The first official record of the settlement dates back as far as ancient history, when the Greek geographer Claudius Ptolomaeus identified it as the capital of the former Dacia Porolissensis. During emperor Hadrian’s reign, the city has been granted the status of municipality under the name of Municipium Aelium Hadrianum Napoca.
Nowadays, Cluj-Napoca is regarded as the cultural and economic capital of Transylvania, a city rich in history and culture, where the local identity harmoniously blends with European values. Cluj-Napoca bolsters a strong academic heritage, which sustains a creative, dynamic and vibrant community, where cooperation is a key factor towards sustainable local development.
Sport has always been an important dimension in the community development of Cluj-Napoca, not only through the moral values it holds but also for the healthy lifestyle it promotes. Both national and international events held in our city, alongside the state-of-the-art facilities destined for the citizens create, without any doubt, the proper environment for sports development and culture.
We are looking forward to hosting a group of the UEFA EURO U21 2023 and more than proud to host supporters from all around Europe in our city.


In Romania, the UEFA EURO U21 2023 will be co-hosted in Cluj-Napoca, with 6 group matches and a quarter final in the latter half of June and the first half of July. Matches will be played in both stadiums that are built in Cluj-Napoca

Cluj Arena

Replaced the old Ion Moina stadium and thus became the new home of Universitatea Cluj, being opened in 2011. The first football match was played when Universitatea hosted Kuban Krasnodar for an exhibition match. With a capacity of 30,020 seats, the stadium is located about a kilometre west of Cluj-Napoca’s old town on the Somesul Mic river next to the city’s Central Park. The walk from the old town takes about 15 minutes.

"Dr. Constantin Rădulescu"

Opened in 1973 with a match between CFR Cluj and the Cuban national team. The stadium was modernised when Cluj was promoted to the top league in 2004 and soon after qualified for European football. The club therefore embarked on a €20-million redevelopment program that saw the construction of three new modern stands. Works were finished in September 2008. The stadium is located in central Cluj-Napoca, just north of the city centre, from which it is a short 15-minute walk. The walk from the central railway station (which lies north-east of the stadium) takes even shorter.

Autoritățile locale bucureștene consideră evenimentul drept o șansă extraordinată de a promova sportul printre locuitorii orașului, de a deszvolta infrastructura și de promova România drept o destinație turistică.


1. Roman Catholic Church "Saint Michael"

Built as the parish church of mediaeval Cluj and dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel, the place of worship is located in Piața Unirii (the old Central Square of Cluj). The image of the church - along with that of the Matthias Rex Statuary Ensemble - represents the main public symbol of the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca.

2. The Museum Square

The museum square is the oldest city square in the heart of Transylvania, with a predominantly Gothic and Baroque architecture. The buildings that can be discovered here are the Franciscan Church and Monastery, the Matia Corvin House, the National History Museum of Transylvania and the Carolina Obelisk – the first secular monument of the city.

3. "Alexandru Borza" Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum

The "Alexandru Borza" Botanical Garden of Babeș Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca was established in 1920 by Prof. Alexandru Borza. In its organisation, the scientific concept in terms of plant classification and phytogeography prevails, harmoniously combined with artistic refinement that gives it a touch of charm and picturesqueness, quite special.

4. The Mirrored Street (Iuliu Maniu)

Unique in Europe, it is one of Cluj's tourist attractions. The architectural ensemble, unique in Transylvania, consists of two identical buildings, arranged on one side and the other of Iuliu Maniu Street. The legend says that the "mirror palaces" were built this way by a noble so that his two heiress daughters would not get upset.

5. The High Keep

The “Cetatuie” represents one of the highest and most important points of view of the city panorama. Located at an altitude of 405 metres, the fortification was built between 1715 and 1735 in the form of a star, erected to provide a defence post. Landmarks on Cetătuia Hill are the Belvedere Hotel, a massive modern building visible from many areas of the city, and the Cross commemorating the martyrs of the 1848 Revolution.

6. The Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania and the Ethnographic Park "Romulus Vuia"

Two places where tradition and Romanian heritage feels like home. The museum includes over 41,000 traditional peasant objects from the 17th-20th centuries and a documentary fund of over 80,000 pieces. The museum contains two sections: the pavilion section and the "Romulus Vuia" Ethnographic Park (outdoor section). The Pavilion Section operates in the "Reduta" Palace on memorandum street, in the centre of the city. On the site of the current building, there were originally three mediaeval houses

Accommodation in Cluj-Napoca

In the historical region of Transylvania, in a picturesque area, the City of Cluj-Napoca quietly awaits to be discovered. Once you descend into the city and feel its vibe, you’ll be forever charmed. If you take a moment to connect with Cluj-Napoca, you’ll see for yourself why it is called the Heart of Transylvania. Cluj's diverse community and ambitious goals for further development make it a real magnet for thousands of visitors every year.
Cluj-Napoca has a well developed accommodation network, consisting of roughly 300 hotels or pensions that could be used for this purpose. Ranging from 1 to 5 stars, accommodation in the city starts from 15E / night. There are more than 10000 places for accommodation, without counting accommodation apps and local hosts - which by the way - can be a great way to know the community.


Cluj-Napoca offers food from all over the world, but you should also take the opportunity to discover Cluj-Napoca's unique cuisine once you are here. From the legendary Varză a la Cluj, which has been cooked here for hundreds of years, to Clujean Soup with Tarragon, Ardelenesc Goulash, Turda Steak, Năsal Cheese to the Vargabeles or Plum Filled desserts that you can find in many traditional restaurants all over the city and are the perfect way to experience an authentic Cluj lunch or dinner.

