A diverse multi-denominational European region, in Transylvania you can find towns with orthodox, latin and greek-catholic, calvinist, lutheran and unitarian churches close one to another.
Transylvania is the place where, under harsh circumstances, the Romanian national consciousness developed in the 18th century just to be politically accomplished with the unification of all the Romanian provinces in 1918. It is no wonder, therefore, that Transylvania was the most disputed of these. The healing, relentless passing of time tamed ancient disputes. Nowadays we enjoy the masterworks inherited from past generations of Romanians, Hungarians, Saxons and Szeklers of Transylvania.
While travelling in-between these pulsing Transylvanian cities, a short trip to Blaj
- a modest village by the end of Middle Ages - unveils how much was marked by humbleness, diligence and courage the rebirth of the Romanian soul three centuries ago, which started from here, with ”The Schools of Blaj”.
A few tens of kilometers away from Blaj, in Alba Iulia, stands the proud Austrian citadel of Alba Carolina
, built by the Austrian Habsburgs in the 18th century, after their takeover of Transylvania. On December 1st, 1918, after the end of the WWI, at Alba Iulia took place the Great National Assembly
which proclaimed the union of Transylvania with the Kingdom of Romania.