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About Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca City was one of the historic capitals of Transylvania. It is currently the largest city in Cluj County.

Cluj was mentioned for the first time in year 1167, under the name Castrum Clus. With the arrival of Saxon colonists in Transylvania and Cluj, Roman-German Emperor Sigismund of Luxemburg, in 1405 granted the right civitas (City).

As historical importance, the city  is distinguished by:

- Matthias Corvinus (led Kingdom of Hungary between 1458-1490) was born in Cluj.

- founder of the first union of the Romanians, Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazul), dined for the last time in Cluj, then was killed by order of General Basta, 3 km south of Turda.

- Baba Novac, captain of outlaws from army of Michael the Brave, was tried and burned alive in the city.

- the historical monuments which date back more than 700 years.

Main tourist attractions:

The Citadel of Cluj

The Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania

St. Michael's Church

The Reformed Church

The Banffy Palace

The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

The Franciscan Church

The Calvin Reformed Church

The Fortress Hill

Contact and information:

Address: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Airport: Cluj-Napoca International Airport
Railway Station: Cluj-Napoca
Historical Center: Unirii Square (Piata Unirii)

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