Cluj-Napoca commonly known as Cluj, is the second most populous city in Romania,after the national capital Bucharest, and the seat of Cluj County in the northwestern part of the country. The name Cluj comes from ”Castrum Clus”, first used in the 12-th century as the name of the citadel surrounding the city. ”Clus” means “closed” in Latin and refers to the hills that surround the city.
Today, the city is one of the most important academic, cultural, industrial and business centres in Romania.
A small selection of things to see in Cluj-Napoca:
Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania (Muzeul Etnografic al Transilvaniei)
Banffy Palace (Palatul Banffy)
Cluj National Museum of Art (Muzeul National de Arta Cluj)
St. Michael’s Church (Biserica Sfantul Mihail)
Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden (Gradina Botanica Alexadru Borza)
Fortress Hill (Dealul Cetatuia)