea - Beius - Deva </li></ul><ul><li>From Sudrigiu take the country road to Pietroasa - Boga - Padis Plateau or the veer towards the Bears’ Cave and Craiasa Valley. </li></ul><ul><li>National road D75: Turda – Campeni – Albac -Stei </li></ul><ul><li>› » By train </li></ul><ul><li>Nearby train stations: </li></ul><ul><li>Beius </li></ul><ul><li>Huedin </li></ul><ul><li>Train schedules: To check the latest train schedules for domestic routes please visit the website of the Romanian Railways: www.infofer.ro The site has complete information about domestic train schedules and fares. Note: For departures from/to Bucharest please select Bucuresti Nord. </li></ul>Albac is a small village, situated in the heart of the Apuseni Mountains, between Campeni and Arieseni, about 100 km from Alba Iulia and about 480 km from Bucharest. The resort has a lot of snow in winter, ski tracks and tracks for sleighing, luxurious hotels and outstanding cuisine, typical of the Apuseni Mountains. Besides hiking, trips to the canyons, lakes and gorges, one can visit Scarisoara Glacier or the Glacier in Vartop, as well as admire the customs specific to the region.
URSOAIA Pension S ituated in a picturesque area with a charming landscape of the Apuseni Mountains, and surrounded by green pastures and calmness, the Ursoaia Pension offers accommodation in five double-rooms with bathrooms, cable television, living room, a grill place, a large courtyard with parking. At the Ursoaia Pension you can order traditional food, made of ecological products. Price: 20 euros / night Address: Albac, Dealul Lamasoi Street, No. 78, Apuseni Mountains. Phone number: 0756 537 736 • 0748 117 146
LA AURORA Pension Come as a tourist, leave as a friend! A pension with four classic double rooms and six rooms with rustic interior, La Aurora has grill foyer, children’s place, living-room, terrace, sauna. Price: 20 euros/night Address: Albac, Closca Street, No.30, Apuseni Mountains Phone number: 0258 777 057 • 0744 938 253 • 0740 202 653
LA JIANU Pension Far from the infernal noise of the city, in a picturesque landscape, the pension is always ready for guests. It has 8 double rooms with their own bathrooms, living-room, cable tv , foyer, grill and parking places. Price: 18 euros/night Address: Albac, Closca Street, No.19, Apuseni Mountains Phone number: 0742 899 011 • 0749 425 741 • 0258 777 117
ADY Pension Situated on the river Ariesul Mare, Ady Pension offers accomodation in six double rooms with cable tv and bathrooms. The pension is provided with a large courtyard, with playground for children, grill. The hosts provide a fully equipped kitchen and space for serving meals for their guests. The pension is provided with central heating and water heating. Parking is provided in its own yard. Price: 15 euros / night Address: Albac, Fata Street, No. 13 Phone number: 0745 678 680 • 0743 223 562
Câmpeni is a town in Alba County , Transylvania , Romania . Sixteen villages are administered by the town. The town has historical significance as the capital of the " Ţara Moţilor " region. The Avram Iancu Museum is located in the town.The town is a regional center for lumber exploitation and the furniture industry. Detunata Pension
Varciorog Waterfall is situated at 5 km from Arieseni, it is a landscape reservation because it is a beautiful waterfall of 15 m high. It is accesible in all seasons. To reach it you must fallow the point yellow marcup. From the watterfall you can climb to the Peak Piatara Graitoare in 1-2 hours
The Pisoaia waterfall is a landscape reservation on a rocky treshold of crystalline limestone of paleozoic age, suorrunded by a beech forest and a small number of other remote resimous tres.
The Ice Cave was born 3500 years ago, during the glaciations, when these mountains were covered by snow and ice. The cave is located at an altitude of 1165 metres above sea level. The cave is 105 m deep and 720 m long, the entrance shaft giving access through metal stairs to a large chamber- The Big Hall . The part that tourists can visit includes the entrance shaft, The Big Hall and The Church , the other chambers being reserved for scientists.
The Gate of Ionele Cave (Poarta lui Ionele) ( 810 m ) is situated in Ordancusa vale . One arrow idicate to the cave atop a blast (at apx. 200 meters). The blast continues in the cave. The length of its ducts is of 131 m and it has a periodical lake as well. For visiting the cave you need a light-source.
Detunata is a peak of bazalt stone, composed by huge prisms, which stand straight up, like some giant trees, one next to the other, in the Abrud Mountains, at North – West of Bucium Sasa. There are two Detunate, situated at 1 km away from each other. These are columns of basalt with an amazing regularity, resembling a huge natural organ.
Arieseni Ski Slope The ski-track is 980-meter long and 90-meter wide, with a difference of 220 meters between its top-end and its bottom-end, which puts it in a"color red"class. The depth of the snow blanket and the quality of night-time lighting put the track into the five or six stars category.
Gaina Mountain's Maidens' Fair ( Targul de Fete ) was once a place where families would bring their children to meet and arrange weddings. Today it still attracts people from the local region to enjoy music, dancing and other traditional festivities. The legend of the Maidens' Fair tells that fairies brought to the Apuseni Mountains a magic hen who laid golden eggs. Once a year, couples who really loved each other would receive one of these eggs as a gift.
Roşia Montană is a commune of Alba County in the Apuseni Mountains of western Transylvania , Romania . The rich mineral resources of the area have been exploited since Roman times or before. The state-run gold mine was forced to close in late 2006 in advance of Romania's accession to the EU but Gabriel Resources of Canada want to replace it with a new mine.
Wine Route begins at the foot of mountains Romanian wines were known and appreciated since ancient times. It can be rightly said that the vineyard is a field of reference for our country. Crops grape-vines occupy a significant industry and wine production are our ancient crafts and traditions. Combines tradition with innovation, Alba working for months on an innovative project to revive the wine-growing areas through tourism.
Accomodation on the wine route Calnic-28 km from Alba Iulia Girbova-40 km from Alba Iulia Poarta oilor Hotel Rustiq
Places of interest The town of Blaj with the freedom field then ▼ and now► ◄ The Ortodox cathedral The landscape of the wine route. ►
Teius-18 km from Alba Iulia Aiud & Ciumbrud-29 km from AlbaIulia Mobis Pension Hotel Victoria
What can you visit? Monastery of Ramet Gorges of Ramet Gorges of Aiud The gorges of Ramet are formed from the collapse of the ceiling of a former cave, which in time took this magnificent form.
What can you visit? The route of the tree fortifications The obelisc The reunification Cathedral Romano-Catholic Cathedral
1. About Alba Iulia <ul><li>“ Alba Iulia” is the name of an urban settlement in Romania where the most important historical events took place. The town was the main political, military, administrative and cultural centre in Transylvania. </li></ul>