National Ethnographic Park “Romulus Vuia”


National Ethnographic Park “Romulus Vuia” was founded in 1929 and is named after the first director and founder, professor Romulus Vuia. Located in Cluj-Napoca in Hoia area, the park is divided into two thematic areas: “Technical instalation and workshops” (30 technical instalations and 6 house-workshops) and „Regional types of households and monuments of folk architecture” (12 complete peasant households from different ethnographic regions of Transylvania).

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The first sector hosts The Church from Cizer-Salaj, considered one of the most beautiful wooden churches of Transylvania, built by Nicola Ursu said Horea – leader of peasant uprising in 1784. The interior is painted in full, being kept in good condition until today.

Useful information about Village Museum

Called, especially by the locals, “The Village Museum”, the National Ethnographic Park Romulus Vuia is located near Hoia Forest, one of the largest and richest forests of Cluj, on the continuation of the hill which starts with Cetatuia Cluj from downtown Cluj.

Ethnographical Park “Romulus Vuia” in Cluj Napoca is the first open-air ethnographic museum in Romania and the sixth in Europe, is part of the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania.

Inside the park are the following ethnographic areas: Bistrita, Maramures, Transylvania Plain, Nasaud Oas, Depression Calatele Bran, Zarand Alba Vineyard, Mocanimea of Apuseni Mountains, Gurghiu.

National Ethnographic Park “Romulus Vuia” has parking area for cars and coaches.

The museum can be visited from Tuesday – Dumnica (Monday closed) between the hours: 9.00 – 17.00 (last entry at 16.00)

Entry fee

Adults: 6 Ron

Children, students, pensioners: 3 Ron

Optional Fees

Tax for a Guide (under 15 people) – Romanian: 15 Ron

Tax for a guide in English, French, Hungarian or German: 25 Ron

Photo Fee: 25 Ron

Video fee: 35 Ron


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Address: Str. Taietura Turcului, no. FN (without number), Postal Code: 400221

Phone: 0264-592344 / / 0264-592148



Access ways – positioning:

National Ethnographic Park “Romulus Vuia” is on the Taietura Turcului Street F.N. (without a number) that links the neighborhoods, over the hill, Grigorescu and Dambul Rotund is at the end Gruia neighborhood of Cluj Napoca.

Notice that the museum is on the crest of the hill at the middle of  the Taietura Turcului Street.

To reach the museum, from downtown Cluj Napoca, it is recommended the two options that connect with the street Taietura Turcului:

1) routing between 7-10 min, and the distance taken from the Market Mihai Viteazul approximately 3.4 km

Take direction Cetatuia (Fortress) Cluj and Stadium CFR on Emil Racovita street behind the building Cluj Chamber of Commerce, arrive at the intersection of Seven Streets and continue on the Romulus Vuia Street (route Emil Racovita Street – Street Romulus Vuia priority road in the intersection of seven streets). At the end of Romulus Vuia Street turn left and ascend the hill on Taietura Turcului Street.

2) routing between 5-7 min, and the distance taken from the Market Mihai Viteazul is  approximately 2.8 km

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Take the direction of Central Park in Cluj Napoca, on Gheorghe Baritiu Street, at the intersection turn left on Independence Street near Central Park “Simon Barnutiu”. After about 400m turn left at the intersection with the bridge that crosses the river Somes. It passes in front of the hotel building Napoca and go straight ahead on the General Eremia Grigorescu Street. After about 1.2 km on the left is the intersection with Taietura Turcului street, which goes to the Village Museum (Muzeul Satului).

GPS Coordinates: 46.778154 (N), 23.553690 (longitude)


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