Alba County has four cultural trails: the Ikwani Trail, the Apuseni Trail of Cultures, the Trail of National Unity, and the Trail of Trans Uraya


Alba County has four cultural trails: the Ikwani Trail, the Apuseni Trail of Cultures, the Trail of National Unity, and the Trail of Trans Uraya

Alba has four approved cultural-tourist tracks, which are intended to further the cultural and historical goals and to enhance the special 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.


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The “Icon Road” (Alba Iulia – Teiuş – Stremţ – Geoagiu de Sus – Valea Mănăstirii) route includes visiting some of the most important and well-known religious edifices in Alba County, the Coronation Cathedral of Alba Iulia and the Archer Monastery, but also some of the slightly advertised roles , but not the inferior role in the history of these places, to the excellently arranged ethnographic exhibitions and a unique museum dedicated to the icon and writers – a 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, then the coronation of King Ferdinand and Queen Maria in Alba Iulia, as kings of Greater Romania on October 15, 1922 for the consecration of the union, are considered important arguments To create this cultural-tourist route that highlights, along with the historical aspect, the role of faith in the lives of Romanians from Transylvania.

The “Transcultural Apuseni” route is located in the northwestern part of the county, following the route of two county roads, DJ107M and DJ107I, and is particularly attractive from a cultural and touristic point of view, for its material and moral 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 the nature, the history of the place, the development of architecture, the 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 route “National Unity 1848-1918-1922” extends approximately 150 kilometers from the province of Alba (Plage – Santempro – Alba Iulia – Zlatna – Abrud – Campini – Avram Iancu) and includes historical and mythological goals related to important historical events for both Romania, as well as the province Alba, but also tourist attractions that complement the spiritual path and offer tourists a diverse experience. The historical moments of 1848, 1918 and 1922, beyond their individuality, are parts of a process well connected in content, that is, the political and social emancipation of Romanians in Transylvania.

The route “Via Aurea” includes areas with a gold mining tradition.
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 and socio-economic development, but also military development, this path is a complex road with points of interest both in the area of ​​​​exploitation and in the area of ​​​​transportation and management from the time of Roman Dacia.

The starting point of the route is the Zlatna – Rosia Montana – Posium exploitation area, followed by the roads on which the precious metal arrived on the “Ancient Highway” of Roman Dacia (Mori), the gold mining administration areas (Zlatna), the military forces involved in the protection of the exploitation and transport of gold (Abrud , Zlatna, Alba Iulia) and last but not least, the area where transfers to Rome (Alba Iulia) were organized. Following this route, tourists discover archaeological remains preserved at the site or displayed in the museum’s collections on the “Roman Gold Route”.

Details about the “Via Auraea” itinerary can also be obtained from https://www.transalpinadeapuseni.ro

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