Fun things to do in Cluj Napoca

By: Nofar Ronen

Cluj-Napoca is a beautiful city surrounded by nature. It’s a lot of fun to walk around, and enjoy what the city has to offer such as going to cute cafes and cool bars.

We stayed at a cute apartment building in the central of the city called Aparthotel Gutinului. The apartment itself was large and clean with a nice view. We loved the location which was on a quiet street but still very central. The only downside is that there is no concierge so the keys have to be picked up from a different hotel 600 meters away, so keep that in mind.

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Botanical Gardens

The botanic gardens at Cluj-Napoca are super nice. It is a lovely place to walk around and spend a few hours at. There is so much to see and there are great walking trails.
You can buy coffee from the machine and sit around the Japanese gardens and enjoy the beauty.

We got to the gardens about an hour and a half before closing and we were a little disappointed that we couldn’t stay for longer. We went through everything quickly to see as much as we could.
There is a rose garden, Japanese gardens, greenhouse with cactuses, a tropical forest, huge lilies, a Romanian garden, and so much more. There are over 7000 different plants.

15 October – 7 April 09:00-16:00
8 April – 14 October 09:00 – 18:00
The greenhouse is closed every first Monday of each month.
It costs 10 Lei (Roman coin) and 2 for a map.
Strada Republicii 42, Cluj-Napoca

Fortress hill

Located in altitude of 405 meters, the fortress was built in the 18th century by the Austris. Today there are only remainings of walls and a tower.
To get to the top you have to climb a staircase, not too many of them but it could get exhausting. It was totally worth the climb since the view is the best I’ve seen of the city itself.

There are also 2 restaurants with a lovely view of the city. If you are not hungry, you could sit at the benches nearby.
It’s a great place for walking and enjoy the view and silence.
Strada Gruia, Cluj-Napoca

The Main Square

The St. Michaels Gothic Church is the best area in Cluj-Napoca. It is the main square and it has a catholic church. There are a lot of cool cafes with nice seating areas outside. There are also shops and restaurants and mostly awesome vibes 🙂 You can also rent a bike and ride them around the city.

Piața Unirii, Cluj-Napoca

Visiting the Salt Mine Salina Turda

About 40km away from Cluj-Napoca, you can discover one of the most beautiful salt mines. I highly recommend visiting there. I wrote a detailed post about it. Read about Salina Turda Salt Mine

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