Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Cluj-Napoca

The unofficial capital of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca is a place significantly less grim than its ominous administrative status may imply. Named European Youth Capital in 2015, the city is home to an estimated 100,000 students (who make up about a fifth of the population) – a statistic that partly explains Cluj's current cultural Renaissance and well-deserved reputation of a party town.

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Central Park

Refreshingly shaded in the summer and still well-visited during the colder winter months, Cluj-Napoca's Central Park is a lively social hub that hosts concerts, contains free-to-use sporting machines, and even offers boats for hire (to be put to use on the park's own lake).
Adresse: Strada Cardinal Hossu Iuliu, Cluj-Napoca

Botanical Garden

The green oasis of tranquillity that is Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden lies just outside Cluj's Old Town. Inside, a multitude of flora species are on display, from tropical flowers to Nordic mosses sprawling over rock arrangements. There is an on-site museum of plant kingdom curiosities and even a compact Japanese Garden.
Adresse: Strada Republicii 42, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 592 152

Ethnographic Park Romulus Vuia

The open-air ethnographic museum of Romulus Vuia contains replicas of traditional Romanian architecture from across the country (complete with interior design detail and household items), all of which span centuries. The museum also grants visitors insight into the arts of woodwork, fabric weaving, pottery, and more.
Adresse: Aleea Muzeului Etnografic, Cluj-Napoca
Åpningstider: Summer and winter hours vary

St Michael’s Church & Clock Tower

Cluj-Napoca's central Union Square (Piata Unirii) contains the nation's second most prominent Gothic church with a tall clock tower from which some of the best city panoramas unfold. Dating back to as early as the 14th century, the church still holds daily mass (in Romanian and Hungarian) to-date.
Adresse: Piata Unirii, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 452 244

Cetatuia Hill

A 15-minute hike will take you up Cluj-Napoca's most scenic observation point, the Cetatuia Hill (just across the river from the Old Town). The hill's park-like environment draws in locals and visitors in-the-know, and a plethora of cafes offer sit-down snack and/or drink breaks.
Adresse: Strada Gruia, Cluj-Napoca

Museum Square

Cluj Napoca's second most popular square is indeed in immediate proximity to one of the town's most important museums (the National Museum of Transylvanian History), but is an appealing spot in its own right for the outdoor bars, cafes, and an irresistible old-age charm.
Adresse: Piata Muzeului, Cluj-Napoca

Turda Gorge

A place of rare natural beauty a mere 15km away from Cluj-Napoca, the Turda Gorge is excellent hiking grounds for explorers of any fitness level. Persevere all the way to the top (which shouldn't take more than an hour) and enjoy some incredible, sweeping views of the green surroundings. Sundays here tend to be the busiest.
Adresse: Cheile Turzii, Cheia

National Theater and Romanian Opera

If a trip to the theatre isn't something you would initially consider doing during your stay in Cluj, think again - the city's National Theater is heralded as one of the best in the country, and regularly puts on an ever-changing selection of musical and theatrical performances (check their website for news and schedules).
Adresse: 24 Piata Stefan cel Mare, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 590 272

Tailors' Bastion & Baba Novac Statue

The Tailors' Bastion is what remains of the town's original 15th century fortifications. Although the bastion's lookout is not one that's best fit for taking in all of Cluj-Napoca today, the site is worth visiting if only for historic value (and its exhibitions of Romanian art). Directly outside is the statue of Baba Novac, a distinguished anti-Ottoman resistance fighter.
Adresse: Avram Iancu & Baba Novac, Cluj Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 444 624

Fabrica de Pensule

First of its kind in Romania, the Fabrica de Pensule is a contemorary art space that was conceived as a place to play host to various cultural happenings and bring together creators willing to showcase their – sometimes rather experimental – artwork within its walls.
Adresse: Strada Henri Barbusse 59-61, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 731 854 976

