Cluj-Napoca Travel Guide

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    City view from Belvedere Hill
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Cluj-Napoca Things to Do

  • Great City View From The Belvedere Hill

    The Belvedere Hill is located close to the city center, at the northern side of the Somes river. The recent upgraded promenade leads to the top, where amazing city view is possible, including the main square and St. Michaels Church. The Belvedere hotel is located at the top and some coffees also provide a nice afternoon break after the long (and...

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  • Eroilor Avenue

    Eroilor Avenue is a wonderful street in the downtown area of Cluj-Napoca. On both sides of it are the Union and Avram Iancu Squares. Part of the street is pedestrian-only. This is a great place to go for a walk in the evening because of the abundant shopping, nightlife, and restaurants. Many of the houses on this street feature unique designs and...

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  • Farkas Street Reformation Church

    This Reformation Church was built by Matthias Corvinus and dates from the 16th century. The church was originally used by the Minorites, but was later used by the Jesuits. The Unitarians destroyed part of the church and it ended up being deserted for about 60 years. The Reformationists eventually adopted the church and renovated it. The structure...

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Cluj-Napoca Restaurants

  • Starbucks Coffee

    The worldwide coffee shop as arrived to Cluj and there is a branch in the Iulius Mall. Finding a decent cappuccino to go in the city can sometimes be a pretty hard task (some places sell a low quality coffee in my opinion). The Starbucks, although was more expensive than average was by far the best coffee I had in Cluj.I will also mention the...

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  • By far the best restaurant in Cluj!

    Small, intimate restaurant in the Old Town, near the University main building. Has both a smokers' and non-smokers area as well as a lovely garden for summer time. The food and ambiance are perfect for a romantic dinner or a business lunch. Not the Romanian ordinary restaurant where you find 20 soups, 30 main courses and so on. Lovely menu, perfect...

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  • A Quaint Little Romanian Restaurant...

    1900 Bistro is a fun little restaurant to try in Cluj-Napoca. The place is supposed to look like Romania in the early 20th century and has great service. It's also located away from the main squares, but not too far away from the downtown, so you can have a quiet meal here without being far away from all the main sights. The restaurant serves both...

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Cluj-Napoca Nightlife

  • Erotic Massage - Outcall Hotel

    Red Lips - Erotic Massage Parlor Cluj-Napoca - Outcall Hotel - Escorts Cluj - Red Lips is the erotic massage parlor with the widest range of massages from Cluj-Napoca. The masseuses, exciting and sensual, know how to offer the best erotic massage. They... are dedicated to your pleasure, through a game of physical closeness, intimate and sensual at...

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  • romantic evening

    It is located in the center but in a beautiful yard so you can t hear the noise of the city. everything is green, you are surrounded by plants and flowers. The background music is chill, so you can sit and enjoy the drinks while talking to friends. I liked the lights that created a very romantic atmosphere by night.

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  • Cluj Napoca and it's wild nightlife

    Midi is the 26th club in the world, according to DJ Mag and has an electronic-minimal-jazz-funk-dubstep music, where many people have fun!Boiler is quite similar to Midi, smaller but newer.For more information regarding the Cluj nightlife: http://pubcrawl.clujlife.com/

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Cluj-Napoca Transportation

  • By plane.

    To get to the airport you can catch the local bus nr. 8. The ticket costs 3,50 Lei and must be purchased before entering the bus. Going to the airport there is no problem getting a ticket, there is the special ticket booth at the stop where the bus leave from at Piata M. Viteazul. Going into town, however, there might be problems since there is no...

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  • Taking the train.

    It is easy to get to or from Cluj Napoca with train, and I find the train standard to be as good as in any country. The tickets are cheap and can be purchased and printed out from Internet. A one-way journey to Sighisoara, which takes about 3,5 hours, costs no more than ~50 Lei (~11 Euro) in second class. The railway station sits about 1 km north...

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  • Ticket booths.

    You have to buy the tickets to the tram and buses in special booths. They are not many, I found only two around Piata Mihai Viteazul, the hub for the buses in downtown and where you find the bus #8 to the airport. There should also be a booth in the area of the railway station but I couldn't find it! It was not visible when coming from the station...

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Cluj-Napoca Shopping

  • Traditional gourmet products

    A gourmet store from Cluj-Napoca, which offers you traditional and healthy products from Transylvania. All the best stuff from local producers. Try the milk jam or the honey with walnuts.

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  • The food market of Cluj-Napoca

    A bio market in the middle of the city.Here, you can buy, directly from the farmers good biological products. Meat Traditionally prepared bacon Fruit Vegetables Many assortments of honey Milk and milk products Herbes Flowers Many others good quality products

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  • A famous loading from Austria

    Freshness and good quality products Favourable prices An easily attainable location in the middle of the city Big parking place for numerous cars Respectful and good qualified personnel Many pleased clients

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Cluj-Napoca Local Customs

  • Local market.

    Just outside the shopping complex close to Piata Mihai Viteazul there is a local market where people sell their own produce. There is also a special area for them selling flowers.

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  • Taxi parking.

