Cluj Napoca – the capital of Transylvania and the so called Silicon Valley of Transylvania, Romania. It is the home to the best universities, vibrant nightlife, and landmarks dating to Saxon and Hungarian rule. Surrounding its central square, Piața Unirii, is the Gothic-style St. Michael’s Church and the dramatic Matthias Corvinus Statue of the 15th-century king.
I live just about one and a half hour away from Cluj, so I often visit this place due to having most of my friends from University living here, but also because it is simply a brilliant city close to my home.
I love the old buildings, the contrast of colors and the contrast between the old and new town.
The Christmas market is beautifully placed in the heart of the city at Piata Unirii with the ice skating place surrounding the Matthias Corvinus Statue.
The good smell of food is welcoming you to the place as well as the colorful boutique with all sort of traditional and Christmasy item.
After the lights turn on visitors from Cluj and all around Romania, as well as internationals are enjoying a cup of mulled wine and good music.
I had the chance to catch up with an old friend of mine too, Andrei and he took me a little bit outside of Cluj where we took a few shots with the drone.
Really enjoyed catching up about good old times, but also discovering new places like this really cool looking coffe place called Joben. Highly recommended, I will surely return myself.
Because I live so close to Cluj this Christmas Market visit was more of a brake out rather than stay over, but still enjoyed it a lot and I am sure I will be back in this place soon.
My next stop is Sibiu, I did pass through the city like once or twice in my life, but never really visited so I am really exited.
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