Everyone who visits Cluj-Napoca must start their itinerary with the city’s main square, known as Piaţa Unirii. Magnificent buildings and churches (visit Saint Michael’s church!), great food, museums, libraries, this place has them all. From here, one can easily reach the House of Matthias Corvinus, allegedly the birthplace of the 15th century Hungarian Ruler, which was at the time one of the town’s inns. Currently, the building is owned by the Academy of Arts, but it remains open to public.
Not far from here, one can find the Museum’s Square, a perfect spot to enjoy a coffee or a lemonade in the shade of two lovely lime trees. Don’t hesitate to take a peek inside the Franciscan church, which stands visibly tall on one of the square’s sides.
The Botanical Garden is surely Cluj-Napoca’s jewel, where you can easily walk for hours in an area of 14 hectares, filled with over 10,000 plants from throughout the world. The greenhouses are absolutely magical, so be sure to check them out.
Watching the sun set from Cetăţuia hill can also be a memorable experience, as this central observation point offers one of the best views over the city.
Finally, be sure to explore the city’s surroundings. Just a few kilometres away, you can find the magnificent rural areas of the Western Carpathians, a place that is sure to stay in your memory forever.