Emil Racoviţa Institute of Speleology Museum
Tours are led by a hilarious pharmacist in a white lab coat, who points like a game-show model towards (seemingly ho-hum) glass cases of...
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....
Casa Tauffer Jazz Café
With its oxblood walls ornamented with Rat Pack prints and antique trumpets, and Armstrong and Gillespie jumping on the speakers, this...
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...
Lonely Planet review
At research time, the Emil Racoviţa Institute of Speleology Museum, a fascinating collection of works by internationally renowned Romanian biologist Racoviţa (1868-1947), was moving to a new location. After joining an 1897 expedition to Antarctica, Racoviţa explored some 1400 caves and created the world's first institute devoted to caves here in Cluj. It's hoping to have an entrance at Piaţa Unirii at some point. The museum was formerly in the Biology and Geology Facility.