Emil Racoviţa Institute of Speleology Museum
The Pharmacy History Collection
This tiny museum near the main square can be hit or miss, depending on whether there's an English-speaking guide on hand. Tours are led...
Birthplace of Matthias Corvinus
A block south of the National History Museum is the politically charged birthplace of Matthias Corvinus, a 15th-century Hungarian king.
On the eastern side of Piaţa Muzeului is a beautifully decorated 15th-century Franciscan church, one of the city’s oldest structures....
Smoky and divey, the shadows are occasionally glowing with trippy murals, the remaining walls clad in bamboo.
Restaurant Matei Corvin
With its Romanesque arched ceilings and walls strung with oils, this old trusty delivers with a flavoursome menu of broths, soup, pork...
Emil Racoviţa Institute of Speleology Museum information
This museum is finally settled in its new location, but it opens whimsically, despite posted hours. It’s a fascinating collection by internationally renowned Romanian biologist Racoviţa (1868-1947), who, after joining an 1897 expedition to Antarctica, explored some 1400 caves. In 1920, he created the world’s first institute devoted to caves here in Cluj.