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Cultural Activities Transylvania – beyond Dracula Today’s journey is about discovering the medieval Transylvanian capital, Alba Iulia.  Founded by Roman colonists in the 2nd century AC, it became center of an important  commercial path, which brought gold from the mountains and prepared it to be  transported to Rome. The city used to have three temples, a forum and hundreds of  administrative and private buildings. Some of the ruins have been restored in the past  years and can be visited toady. Following the Hungarian conquest of the region, the city  was rebuilt in the 10th century, becoming one of the religious centers of the country. The  catholic cathedral dating back in the 10th century is the oldest church in the country and is  a unique architectural treasure, combining Romanesque, gothic and Renaissance styles.  Many rulers and bishops were buried here, among them, Johann Hunyadi, the prince of  Transylvania and father of the Hungarian king Mathias Corvinus. As a sign of religious  tolerance, just a couple of meters away, you can find the orthodox cathedral, built in the  1920s, especially for the coronation of the Ferdinand and Maria, king and queen of  Romania. The architecture is typical for the Romanian-orthodox churches. Among so  many highlights, probably the biggest one is the Austrian Vauban citadel, built in the 18th   century, almost unspoiled until today.   In the evening we have a special treat for you: in a nice traditional restaurant, we will be  spoiled with Romanian typical dishes and enjoy a tasting of local wines. In the evening we  will return to Cluj.   Price: 40 euro/person  Price included services:  - Transport in modern busses with AC and microphone  - English speaking guides throughout the whole tour  - All entrance fees as described in the offer  - Lunch package - Romanian traditional dinner  - Wine tasting  
 European Culture 2015 13th Conference «European Culture»   Cluj-Napoca, Romania 29-31 October 2015 European Culture 2015 Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca Facultatea de Studii Europene