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Cluj County

With a predominantly hilly and mountainous relief, the county of Cluj offers us a pleasant climate, of moderate continental type, being influenced by the vicinity of the Apuseni Mountains. Summers are hot, and winters are generally devoid of blizzards. The maximum altitudes are reached by the Vlădeasa and Muntele Mare massifs, with heights exceeding 1800 meters.

The numerous attractions of Cluj County qualify it as an ideal destination that offers multiple possibilities for spending quality time.

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Activities in Cluj County


Attractions in Cluj County


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Viewpoint · Transylvania
Piatra lui Lucaci
Transylvania

Piatra lui Lucaci este una din principalele atracții turistice din Cluj și un punct de belvedere ...

from Sînziana Mihalache,   Outdooractive Editors
Gorge · Transylvania
Cheile Turzii
Transylvania

Cheile Turzii alcătuiesc o arie protejată de interes național ce oferă un peisaj carstic de o rară ...

from Paul Wasicsek,   Outdooractive Editors
Transylvania

The first open-air museum in Romania was founded in 1929 by the ethnographer Romulus Vuia.

from Adina Wasicsek,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
Water region · Romania
Belis-Fântânele Lake

The Beliș-Fântânele Lake is an accumulation lake and was built between 1970 and 1974 for hydroelectric purposes on the ...

Outdooractive Editors
Transylvania

Founded in 1920, the Botanical Garden is a scientific, didactic and educational institution, whose ...

from Adina Wasicsek,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
Swamp · Transylvania
The Reed Area from Sic
Transylvania

Near the village of Sic, once famous for its salt mines, there is, after the Danube Delta, the ...

from travelista.ro,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
Architecture · Transylvania
Dance House
Transylvania

The Village House or, in Hungarian "táncház" meaning the house of dance, is a term used in ...

from Adina Wasicsek,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
Gorge · Transylvania
Cheile Turului
Transylvania

Mai puțin populare decât Cheile Turzii, dar situate la doi pași de acestea, Cheile Turului se întind ...

from Sînziana Mihalache,   Outdooractive Editors
Leisure Park · Transylvania
Parcul de agrement „Moara de vânt”
Transylvania

„Moara de vânt” din Sălicea, în apropiere de Cluj-Napoca, este un complex de agrement care cuprinde ...

from Sînziana Mihalache,   Outdooractive Editors
Park · Transylvania
Parcul de Sculpturi Arkhai
Transylvania

Parcul de Sculpturi Arkhai de la Vlăhia este o expoziție în aer liber de sculpturi în fân și nu ...

from Sînziana Mihalache,   Outdooractive Editors
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Viewpoint · Transylvania
Piatra lui Lucaci
Transylvania

Piatra lui Lucaci este una din principalele atracții turistice din Cluj și un punct de belvedere ...

from Sînziana Mihalache,   Outdooractive Editors
Gorge · Transylvania
Cheile Turzii
Transylvania

Cheile Turzii alcătuiesc o arie protejată de interes național ce oferă un peisaj carstic de o rară ...

from Paul Wasicsek,   Outdooractive Editors
Transylvania

The first open-air museum in Romania was founded in 1929 by the ethnographer Romulus Vuia.

from Adina Wasicsek,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
Water region · Romania
Belis-Fântânele Lake

The Beliș-Fântânele Lake is an accumulation lake and was built between 1970 and 1974 for hydroelectric purposes on the ...

Outdooractive Editors
Transylvania

Founded in 1920, the Botanical Garden is a scientific, didactic and educational institution, whose ...

from Adina Wasicsek,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
Swamp · Transylvania
The Reed Area from Sic
Transylvania

Near the village of Sic, once famous for its salt mines, there is, after the Danube Delta, the ...

from travelista.ro,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
Architecture · Transylvania
Dance House
Transylvania

The Village House or, in Hungarian "táncház" meaning the house of dance, is a term used in ...

from Adina Wasicsek,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
Gorge · Transylvania
Cheile Turului
Transylvania

Mai puțin populare decât Cheile Turzii, dar situate la doi pași de acestea, Cheile Turului se întind ...

