The 2nd Gate, Alba Carolina Citadel, Romania
1400AD-Present-Modern Era Europe Romania

The 2nd Gate of the Alba Carolina Fortress – Atlanteans’s Gate

on
July 12, 2021
TypeMonument, Gate
Visiting
Hours
Anytime
Ticket
price
Free
LocationMihai Viteazu Street, Alba Iulia, Romania, Europe

The 2nd Gate of the Alba Carolina Fortress was demolished when the “Horia, Closca and Crisan Obelisk” was built. Statues of the two Atlanteans and the two lions have been kept at the Unirii Museum. In 2009 the gate was rebuilt based on photographs. The original statues, kept in the museum, have been relocated to the new pillars.

On the top of the statues of the two Atlanteans (a young one and an older one), there are two statues of rampant lions.

The 2nd Gate is located on the road that leads from the first gate to the third gate, at the top of a sloping street that was meant to make it difficult for potential invaders to enter the fortress.

The 2nd Gate has no arches connecting the pillars.

Second gate, Alba Carolina Citadel, Romania

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The gates of the Alba Carolina bastion fortress

CatalinaJuly 21, 20212 min read
The gates of the Alba Carolina bastion fortress are not only ways to access the great fortress but also monuments and tourist attractions themselves. The eastern gates can be considered true artistic creations. The western ones are not as decorated as the eastern ones but they are also beautiful. It is worth walking through all the gates.
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