Family Entertainment in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca (Self Guided)

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!
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Family Entertainment in Cluj-Napoca Map

Guide Name: Family Entertainment in Cluj-Napoca
Guide Location: Romania » Cluj-Napoca (See other walking tours in Cluj-Napoca)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: Dee
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Amadeus Mozart Café

1) Amadeus Mozart Café

The Amadeus Mozart Café is a very warm place that welcomes your friends and family. The tasty desserts and the various kinds of teas will let you choose whatever your heart wishes. The café has a unique interior design reminiscent of the great musician. The classical and friendly atmosphere is due to the paintings, the old piano and the waitresses' costumes. It is a great place for non-smokers and people who appreciate this decor style.
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Central Park

2) Central Park (must see)

Central Park, located in the center of Cluj-Napoca, has very old origins yet remains the most beautiful and scenic park in the city. The statuary group in the park features an extraordinary fountain. The park's lovely lake is large enough to allow for boating by visitors.
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Casa Ardeleana Restaurant

3) Casa Ardeleana Restaurant

Casa Ardeleana (The Transylvanian House) is a traditional restaurant that was created to feature traditional values of Transylvania. The folk design is accentuated by wood, clay, and stone. The meals unique to the culture are the most prominent and are enjoyed by restaurant patrons. Casa Ardeleana is located in the semi-basement of Sora Shopping Center in Cluj-Napoca.
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National Theatre

4) National Theatre (must see)

The Lucian Blaga National Theatre is one of the most prestigious theatrical institutions in Romania. The theatre shares the same building with the Romanian Opera. The theatre was built between 1904 and 1906 by famous Austrian architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer, who designed several theatres and palaces across Europe in the late 19th century and early 20th century, including the theatres in Iaşi, Oradea, Timişoara and Chernivtsi (Romanian: Cernăuţi). The project was financed entirely with private funds. The hall initially had a capacity of 928 places, being conceived in the Neo-Baroque style, with some inflections inspired by the Secessionism in the decoration of the foyer. Between 1950 and 1956 the stage house was extended to 1200 seats.

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Puck Puppet Theatre

5) Puck Puppet Theatre

The Puck Puppet Theatre was established in 1950, performing mostly for children. The shows are in Romanian and Hungarian. The Puck Puppet Theatre has been awarded different prizes such as the Prize for the Art of the Show (1968), the Great Prize at “Puck Animafest” (2003), and many others. Since 2002 the theatre has participated at the international festival organized in Romania.
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The Botanical Gardens

6) The Botanical Gardens (must see)

The Cluj-Napoca Botanical Gardens, officially the Alexandru Borza Cluj-Napoca University Botanic Garden, was founded in 1920 by Alexandru Borza. The garden is over 14 hectares in area, with over 10,000 plants from throughout the world. It is divided into ornamental, phytogeographic (geobotanical), systematic (taxonomical), economic, and medicinal sections. Romanian flora and vegetation are represented by plants from areas such as the Transylvanian plains, the Carpathian Mountains, and Banat. Among the Botanical Garden's notable attractions are the Japanese Garden (a garden in Japanese style, with a brook and a Japanese-style house) and the Roman Garden with archaeological remains from the Roman colony of Napoca, among them a statue of Ceres, goddess of cereals and bread. These are featured alongside cultivated plants that dominate contemporary Romanian agriculture.

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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.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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
Churches Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

Churches Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca is one of the most populated cities in Romania. It has a distinctive history as well as the most beautiful and long-standing churches emphasized by Baroque style. This tour guide is the ideal opportunity to discover the most legendary among them.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Shopping Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

Shopping Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

If you want to learn more about Romania and its specialty shops, then a visit to Cluj-Napoca should be on your itinerary to help you discover the local wines, organic food and more. This walking tour will help you find some of the most unique and notable shops in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
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
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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Cluj-Napoca for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Cluj-Napoca has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Cluj-Napoca, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.