Emil Racoviţa Institute of Speleology Museum
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.
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Casa Tauffer Jazz Café
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Restaurant Matei Corvin
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Emil Racoviţa Institute of Speleology Museum information
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.