Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

See the best of Transylvania in the city of Cluj-Napoca

As the capital of Transylvania, the largest and most popular region in Romania, the city of Cluj-Napoca is a well-known tourist destination in the country. There’s always many things to do in Cluj-Napoca. It boasts a pulsating nightlife, myriad of cultural activities, fine cuisine, and different historical attractions to keep you busy all day and all night.


Things to do in Cluj-Napoca


Botanical gardens

Sightseeing in the city is a very delightful experience especially if you visit the Cluj-Napoca Botanical Garden. It is a sprawling 14-hectare area featuring different botanical gardens such as the Roman Garden, the Japanese Garden, and different greenhouses.


Fortresses and castles

Check out the historic side of the city by visiting different fortresses and castles in and around Cluj-Napoca. The city is also dotted with churches that depict the rich heritage and architectural legacy of the city.


Preforming arts

If you are interested in seeing various opera, theater, and ballet performances, you can head to the Cluj-Napoca National Theater and see the schedule of events.



If you want to spend the night somewhere more exciting, you can ask the locals for the most recommended nightlife venue in the city. There are plenty of bars, pubs, and clubs to choose from, so you can surely find one that suits your budget and preference.


When to go to Cluj-Napoca

The continental climate of Cluj-Napoca is characterized by cold winters and warm, slightly wet summers. Average temperatures during the summer season stay around 18 °C (64 °F) but daytime temperatures sometimes soar above 30 °C (86 °F). Winter temperatures, on the other hand, often fall below freezing.



Different cultural festivals are held in the city throughout the year. Summer is the busiest season because a range of outdoor events, festivals, and activities are held during this season. However, you can still catch a few celebrations in the winter season, especially around Christmas and New Year.



Cluj-Napoca Facts

Population324 576
CurrencyRomanian leu
AirportCluj Napoca, Romania (CLJ)

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Cluj-Napoca Opera House

Opera Naţională Română din Cluj-Napoca

Opera Naţională Română din Cluj-Napoca is located near Parcul Operei, which is one of the most beautiful parks in Cluj-Napoca. The opera house was designed by architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer in Neo-baroque style in 1906. It is home of the Romanian National Theatre and the Romanian Opera. The Romanian Opera gained a lot of attention for their acclaimed tours in Europe and today you can enjoy their performances when they are in season. Make sure to check out their website while you are there to see who is performing!

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Cluj- Napoca ski vacations - Lovely views over the Carpathian Mountains

About 30 miles (50km) away from Cluj- Napoca you’ll find Baisoara Resort, which offers a winter season between December to March. There are two slopes, each with their own special features. In the Onix ski slope you’ll find the best snow out of the two. But the Buscat ski slope gives you lovely views over the Carpathian Mountains due to its high altitude. All over Baisoara is a basic resort perfect for those new at the whole skiing thing.

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