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Spend a few days exploring excellent museums, bohemian cafés and historic churches in this spirited student-driven city.

Cluj-Napoca, often known as simply Cluj, has Romania’s largest student population percentage. The youthful crowd lends the city a cosmopolitan air and contributes to its lively nightlife scene. People-watch from the terrace of one of the open-air cafés lining the city’s main square, admire lovely Baroque architecture and attend a show at the theater and opera house.

The city’s main square, Piaţa Unirii, surrounds St. Michael’s Church, one of the most striking examples of Gothic architecture in the country. Inspect the late 14th-century altar as well as the gorgeous 15th-century frescoes decorating the southwestern chapel. Stop by on Saturday evenings to hear one of the church’s free organ recitals.

Stroll through the Alexandru Borza Botanic Gardens, one of the largest gardens in southeastern Europe. Look inside the gardens’ museum and explore greenhouses filled with tropical and desert plants. Among the highlights in the garden are the 7-foot-wide (2-meter) Amazon water lilies and the serene Japanese garden.

Visit the superb Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania, one of the finest ethnographic museums in the country. Spread across two floors, the museum features more than 65,000 artifacts, including tools, weapons, crafts, traditional clothing and household items. The museum also includes an excellent open-air component, displaying a collection of peasant houses and buildings.

In the evening, watch a play or opera at the colorful Romanian National Theatre. The theater was designed in the early 20th century by well-known Austrian architects Fellner and Helmer. Check out photos of past performances decorating the walls of the opulent lobby.

Cluj-Napoca International Airport is 4 miles (7 kilometers) from the city center, which can be reached by bus or taxi. The city is also well connected to Braşov, Bucharest, Budapest and Sibiu by train. Reach the main attractions by bus, tram and trolleybus. Many of the major sites and hotels are actually within walking distance of one another. Experience the beguiling charm and fascinating culture of this bustling city.

Accommodation in Cluj-Napoca

Before heading to Cluj-Napoca, get a reservation for one of the 26 Cluj-Napoca hotels or other lodgings that are listed in Expedia's extensive travel database.

Why not kick-start the search for the ultimate Cluj-Napoca hotel by looking into the guest amenities of the high-rating Grand Hotel Italia, located at Str. Vasile Conta Nr.2, and the Opera Plaza, at 10-12 General Mosoiu Street. The City Plaza Hotel, at Str. Sindicatelor 9-13, and the Ramada Cluj, at Calea Turzii 43-49 are two cheaper offerings that you may find worth checking out if you're traveling on a tight budget.

If your time here is short and you'd like to stay close to Unirii Square, the Golden Tulip Ana Dome and the Villa-Hotel Escala are two options worth checking out.

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