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Turda Travel Guide, Romania

Turda, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate

Turda is located in central Romania on the Aries Valley, a picturesque valley offering the city beautiful sceneries. The local topography is marked by the surrounding low hills and the numerous saline lakes formed in former salt mines and the Turda Salt Mine. The mine began its exploitation activity in 1271 and then in 1992 a part of the mine was transformed in a treatment facility. The general climate is moderate continental with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual temperature is 8ºC and precipitations lower than in other parts of the country.

Turda is crossed by the Aries River, a water flow coming form the mountains and creating spectacular sceneries on its way. The salt lakes are also very important in the local hydrographic network, being used for the treatment of several diseases and also for recreation. The most important lake is the Roman Lake which is part of a local wellness facility opened all year round and offering numerous treatments.

Turda, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna

The local flora is rich in oak forests and hornbeams mixed with hazels and white horns. An important surface is used in agriculture and it is cultivated with cereals, fruit trees, vines and more. On the river valley one can find beautiful grasslands mixed with characteristic tree species like willow, alders and poplars.

Fauna is just as diverse and represented by different bird species like the pheasant, blackbird and more. The Aries River is populated with barbell and chub, very appreciated by local fishermen.

Turda, Travel Guide – Population

An old city dating back from Roman times when it was called Potaissa, Turda has a population of about 93.000 inhabitants. 80% of them are Orthodox followed by the Reformed, Roman-Catholics and Pentecostals. The majority is represented by Romanians which live together with Hungarians, Roma and Germans. The locals work in the construction industry, chemical and glass producing industry. Due to the numerous tourist attractions in the city and near it, tourism also represents an important part in the local economy.

Turda, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts

The most important cultural and artistic events in Turda are housed by the local Culture House and by several art galleries and a museum. Galleries like the Art Gallery, the Tourist Information Centre or the County Library are the main locations for art exhibitions where mainly local artists present their works.

The city also has a philharmonic orchestra performing on different occasion in the theatre building, the City Hall or other locations charming the public with their wonderful shows.

Turda, Travel Guide –Transport

The city is located along the most important Romanian road, DN1, which is very important in making the connection with the nearest large city, Cluj-Napoca and also with Baia Mare. Turda also has very good railroad connections and a very efficient public transport, a convenient option for anyone interested in visiting the city. The nearest airport is the one located in Cluj-Napoca, only 30 km away. The International Airport Cluj-Napoca is one of the largest in the country and has good connections with the capital Bucharest and also with several important cities in Europe like Frankfurt, Madrid, Vienna and more.

Turda, Travel Guide – Accommodation

Turda offers various types of accommodation fit for every taste and budget. Among the best choices is the Pelicanul Hotel, a beautiful place to stay located near the Aries River and a few minutes away from the city centre. The hotel offers nicely decorated rooms with numerous facilities, conference room, sauna, outdoor pool and the bets service in town. Another good option to accommodate in Turda is the tourist complex the Hunter Prince and Dracula’s Castle. The hotel accommodates tourists in a unique atmosphere inspired by the medieval period and offers them besides the countless facilities also hunting trips, city tours and delicious traditional dishes at the local restaurant.

Turda, Travel Guide – Festivals

Very important in Turda travel guide, festivals taking place here are the perfect occasion to meet the local people and their traditions. Throughout the year numerous such events are organized by the City Hall usually at special occasion gathering many locals and offering unforgettable experiences. The most important such events are the National Folklore Festival, the “Ion Caranica” Choral Festival, Christmas Carols Festival and more.

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