10 landmarks that should not be missed in
Turda Salt Mine – Dug during the Middle Ages for salt mining purpose, Turda Salt Mine is nowadays one of the most beautiful landmarks in
Turda Gorge – The protected area is a mixed natural reserve, located only 6 kilometers away west of
The Assumption of the Virgin Monastery, in Nicula – The holy site is known mainly for the miracle depiction of the Virgin Mary. The Monastery is located very close to Gherla Town, in Nicula Village, and the tourists will find it hidden among the beautiful wooded hills. Those who wish can attend the Monastery’s Patron celebration each year. It is celebrated on August 15, on the occasion of the Assumption of the Virgin. Thousands of pilgrims come here, praying for health and peace in a solemn and reassuring environment.
The Bride’s Veil Waterfall – The Apuseni Mountains are home to the gorgeous Vladesei granite peaks, from where the clear water springs of the beautiful Bride’s Veil Waterfall come running in Stanciu Valley. Some people call it the Rachitele Falls, because it belongs to the village with the same name. Situated at an altitude of 1000 meters, the waterfall is impressive, being outlined by nature in two steps. The scenery is amazing in both summer and winter, when the water freezes, forming the image of a white wave.
Elian Palace – Built in 1981 according to the wishes of a wine merchant from Cluj, Viktor Elian, the palace is located on the bank of Somes River, its architecture being inspired by the sophisticated and stylish Parisian style. Renaissance and Baroque elements give this site a special design and the building can be visited all year round.
The Orthodox Cathedral, in Cluj – Located right in the heart of Transylvania, but also of the city of Cluj-Napoca, the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral remained until today a link between Central and Western Europe. Beyond the religious purpose for which it was built, the building is impressive also from an architectural point of view. Tourists can admire special Romanian features both on the outside and inside. A state of the art building designed by two well-known architects, Constantin Pomponiu and George Cristinel, the cathedral was built using quality materials: the skeleton is reinforced concrete and the facing structure is made of carved stone. All of those who visit Cluj County must cross the threshold of this holy place!
The Kornis Castle, in Manastirea – Although this site has not been restored, it attracts many tourists every year. Located about 60 kilometers away from Cluj, in Manastirea Village, the castle is a special one, despite the lack of restauration. Over time, various stories and legends have been woven around it, stimulating the imagination of the tourists who visit. The castle was built between 1573-1593, but during the communist era it was partially burned. To discover the secrets of this place it is advisable to seek help from the locals. They know stories you've never heard of!
The Franciscan Monastery – Tourists who want to visit one of the oldest and most important sites in Cluj must go to the Franciscan Monastery. It has gone through many changes over time, but its special architecture impresses even today. Lying on a fairly extensive area, the monastery is surrounded by an absolutely fascinating park with serpentines and beautiful fountains.
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