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Tatiana Tu, Diana Bogdan,
Stan Modreanu, Lucia Lazr
E MULTE ORI, AM SUSINUT OFTEN TIMES, I ARGUED THAT THE CITY OF
c oraul Cluj face parte Cluj seems to be part of another coun-
ADVERTISING SALES dintr-o alt ar. Am try. I started to believe this while at my
Alexandra Tudor
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nceput s cred asta de pe former job, where I was surrounded by
vremea cnd lucram la many colleagues who were from around
fostul loc de munc, unde there. I watched them with admiration and
eram nconjurat de muli colegi care se listened closely to their hometown stories
trgeau de pe aceste meleaguri. M uitam every single time. Later I came to know Cluj
cu admiraie la ei i le ascultam de fiecare through the eyes of a tourist. It made me
dat cu drag povestirile despre oraul lor excited, made me want to see it more often,
DIRECTOR GENERAL natal. Ulterior, am ajuns s cunosc Clujul so that, ultimately, I spent there the fullest
general manager
prin ochii turistului. M-a entuziasmat, 10 days of my life and I felt hopelessly in love
Bogdan Modreanu
m-a fcut s vreau s-l revd tot mai des, with the places, the atmosphere and the
DIRECTOR PUBLICITATE pentru ca, n final, s ajung s petrec acolo people. Certainly, the hospitality is what's
advertising sales manager
Tatiana Tu cele mai pline 10 zile din viaa mea i s m governing Cluj, no matter what nationality
ndrgostesc iremediabil de locuri, atmos- its inhabitants are.
DIRECTOR EDITORIAL fer i oameni. Cu siguran, ospitalitatea The people from Cluj are warm and hospit-
editorial manager
Elena Turcu este cea care guverneaz Clujul, indiferent able, generous and direct, but yet they know
de ce naionalitate sunt locuitorii lui. diplomacy and the value of time, they appre-
DIRECTOR MARKETING
marketing manager Clujenii sunt calzi i primitori, darnici i ciate work, they value their own strength and
Cosmin tir
direci, dar n acelai timp au diplomaie, their word. It is said that every place must be
CORESPONDEN cunosc valoarea timpului, apreciaz mun- seen at least once in a lifetime, but the saying
contact
Str. Turturelelor nr. 48, demisol,
ca, pun pre pe fora proprie i pe cuvnt. does not specify how long this should take
sector 3, Bucureti Se spune c orice loc trebuie vzut mcar you. 10 days werent enough for us to see Cluj
Tel.: 031 436 43 10 o dat n via, dar nu se precizeaz n ct entirely, but they were sufficient to convince
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timp. Nou nu ne-au ajuns 10 zile pentru a us that it is a spectacular city, a jewel of the
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Sumar
CONTENTS
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154
8 DOSAR ORA
Cluj-Napoca, inima Ardealului Feature:
Cluj-Napoca the heart of Transylvania.

72 VIZITEAZ JUDEUL

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Descoper locurile, tradiiile, legendele i
atraciile care stau aezate la poale de Apuseni.
Visit Cluj County Discover places, tradi-
tions, legends and attractions that are located
at the foot of the Apuseni Mountains.

152 3 ZILE N CLUJ


Ne-am pornit expediia n Cluj... 3 days in
Cluj We started our expedition in Cluj ...

154 ROMNI DE SUCCES


3 oameni, 3 domenii diferite Successful
Romanians Three people, three
different areas
! 2015
Capital
164 AFACERI DE SUCCES European a
Tineretului
Industria la ea acas, n cel mai mare parc din

178
Romnia Successful Romanian busi- 2015
nesses Industry at its best, the largest park European Youth
in Romania Capital

 IDEE DE WEEKEND
A la pagina 152 cum i poi planica
3 zile n judeul Cluj.
Weekend idea Find out at page 152 how
you can plan a visit to Cluj County for 3
days.

