Cluj-Napoca City (Photo by Ștefan Jurcă at flickr.com, CC
Cluj-Napoca City (Photo by Cristian Adrian at En Wikipedia, CC)
Cluj Botanic Garden (Photo by Ștefan Jurcă at flickr.com, CC)
Cluj Napoca - capital of the historical province of Transylvania and one of the most visited cities in Romania.
Do you want to see urban Transylvanian life at its best? If your answer is Yes then Cluj Napoca is the perfect destination.
Great atmosphere, fine dining, baroque architecture, bohemian cafe society, student life, host of many excellent festivals and socio-cultural events every year, Cluj Napoca will have something to offer for everyone.
You should definitely visit: old St. Michael's Church and the Matthias Corvinus mounted statue in the Union Square, Teleki and Banffy Palaces, the first Unitarian Church in the world, Piarist Churches, Mirror Street (Iuliu Maniu Street - a unique architectural achievement dating back to the late 1800s), Franciscan Monastery, Transylvanian History Museum and the old Obelisk of the City. Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden - is a very appreciated place of recreation. On the “Fortress Hill” (Dealul Cetatuia), you can look down to one of the best panoramas of the city, surrounding hills and mountains.
The most important tourist attractions near Cluj Napoca in Cluj County are the Apuseni Mountains, the Turzii Gorges, the Vladeasa Massif area, Baita Spa, Gilau region, Tarnita-Belis-Fantanele Lakes, Padis and Cetatile Ponorului with very beautiful caves. Many of these areas are fitted for biking, nautical sports, alpinism and in the winter for a whole variety of winter sports.
Photo by Oswald Engelhardt at Wikipedia, CC