Cluj-Napoca

Hotels in Cluj-Napoca

Hotel Deja Vu

Direction:Ion Ghica,2- Cluj-Napoca 400306
Description of hotel: The hotel offers a comfortable and decent accommodation.
Its a small but decent property that offers a suitable accommodation.

Hotel Transylvania

Direction: Calarasilor,1- Cluj-Napoca 400167
Description: Its a very good hotel, modern and of average size.
The hosts have to his disposition a open swimming pool, gym, sauna, launge of beauty, a shop, and service of laundry.
The restaurant is along with the foyer and is provided with a good service.

Information about Cluj-Napoca

Its one of the cities with major population and importance of Romania.
The city belongs to the district of Cluj, the historical capital of the region of Transylvania.
Its located in northwest of the country,and the city is crossed by the river Somes and has a surface of 197.5 km.
With a population of 310,243 inhabitants is the third largest city in Romania.

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From the Middle Ages onwards, the city of Cluj has been a multicultural city with a diverse cultural and relious life.

According to the 2002 Romanian census, approximately 80% of the population of the city are ethnic Romanians, with the second largest ethnic group being the Hungarians, the remaninders is composed of Roma, Germans and Jews.
In terms of religion, almost 70% of the population are Romanian Orthodox and 12% are Reformed, the rest of the population has split between Roman Catholicl, Baptists, Pentecostal and Eastern Rite-Catholic.

History of Cluj-Napoca

The city is located where formely it was an estableshment daco and a Roman colony.
In the 9th century, the region was conquered by the Magyars and became part of the Kingdom of Hungary.
The city begun to form in the beginnings of the 11th century. Some years later, the Mongol invasion destroyed the old plank fortress and
also the surrounding village. A new castle and a village was built in a new place in the 13th century.
Crown Prince Stephen Duke of Transylvania encouraged the Transylvania Saxons to settle down in the new village in 1272.
Between 1545 and 1570 large numbers of Germans(Saxons) left the city due to the introduction of Unitarian doctrines.
Bastionul Croitorilor Cluj-Napoca
The remaining assimilated with Hungarians, and the city became a centre for Hungarian nobility and intellectuals.
In 1798 the city was practically destroyed due to a big fire.
From 1790-1848, the city was the capital of the Grand Principality of Siebenbürgen within the Austrian Empire, the city was also the seat of the Transylvanian diets.
Beggining in 1830, the city became the centre of the Hungarian national movement within the principality.
After the Ausgleich wich created Austria-Hungary in 1867, Klausenburg and Transylvania were again integrated into the Kingdom of Hungary.
During this time, Kolozsvar(Cluj-Napoca) was among the largest and most important cities of the Kingdom.
As a consequence of the Teatry of Trianon after World War I , Cluj with the rest of Transylvania, was transfered to the Kingdom of Romania.
In 1940, Cluj and a large part of Transylvania was given back to Hungary through the Second Viena Award by the nazi and fascist leaders of the time,
but in october 1944 the Hungarian and German forces in the city withdrew in front of the Soviet and Romanian armies.
All of Transylvania, incluiding Cluj, was restored to the Kingdom of Romania.

Economy of Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca is an important economic centre in Romania.
The city has also become an important IT sector centre, with over 100 software companies and two universities that provide quality graduate engineers.
Cluj-Napoca is also an important regional commercial centre, with many shopping centres and hypermarkets.
To the being a big industrial center the city is provided with factories for works in metal, chemical products and ceramics.

Attractions in Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca hosts an ethnographic museum, the “Transylvanian Ethnographic Museum”, which features a large indoor collection of traditional culture, The National Museum of Transylvanian History is another important museums in the city.
Cluj-Napoca has a number of landmark buildings and monuments.
Perhaps the most prominent and the oldest of these is the Saint Michael´s Churches, built at the end of 14th century in the gothic style.
In front of the churches is the Equestrian statues of Matthias Corvinus, erected in honour of the locally-born King of Hungary.
Another important landmark is the Palace of Justice, built between 1898 and 1902, in an eclectic style.
As an important cultural centre, Cluj-Napoca has many museums and theatres.
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