Marisel - Tarnita
Grădina Botanică din Cluj-Napoca, Grădina Japoneză
Cazino-ul din Parcul Central, renovat in 2012
Toamna la Negreni
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.
Attractions in Cluj County
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.
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
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
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.