Located on the Somes Mic river valley, Cluj-Napoca is the unofficial capital or seat of the historical region Transylvania. It was the official capital of the Principality of Transylvania from 1790 to 1848 and from 1861 to 1867.


It is one of the most important academic, cultural, industrial, and business hub in Romania. Amongst others, it hosts the largest university in the country, i.e. Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, with its renowned botanical garden. In 2015, Cluj-Napoca was awarded the title of European Youth Capital.

The first mention of a settlement on what is today the territory of Cluj was made by the Greek geographer Claudius Ptolemeu who recorded here the location of one of the most important region in Dacia, i.e. Napuca.

Cluj-Napoca accommodated multiple architectural styles (gothic, byzantine, baroque, Roman, classical)

Amongst its sites: Matei Corvin Residence, Tailors’ Bastion, Mănăștur Calvaria Church, National History Museum of Transylvania, Botanical Garden, Szeky Palace, Karolina Column, Botanical Museum, two-tower Reformed Church, etc.