Discover step by step the secrets of Cluj-Napoca, proclaimed city of arts and the European Capital of Youth.
You will meet your guide to kick off the tour in the largest city in Transylvania, and also known as the hub of IT and academic universities and institutions . It's full name is Cluj-Napoca, reminiscent of the Roman colony that settled in the second century A.D. The Baroque-style architecture of the main attractions, mostly clustered around Union Square in the heart of the city, contribute to the bohemian atmosphere of Cluj. The first stop will be at the Gothic Cathedral of St. Michael. You will see it's impressive spire towering 262 feet high, which dominates the downtown market. Next, you will see the Banffy Palace, home to the National Art Museum, and then you will head to the Old Town Hall, and the so-called Mirror Street where the buildings situated on the right are the reflection of the ones on the left side. At the end of the street you can admire the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Theatre from the outside.Main attractions Gothic Cathedral of St. Michael - the second largest in Transylvania built in the Gothic style. It’s the most representative landmark for the city. You may even have a chance to witness a live religious service in the colossal building. Also you can admire beautiful medieval frescoes inside the cathedral. Banffy Palace – National Art Museum Another Gothic style building, the palace which belonged to the noble Banffy family. This palace hosts an art gallery inside the edifice’s walls, holding more than 200 paintings and 18 sculptures collected in 5 centuries. Before becoming a historical landmark, the building was protocol residence, a nationally-known casino, an apartment building, establishment for industrial companies and in 1925 even housed a cinema built in it's court. Mirror Street This street is as it's name says identical on both sides: all the elements seen on the left side are found the right side also. This place is unique in Europe and is right in the city center. It is a very fun place to take pictures!