Two Steps Away from Cluj

Two Steps Away from Cluj

Two steps away from Cluj is a section with destinations that can be visited in Cluj County. Here you can find touristic attractions, recommended routes, interesting destinations and other beautiful things in Cluj County.

Turda

Turda

In regards to area, the municipality of Turda represents 1.37% of the county. It is located in the southern part of the county in the valley of the lower Aries. Its territory is bordered by the administrative city of Campia Turzii to the southeast and the municipalities of Călărasi, Mihai Viteazu, Săndulești, Tureni, Ploscoș, and Viişoara.

Turda is rapidly becoming an important tourist area – the salt mine, winery, and equestrian center! (Bonus: Turda Gorge)

Turda is rapidly becoming an important tourist area – the salt mine, winery, and equestrian center! (Bonus: Turda Gorge)

Situated only 32 km from Cluj-Napoca, Turda is one of five municipalities in Cluj County. A small town, it has became famous in recent years due to the growing interest for Salina Turda…

The Reeds in Sic and the Dance Museum

The Reeds in Sic and the Dance Museum

Two steps away from Cluj and after just an hour of listening to music in the car, whether you choose the good and longer road or the short and adventurous, you will arrive at the reeds in Sic, a small Transylvanian delta. What is the link between…

Scăriţa Belioara

Scăriţa Belioara

Nature lovers, thirsty for fresh air and mountain cures as well as for those who know that mountains vindicate everything, can escape from urban bustle. Only a short distance from Cluj-Napoca, lies the Băişorii Mountain resort, an existential center for all the beautiful wanderings that you sometimes feel the need for. From there, choose a direction and start…

Roșia Montana – Where History and Industry meet Progress and Conservation

Roșia Montana – Where History and Industry meet Progress and Conservation

Roșia Montana is a name that needs no introduction. It is a symbol that is synonymous with the history of Roman Dacia, medieval Transylvania, gold, corporate greed, hippies, and the power of protest. In 2013, the streets of Cluj were filled

Salina Turda-Cheile Turzii

Salina Turda-Cheile Turzii

Salina Turda and Cheile Turzii are two of the most visited touristic sights in Cluj County.
In 2009, with the help of European Union funds, Salina Turda began a renovation project. Currently, Salina Turda, besdies its curative benefits offers a spectacular subterranean space. Cheile Turzii represents a protected natural reservation, of the mixted type, situated a few…

Rimetea - Cheile Rametului

Rimetea - Cheile Rametului

Even though it is located in Alba County, we can say that Rimetea is just “two steps from Cluj” as it is very close. Rimetea is a locality that was first mentioned in 1257, which has seen several periods throughout history. In the past, Rimetea was an important center for manufacturing and mining, inhabited by a mixed population of Szeklers and Saxons…

Baile Cojocna

Baile Cojocna

Baile Cojocna is located in the eastern part of Cojocna commune in Cluj County on the left side of Valea Sarata river. The Cojocna area has been known since the Roman occupation period for the exploitation of salt. The salt mines were used until the Middle Ages. Above them, in time were formed many saline lakes and Toroc Lake and Mare Lake were converted into…

Valea Draganului – A valley detached from legends

Valea Draganului – A valley detached from legends

For mountain lovers and those interested in photography, fortresses, and magnificent dams, visiting Bologa and Valea Draganului is one of the best ways to spending a day or a weekend in the Apuseni Mountains. The medieval fortress of Bologa, situated on the confluence of the Crisului Repede and the Sebes Rivers, is one of the most…

Vadu Crisului Cave

Vadu Crisului Cave

Located two steps…further from Cluj, Vadu Crisului Cave (also called Zichy Cave) is located in the Pădurea Craiului Mountains, on the banks of the Crişul Repede, 3 km from Şuncuiuş and Vadu Crisului. The easiest way to arrive is by train, the cave being is just 300m away from CFR Peștera Station. Incidentally, this is also how the cave…

Cheile Turenilor

Cheile Turenilor

Cheile Turenilor is a declared nature reserve, protected in an area of 29 ha. 53 housing complexes, dating from the Middle Neolithic, has also been discovered in the area. The gorge has a length of 1,850 m and the walls (100-150 m high) are decorated with various rock forms forms: waterfalls, marmite, and caves. Cheile Turenilor has over 20 caves…

A Day at the Sheepfold

A Day at the Sheepfold

In the village of Osoi, in the Recea Cristur commune, you can spend a day or more at the sheepfold administered by the farmer Alexander Duma farmer and his wife. Located in a hilly area, and surrounded by forests, the village of Osoi, offers tourists outstanding views. The enthusiastic farmer Alexander Duma will personally lead you through all of the places that full of history and legends.

Bontida Castle

Bontida Castle

This route is suitable for a weekend stay with the family and is recommended for horse lovers and admirers of fortresses and castles. In Jucu, you can admire the Orthodox Church in Jucu de Jos, called Albastru de Jucu because of its interior paintings. Also from the greenhouses located here can be purchased shrubs, flowers and…

Transylvanian Delta

Transylvanian Delta

Also called the Transylvanian Delta, a series of lakes from Taga, Geaca, and Catina is recommended especially for fishing enthusiasts because of the multitude of fish species that live in these waters as the phytophagous, carp, perch, and carp. Tourists who come by can also admire the numerous species…

Stiucii Lake in Sacalaia

Stiucii Lake in Sacalaia

One of the biggest pike ever caught here was about 12 kg, but among fishermen there are “fish stories and legends” were there are rumors of fish that are 3-4 meters. a species of pike in this lake seems to have come from the days when Transylvania was still under water. Fishing can be done from the shore…

Cascada Valul Miresei

Cascada Valul Miresei

Located in the village of Margau in the center of Rachitele commune turn right on Valea Stanciului a (forest road that is accessible with any type of car. Winter traveled is recommended only for those who are experienced enough to drive). After about 6 km passing through Cheile Vaii Stanciului, with walls towering between 10 and 40 meters are arranged…

Belis – The Sea between mountains

Belis – The Sea between mountains

Belis is among the most important tourist areas of Cluj county. Enjoying a network of over 30 guesthouses, is a favorite destination for summer / winter tourists from Cluj and the surrounding areas. Depending on the availability, trips can last a day or more, as desired. Those who wish may make a friendly tour of the lake, starting from Belis towards Poiana Horii, where the road is good and easily accessible…

Gherla - the Religious Capital of Transylvania

Gherla - the Religious Capital of Transylvania

Gherla is one of the most fabulous cities to visit for lovers of Transylvanian baroque era monuments and buildings. At every meter you can literally meet the testimonies of the former glory of Armenians. Being considered the true capital of Armenians in exile, Gherla offers travelers dozens of churches and hundreds of buildings that simply breathe history. The central park…

Discovering Râșca

Discovering Râșca

The story began in autumn, when the leaves turned yellow and transformed the scenery in a magical one. In the words of Lucian Blaga, ‘eternity was born in the village’. Growing up in the city and without grandparents, I was always fascinated by village life. Unlike the hot weather in Cluj-Napoca, in Râșca I could feel the cold mountain air.