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About the Botanical Garden of Cluj Napoca, Cluj-napoca, Romania

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Botanical Garden Cluj-Napoca
Botanical Garden Cluj-Napoca
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added on 6th of April, 2009

The Botanical Garden “Alexandru Borza” aparteining at Babes-Balyai University from Cluj Napoca was founded in 1920 by the teacher Alexandru Borza. Having a surface of 14 hectares it host 10 000 species of plants from all over the parts of the world.

The major points of attraction of the Botanical Garden are: the Roman Garden and the Japanese Garden

The Roman Garden

It's placed near the statue of the roman agriculture Goddess, Ceres. In this place can be found some archeological pieces discovered in the old roman town of Napoca and also the plants that were used in the past for ornament in the roman gardens.

The Japanese Garden

It's arranged using the traditional japanese style gyo-no-niwa and hosts plants specific from the Japan Country. In the Japanese Garden there is a artificial lake and in the middle of the lake there is a small island wich links to the margins of the lake by a curved bridge and by a stone bridge. The lake is illuminated by 4 stone flashlights and the plants wich are arround the lake were broght from the Far East.


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erato wrote on Apr 21, 2009:
P.S.: Student pass also costs 2 RON, however I don't know if they accept EURO
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erato wrote on Apr 21, 2009:
Ok finally I found the informations needed, here they are. Address: Strada Republicii nr. 42, Opening hours:9-18 in summer and 10-17 in winter. Taxes: 4 RON for adults (it's about 1 Euro) and 2 RON (0,5 Euro)for children. If you want to take photos too you have to pay an extra fee of 20 RON (about 5 Euro). Their phone number is +40264/592.152. zdanko, have a nice trip and don't miss the lotus of 1,5 m diameter.
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zdanko wrote on Apr 21, 2009:
I have heard that this botanical garden is a pretty good one, but I have never had time or the possibility to get there. I hope this year I will succeed!
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cipristb wrote on Apr 17, 2009:
oh, and I almost forgot, visit it in summer when everything it's green, I visited it in autumn and I was a litle disapointed
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cipristb wrote on Apr 17, 2009:
I visited with my girlfriend the Botanical Garden of Cluj Napoca on 1st of December when it is the Romania's National day and it was opened, so I think that it is opened every day, I don't remember exactly how much it costs but I know that the price is somewhere under 10 Lei, and for sudents there is a discount.
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erato wrote on Apr 17, 2009:
The pictures are very nice, however there is something I missed from your article: how much does it cost (it must be rather cheap) and on which days is it opened for visitors? Thanks.
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bruzli wrote on Apr 7, 2009:
I was there a few times, it's nice, but doesn't compare with Krka or Plitvice Park from Hrvatska

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Cluj-napoca History

In 1167, Cluj was attested as a Hungarian citadel, named ‘Castrum Clus’ (the Latin word ‘clus’ designates a closed space, and was probably chosen due to the city’s location on the deep Somes Valley, surrounded by the hills of the Transylvanian Plateau). In the following century, King Stephen V of Hungary granted Castrum Clus all the privileges of a town and brought in Saxon settlers. Cluj continued to develop as an important medieval commercial hub: local crafts and food products were exported in other regions of Romania, as well as towards the Occident. The reign of King Sigismund of Luxembourg in Hungary marks... Read more »


Recent reviews for Cluj-napoca

All about Cluj Napoca - Apr 3, 2009, by cipristb
Location and Climate The city of Cluj Napoca is placed in the center of Transilvania at the intersection of the Apuseni Mointains, the Somesan plateau and Transilvania's plain.There are many small rivers that traverse the city situated in... Read more »

Treasure city of Transilvania - Apr 20, 2009, by danpop
The third largest city in Romania, Cluj-Napoca is situated in the region of Transylvania. The city claims the unofficial title of the historical province of Transylvania. The city exists from the Dacian period, second century A.D. After the... Read more »

Visiting Cluj for a couple of days - Jun 13, 2009, by MadSuh
Cluj Turned out to be quite different from what I had remembered. The city is much larger than Oradea and there is much more going on. You can go out every night of the week and you'll see lots of students. During the day while visiting the... Read more »

Cluj hotel experiences - Jun 13, 2009, by MadSuh
Flying out to Cluj was not exactly an easy task. The connection was easy but I was traveling with my mom and my 96 year-old grandpa. This of course makes a trip like this quite a project. Where are the elevators and where are the toilets,... Read more »


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