Places To Visit
Avram Iancu Square
, situated in the city centre, gives you the opportunity to admire the following touristic attractions: the Romanian National Theatre and Opera House (Teatrul Național și Opera Română); the Military Club (Cercul Militar); the Palace of Justice (Palatul de Justiție) and the Orthodox Cathedral
(Catedrala Mitropolitană Ortodoxă). From here you can walk to Cipariu Square to find the Tailors’ Bastion
, one of the few fortified towers preserved intact until today.
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Michael
: Built between 14th and 15th centuries in a Gothic style, it could be considered a symbol of Cluj. In front of it you can admire the imposing equestrian statue of King Matei Corvin of Hungary.
The Botanical Garden
in Cluj-Napoca is a 14 hectares paradise, close to the centre of the old city. Here you can see species of plants and trees specific to the region, but also palm trees and other tropical plants. It is an ideal place for walking and recreation.
the home ground of Universitatea Cluj football club, is the newest stadium in Romania, classified by UEFA in the Elite category. It hosts not only football matches, but also international concerts.
Cluj-Napoca and Surroundings
Cluj-Napoca and its surroundings offer tourists various possibilities to spend their free time. Some of the most popular places are considered to be the Olympic Pool, the Astronomical Observatory of Cluj, where you can feel closer to the stars, and Ski Arena (Feleacul) slope, located 13 kilometres from the city.
We advise you to schedule a couple of hours to visit Bánffy Castle
, located 30km from Cluj-Napoca, in the village of Bonţida. Called the Versailles of Transylvania, the castle is one of the main Baroque attractions in Transylvania and Romania. Relax at the cafe located inside the castle, where Prince Charles of Great Britain drinks his tea every time he visits Romania. Here you will find out about the historical relations between the Bánffy family and the British Royal family.
Photos: © My Destination Romania Team (1 - Orthodox Cathedral; 2 - Tailors' Bastion; 3 - Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Michael; 4 - Botanical Garden)