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Dosar de ora
COVER STORY

Un ora medieval n
continu dezvoltare

A still growing medieval town

170 TRIETE ROMNETE


plinc, balmo i legende de demult Live
Romanian palinka, balmo and old legends

172 178 ITINERARE DE SUCCES


Realizat n Oamenii se nasc i cresc, dar n tot acest timp
ctig valori Successful itineraries
Au contribuit
Contributors
Romnia People are born and raised, but all this time
they earn values.

 MADE IN ROMANIA
Domnie din Rusia / Excepia de la
regul o reprezint aceste jucrii pentru
copii. Russian ladies. These toys for
children represent the exception from
the rule.

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De ce Cluj? Teleki, Wass, Haller, Josika,
Kemny, Mikes, Bocskai, Rhedey
i multe altele sunt constructorii

un pa li m ps es t ca re i cere timp i proprietarii celor mai frumoase


Clujul es te castele i palate din Transilvania.

ru a- l n e le ge i a te bu cura de el! Cluj-Napoca, Bonida, Rscruci,

pent Cmpia Turzii, Gilu, Jucu de Sus,


Copceni, Iara, Bora, Aghire,
sunt doar o parte dintre locali-
Cluj-Guide
LECTOR DR.
1
LA PORILE ORAULUI
tile care posed reprezentative
reedine nobiliare n Cluj.

CRISTINA BOLOG
Cltorind mult am apre- COMOAR
In the world of Transylvanian
noble families.
Pornind de la Eu Iubesc ciat ntotdeauna auten- Un tur al centrului oraului
The evidence of the multicultural
Romnia, mi amintesc este o necesitate care te poart
cum, n urm cu doar civa ticitatea. Bucuria c la n timp n epoca de maxim
traditions importance is the
religious diversity complemented
ani, am dorit s prsim nflorire a cetii clujene, cam pe
ara pentru o societate n
noi nc mai sunt locuri, atunci cnd doi regi se nteau
by ethnic diversity. In Transylvania,
grand Hungarian noble families
care valorile sunt apreci- lucruri, peisaje, comuni- pe aceeai strad, la diferen de were attracted by the picturesque
landscape and built their vast and
ate, iar traiul decent este aproape un secol. i pentru c ne
normalitate. O serie de ti i tradiii autentice aflm ntr-un ora european, vei
exquisite castles and palaces. The
Bnffys, the Bethlens, the Telekis,
aciuni nlnuite, toate putea beneficia de un tur gratuit
avnd legtur cu a face
ne permite creionarea zilnic, ncepnd cu ora 18:00
the Wass, the Hallers, the Josikas,
the Kemenys, the Mikes, the Boc-
ceva, orict de mic, pentru a
reabilita valorile autohtone,
ctorva aspecte dintre (ntre 1 Mai-31 Octombrie) oferit
de Asociaia Cluj Guided Tours
skais, the Rhedeys and many others
are the builders and owners of the
ne-a fcut s rmnem cele care vorbesc despre (www.clujguidedtours.ro). most beautiful castles and palaces
in Transylvania. Cluj-Napoca,
acas. Astfel a nceput
preocuparea mai profund un Cluj nc prea puin At the Gates of the Treasure City.
Bonida, Rscruci, Cmpia Turzii,
Gilu, Jucu de Sus, Copceni, Iara,
pentru a nelege i a val-
orifica turistic patrimoniul
cunoscut i apreciat. A tour of the city center is a must
Borsa Aghire Monastery are just
some of those towns that possess
material i imaterial clujean that takes one to the period of representative noble residences in
cu grija permanent i maximum progress of the city of Cluj county.
sarcina dificil de a-i pstra Cluj, when two kings were born on
spiritul locului.

