Gherla – the religious capital of Transylvania



I. Route type:
This route is recommended for all ages.
Road Condition is good.
Access routes in the area:

1. Cluj-Gherla- 45 km;
2. Dej-Gherla- 17 km;
Trip duration: a day or more;

II. Recreational Activities: hiking, swimming, hot baths in salty mud, bowling, tennis, fishing;

III. Trip description:

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 offers a well-deserved rest for passers, where children can feed the numerous squirrels. Chic restaurants and guest houses welcome their customers with open arms. Visitors who wish can go to hot water salt baths where they can benefit from its treatment, and enthusiasts have at their disposal a large swimming pool in the central park. During the evening you can go bowling with friends, or to choose from one of the many terraces.
Those who remain for several days can visit Gherla’s surroundings such as, the lakes at Taga, Geaca, Catina dubbed the Transylvanian Delta, Nicula Monastery, the reed reserve at Sic, Kornish Castle of the Monastery.

IV. Attractions in the area:

Armenian-Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Trinity;
Church of St. Solomon;
Franciscan Monastery and Catholic Church of Saint Peter of Alcantara;
Monastery of St. Anthony of Padua;
Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple Orthodox Cathedral;
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church;
Gherla History Museum;
Cardinal Iuliu Hossu Museum;
Museum of icons painted on glass;

Source: Transylvania All Inclusive