Hoia Baciu Forest

Hoia Baciu Forest is locally referred to as the Bermuda Triangle of Romania. The forest is surrounded by an air of mystery, with trees growing in spirals, inexplicable sightings and a multitude of stories about people who have gone missing only to reappear years later without any memory of what happened. Visit the worlds creepiest forest - if you dare.
Adresse: Hoia Forest


Out of the tourist way yet still very central, Roata is an excellent choice for those looking to dine on traditional Romanian specialties (those are normally rather meat-heavy, but non-meat eaters will also find a lot to chose from). To sample multiple dishes at once, try the full platter.
Adresse: 6 Alexandru Ciurea, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 592 022
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-11pm

Nuka Bistro

With its rustic, pastel-colored furniture set against raw brick walls, Nuka Bistro is creatively inspired down to its menu, where a selection of original burgers named after historic figures such as Count Dracula and Marilyn Monroe is on offer (along with quite a few breakfast options).
Adresse: 16 Piata Unirii, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 742 687 769
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 8am-3am

Napoca 15

Napoca 15's appealing outdoor courtyard seating is complimented by an extensive menu selection of local Romanian and international dishes, with special offers available during lunch. The wine list is graced by a sizable selection of labels from across the globe.
Adresse: 15 Strada Napoca, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 590 655

Cabinet de Vin & Cocotte

The refined Cabinet de Vin & Cocotte in central Cluj is a natural stand-out on the city's dining scene - the menu selection is concise yet very well though out, featuring a curious fusion of seafood (sashimi, oysters, and escargot), meats and Italian dishes.
Adresse: 5 Bulevard Eroilor, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 590 200
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-11pm

Samsara Foodhouse

Those feeling disoriented by meat-heavy Transylvanian cuisine will find refuge at Samsara, a restaurant that caters to vegetarian and vegan eaters, and yet still hugely appeals to those with no dietary restrictions. Healthy foods and green smoothies must be followed by decadent desserts.
Adresse: 5 Strada Roth Stephan Ludwig, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 364 889 278
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-11pm


Indigo may not follow authentic Indian recipes to the letter, but the liberties it takes are fully justified by the delicious outcome. Some of the restaurant's highlights are the tasting sets and platters intended to be shared by up to 4 diners, as well as the extensive selection of traditional flat breads.
Adresse: 10-12 Strada Piezisa, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 740 910 688
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 12pm-11pm


Wasabi is a running sushi restaurant that successfully pulls off combining affordable pricing with quality, and offers a dining concept irresistible to many - a 1-hour all you can eat & drink experience, with prompt conveyor order delivery and service. Located inside the Iulius Shopping Mall.
Adresse: 1 Strada Aristide Demetriade, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 729 950 322
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10am-10pm

Bistro Viena

The Viennese-style bistro specializes in Austrian cuisine, and offers a selection of food and drink to match those of its many Austrian counterparts. Viena serves everything from the quintessential schnitzel to strudel and Sachertorte for dessert, along with an extensive list of drinks and coffee.
Adresse: 3 Strada Matei Corvin, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 757 082 590

Cafe Bulgakov

Favoured by the local student population, Bulgakov isn't an easy one to simply stumble upon due to its location off the main walking streets. The search is worth the time, however - it serves a good selection of Eastern and Central European dishes, and turns into a lively bar come sundown.
Adresse: Strada Micu Klein Inocentiu, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 450 156
Åpningstider: Thurs-Sat 11.30am-4am, Sun-Tues 11.30am-1am, Wed 11.30am-2am

Olivo Caffe

Centrally located Olivo is an Italian cafe whose breakfasts enjoy a good reputation. Aside from those, the menu lists salads, a decent selection of pasta dishes, meat and cheese platters, as well as a few decadent Italian desserts (including everyone's favorite cannoli).
Adresse: 7 Bulevard Eroilor, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 732 331 099


