Located in the heart of Transylvania, in a picturesque area, Cluj-Napoca has a special charm, given by the 2000 years history, the geographical location and the people, because here, time flows differently, and the people take the time to say hello to each other, to walk between the boomed trees in the Botanical Garden, to watch the reflection of the sun beams in the twin buildings on the Mirror Street, to smile and to invite you to discover the local culture and traditions.
Ancient culture and civilization center, Cluj is known from Roman times, when it was named Napoca and became one of the main settlements of the Daco-Roman Province. Its importance was maintained in the medieval period when Cluj became part of the seven cities that gave the German name of Transylvania: Siebenburgen.
Today, Cluj-Napoca is the country’s second largest city, located in the center of Cluj County and covers an area of about 180 km2 on Someş Mic and Nadăş Valley, with extensions on the secondary Valleys of Popeşti, Chintău, Borhanci and Popii. In the south, it occupies the space of the upper terrace on the north side of Feleacu Hill. Surrounded on three sides by hills with heights between 500 and 700 meters, it has the appearance of a real fortress.
Specific to the area of Transylvania, Cluj is a multiethnic and multi-confessional city, with a population of 323.108 inhabitants (at 1st of July 2017), with an ethnic structure consisting of: Romanians (80,07%), Hungarians (15,97%), Rroma (1.06%), Germans (0,16%), Jewish (0,05%) and other nationalities (2,69%), and a confessional structure as follows: 69,09% are of Orthodox religion, 10,11% Reformed, 4,84% Roman-Catholic, 4,73% Greek-Catholic, 2,68% Pentecostal, 1,1% Unitarian , 0,32% Baptist (according to the 2011 census).
Cluj-Napoca City Hall
”Cluj-Napoca is a cosmopolitan and multicultural city. Among those who contribute to its vibe there are more than one hundred thousand students coming from all over the country, even from abroad. This young and highly skilled laborforce constitutes a strong argument for ranking Cluj-Napoca on top of Europe’s city with the best potential for development.
In addition to universities, Cluj-Napoca welcomes the investors with a modern infrastructure, a high level of transparency in the decision-making processes of the public institutions, with industrial parks equipped with all the necessary facilities for the business environement. Business people from all over the world come to work in Cluj-Napoca – a genuine European financial and economic center. Cluj-Napoca is today a regional center of innovation and opportunities, an attractive tourist destination, a pleasant place to live, work and study; a city with responsible and open local authorities, active citizens and a dynamic and involved business community. I invite you to discover it and enjoy the pleasure of being in the heart of Transylvania, among the most hospitable people here, in Cluj-Napoca.”
Over time, Cluj-Napoca has earned the title of “Capital of Transylvania”, because of the dynamism with which it has grown to become today the most important academic, medical, economic, cultural, sports and scientific center in Transylvania. In 2015 Cluj-Napoca was the European Capital of Youth and later, in 2018, became the European City of Sport.
The cultural and material influences that left their mark on Transylvania, left to the posterity a rich tourist heritage, materialized through monuments and artifacts dating from ancient times, medieval and modern churches and cathedrals, and also museums that now represent a true legacy for the future.
More information about local tourist attractions and things to do in Cluj-Napoca is available on http://www.visitclujnapoca.ro/en.
Tourist Information Center
Intended for the city’s tourist promotion, the Tourist Information Center was established by the Cluj-Napoca City Hall, with support from the Local Council, to implement the recovery strategy of the many opportunities that benefit the city of Cluj-Napoca, both as a tourist destination and a development center of the business, academic, medical etc. environment, as well as a starting point for other targets and tourist routes in the county.
Located in the historic center of the city, near the old headquarters of the City Hall, on one of the most important pedestrian and commercial street, the Tourist Information Center is addressed to the visitors of Cluj-Napoca, but also to the people of Cluj who want to better know their city and the leisure possibilities, as well as to the units with tourism profile in an open, unbiased and objective approach.
The information provided refers both to the objectives and the tourist routes in the city and nearby, as well as to the tourist base (hotels, bed and breakfast, restaurants, clubs, travel agencies, car rental) and recreational possibilities. Tourist Information Center offers its guests free leaflets, maps and tourist guides in several international languages, but also internet access to tourist information, interactive tourist map etc.
(April – October):
Monday – Friday: 8:30 – 20:00
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
(November – March):
Monday – Friday: 8:30 – 18:00
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Business in Cluj-Napoca
Cluj-Napoca is an attractive destination for investors, a dynamic city always trying to allign its economic policies with the macro economical evolution.
The young, well-educated, competitive and qualified labour force is one of the main assets of the city when it comes to attracting investors. Cluj-Napoca is internationally acknowledged as a safe, friendly and pleasant city.
The business community in Cluj-Napoca is actively contributing to the city’s growth and they are key partners of the municipality in implementing the local development strategy.
Cluj-Napoca has a few economic advantages that make it stand out in Central Europe and in Romania, defining the city’s identity that is encouraged and supported by the municipality. The city has a strong capacity in high-technology business fields and has known a powerful development of the IT industry. Moreover, we have a number of business parks that are currently developing, a very competitive service industry, including tourism, a finance and banking sector that ranks second after the one in Bucharest, a high number of active SMEs and a huge volume of investments.
The universities and research institutes, especially in the medical field, are the key of the city’s development. The municipality has signed a collaboration protocol with the biggest universities in Cluj-Napoca, aimed at enhancing the relevance of the academic curriculum in relation to the needs of the labor market, valuing the cooperation between the academic and the business environment.
There are seven very active clusters in Cluj-Napoca, as follows: Mobilier Transilvan, AgroTransilvania, Transilvania Taste, Transylvania Lifestyle, iTech Transilvania by Aries Transilvania and TREC Cluster are reunited in the Consortium of Clusters from the North-West Region of Romania, and Cluj IT Cluster.
In Transylvania and especially here in Cluj-Napoca, known as the “heart of Transylvania”, companies can find a highly qualified workforce together with a dynamic and dedicated business community and open and responsible local authorities.
The aim is to create a cooperation platform between authorities, the cultural and the business environments, to encourage the openness of the public sector to cooperate with the private sector.
For more information about business in Cluj-Napoca visit www.clujbusiness.ro