Lecturer Dr.
WHY Cluj? the same street, at a difference of
almost a century. And because we
are in a European city, we can enjoy
3
TURDA I MPREJURIMILE
Cristina Bolog Cluj is a palimpsest a daily free tour from 18:00 (from Este inevitabil s nu intrai ctre
Starting from Eu iubesc that requires time to the 1st of May to the 31st of Oc- centrul pmntului pentru a
Romnia magazine, I re- tober) offered by the Cluj Guided vizita fabuloasa amenajare a
membered how, a few years
be understood and Tours Association Salinei Turda, un adevrat muzeu
ago, we were ready to leave enjoyed! (www.clujguidedtours.ro). de istorie a mineritului n sare,
the country for a different dar i un loc dedicat agrementu-
lui i tratamentului prin lacurile

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society where values were By traveling a lot, I've always
valued and the decent life srate, parte a amenajrii turisti-
appreciated authenticity. The joy've
was normal. A series of ce. ns odat ce te ndrepi spre
here, in our country, places, things, N LUMEA FAMILIILOR
chained actions, all related ora un magnet peisagistic te va
to doing something, how-
landscapes, communities and authentic NOBILIARE TRANSILVANE
atrage: Cheile Turzii.
ever small, to rehabilitate traditions allows us to outline some of Dovad a importantei tradiii
the indigenous values con- the issues that speak yet too little about multiculturale este diversitatea Turda and the surroundings.
vinced us to remain home. a Cluj yet to be known and appreciated. cultelor religioase completat de
It is inevitable to go to the center of
Thus began the deeper diversitatea etnic.
the earth to visit the fabulous set-up
concern of understanding n Transilvania, mari familii no- of Turda Saline, a veritable history
and capitalizing on Cluj's biliare maghiare au fost atrase de museum of salt mining, but also a
tourism, as its tangible and pitorescul peisajului i i-au con- place dedicated to leisure and treat-
intangible heritage, with struit vaste i rafinate castele i ment through salt lakes, a part of
the permanent care and the palate. Familiile Bnffy, Bethlen, the tourism planning. However, once
difficult task of keeping the
place's spirit.

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approaching the town, a magnet-like frumoasa cascad Vlul Miresei)
landscape is bound to catch you: the
i spre partea sudic a Masivului
Turda Quays .
Vldeasa.
n ncheiere,
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100 DE EXCURSII CU BICICLETA
100 bike tours in the Cluj area.
voi spune aa cum
There are attractive landscape
N ZONA CLUJULUI
routes designed at the initiative of spun de fiecare
Sunt trasee atractive peisagistic, Napoca Cyclo Club for the cyclists
fiind concepute, la iniiativa who want to have trips in the sur- dat, eu nefiind
activului Club de Cicloturism
clujeanc dect
roundings of Cluj. A map is available
Napoca. Exist o hart (Edit. (Edit. Schubert & Franzke).

din 1996: ct de
Schubert & Franzke) pe care le Thus, we can suggest crossing
vei gsi nsemnate. the chain of lakes in the Gilu
Astfel, v putem propune
s parcurgei Salba de la-
Mountains or the less traveled
panoramic paths such as Agrbi- bine este c am
 BIBLIOGRAFIE::
curi din Munii Gilului sau
trasee panoramice puin
ciu-Blceti-Dngu-Rca-Mn-
stireni. One can head to Bioara Bolog Cristina, Toader V., Bota M.,
rmas la Cluj!
circulate, de tipul Agrbiciu-Bl- Muntele Mare, with the already Soca A., carte, Comori Turistice
ceti-Dngu-Rca-Mn- famous Apuseni Marathon at the Clujene. Trasee turistice n judeul
stireni, putei s v ndreptai end of May, that crosses spectac- Cluj, Risoprint, Cluj-Napoca, 2013, I must say what I always say,
spre Bioara - Muntele Mare ular landscapes and protected P. 168 ever since I moved to Cluj,
cu celebrul deja Maraton areas like Scria - Belioara, or References:
Apuseni, de la finele lui Mai, one can wander the trails leading Bolog Cristina, Toader V., M. Bota,
in 1996: how good it is that I
care traverseaz spectaculoase to Rchiele (with the beauti- Soca A.,book, Comori Turuistice remained in Cluj!
peisaje i areale protejate ca ful Brides Veil waterfall - Vlul Clujene. Trasee turistice in judetul
Scria-Belioara, sau s v Miresei) and to the south of the Cluj, Risoprint, Cluj-Napoca, 2013,
regsii ca Hoinari n Apuseni pe Vldeasa Massif. P. 168  www.clujguidedtours.ro
trasee ce duc spre Rchiele (cu

