History Museum


Small regional history museum behind the Reform Church.

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1. Salt Mine

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The meadowlands and chalky hills surrounding Turda have a secret underworld: a salt mine so impressive, it could be a supervillain’s lair. Walking along…

2. Turda Gorge

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Precipitous Turda Gorge (Cheile Turzii) lies 8km west of town (as the crow flies), and it makes a stunning, if leg-stiffening, half-day hike. The canyon…

3. Alexandru Borza Botanic Gardens

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These wonderfully relaxing gardens comprise rockeries, neoclassical statues peeping from tangles of rose, and a Japanese-style garden with a crimson…

4. Hungarian Cemetery

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Founded in the 16th century, this stately cemetery is a memorable place to stroll among elegant tombs and mausoleums of Transylvanian poets and composers,…

5. Statue of Baba Novac

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A statue of Serbian revolutionary Baba Novac, who plotted against the Ottomans, stands outside the 15th-century Tailor's Tower.

6. Tailor's Tower

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Rotating exhibitions of local art within this stone tower can be somewhat threadbare. But it’s still worth wandering inside this pointy-roofed former…

7. Hungarian Reformed Church

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Commissioned by the king of Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, in 1486, this church took more than 20 years to complete. Its interior seems spare at first glance…

8. Museum of Zoology

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An encyclopedic collection of bottled, jarred and taxidermied specimens from butterflies to waterfowl.