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Cool places in Cluj ?

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Cool places in Cluj ?

Hello all,

Me and a couple of friends are coming to Cluj Napoca for the weekend on 25th July. We are currently looking and where in the city to stay. Is there a main area or street for good bars and restaurants ? Is the old town filled with lots of cool bars and does anyone have any recommendations ?

Also, as its summer are there any nice places by the river or in the part to sit and have a beer and soak up the sun ?

And one last thing, are there any outdoor festivals happening on that weekend the 25th July ?

Any help or ideas would be really helpful !

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1. Re: Cool places in Cluj ?

Since Cluj is a big university town you will have no problem finding bars . When I was there there were a lot of nice places in the center of town and I had a drink in a cafe up on a hill overlooking the town . I don't remember the name of the place but it was really cool you could see all the town from up there.

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2. Re: Cool places in Cluj ?

This is what you're missing, mate: http://www.electriccastle.ro/ . Come sooner. Come three weeks earlier for this, as well: http://tiff.ro/ . No worries about pubs and bars and the like, there are dozens of them in the city center alone. With Google maps you'll be able to quickly find anything you need, but a lot of us, if not most, speak relatively decent English, so just ask for directions. Or just take a taxi, they're cheap.

I can't recommend a certain bar, there are, as I've said, lots of them, for all tastes and budgets. Local beer is palatable, and you can usually get it for well under a quid.

There are many places to go sun bathing, ask any English speaking local and you'll get directions. Or get a taxi, you won't pay more than 5 quid for a ride from the center of the city to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoia_Forest, if you don't mind alien hunters.

One festival I know of in that period of time https:/… , not my cup of tea though. Hope this helps. Enjoy your stay!

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Have fun !



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4. Re: Cool places in Cluj ?

The Key to Cluj is to explore as a lot of the best places to drink and eat are down side streets and alley ways. Its a very safe city so don't feel intimidated by leaving the main roads as there is not a great deal on them anyway.

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Hi Amnesiac, thanks for the info. Can you send the link again for the festival thats on when we are there?

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6. Re: Cool places in Cluj ?

What do you guys think of Baile Cojocna as a place to go and swim on a hot day ?

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Baile Cojocna is, erm, a bit rural even for my taste. You can have a go, as they're clean, that, if extremely salty water is something that appeals to you. They have a restaurant there, nothing to write home about, though.

This tourist info center is very good, you should check it out: visitcluj.ro/about-cluj-napoca/…

Hope you enjoy your stay here. Have fun.

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