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Transylvania

Transylvania is the largest region of Romania and probably the best known one. When you visit Transylvania you dive into a mix of cultures, nature and history. Transylvania is a diverse region: it is worth trying to observe the differences that exist within the region, both culturally and naturally. This region is a place with abundant history and multicultural convergence. All over Transylvania the cohabitation of Romanians, Hungarians, Saxons and Roma is the leading theme. Transylvania is rich in myth and misty medieval sites: there about 100 castles and fortresses and about 70 fortified churches. Romania's greatest and best preserved castles and fortresses are to be found here. But for the more curious traveler, there are many small villages with old houses and fortified churches. As Transylvania is circled by the Carpathian mountains there are a lot of mountain forests and hiking or climbing possibilities. All over the Carpathians there are great national parks. In the center of Transylvania there are green hills and rivers. Most big cities are very western Europe like, and the infrastructure is generally good, making it easy for travelers.

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Turda

Turda is a city on the Aries River in Cluj County, Transylvania.

36km

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Câlnic

Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania: , , Dârjiu, Prejmer, Saschiz, Viscri

68km

45.88723.6575

Sibiu

city in Sibiu County, Romania

97km

45.787424.1433

Hunedoara (city)

city in Hunedoara County, Romania

108km

45.75822.907

Sighișoara

city in Mureș County, Romania

140km

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Brașov

city in Brașov County, Romania

241km

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Sights

Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania

410m

46.769268623.5865425

Bob Church, Cluj

It is the first Greek-Catholic church that was built in the city of Cluj, while it was part of the Austrian Empire.

489m

46.7686111123.5875

Matthias Corvinus House

561m

46.771223.5873

Cluj-Napoca Franciscan Church

Built between 1260 and 1290.

625m

46.7716666723.58777778

St. Michael's Church, Cluj-Napoca

This Gothic architecture piece is one of the most valuable in Transylvania. Its murals date from the 15th century, and the 50 m neogothic tower was built in 1860. The church is closed for renovation starting from 2018 that will take about 3 years.

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Matthias Corvinus Monument

The statue is always climbed by tourists, although officially this practise is not allowed.

757m

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Unirii Square, Cluj-Napoca

Where you can find St. Michael's Church, the National Art Museum, the Statue of Matthias Corvinus and the roman ruins.

770m

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Cluj-Napoca Piarists' Church

Completed in 1724, it was the province's first baroque church.

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Cluj-Napoca Bánffy Palace

Built between 1774 and 1775, it houses the National Art Museum

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Iuliu Maniu Street, Cluj-Napoca

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Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca

885m

46.770623.5908

Eroilor Avenue, Cluj-Napoca

Is linking the two main squares - Union Square and Avram Iancu Square.

956m

46.769423.5917

Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Cluj-Napoca

1.5km

46.7719723.59604

Cluj-Napoca Tailors' Bastion

It is very well preserved, alongside with the corresponding section of the medieval wall

1.6km

46.7680823.59725

Palace of Justice, Cluj-Napoca

courthouse in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

1.7km

46.7707423.59862

Turda Gorge

gorge and protected area in Romania

18km

46.5638888923.67916667

Merry Cemetery

cemetery

91km

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Transalpina (DN67C)

110km

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Biertan fortified church

A UNESCO world heritage site.

114km

46.13519824.521323

Horezu

town in Vâlcea County, Romania

133km

45.1433333323.99166667

Retezat National Park

national park of Romania, Biosphere reserve in Romania

138km

45.3422.83

Church on the Hill (Sighișoara)

The Church on the Hill is an architecturally significant church located in Sighişoara, Mureș County in Romania.This church is the most important monument of religious architecture in Sighisoara and is one of the great churches of Transylvania, being the third largest. Located at an altitude of 429 meters, on the Hilltop School, the church dominates by its massiveness the entire city and it is visible from a great distance almost from all directions. Most researchers believe that a number of architectural details such as slightly misaligned position of the bell-tower and choir demonstrate an evolution in stages, over several centuries, in the construction of this church.

140km

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Vlad Dracul House

Vlad Dracul House of Sighișoara is located in Tin Street No.1, between the Citadel square and the Clock Tower. It's the place were Vlad the Impaler, the historical character who inspired the Bram Stoker's Dracula, is supposed to be born, in 1431. His father, Vlad Dracul, the ruler of Wallachia, and his pregnant wife were hosted in this house by the mayor of Sighișoara between 1431 and 1435, during the Turkish invasion of Wallachia. It appears to be the oldest stone structure in the city, judging cylindrical vault river stone from the ground floor. Today Vlad Dracul house hosts a medieval -style restaurant on the ground floor and a tiny weapon museum on the first floor.

140km

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Tinsmiths' Tower

The Tinsmiths' Tower is one of the nine towers located in the citadel of Sighișoara, belonging to Mureș County in Romania.Tinsmith’s Tower has the most expressive architecture: 25 meters high, the tower starts with a square base, right after the brick trunk stands in pentagonal shape and above suddenly widens and becomes octagonal. The roof, slightly unbalanced, has a hexagonal plan and the woodwork inside is a veritable masterpiece of carpenters of Sighisoara. The Tin Tower, together with the Clock Tower, has an exceptional defensive position.

140km

46.2182224.79225

Historic Centre of Sighișoara

old town

140km

46.2177777824.79222222

Sighișoara Clock Tower

tower

140km

46.219324.7933

Holy Trinity Church, Sighișoara

church in Sighişoara, Romania

141km

46.2220224.79571

Transfăgărășan

mountain pass

145km

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Cluj-Napoca

Romania
Cluj-Napoca (Romanian), Kolozsvár (Hungarian) or Klausenburg (German) is the capital of Cluj county and the unofficial capital of the historical region of Transylvania. The city, with about 320,000 people (2016), is very pleasant, and it is a great experience for those who want to see urban Transylvanian life at its best. Along with fine dining, excellent cultural activities, a wonderful historical legacy and a great atmosphere, the city will not disappoint those who add it to their travel itinerary. What's more is the fact that Cluj is so easy to access and get around.

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Jan

0.5°C-5.7
Precipitation: 25.7 mm

Feb

3°C-4.8
Precipitation: 24.5 mm

Mar

9.5°C-0.6
Precipitation: 31 mm

Apr

15.8°C4.3
Precipitation: 50.9 mm

May

21.2°C8.9
Precipitation: 66.9 mm

Jun

23.8°C12
Precipitation: 90.5 mm

Jul

25.9°C13.7
Precipitation: 85.7 mm

Aug

25.8°C13.2
Precipitation: 65.9 mm

Sep

20.9°C9.2
Precipitation: 48.5 mm

Oct

15.2°C4.4
Precipitation: 37.2 mm

Nov

7.4°C-0.3
Precipitation: 32.1 mm

Dec

1.6°C-4.2
Precipitation: 35.5 mm