Tailors' Bastion, Cluj-Napoca

Tailors' Bastion, Cluj-Napoca (must see)

The Cluj-Napoca Tailors' Tower is located at the southeast corner of the old Cluj-Napoca citadel. It was built in the 15th century and rebuilt between 1627 and 1629, taking its present form. It was named after the Tailors' Guild, who took care of and guarded this part of the city. Near the tower — where Baba Novac, general of Michael the Brave and Saski priest, was killed in 1601 by General Basta — there is a statue of Baba Novac. Deserted until 2007, the municipality of Cluj-Napoca undertook to include the tower in the city's touristic itinerary, financing its restoration. The tower will become a Centre for Urban Culture, based on a project offered by the Transylvanian Branch of the Architects’ Chamber of Romania in collaboration with BAU (Birou de Arhitectura si Urbanism). The Centre will host an exhibition space on the ground floor, as well as a library and a conference room on the upper floors.
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Tailors' Bastion on Map

Sight Name: Tailors' Bastion
Sight Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania (See walking tours in Cluj-Napoca)
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

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Historical Buildings

Historical Buildings

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 self guided walking tour to admire Cluj-Napoca’s most important historic buildings.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Cluj-Napoca Introduction Walking Tour

Cluj-Napoca Introduction Walking Tour

The unofficial capital of Transylvania set in the northwest of Romania, Cluj-Napoca (or Cluj for short) is the city of universities, bustling nightlife and historic sights - legacy of Saxon and Hungarian rule. The old town of Cluj is centered around Piața Unirii, sided by the Gothic St. Michael's Church, monumental statue of the 15th-century king Matthias Corvinus, and Baroque-style Bánffy...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles