History of Cluj-Napoca in Monuments, Cluj-Napoca

History of Cluj-Napoca in Monuments, Cluj-Napoca

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.
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History of Cluj-Napoca in Monuments Map

Guide Name: History of Cluj-Napoca in Monuments
Guide Location: Romania » Cluj-Napoca (See other walking tours in Cluj-Napoca)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Author: Dee
Statuary Group Horia, Closca and Crisan

1) Statuary Group Horia, Closca and Crisan

The Statuary group Horia, Closca and Crisan was constructed by sculptor Ion Vasiliu to commemorate the 1784–1785 revolt leaders. The revolt was organized in opposition to the feudal constraints but the movement did not achieve its initial goal. The revolt's conclusion was dramatic for the entire...   view more
The Carolina Obelisk

2) The Carolina Obelisk

The Carolina Obelisk, which is situated in Museum Square, is a deep-rooted lay monument in Cluj-Napoca. It was constructed in 1831 to honor the stay of the royal couple Emperor Francis I and Carolina Augusta in 1817. The Carolina Obelisk’s height is 10 m, and its four facade bas-reliefs depict some moments from the imperial...   view more
Statue of Michael the Brave

3) Statue of Michael the Brave

The Statue of Michael the Brave from Cluj is a work by sculptor Mari Butunoiu. It is placed in the middle of Michael the Brave Square, surrounded by a small park. Michael the Brave, the Prince of the three Romanian principalities, won many battles that have significant historical meaning for...   view more
Matthias Corvinus Statuary Group

4) Matthias Corvinus Statuary Group (must see)

The Matthias Corvinus Statuary Group contains five statues which represent the equestrian Matthias Corvinus and his four generals. The statue of Matthias Corvinus was constructed in 1902 in Cluj and over time it became very significant to the city. The bronze statues of Corvinus and the four generals were brought from Budapest. The generals are, from left to right: Paul Chinezu, Blasius Magyar, Stefan Szapolyai and Stefan...   view more
Capitoline Wolf Statue

5) Capitoline Wolf Statue

The Capitoline Wolf Statue in Cluj-Napoca is located on Eroilor Boulevard, in the city centre on the banks of the Someşul Mic river. After the Great Union of 1 December 1918, the University of Upper Dacia was organised at Cluj, ultimately being renamed King Ferdinand I University. It was officially opened on 1 February 1920 in the presence of King Ferdinand and the royal family. The following year, the Italian state made a gift to Romania of five copies of the Capitoline Wolf. One copy was sent...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Ardelean School Statuary Group

6) Ardelean School Statuary Group

The Ardelean School Statuary Group is a work by sculptor Romulus Ladea, created in 1973. The monument represents three leaders of the Ardelean School movement, initiated by the Romanian Transylvanian intelligentsia. The personalities represented are Samuil Micu, Gheorghe Sincai and Petru...   view more
Saint George Monument

7) Saint George Monument (must see)

The Saint George Monument represents Saint George heroically slaying a dragon. It was created in 1904 by Kálmán Lux and placed in Cluj in 1900. Saint George is quite significant to Romania, as there are many cities with the same name. The image of Saint George killing the dragon is featured on the flag of medieval Moldova sent by Stephen the Great to the Zografu Monastery from Mount...   view more
Statue of Avram Iancu

8) Statue of Avram Iancu

The Statue of Avram Iancu is located on stone blocks that symbolize the rocks of the Apuseni Mountains. The statue is encircled by a fountain. Avram Iancu was a Transylvanian lawyer, one of the leaders of the 1848–1849 revolt in Transylvania. Being the leader of an army in collaboration with the Austrian military authorities, he organized the defense of the Apuseni Mountains and resisted numerous attacks by Hungarian revolutionary...   view more
The Statue of the Virgin Mary

9) The Statue of the Virgin Mary

The Statue of the Virgin Mary, also called the Statue of Pest, is one of the Marian Columns created for worship of the Virgin Mary as thanks for halting an epidemic. The statue was disassembled in 1959 during the communist period in Romania. Its last renovation was during 1957-1958. Now the citizens want to move the statue back to its initial location in front of the Piarists’...   view more

Walking Tours in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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
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 Palace housing a Romanian art museum. To visit these and other attractions of Cluj, follow this orientation walk!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 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
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
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