Cluj-Napoca Hintz House, Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca Hintz House, Cluj-Napoca

The Mauksch–Hintz House is a historic building in Clug-Napoca's main square; it housed the first pharmacy in the city. The classicist façade dates back to the 1820s. However, the ground-floor and the basement were built in the Renaissance era. A fresco from 1752 in the former office tells about the history of the pharmacy in the Hungarian language. Cluj's first pharmacy was opened in the building in Main Square (today Piaţa Unirii) in 1573 and was operated by the government. In 1727 it was sold to its first private owner, Alexander Schwartz, and then to Tobias Mauksch in 1752. In 1851 it was inherited by the (Transylvanian Saxon) Hintz family and was renamed "Saint George's Pharmacy" (La Sfântul Gheorghe). After the establishment of Communist Romania, the entire building was nationalized and the pharmacy was closed. The descendants of the once-wealthy Hintz family migrated to West Germany in the 1970s.

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Sight Name: Cluj-Napoca Hintz House
Sight Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Create Your Own Walk in Cluj-Napoca

Create Your Own Walk in Cluj-Napoca

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cluj-Napoca is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historic Places Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

Historic Places Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

Unusual and magnificent historic buildings are some of the greatest attributes of Cluj-Napoca. Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic styles are particularly prevalent among the structures. Take this walking tour to admire Cluj-Napoca’s outstanding architecture!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Cluj-Napoca Introduction Walk

Cluj-Napoca Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Churches Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

Churches Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Family Entertainment in Cluj-Napoca

Family Entertainment in Cluj-Napoca

This guide will show you how to spend a day in Cluj-Napoca while exploring the city's offerings for families. Visiting Central Park will leave you with some wonderful memories. Trying traditional food and learning about literature and the arts will also be enjoyable. Take this walking tour and have some fun!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
History of Cluj-Napoca in Monuments

History of Cluj-Napoca in Monuments

In Cluj-Napoca, the centuries have given us a number of significant monuments that impart the city's history. Each of these features impressive structural design and each shares its own story. Take this walking tour to discover the most notable monuments in Cluj-Napoca.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles