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Located at 405 m high, it looks like a plateau where it was built, in the 18th century, by the Austrians, a Vauban fortress, with walls, bastions and a redoubt that sheltered administrative buildings, garrison and arm depot. On the exterior it was surrounded by a massive wave o earth. The fortification had a controle role over the city, but it also had a prison role, especially during the Revolution in 1848. Here it was imprisoned and executed the well-known humanist and fighter Stephan Ludwig Roth, one of the heroes of the Revolution. From the old Fortress there is only left part of its walls, few buildings and the redoubt has been transformed into The Parachutists Tower.

Recent history records the construction, on Fortress Hill, of Belvedere Hotel, a massive and modern construction. On Fortress Hill there is located Crucea de pe Cetatuie (The Cross on the Fortress), architect Virgil Salvanu, as a testimony of the martirs of the Revolution in 1848. The cross was put here in 1995, in the plece of the wooden one, destroyed by the commnunist authorities in the 50’s of the past century.

Fortress today

Nowadays, Cluj Fortress is not only an important tourist attraction from where you may admire the city, but also a romantic place where many couples take a walk on this plateau, especially in the evening.

It is said that every couple from Cluj Napoca city has been at least once on a walk on Fortress hill.

Next to the massive Belvedere Hotel, on the Fortress you may find alleys you may take a walk on, a terrace with a bar and from here you may admire the city. On the back side of the Fortress there is part of the wall from the old fortification, a park for children with a basketball course with night vision and a football course. On the foot of the hill, after crossing the park, you get to the intersection of 7 streets, one of the only intersections of this kind in Europe, and if you go left, after the intersections of the 7 Streets, there is the football stadium of CFR Cluj Team.

The Fortress in Cluj Napoca is located on a hill in the central area of the city, as one of the highest and important areas from the panoramic point of view. From here, Cluj has a different image, especially at the sunrise or at the sunset and at night when you see the bright city lights.

As a landmark, on the Fortress of Cluj there is Belvedere Hotel, a massive building which is visible from many areas of the city.

Access

Also called Cetatuia (Fortress) Hill, it is visible from the center of the city especially from Mihai Viteazul Square, Central Park”- „Simion Barnutiu”, Memorandumului and Motilor Street area.

In order to get to Cluj Fortress (Cetatuia), there are few routes you may choose from.

On foot from the center, from Mihai Viteazul Square you cross the bridge over Somes River, near the Chamber of Commerce in Cluj ( former Astoria) and climb the stairs that take you to the very top of the Cetatuia Hill. There are 237 stairs.

Another way is by car, but the route is different:

  1. From the center, Mihai Viteazul Square area, after the Chamber of Commerce in Cluj on Emil Racovita street, you get to the intersection „Seven Streets”, one of the only of this kind in Europe, an intersection of 7 streets coming from different parts of Cluj. Then you turn left on Cetatii Street, and get to the parking area of Hotel Belvedere.
  2. From the train station in Cluj Napoca, you go up the bridge about 200 m and then turn left about 50 m and the second street turn right, on Mecanicilor Street, which leads to the „Seven Streets” intersesction. From the intersection you go straight ahead on Cetatii Street towards Cluj Fortress.
  3. From Hoia area (Tetarom 1) on Romulus Vuia street, near CFR Cluj Stadium you get to the same Seven Streets intersection and from here you turn right on Cetatii street up to Cluj Fortress.

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Crama Haiducilor Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Cluj with traditional specific, situated in  Zorilor district of Cluj Napoca in a very quiet residential area, but also a few minutes drive from the center of town (about 1.5 km), about 1 km from the Botanical Garden in Cluj or about 1,6 km from Avram Iancu Square

The restaurant staff will gladly welcome to Crama Haiducilor, the only restaurant in Cluj which offers  typical Romanian tradition and atmosphere with delicious food, cooked by skilled chefs and noble wine, all served perfectly in old clay peasant dishes.

Experienced chefs turn the Crama Haiducilor Restaurant into an unique culinary delight in Cluj and the specialties are served either inside the restaurant or in the garden or on the outlaws terrace sheltered from heat or cool on summer evenings.

Address: Cometei  street, no. 12-14 , Cluj Napoca

Telefon:

(+4) 0742 031 144

(+4) 0752 199 775

www.RestauranteCluj.ro

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Univers T Hotel was renovated in 2010 and returned to touristic circuit, giving visitors a high level of personalized service in a modern atmosphere, providing 22 standard rooms and 5 suites.

The hotel offers you rooms with decorations in modern style and generous surface. They have air conditioning, LCD TV and minibar. Bathrooms are equipped with shower or bathtub and hair dryers.

The restaurant offers a capacity of 200 seats, with the possibility of subdivision and a terrace with a capacity of 75 seats and an open view to the lake nearby.

Localization Univers T Hotel

Univers T Hotel in Cluj Napoca is located in Gheorgheni neighborhood near the Iulius Mall shopping center. In the vicinity there are also the Faculty of Economics, Administration and Business and University “Dimitrie Cantemir”. The hotel is about 10 minutes from the airport of Cluj (6.5 km) and only 15 minutes from downtown.

Here, visitors can play tennis at the nearby courts, to make a boat ride on the lake (in summer), on evening take a walk around the lake or enjoy the services of the hotel.