Trendy and affordably priced, Zama showcases Transylvanian cuisine at its finest, combining elements of long-established culinary tradition with modern international influences. The menu features everything from stews, sausages and polenta to steaks and pasta. Coffee or tea on the house with order of breakfast.
Adresse: 16 Strada Napoca, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 755 080 777
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8am-12am, Sat-Sun 11am-12am


French to the bone in its interior, Toulouse is Cluj-Napoca's very own brasserie, with a menu that truly surprises by extending far beyond French specialties alone to burgers, pasta, and further international dishes. The drink list is extensive to match.
Adresse: 12 Piata Unirii, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 730 112 354

Roots Urban Tastery

Known primarily for its excellent quality coffee, Roots is a compact, trendy cafe that instantly transports visitors to a hip Scandinavian neighbourhood it might as well have come from. Do not miss out in the stylish breakfasts, wine platters and artisan cakes.
Adresse: 4 Bulevard Eroilor, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 749 995 545


With trees sprouting from the ceiling and live green plants adorning the walls, Yolka (Russian for "fir tree") is a wood-dominated cafe and bar whose curious interior is complimented by unbeatable views over Cluj's central square and cathedral. Equally fit for a daytime coffee or evening drink.
Adresse: 21 Piata Unirii, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 751 454 513
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10am-2am, Sat 11am-2am, Sun 11am-12am

Sax Speakeasy Wine Bar

Access to this covert bar is limited to only those in-the-know - one needs a password to get in (which is divulged upon phone or web reservation, along with exact details on how to reach the bar), after which entry is granted and an impeccable evening of wine savouring (over 250 varieties grace the list) and live music ensues.
Adresse: 1 Piata Muzeului, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 736095750

Steampunk Bar & Bistro Joben

Joben's interior is a real feast for the eyes - the Steampunk-inspired bar is one of the city's most curious locations for an evening out, with attention to detail down to the industrial bathroom faucets. A pleasant selection of food is offered on top of the drink list.
Adresse: 29 Strada Avram Iancu, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 720 222 800

O'Peter's Irish Pub & Grill

An Irish pub like no other in Cluj, O'Peter's is known for its relaxed, familiar ambiance and upbeat vibe. The pub hosts its "Wine & Knowledge" quiz nights, to which both locals and visitors are most welcome (check the website for schedules). Beer list may appear shorter than expected, which isn't to say insufficient.
Adresse: 4 Strada Goldis Vasile, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 726 738 377
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-4am

The Londoner

The Londoner is a cool, hip bar favoured by the local population. One of the establishment's strong points are its resident mixologists - the talented bartenders who are able to craft customized drinks based on individual preference. Hosts quiz nights every Monday.
Adresse: 5 Strada Zola Emile, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 371 370 914


Insomnia really is a one-of-kind location, a hideout of choice for the town's artistic Boheme. The coarse furnishings and imaginative decor invite for a drink and stimulating conversation, while the airy outdoor seating space is an alternative favoured during the summer.
Adresse: 2 Strada Universitatii, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 742 072 955
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-12pm

Shto College Bar

Young at heart and often host to themed parties, Shto College Bar is yet another bar enormously enjoyed by the student population. Good vibes are guaranteed both day and night, with a fun interior (featuring shoes and even an actual bike stuck to the walls) conducive to a laid-back experience.
Adresse: 6 Strada Memorandumului, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 756 136 951

After Eight Club

Currently one of the best dance venues in Cluj, After Eight is where the party is at – if a track list of pop hits, disco balls and a full dance floor sound like your kind of fun, that is.
Adresse: 12 Strada Brassai Samuel, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 743 359 795

The Soviet

The Soviet is a themed bar decorated with all manner of – you guessed it – Soviet memorabilia, from wall posters promoting communist ideology to cups and utensils that look like they came straight from USSR factories' production lines. The cocktails are all aptly named.
Adresse: Strada Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 749 902 484
Åpningstider: Daily 1pm-7am, Sun 1pm-12am

