Favorite thing: I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.
The best spot to see Cluj-Napoca from above is the 60 m high Fortress Hill (Dealul Cetatuia).
The hill used to be home to an Austrian fortress, dating back to the middle of the 18th century. Nowadays the hill is dominated by the 4-star Belvedere Hotel and a 26 m tall "Eroilor Neamului" cross.
The Fortress Hill is located north of the old town, just across the river Somesul Mic. A stairway leads from the Str. Dragalina up to the top of thr hill.
I use this site quite often even if I live here in Cluj and I recommend it to any Romanians or foreigners visiting this city and need to find an exact location.
It can help you find not only streets but also different cultural objectives.
And it's available in Romanian, English, Hungarian, Italian, French and quite a few more.
Hope it helps!
Other place in the middle of the city is the Stefan cel Mare Square, on which one can admire the National Theatre and the State Opera, all in one building.
In front of the house, was placed two statues, which represent two big Romanian poets: Mihai Eminescu and Lucian Blaga.
All buildings that bordered the place are history parts of the city and of the country.
This place, surrounded from new constructions, and from modern traffic-full streets, became its name Mihai Viteazul in the year 1919, as memory of the Romanian lead that created, in 1600, the first Union of the three Romanian Lands.
In the middle, of the place is placed the rider statue of Mihai Viteazul, bordered from a little park.
Besides the new high buildings, one can admire there, the palace Szeky and the palace Berde, beautiful old constructions.
Also in the centre of the city it is the Avram Iancu Square.
There, it stands the beautiful orthodox cathedral that was erected in the year 1912.
In front of the big construction, it is placed the high statue of Avram Iancu, the Romanian hero of 1848-1849.
Other important construction of this zone is the Palace of the Orthodox Episcopate for Vadu, Feleacu and Cluj, built in the year 1887
The Unirii Square lies in the centre of Cluj-Napoca.
The most important building on this place is the St. Michael church and the rider monument of the king Matei Corvin.
The Unirii Square is surrounded from splendid, old buildings.
Some of it is:
Bánffy palace, today the art museum, erects 1773-1785
The Teleki palace, built 1790-1795
and others important edifice from the eighteenth century.
A walk on the narrow streets of the old quarters, one becomes its rewards through the lovely view, from the hill of Cetatuia.
Maybe it is hard the whole way to go on foot, but you can drive very easily also by car.
On the knoll, the hotel Belvedere is placed. This is a beautiful place for the tourists, to sleep, well to meals, or simply to relax.
From there above, one can observe the whole city and one can admire its beauty.
It is a splendid view!
The city center...Piata Uniri.. where there is the most or one of the most beautifull churches in the city,, no doubt at all...and the main streets set off , or where run the street from train station . 2km northwards crossing the river
St Michael Church rule the square and the equastrian statue remember the famous Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus because during several centuries Hungary rules the fates of actual Romanians
This spot is the most attractive or one of the most in the wholle city... surrounded by nice trees and a garden it gets a small but cosy palace that it should be open in summer (not in october when i was there) and should be a restaurant or a picnic spot...
its in the east part of the city closer to the center and side by side to the river..by the way not much trimmed!!!
One of the most attractive points or at last the most beautiful for me. its a gorgeous lake with trees surrounded it and a "palace" probably used in hottie summer season byt closed at that time when i was there...behind the lake there is a wider gardens next to next to the river not much timmed
Everything is at hand you dont need to walk a lot to move from one end to other..so take it easy and by the way its a safety city
Favorite thing: Cluj has quite a large number of (ethnic) Hungarian inhabitants. You'll see Hungarian signs in some shops and restarants, but most of all you will hear plenty of Hungarian spoken on the street and almost all bookshops that I went into had Hungarian books as well as Romanian ones. Some bars are frequented mainly by Hungarian students, but there are always some Romanians as well.
Further sources of information of what's on and what's where:
Fondest memory: What's where: www.cluj4all.com has an interactive map of Cluj and a large index of restaurants, clubs, hospitals, car rentals etc etc. All you need!
What's on: you can pick up the little "Zile si Nopti" guie from many bars and shops. It has information on cinemas, clubs, events and more.
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Retro is the newest youth hostel in Cluj-Napoca (Transylvania, Romania), ideal place for backpackers and budget travellers to get accommodate while travelling this region.
Is located in the historical part of the town, 500 meters away from the “Babes-Bolyai” University. Retro Youth Hostel is situated inside the medieval city wall, within the neighbourhood of public transport, tourist attractions, restaurants, best pubs and bars.
Thus, you can reach in the walking distance all the other sights of the old part of Cluj-Napoca, such as: The Evangelic Church (5 min.), The Tailors Fort (10 min.), Museum of History (10 min.), Museum of Art (5 min.), Botanical Garden (10 min.), Ethnographic Museum (5 min.).
Retro Youth Hostel is providing accommodation in shared rooms, triple rooms, and family room. Free hot showers and toilets are near every room, and on the ground floor there is a fully equipped modern kitchen; a nice and traditional decorated cellar may be used for meetings or any other group interaction.
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Fondest memory: The city is a modern one, with some interesting historical buildings in the centre; a famous statue of Matias Corvin - the first king of Transilvania - dominates the central square, beside the huge Catholic Cathedral. A few hundreds metres away lies the Orthodox Cathedral, facing the main Theatre.