Alba has four approved cultural-tourist tracks, with the aim of promoting cultural and historical goals and enhancing the heritage of the province. Created by the Alba County Council, the Drumul Icoanei Route, the Apuseni Cross-Cultural Route, the Route of National Unity and the Via Auraea Route have been certified as “Regionally Developed Cultural-Tourist Routes”.
Conceived as tools for the promotion and development of the local, regional and national tourism product, these routes aim to highlight, from this perspective, the cultural and historical goals of the Alba Province and highlight this rich heritage. According to the requirements of the recognition system, on the route of each road there are multiple accommodation units and restaurants, which meet the most stringent standards, but also many entertainment possibilities such as adventure parks, water parks, beaches and other attractions.
“Icon Road” (Alba Iulia – Teiuş – Stremţ – Geoagiu de Sus – Valea Mănăstirii) It includes a visit to some of the most important and well-known religious edifices in the province of Alba, namely the Coronation Cathedral of Alba Iulia and the Monastery of the Archer, but also some of the lesser known, but not inferior roles in the history of these places, excellently arranged ethnographic exhibits and a unique museum dedicated to the icon and writers – Museum.
Icon Road crosses the central region of Alba County, through the cities of Alba Iulia, Teiuș, Stremț, Geoagiu de Sus and Valea Mănăstiirii. Those who step on the “Way of the Icon” will benefit from experiencing the role of faith in the lives of Romanians in Transylvania, and the way that faith contributed to the preservation of Roman societies, as well as art. Expression of the Romanians in Transylvania.
The main events in the history of our country, namely the union of Transylvania with Romania on December 1, 1918, the day that became the national day of Romania, and then the coronation of King Ferdinand and Queen Maria in Alba Iulia, as kings of Greater Romania, on October 15, 1922, the consecration of the union, are important arguments for the creation of This cultural-tourist route that highlights, along with the historical aspect, the role of faith in the lives of Romanians from Transylvania.
Route “Across Cultures Apuseni” It is located in the northwestern part of the province, following the route of two county roads, DJ107M and DJ107I, being particularly attractive from a cultural and tourism point of view, for tangible and intangible heritage, providing extraordinary opportunities for the development of cultural tourism. The motto of the European Union since 2000 – “United through diversity” represents the essence of multi-ethnic coexistence and multicultural development over the centuries in Transylvania, and the province of Alba, in this sense, is also a reference region.
The ‘Transcultural Apuseni Route’ follows the path of the two mentioned provincial roads through the localities of Rimetea, Aiud, Râmet, Mogoș, Bucium and Abrud. The cultural landscape is determined by nature, the history of the place, the evolution of architecture, professions and crafts, the traditions that have formed over the centuries, and are part of the memory and heritage of a group of nationalities: Romanians, Hungarians, Germans and other nationalities.
Visitors to the area can discover the rich ethnographic heritage, from traditional families with outbuildings, to churches, troits, monasteries, ethnographic exhibits, traditional events of the place, and richly ornate costumes, all made up of x-rays of the multiculturalism of multiple ethnicities. Transylvania.
The “National Unity 1848-1918-1922” road It crosses about 150 kilometers of the province of Alba (Plage – Santemporo – Alba Iulia – Zlatna – Abbrod – Campini – Avram Iancu) and includes historical and mythological targets related to important historical events of both Romania and the province of Alba, as well as tourist attractions and attractions that complement the spiritual path and present Tourists have a diverse experience.
The historical moments of 1848, 1918 and 1922, beyond their individuality, are parts of a process well connected to the content, that is, the political and social emancipation of Romanians in Transylvania.
Via Auraea Includes areas with a tradition of exploiting gold deposits. Gold deposits in the present Roman lands are numerous, but undoubtedly the most famous gold-producing region in the ancient region of the former Roman province of Dacia was represented by the gold polygon or golden square of the Metaliferous Mountains. , delimited in the province of Alba by the region of Zlatna, Russia and Montagne with the neighboring regions Maul Mare, Posium and Baia de Ares, regions very rich in precious minerals.
However, considering gold not only as a chemical element, but as a source of extensive urban, social and economic development, but also military development, this road is a complex road with points of interest both in the area of exploitation and the area of transport and administration from the time of Roman Dacia.
The starting point of the route is the Zlatna – Rosia Montana – Posium mining area, followed by the roads where the precious metal reached the “Ancient Highway” of Roman Dacia (Muriol), the gold mining administration areas (Zlatna), the inventors. Military forces in the protection of the exploitation and transport of gold (Abrud, Zlatna, Alba Iulia) and last but not least the area where the transfers to Rome were organized (Alba Iulia). Following this route, tourists discover archaeological remains preserved at the site or displayed in the museum’s collections on the “Roman Gold Route”.
(Details of the “Via Auraea” itinerary can also be obtained from https://www.transalpinadeapuseni.ro).
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