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Cluj-Napoca
Inima Ardealului

The heart of Transylvania
Ce vei gsi n continuare
What you will nd next:

CAPITALA UNIVERSITATEA N VIZIT LA CLUJUL DE IERI DESCOPERIRI DIN


EUROPEAN A BABE-BOLYAI TRANSYLVANIA I DE AZI CLUJ-NAPOCA
TINERETULUI O bun parte dintre COLLEGE Cluj-Napoca reprezin- Oraul acesta este
Capitala european tinerii romni, dar i Cluj-Napoca se a t un mozaic, un mix asemenea unei cutii
a tineretului este muli de peste hotare, n topul oraelor de culturi, de valori, de bijuterii, ascunde
proiectul deceniului n aleg s urmeze studii- romneti la capitolul de perioade de timp n interiorul su nu-
Romnia. le superioare aici. formare educaional contrastante. meroase obiective.
superioar.
The European Youth Babe-Bolyai Cluj of yesterday and Discoveries in
Capital University Visiting Transylvania of today Cluj-Napoca
The European Capital A lot of young College Cluj-Napoca repres- This city is like a box
of Youth is the project Romanian, as well as Cluj-Napoca is among ents a mosaic, a mix of jewels, hidding
of the decade for many from abroad, the top educational of cultures, values, of numerous objectives
Romania. choose to pursue training section. contrasting periods. inside.
; 10 higher education ; 20 ; 26 ; 30
here.
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C apitala
European a
Tineretului
ERA SEAR, IAR NOI AJUNGEAM N CLUJ.
ncepea o nou aventur, aveam s desco-
perim Cluj-Napoca, un municipiu bogat n
istorie, cu tradiii bine-cunoscute.
Eram curioi s aflm de ce Cluj-Napoca
pare, din descrieri, att de interesant. Aa
c am ajuns sus, pe colin, i l-am privit
n ntregul su. Am vzut o splendoare,
dar i n lumea de azi, cea care continu
tradiia strmoilor notri, dar i cea care
pstreaz trecutul glorios al unui col de
ar. Tot ei animau oraul, se pregteau
de noi i noi evenimente, erau martorii
unui proiect ambiios. Fceau parte din
comunitatea Share i aveau misiunea de a
modela oraul ntr-un mod frumos, fiind
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am descoperit un ora, am fost cucerii liderii tineretului european.


din prima clip de imaginea urbei de alt i cum cuvintele nu sunt ndeajuns i
dat. i de aceea, am hotrt s rmnem, timpul e scurt, iat-ne ajuni n lumea
s i aflm legendele, tradiiile, atraciile, cotropitorilor, luptelor grele, dar i n
oamenii deosebii, dar i mprejurimile. vremea voievozilor.
i credei-ne pe cuvnt merit! Ne aflm n mijlocul miilor de studeni,
Peam pe strzile sale, vedeam cartiere, ajuni aici la studii nalte, n freamtul
frumos luminate, ns totul prea s mulimii tinere i att de voioase. Iar de
rmn sub tcere. Oraul dormea, iar aici, tot ceea ce urma s mai aflm era
freamtul de peste zi prea s se fi retras, descoperit de la sine, fiind un semn de
n locuri calde i iubitoare. Totul ndemna carte uor de ptruns.
la odihn. Eram singuri pe strzi largi, bu- Cluj-Napoca este un ora tnr, aa dup
levarde curate. Agale, observam un pieton cum chiar titlul dobndit ne spune.
sau un grup de studeni care, prin veselia Capitala european a tineretului este un
lor, preau s-i spun Bun venit! n proiect ambiios, un premiu binemeritat,
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lumea rzboaielor de cucerire ale dacilor, dar i proiectul deceniului n Romnia.
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ROMANIAN TRAVEL

Scopul proiectului Let's


Share Cluj este de a
antrena comunitatea
local n promovarea
oraului

The objective of the Lets SHARE Cluj
project is to train the local community
into promoting our city

cca. 500.000 de ceteni.


! Clujul se bucur de o societate civil
activ, puternic i n dezvoltare.