What to do

Whether you want to go sightseeing, shopping or just enjoy life, Cluj-Napoca is the place to be. With a cosmopolitan allure, the city is a mixture of old and modern, boem places and contemporan glass buildings, narrow mysterious streets and impetuous boulevards, neighbourhood stores and malls, cafes and fine dining restaurants. The city is renowned as having one of the best coffee cultures in Europe, as well as being the sole city on the continent where 7 religions have `headquarters` in less than a square kilometre (one of them, Unitarianism, being actually born in Cluj)
The answer to the `what to do` question is just walk, just wander. The city is, in its entirety, unique. There’s no place like the other and there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy.

Education & Business

Home of the oldest and largest university in Romania, the Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca has no less than 9 superior educational institutions which contribute to attracting a staggering figure of 80000 students (2016), making Cluj one of the youth friendly cities in Romania. The Universities provide a top educated workforce for over 300 specialisations, students being one of the engines that keep Cluj-Napoca going while giving the city a vibrant and energetic vibe.
As a technology hub, the ultimate goal for Cluj-Napoca is to improve the quality of life for citizens by focusing on five main areas: transport and mobility; citizen engagement; energy; infrastructure; internet access and digitalization. More than 17,000 people work in the local IT sector, and the city is home to more than 1,800 IT businesses, which mainly focus on outsourcing and process optimization.
Cluj is the city with the fastest economic growth in the European Union in the last two decades. In 2018 Cluj-Napoca was one of the most developed cities in the European Union in the GDP/per capita group 19.000 – 27.000 at Purchasing Power Parity, cities that made a credible commitment at European level to promote knowledge, culture and creativity. Cluj-Napoca ranked 16th in terms of knowledge and creative economy.

Discover the legendary realm of Transylvania

This region of Romania is best known as a mysterious land of "bloodthirsty vampires" that is associated with the famous character Dracula created by Bram Stoker, but beyond this image there are many treasures to discover. Surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, Transylvania offers tourists wild landscapes with hardwood forests, lush pastures or flower meadows that are the "home" of the largest habitats of lynxes, deer, wolves and bears in Europe. This land offers opportunities for unique experiences through cave exploration, hiking and mountain climbing. Travelling in Transylvania you can discover "the last truly mediaeval landscape in Europe" through the charm of Saxon villages and fortified Transylvanian churches, horse-drawn carts, or shepherds tending their flocks of sheep and villagers making hay under the sun.
All this just a stone's throw from Cluj-Napoca, the Heart of Transylvania!


How do you get to Cluj-Napoca and travelling around the city

Cluj-Napoca is located in the northwestern region of Romania and is the seat of Cluj County. Accessible and easy to get to, you can get to the city however it is most comfortable for you.

By plane
"Avram Iancu" International Airport in Cluj-Napoca offers travellers 52 routes in 21 countries. The airport is located approximately 10 km from the city centre and the time to reach the airport is approximately 20 minutes. by taxi and 30 min. with public transport - route number 5 (tickets can be bought via sms / 0.5E).
The taxi network is trustworthy and the base price is 2,25 lei/km (0,5E). We recommend getting a cab directly to your hotel as it is the most convenient solution

By train
There are lots of international train routes that pass through Cluj-Napoca. The easiest and most efficient connection is Vienna - Cluj-Napoca. The rail station is situated 10 minutes away from the city centre and is well connected to every neighbourhood in the city through public transport. What is more, Dr. Constantin Radulescu stadium is just 10 minutes away by walking distance, so we recommend getting accommodation in the area.

By bus
With the help of the FlexiBus service you can travel from Western Europe to Cluj-Napoca. There are also regular courses available on

By car
Cluj-Napoca is connected to A3 to the west, to a metropolitan ring to the south and to several European category roads. There are no major traffic issues when driving in the city. Coordinates: 46.7712° N, 23.6236° E
Although the traffic is a little crowded during rush hours, there are no major safety and jam risks. Parkings and parking spots are well signalised and online payment is available (as well as multiple options)

If you are driving, the ClujParking App will help you find a secured parking lot to leave your car in. The payment system is either on the spot or by sending an SMS to 7420. Tariffs: 10 lei/h zone 1 (1.8E)

! We don’t recommend using your car during match days. Better use other alternatives such as public transports or scooters.!

Public transport
Cluj-Napoca has the most modern transportation fleet in Romania. Consisting of buses, trolleys and trams, the local network is very well established all around the city. There are 2 main routes you should note down: route 25 from east to west and route 35 from north to south. All the other routes can be accessed from these 2 nodes. We recommend you download Tranzy - the mobile app that guides you around the city, when you choose to take the bus or tram – available on iOS and Android. The app offers a real time schedule of the public transport as well as crowded status.

We strongly recommend walking through Cluj-Napoca. The city centre is 15 minutes away from both stadiums and the roads to the stadiums are very well accesibilidad and signalised.

The currency in Romania is RON (Romanian leu). Always exchange currency either at a bank or an exchange point. There are plenty of ATMs where you can withdraw cash in the local currency and most places hold a POS so you should be fine paying with your card.

Although Cluj-Napoca is one of the safest cities in Europe, always expect the unexpected. Leave your passports and other valuables in a safe place. Beware of bag and mobile phone snatchers. Don’t leave your passport/ valuables in your car if you are driving. Ensure you know whom to contact in order to obtain emergency credit cards and replacement checks if they are stolen. Report the loss of valuables to the local police.

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