The city of Cluj Napoca, is the fourth largest city in Romania and is one of the most important academic, cultural and industrial centers in Romania, of which Babeş-Bolyai University, with its famous botanical garden.
In 2015, Cluj-Napoca was the European Youth Capital. It is located in the center of Transylvania and is founded in 106, when the Roman Empire conquered Dacia and formed a Napoca settlement. However, the first attestation of the name Cluj was in 1213, under the Latin name Castrum Clus.The city has one of the most dynamic economies in
Romania. The main economic advantages of Cluj are the specialized work force, the developed transport infrastructure (an airport, with expanding runway and services), the multicultural vocation of the city, the tourism potential, a dynamic business environment and low unemployment rate. Cluj-Napoca has a wealth of tourist attractions and monuments, such as St. Michael's Church in Unirii Square, built in the Gothic style in the XIVth century, with the statue of Matei Corvin in front, or the Palace of Justice in Avram Iancu Square. Cluj-Napoca hosts the largest university in Romania, Babes-Bolyai University, with the famous Botanical Garden situated near the center of the city. Besides this garden, Cluj-Napoca also has several large parks, the most famous of which is the Central Park, founded in the 19th century, which includes an artificial lake with an island, as well as the
largest casino in the city, Chios. Situated on the Somesul Mic valley, the city is considered the unofficial capital or heart of the Transylvanian historical region.
The city of Cluj-Napoca has always constituted a tourist attraction center, due to the monuments belonging to the historical past, as well as to the rich cultural and scientific activity, favored by the national resonance museums and libraries, to the existence of dramatic and lyrical theaters with wide and internationalaudience and,
last but not least, the existence of the Botanical Garden – a notorious settlement in Europe , in which there is also a valuable botanical museum.
The most important objectives of the city are: Unirii Square, Cetatuia Park, Transylvanian Ethnographic Museum, Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, Transylvania History Museum, History Museum of Babes-Bolyai University, Zoological
Museum, Vivariu, Romulus Vuia National Ethnographic Park, Cluj-Napoca
National Theater and Romanian National Opera Cluj-Napoca, Tailors Bastion and Astronomical Observatory, Tailors Tower Urban Culture Center, Polivalenta Hall, Cluj Arena Stadium, Central Park Simion Barnatiu, Museum Square, Central Cemetery, Botanical Garden, Botanical Museum, St. Michaels Roman Catholic
Church, Statue of Matei Corvin, Orthodox Cathedral Dormition of the Mother of God.
To enjoy the beauty of the city, go for a walk in the center of Cluj, which is remarkable by a series of historical monuments, buildings from the 17th-20th centuries, impressive buildings in Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic style. The first market of medieval Cluj was the Museum Square, where we can admire the Gothic
and Baroque buildings and the neo-baroque monument Karolina, the oldest secular monument in Cluj.
Museum Market Square is now pedestrian and surrounded by terraces and stalls of local craftsmen.To visit the surrounding area, we offer you the Southern Touristic Route: Turda Gorge, a natural reserve where hiking and escalade activities can be organized; Salina Turda, a modern leisure and treatment destination, the Turda
History Museum, which preserves an important legacy of the Roman era; Baisorii Mountain, a resort favorable to winter sports. And on the northeast, you can see Banffy Castle at Bontida, the symbol of the Transylvanian Baroque. Nicula Monastery, Stufarisurile Natural Reserve from Sic. Salina Turda is one of the main tourist attractions of Trasilvania, representing a true salt mining museum, a modern recreational base and, at the same time, a treatment base. The age of salivary deposits in Transylvania is about 13 million years old. The mine has a panoramic
lift, a minigolf track, two minibowling tracks, a sports ground and an 180-seat amphitheater that hosts various concerts. There is also a carousel in the enclosure that offers a panoramic view of the Rudolf Mine. A subterranean lake has been set up in Terezia mine, which offers possibilities for a 112-meter boat ride in the
depths of the salt mountain. Ghizela Mine was designed to serve exclusively for balneal treatment.
Lake Tarniţa is an artificial reservoir formed after the construction of a dam in 1974, measuring 97 m high and 237 m long. The lake is open to tourists for sports such as fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming or boat trips. Sports events and competitions are also organized in the area.
The Palace of Justice and Szeky Palace. The Palace of Justice is an eclectic-style building built in 1900-1902. Szeky Palace was built in 1893 by Miklos Szeky, a renowned Cluj pharmacist. Casa Matei Corvin is the only real estate of the 15th century that is found in its original form. It is a Gothic building that was built by the merging of three houses, the ogival gate being the defining arhitectonic element that fits it into this style. According to tradition, Matei, the king of Hungary, the son of Iancu of Hunedoara, was born in this house.