Aiud Citadel



The citadel situated in the centre of Aiud was built in the 14th century, beeing one of the oldest urban settlement from Transilvania. As the archeological researches show that the citadel was buit in two phases, the first one beeing built in the 14th century, while it was a fortified church, and the second phase of construction took place between 16th and 17th centuries, when the walls were extended.
The citadel has 2 towers: The Butchers Tower, The Tailors Tower, The Cobbler Tower, The Furrier Tower, The Cooper Tower,  The Potter Tower, The Kalendas Tower, The Locksmiths and Blacksmith and the Gate Tower, having the name of different handicrafts. On the inside of the citadel there is the Reformed Church, built at the end of the 15th century. On the Northern side there is the Voievodal Palace, built in 16th and 17th century, that belonged to the principle Gabriel Bethlen. In the palace there is the Hystory Museum from the town. On the inside of the citadel there are also other buildings: The Parorhial Office, with stones dating from the 17th century, the parorhial building that has constructive elements from the 18th and 19th centuries, the house that used to belong to the bell-man.

It was directly implied on some important events from the history of Transilvania, and for that it was rebuilt many times, so that the initial style was not respected, the works beeing on the latest norms.


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