With more than 300 000 inhabitants and as a second-largest city in Romania, Cluj-Napoca has a lot to offer. Landmarks, parks, botanical garden, street art… All of this and more make Cluj one of the most attractive cities in Romania.
Through the game named Treasure Hunt, the group of young internationals who participate in a project We are the Youth Generation, had a chance to explore this beautiful city and enjoy in a day spent in natural beauties of Cluj. The game started at the Union Square or Piata Unirii, where St. Michael’s church is situated. This church has the altar built in 1390 and it is the oldest part of the church. St. Michael’s church is one of the most beautiful monuments of gothic architecture in Transylvania.
Exploring continued in the botanical garden, officially known as Alexandru Borza Cluj-Napoca University Botanic Garden or Grădina Botanică Alexandru Borza a Universităţii Cluj-Napoca. The garden was founded in 1872 by Brassai Samuel. Except as a tourist destination, this botanic garden serves as a teaching and researching center. It’s over 14 hectares in area and more than 10 000 plants from all over the world.
Centrul de Cultură Urbană – Casino in the Central Park was also one of the checkpoints. The old casino now is converted in the urban culture center. The Casino was built in 19th century and today has a role of hosting exhibitions, social and cultural events. The walk around the city included also Mihai Viteazu landmark, library Biblioteca Centrală Universitară “Lucian Blaga” din Cluj-Napoca and squares Piața a Muzeului and Piața Avram Iancu.
The game ended at Cetatuia Park that gives you a chance to see the whole city and provides you the most beautiful view. But to find out more about all the locations and explore Cluj first-handed, you will have to come and enjoy the Treasure City.