    Outside the shopping complex east of Piata M. Viteazul there is a special parking space for taxis. I stood there for a while watching the infernalic circulation of cars. Most of them didn't stand still more than just a few minutes. There were only taxis belonging to registred companies which you could call by phone, but you could of course also...

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  • Typical Transilvanian doughnuts

    They are very delicious, made by cheese and served with cream and blueberry jam. Just great addition to the dinner or could be for breakfast.

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Cluj-Napoca Warnings and Dangers

  • Cluj-Napoca under construction

    Like many other thriving cities in Eastern Europe, also in Cluj Napoca you will find many construction sites or scaffolded sights. In May 2008 I was especially disappointed that the controversial equestrian statue of Matthias Corvinus, which stands in a prominent location just in front of the Saint Michael Church was completly scaffolded during our...

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  • Old, broken streets

    The whole city got a new face in the last years. The old shattered buildings were renovated, or raggedly and the streets were repaired, and extended. Although this big work, there are still some streets, and old buildings, that were not yet repaired. It is no more for a very long time, until all these relics of the old regime, will disappear. But...

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  • Drinking on streets

    As in lots of ex-communism countries in Romunia is also prohibited to drink alcohol on street! It looks that they have special police forces that are looking for violators. Luckely for me, they are also reasonable enough that if you are not to drunk they will not charge you.

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Cluj-Napoca Tourist Traps

  • Airport/Trainstation Taxis

    Well, like in every city in Romania there are 2 types of taxis: ones that belong to a company ( Here in Cluj we have DIESEL, PRITAX, TERRAFAN, NOVA) and the ones that we call 'Rechini' - Tha Sharks :)Category one have a fair price, the others... well... they will eat ya :) They usually reside at the train station or the airport.How you can...

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  • Money

    If you are in a hostel ask for any exhange money ..there are a lot ..but mostly charge you a interesting comission..so try to look for any that doesnt ..but at the same time ask for your right to get a paper with the real conversion... i troubled myself cos i asked for it and the elder woman didnt want to give me it !!! yes really !! it was my...

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  • Exhange money

    So hard to figure out how much is each because there is two conversion systems at the same time or the elder and newer currency running at the same timeThe main thing is that the conversion among EURO and LEU (elder LEI ) is 3 per 1 more or lessthe elder lei and now LEU is without 4 zeros...so you can have as a cashback banknotes of 10000 and 1...

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Cluj-Napoca What to Pack

  • Travel Guides

    Like many other countries in Eastern Europe, Romania is a rapidly developing country. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to find a Tourist Information Office or just a free map, therefore an up to date guide book is highly recommended, especially for independent travellers.On both our trips to Romania in 2007 and 2008 we used the new German...

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  • Winter in Transylvania

    Warm clothes, bring a warm hat, gloves, good winter coat, and a scarf. The wind can be brutal during the winter. Keep in mind that Cluj is a developing city and Romania its self is still developing, if you are used to many of the western amenities, you many not find them here. So bring with you what you will need.

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  • Packing List

    A tourist coming here should know that Cluj is a city which benefits of quite a nice weather.If the trip is planned in spring or summer,it's good to know that temperature often raises up to 30 degrees.If the trip is planned in autumn,it's good to know that rain doesn't go arround this city so an umbrella would be extremely necesarry.During winter...

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Cluj-Napoca Off The Beaten Path

  • The Synagogue

    Cluj Jewish community was rising until the second world war, reaching more then 15,000 inhabitants before the holocaust. The synagogue which located close to the city center is probably the most known Jewish landmark in Cluj. Built in the end of the 19th century and twice was restored because of different damages is today the only working synagogue...

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  • "Beautiful" library.

    This library is located south of the Piata Unirii, along Strada Ion IC Bratianu. I found the design a bit "less common", so to speak. Beautiful or not? I don't know.

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  • Trip to Albac

    Our friend and cicerone and her father prepared an excursion for us. From Cluj-Napoca we took E-81 road to Turda, then road no. 75, following the river Aries. We passed Baia de Aries and Campeni, then Vadu Motilor and Albac. The intention was to cross Apuseni mountains and visit lakes Belis and Gilau on the way back to Cluj-Napoca.At Albac, we...

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Cluj-Napoca Sports & Outdoors

  • FC CFR 1907 Cluj

    A visit to watch the current Romanian league champions (2009/10) play. A home game against Turgu Mures on a very wet night. Surprised by a large, modern stadium and the quality of football played - both pretty good.Ticket prices incredibly cheap compared to English games.For the record a 2-1 victory for the visitors from Mures.

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  • Cluj Stadium

    Cluj Napoca stadium... has got a great season 2005...defeating Valencia in Uefa's Cupit was a non western stadium at all wholly grotty and bleak

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Cluj-Napoca Favorites

  • How to find the objects.

    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.

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  • View from the Fortress Hill

    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.Directions:The Fortress Hill is located north of the old...

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  • Map

    Although you’re going to find a map in almost every hotel, I’m giving you one to have an idea of the city. It is very easy to orientate there. And also here there are some sightseings marked

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