All about Cluj Napoca, Cluj-napoca, Romania
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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 the heart of Transilvania but the most important river is Somesul Mic. The city of Cluj Napoca is sorrounded by forests existing there two known botanical reservations Fanetele Clujului and Valea Morii Reservation. The climate of Cluj Napoca is a continental moderate one and in the Fall and Winter it has some atlantic influences from west. The medium annual temperature of the air is 8.2 C
Cluj Napoca is an important center of culture hosting various cultural and educational institutions. Lucian Blaga National Theater was opened on the 1st of december 1919 and it's placed in Piata Avram Iancu and it's the most important theatral institution of Transilvania. The same building hosts also the Romanian Opera. Also there is a museum network that includes the following museums: The Art Museum, The National Museum of History of Transilvania, The Pharmacy Museum and The Zoological Museum.
The city of Cluj Napoca is also know like one of the oldest university centers in Romania. There can be found the bigest University in Romania, Babes-Bolyai. The name of the University comes from two important persons in Transilvania, the resercher Victor Babes and the mathematician Janos Bolyai. Also the city has some other universities like The Tehnical University, The University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
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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
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 »
About the Botanical Garden of Cluj Napoca - Apr 6, 2009, by cipristb
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... 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 »
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