Top 10 Things to do in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

August 7, 2017 Leonardo Torrence

Cluj-Napoca is the unofficial capital of Transylvania, and though you (probably) won’t find vampires here, you can explore castles, fortresses, botanical gardens, museums and parks. Cluj-Napoca has a vibrant arts scene that embraces both the traditional and the progressive. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy classical concerts, theatrical performances, puppet shows and music of every genre, from jazz to modern pop to electronica.
Restaurants in Cluj-Napoca

1. Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge

Dj107l, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge

Reviewed By Paul J

Not many people there but had a cofffee and then a very long walk to the gorge. It was a typical autumn day leaves falling beautiful country side not for the infirm.

2. Central Park

Strada cardinal Hossu Iuliu, Cluj-Napoca 400029, Romania +40 720 425 741
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 409 reviews

Central Park

Reviewed By King K - Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Nice & Central Parc in the middle of Cluj and close to the river. They have a nice restaurant & Terrace called Chios i think ..

3. King Matthias Corvin Statue

Piata Unirii, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

King Matthias Corvin Statue

Reviewed By malbeck3030 - west yorkshire uk

Part of unity square area of Cluj. A good all round tourist visit destination with the Cathedral and the many cafes and restaurants in this area. Recommend.

4. St. Michael's Church

Piata Unirii, Cluj-Napoca 400015, Romania 40 264 452 244
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

St. Michael's Church

Reviewed By Pigman58 - Paphos, Cyprus

A large church in the centre of the city, which I would guess is the spiritual heart of the Hungarian community. The stained glass is quite nice, but appears to be 20th century. Some wall paintings survive, but not the most outstanding church I've seen.

5. Botanical Garden

Strada Republicii 42, Cluj-Napoca 400015, Romania +40 264 592 152
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 768 reviews

Botanical Garden

Reviewed By Pink - Doncaster, England

On a snowy February afternoon there's plenty of botanics but no garden. This was expected to an extent however, the greenhouse was closed. We had a fairly quiet, pleasant walk around the perimeter for 25 mins, a quick stop for the (outdoor) toilets and a scan around the museum (comprised of a fairly dull drawing room filled with jars and specimen of plant species within a grand house).
Worth the £1 entry fee to escape the city hustle and bustle but I'd suggest giving it a miss in the winter simply for the distinct lack of garden and uphill trek.

6. Cetatuia Hill

Strada Gruia, Cluj-Napoca 400171, Romania
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Cetatuia Hill

Reviewed By Marian S - Penang

I suppose it's worth climbing up to the top of this Hill (which is actually called a Park), but be sure you are wearing the right shoes for crumbling brick and earth stairs that have never been maintained.
It's a part of Cluj that could be beautiful if it were as scrupulously looked after as the Central Park, but it's not because it's not.
My impression is that the side of the river that Cetatula Hill is on is 'the wrong side of the tracks'. Worthwhile only to take in the view of 'the right side' from the top.

7. Museum Square

Piata Muzeului, Cluj-Napoca 400019, Romania
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Museum Square

Reviewed By jebuc - Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

Nice bohemian area in city , lots of outside cafes and restaurants. Worth visiting if in Cluj . Reasonably priced

8. Cluj Arena

Aleea Stadionului 2, Cluj-Napoca 400375, Romania +40 364 403 184
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Cluj Arena

Reviewed By Annamaria J

Thank you Cluj for this stadium, clean, modern ladies room, it is easy to find. You have the possibility to go out in case of emergency, there are many gates. Outside the Arena is a big park, beautiful also.Big paarking place underground.

9. National Theater

Piata Stefan cel Mare, Nr. 24, Cluj-Napoca, Romania +40 264 597 175
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

National Theater

Reviewed By JnVSydney - Sydney

This beautiful building is home to the National Theatre and the Romanian Opera both have been conducting Performances since 1919
The cultural hightlight of Cluj - a night at the opera with the Barber of Seville. Honestly? Stunning opera House but no where near the best acoustics as it was originally a theatre - a nice night at the opera for €10.

10. VIVO Cluj Napoca

Str. Avram Iancu, Nr. 492-500, Cluj-Napoca 407280, Romania +40 364 413 423
Excellent
38%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 113 reviews

VIVO Cluj Napoca

Reviewed By D1spm - Redditch, United Kingdom

Large shopping mall with quiet an array of shops and food outlets we were here about mid day and the eateries had large cues so we left, all the shops were well presented that we looked in

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