The second most inhabited city in Romania
Located in the Someșul Mic River valley, the city is considered the unofficial capital to the historical province of Transylvania
Today, the city is one of the most important academic, cultural and business center in the country
The City with three names (Cluj, Kolozsvár, Klausenburg)
The name of the city is Cluj-Napoca, the locals call it simply Cluj.
Kolozsvár is the Hungarian version
Klausenburg is the German variant of Cluj, which before 1918 was a part of the Hungarian Kingdom and later, the Austro-Hungarian empire.
Botanical Garden “Alexandru Borza”
Located a mile uphill from the city center, the “Alexandru Borza” Botanical Garden stretches on an area of 14.33 hectares, with a varied landscape and a specific micro-climate. Over 11,000 species of plants grow here as part of a living museum in open air and in hothouses.
The collections of plants are organized in different sectors, as well as in thematic parks: “Japanese garden”, “Roman garden”, “Alpine landscape”.
In the middle of the gardens, there is the Water Tower. The wonderful view over the city makes climbing the stairs worth your effort.
A visit at the Botanical Garden takes 2-3 hours.
The „Romulus Vuia” National Ethnographic Park
The exhibited pieces at the “Romulus Vuia” National Ethnographic Park are old Transylvanian and Saxon traditional buildings, that have been relocated from various countryside’s in an effort to preserve them. They are grouped according to their regional establishments and completed by folk architecture monuments, folk installations, craftsman workshops, wells, gateways, big wooden crosses and indoor textiles.
The Park also includes winery buildings, wooden churches, a shepherd’s hut, wine presses, saw and felting mills, potter’s houses and craftsmen’s workshops.
Definitely worth walking up the hill to see the “Heart” of Transilvania. This is one of the most visited view points
Enjoy a walk in one of the most nicest squares in Cluj – Napoca. You can also have something to eat while enjoying the scenario
If you like the nature and fresh air try to visit Cheile Turzii. One of the most gorgeous scenarios you can see near Cluj-Napoca
The most visited salt mine in Europe. The first document who speaks explicitly the existence at Turda salt mines is dated May 1, 1271.
Up to 1862 salt was extracted in Turda from the three old wells of”Joseph”,”Theresa”and “Anthony”.
“Hoia Forest” – Located near Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania this forest is said to be hunted. So if you like to get cold shivers down the spine this a place to see.