from Sînziana Mihalache,   Outdooractive Editors
Leisure Park · Transylvania
Parcul de agrement „Moara de vânt”
Transylvania

„Moara de vânt” din Sălicea, în apropiere de Cluj-Napoca, este un complex de agrement care cuprinde ...

from Sînziana Mihalache,   Outdooractive Editors
Park · Transylvania
Parcul de Sculpturi Arkhai
Transylvania

Parcul de Sculpturi Arkhai de la Vlăhia este o expoziție în aer liber de sculpturi în fân și nu ...

from Sînziana Mihalache,   Outdooractive Editors
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The county of Cluj has a high tourist potential, which is reflected in a wide range of leisure activities: hiking, mountaineering, mountainbiking, winter sports, children and youth camps, spa treatments, etc.

Among the areas and destinations of major tourist attractions we would like to mention

  • Turda Salt Mine as a modern recreation and treatment destination
  • The mountain Băişorii, a place for winter sports lovers
  • The Trascăului mountains, particularly spectacular for their relief forms, imposing rocks and caves
  • Băişoara, an area characterized by landscapes of extraordinary beauty, visited by lovers of hiking and winter sports
  • Gilău - Tarniţa Lake district, which offers perfect conditions for recreation
  • The area of the Belis-Fântânele lake, much sought after for the magnificent scenery offered by the lake and the surrounding mountains.

The "Alexandru Borza" Botanical Garden in Cluj-Napoca, one of the most famous and best organized in South-East Europe, offers a good opportunity to relax, but also to learn for many tourists, both national and international.

The wealth of monuments and historical destinations, as well as the architectural heritage, much of which is contained in national circles, is a clear and permanent source of tourist attractions.Last but not least, the tourist interested in history and culture can visit museums not only in Cluj-Napoca but also in the cities of Turda, Dej, Iclod.

Prin pădurile Clujului
Photo: Baciu Cristian Mihai, CC0, Unsplash

Cluj County seen differently, from a bicycle

Take your bike and discover Cluj seen differently (as a local project suggests), i.e. lesser-known places in the county. Try a relatively easy one-day tour of the so-called Transylvanian Delta (along the series of lakes between Geaca and Țaga). Not far from here is the Sic reed bed, where you can relax at the end of the day and listen to the sounds of the wildlife of the marshlands.

In Blue Butterfly Country (Eastern Cluj Hills) you can combine an easy ride on two wheels with useful lessons about some of the most gentle creatures on earth. The Romanian Lepidopterological Society has some special eco-tourism tours prepared for this purpose.

An easy hike through the Păniceni Gorge will reveal unexpected wild places. And also nearby, the Green Lagoon at Aghireșu glows charmingly (sometimes blue) just when you catch it in the perfect light.

Cluj and its surroundings

Explorează Clujul la pas
Explorează Clujul la pas
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The centre of Cluj can be taken on a walking tour that takes less than a day. Of course, there's more to the city than the old centre; the parks, buildings, museums, chic cafés and bars make Cluj a lively city all year round, although summer is the busiest season.

Nearby, the Hoia Baciu forest is a magnet for the curious, who follow urban legends of mysterious apparitions and disappearances. A hike through the Baciu Gorge, in the north of the forest, helps clear your head.

Even more popular is the area around the Someșul Cald-Tarnița reservoirs. As well as hiking and some superb viewpoints, you can try kayaking on the lake.

What to do in Cluj in winter

Pârtia Buscat
Pârtia Buscat
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Ski enthusiasts are looking for two popular local resorts - Muntele Băișorii and Mărișel. The Muntele Băișorii area is characterised by exceptionally beautiful landscapes with wide views of the Transylvanian Depression and the nearby mountains.

The resort of Muntele Băișorii is sought after in summer by hikers and cyclists on their way to Muntele Mare, and in winter for skiing.

Similarly, the roads around the village of Mărișel take you through idyllic Transylvanian countryside and are excellent for cycling. Winter sports enthusiasts have several prepared slopes and specific facilities at their disposal.

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Getting there

By plane

Cluj County benefits from an international airport and is thus easily accessible from all over Europe.

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