We all love those iconic travel attractions: Paris, Milan, Venice, the Louvre. But how about something new, have you ever heard of Transylvania? How about visiting Cluj-Napoca, the underdog of Europe?
The Smell of Spring – Cluj is surrounded by forests and grasslands, when Spring is in the air we all feel it. Some people’s backyards have a view of the hills. You will be bewildered by an abundance of Chestnut trees, fragrant botanical gardens, and picturesque waterfalls and lakes.
Olivo Caffe Cluj – Their chic and classy restaurant décor is just a backdrop to their amazingly great coffee and food. Never miss their cappuccino, it’s the best in town!
Pokka Bistro – They have a fresh, new approach to Mexican and Tex-Mex food. Can’t go wrong with their Quesadillas and Tacos and they have awesome Guacamole. The place is lovely and small but not too crowded and the staff are friendly and attentive. (currently only delivery service available)
Via Cluj – The place is a fine-dining and has a romantic atmosphere coupled with creative presentation of food. It’s quite posh and serves really fine wines.
Cluj-Napoca Botanical Garden – Its official name is “Alexandru Borza Cluj-Napoca University Botanic Garden”. It is not only a tourist destination but also a center for teaching and research.
Turda Salt Mines – Transylvania truly has a penchant for mystery. Here’s an underground carnival composed of mini golf, table tennis, Ferris wheel, mini bowling, and a pond complete with row boats.
Camino Cluj – They serve the best and tastiest pasta and the prices are reasonable. If you like to eat at the terrace, they have blankets if you are cold. After your sumptuous meal, head over to Charlie for some drinks.