Central Market

For an authentic Transylvanian marketplace experience, try Cluj-Napoca's Central Market, where dozens of vendors come together daily to offer some of the freshest, locally-grown produce to city residents. Communication may be a challenge, but navigating the kaleidoscope of stalls can be a joy nonetheless.
Adresse: Piata Mihai Viteazul, Cluj-Napoca
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm

Vivo Mall

Just outside Cluj's town center lies the Vivo mall, whose entrance is marked by two towers modeled after the old Romanian architectural tradition. The shopping center contains a whole range of local and international brand stores and boutiques, as well as entertainment venues and a large supermarket.
Adresse: 492-500 Avram Iancu, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 364 41 34 23

Crama Noastra

For a taste of celebrated regional wines, try Crama Noastra - Cluj's most well-regarded wine boutique with an ever-changing selection of wines available for tasting (up to 10 different kinds on any given week). Professional staff are there to advise.
Adresse: 35 Strada Bratianu Ion I. C., Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 753 017 753
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9am-10.30pm, Sat 10am-6pm

BonBon Candy

The toy-like BonBon is an ultimate candy store, packed to the brim with sweets of all varieties imaginable - from jelly beans to cookies, chocolate, macaroons and cup cakes, all set picture-perfectly against the pastel backdrop of the store's interior.
Adresse: 3 Strada Roosevelt Theodore, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 742 201 717


Romania's own leather product brand, Marelbo is an acclaimed manufacturer of men's and women's footwear, belts, bags, and all possible leather accessories. Prices are more than reasonable for the quality - the brand has even been distinguished by multiple national and international awards.
Adresse: Piata Mihai Viteazu, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 535 000
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-3pm

Iulius Mall

Iulius is a well-established local shopping mall that's been around for nearly a decade. Apart from a wide range of shops and stores, the mall is known for its extensive food court and a low-cost supermarket contained inside. There is an on-site entertainment center complete with a cinema and game centre.
Adresse: 53B Alexandru Vaida Voievod Strada, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 552 020

Central Shopping Center

Perhaps the oldest shopping center in town, Central isn't just a shopping location but a meeting point for local residents. Its array of stores includes local and international clothing, jewellery, and cosmetics brands. Restaurants, services, and an affordable supermarket are all on-site.
Adresse: 22-26 Regele Ferdinand, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 755 042 541
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm

Libraria Humanitas

Located in the heart of the student quarter, Libraria Humanitas is a bookstore favoured by the city's young residents, and one that stocks quite the selection of English-language books, along with board games, stationery and other paraphernalia.
Adresse: 4 Strada Universitatii, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 439 475
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8.30am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Cluj International Airport

Located only 9km away from the city center, Cluj International Airport primarily serves destinations across Europe. There is a public bus service (buses 8 & 5) that runs between the airport and central Cluj (tickets may be purchased at "Bilete" booths prior to boarding, these are often found at bus stops), but taxis and rental cars are also readily available for hire.
Adresse: 149-151 Strada Traian Vuia, Cluj-Napoca
Telefon: +40 264 307 500

Public Transport

Most attractions within the city center are easy to reach on foot. For longer distance travel, make use of the excellent public transportation system comprised of buses, trolleybuses and trams. Tickets must be purchased at special kiosks prior to boarding; some stops are equipped with ticket vending machines.


Taxis are normally equipped with a meter, which means prices are calculated by distance driven. Taxis may be flagged down or hired directly in the street. Nova Taxi +40 745 151000 Diesel Taxi +40 745 381532 +40 722 859093

Post Office

There are several post offices throughout Cluj. 33 Strada Regele Ferdinand +40 725 907 444 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm


Viafarm(open 24/7) Piata Mihai Viteazu, Cluj-Napoca +40 264 434 182 Sensiblu 1 Strada Samuil Micu, Cluj-Napoca +40 264 591 166 Mon-Fri 8am-9pm


Romania country code: +40 Cluj-Napoca city code: 264


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