Distance to other important areas or tourist attractions is about:

–        1.7 km to ExpoTransilvania center

–        2.6 km to Avram Iancu Square

–        3 km to Union Square

–        3.5 km to Students Culture House and “Lucian Blaga” University Library

–        4 km to Botanical Garden

–        4 km to Michael the Brave Square

–        4 km to Cluj Arena stadium

–        4 km to Citadel Hill

Contact

Address: Alexandru Vaida Voevod street, no. 53-55 Cluj-Napoca – near Iulius Mall

Telefon: (+4) 0264 41 41 61

Mobil: (+4) 0734 77 11 77

Fax: (+4) 0264 41 41 58

Web: www.universt.ro   – http://www.cazareclujnapoca.ro/en/

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Salted Baths in Cojocna are located at about 22 km from Cluj Napoca, arriving here through Apahida to Cojocna.

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Schedule of the the baths is daily from 07.00 – 19.00. They are open to the public during the summer.

The ticket price is 10 RON per person. There is parking on site and a chair is 10 RON / day.

Inside the baths can be reserved football fields and tennis fields, the prices range from  50-60 RON for the football field and 20 to 30 RON for the tennis court.

There are two salt lakes of different depths.

Water keeps you on the surface because it is salty and you do not need to know to swim.

Salted baths in Cojocna is a good alternative instead of swimming in Cluj Napoca.

Orarul la Strand(vara) este zilnic intre orele 07.00 – 19.00 , iar pretul de intrare este 10 lei.
Exista parcare in incinta, iar un sejlong este 10 lei / zi.

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Address

Avram Iancu street, no. 442-446, Floreşti, at the entrace in Cluj Napoca

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rezervari@bestwesterncluj.ro

Telefon: (+4) 0264 501 820

Web: www.restaurantcityfusion.ro

Pictures

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A tourist attraction for the winter season in Cluj is the new ski slope below Baisoara resort, part of the Buscat which is at a maximum altitude of 1.676 m and was inaugurated on 28.01.2011. Part of ClujTravel team had the opportunity to be among the first who skied here.

It is located in Mount Buscat about 3 km from the town of Mount Baisorii on the road to the resort Baisoara, left after “Cabana Armatei”. The road runs through the forest and offers a great view of the mountains with hills. Road quality is good, but it is a bit difficult if it snowed.

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More information on how to get to the Buscat you can find here.

At Buscat you will find three ski slopes which totals 3 km, a trail for beginners, which is the longest (from what we have seen) and two advanced, beautiful even compared to other difficult slopes of Transylvania. Slopes are found in the upper and lower of the cable car (for 2 persons).

Since it is new area there are no restaurants, unless you go down to Baisoara resort. Near the park there is a terrace where you can enjoy hot wine and mici among other products.

More information about the trail can be found on the official website: www.Buscat.ro and opinions of those who were (among which ours) you can find on their Facebook account.

The field was donated, as historians say, by King Sigismund of Luxembourg  to Banffy family. On the land in this area, the family mentioned above began, around 1437, the building of the house which today is proof of that time. The construction of the castle spread over a period of about 100 years and suffered significant changes over time. The palace was built by the great aristocratic family from Transylvania, the Banffy familly.

„Inside of the assembly found their place also some of the statues of ancient deities such as Chronos, Hercules and Ceres. They are now at the National History Museum of Transylvania, and when the renovation will be completed will be made ​​available to restorers.”

Banffy Castle today

To visit the Banffy to have to pay a fee of 2 LEI / person.

At the entrance there is a parking space for cars.

After passing the castle walls, dive into a huge courtyard, framed by buildings. Unfortunately, they are in an advanced degree of degradation, but due to the efforts of the Romanian authorities, in collaboration with the British Association, began the restoration of the whole complex. Thus, one of the buildings dwells even a cafe where visitors can enjoy a hot drink and admire photography of Prince Charles who, each time coming to Romania, do not hesitate to drink a hot tea at the cafe inside the Banffy castle. This is due not only the beauty and history that lies between the walls this architectural monument, but also the fact that the history of England and Romania met in this place, the Banffy family is distantly related to Prince Charles family.

In this location weddings and other events are organized during the summer. For tourists there are no accommodation places.

Because of cultural and historical importance, but also the size of this, the place is called “Versailles of Transylvania” and is visited annually, regardless of the season, by a lot of tourists.

Localization

Banffy Castle is located at a distance of 30 km from the Cluj-Napoca, in Bontida town. It’ll be here starting the direction Cluj-Dej, then turn right in town Bontida

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Napoca Taxi - Cluj Napoca

Napoca Taxi … Cluj own soul!

CALL CENTER: (0264) 953

NEW! The same short number is now available in the mobile network, Orange and Vodafone: * 9953

www.TaxiProNapoca.ro

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Shanghai Restaurant in Cluj welcomes you with a menu of over 200 Chinese dishes, tasty and healthy dishes from fresh ingredients.

Address:
Calea Turzii nr.42, Cluj-Napoca

Contact:
contact@restaurantshanghai.ro

Phone:
(+4) 0264 – 442.027
(+4) 0264 – 431.444
(+4) 0727 – 833.453
Fax:
(+4) 0264 – 440.563
Web: www.restaurantshanghai.ro  –  http://www.restaurantecluj.ro/

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Polus Center is a commercial center of considerable size, built on one level and opened in October 12, 2007.

At Polus Center you will find, besides shops selling well-known brands of clothes, shoes, accessories, cosmetics and perfumes, a hypermarket, pet shop, cinema, pharmacy, playground, synthetic football playground, post, banking agencies, arranged space for karting circuit and a huge parking where are hold various concerts and events.

To find information about movies playing at this point in the Odeon Multiplex enter the links below:

–          Official website Polus Center

–          CineMarx.ro

Daily schedule Polus Center

Monday – Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Localizare Polus Center – Cluj

The center is located at the exit from Cluj Napoca to Oradea, on Avram Iancu street, at no. 492 to 500, on the left at the entrance in Floresti.

Polus Center is currently the largest in Transylvania, with a usable area of ​​over 60,000 sqm.

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