You will be leaving Cluj-Napoca at 09:00, after your guide picks you up at your hotel, and head out of the city towards the south of Transylvania. The drive to Alba Carolina is a little over an hour. Your first part of the day is all about discovering the fortresses and the castles in Transylvania.
Alba Carolina was built in the early 18th century, as part of a fortification system created by Prince Eugene of Savoy to provide defense for the newly conquered provinces of the Habsburg Empire. Besides its cleverly designed architecture, Alba Carolina does not seize to impress through its attractiveness.
The whole complex was built by Italian and Austrian artisans in 23 years. The walls, slightly oblique, are made out of from brick and stone by a technique without unevenness, to cause the cannonballs to ripple.
One hour away from Alba Carolina is Corvin Castle, one of the most impressive in Transylvania, and a Gothic masterpiece.
Its name derives from the name of the one who ordered its construction, John Hunyadi, and his son, Matthias Corvinus, the King of Hungary between 1458 and 1490.
Corvin Castle is split into 3 large areas: the Knight's Hall, which was used for feasts, the Diet Hall, which was used for ceremonies, and the circular stairway. All of the halls have a rectangular shape, and their walls are beautifully decorated with marble.
Your day will end in Sibiu, former European Union’s Cultural Capital in 2007 and one of the best-preserved Transylvanian cities. Your city tour includes the Main Squares, together with the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Bridge of Lies.
Your guide will take you to your hotel and the rest of your day is at leisure.