Iar n ceea ce va veni,


zarva oraului ne va
surprinde printr-o serie
ntreag de evenimente:
Cluj Never Sleeps 24 de ore de activi-
ti - 20 iunie - proiect pe care Federaia
SHARE l-a organizat i n 2013 ca o ediie
"pilot" pentru acest an; atunci a avut loc
o edin de Consiliu Local inedit, la
miezul nopii, iar anul acesta ncercm
diverse colaborri cu instituii de cultur,
! Centrul istoric al Clujului este gazda urmrim ca evenimentul Cluj Never Sleeps
De ce este Cluj-Napoca n perfect pentru acestea. s fie cel mai mare eveniment cultural al
! Cluj-Napoca contribuie major n zona Capitalei Europene a Tineretului
2015 Capitala European a artelor la nivel global, fiind deja un nume Day15 - n fiecare zi de 15 a lunii, tinerii fac
n sfera artelor contemporane i avnd diverse aciuni n spaii publice - exemplu:
Tineretului? tineri artiti care au dobndit recunoatere luna ianuarie, de Ziua Culturii Naionale,
internaional. au fost amplasate n 50 de autobuze frag-
! Aproape 100.000 de studeni urmeaz ! Clujul gzduiete unele dintre cele mai mente din operele a 35 de autori romni
cursurile celor 12 universiti publice i atractive festivaluri culturale europene, de i strini, contemporani i clasici, n cele
private din municipiul Cluj-Napoca. film i muzic. 5 limbi oficiale ale Capitalei Tineretului;
! Locuitorii au cea mai prietenoas ! Conexiunea cu celelalte mari orae ale n februarie, tema va fi legat de micarea
atitudine din Europa. Europei este facil. No Hate Speech" o campanie inter-
! Cluj-Napoca este unul dintre cele mai ! Cluj-Napoca se afl n top 10 cele mai naional la care suntem mndri s fim
potrivite locuri din Europa pentru start-up. sigure orae din Europa i este unul dintre parteneri oficiali prin Consiliul Europei
! Este al 14-a ora din lume cu cea mai oraele europene cu cel mai curat aer. iniiatorul micrii,
rapid conexiune la internet. ! 265.000 de turiti au fost nregistrai Month of Young Musicians - Luna
! Viaa de noapte clujean este animat oficial n 2013 la Cluj-Napoca, conform INS Tinerilor Muzicieni - un proiect special
constant de evenimente. Cluj, iar n zona metropolitan locuiesc pentru Cluj 2015, al Filarmonicii de Stat

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Transilvania - ultimul concert: 6 februarie ideilor: 28 februarie 2015


Cluj-Napoca devine Evenimentele francofone - partener
cheie: Institutul Cultural Francez Cluj - lan-
DreamHack - eveniment internaional
dedicat iubitorilor de jocuri electronice - va
un element constant sarea programului francofon al Capitalei
Tineretului (care se numete ALTERNATIF)
avea loc n toamn la Sala Polivalent
Cluj-Napoca - 4 ediii desfurate la
pe harta mental a a avut loc smbt, 31 ianuarie, cu un
concert al artistului francez Arnaud
Bucureti, a 5-a vine la Cluj pentru anul
Capitalei - mii de tineri sunt ateptai
tineretului din Europa Flaurent Didier, la Cercul Militar (locurile Ca exemplu al varietii paletei de
s-au epuizat cu zile nainte de concert) evenimente: vor fi 5-6 evenimente
Proiectul Volunteers Academy - se es- ecumenice cu peste 2.000 de participani,
Cluj-Napoca is becoming a timeaz 2000 de voluntari implicai pn care se ntmpl la Cluj special pentru anul
la sfritul anului n ceea ce nseamn capitalei (exemplu: ntlnirea Tineretului
constant element in the mental Cluj 2015 - proiect cu finanare norvegian Catolic), diverse confesiuni
map of European youth ctigat - aprox. 80.000 euro Evenimentele TIFF, TiMAF, Jazz in the
Bugetare participativ pentru tineret Park - Youth Edition, Electric Castle -
- Com'On Cluj-Napoca - un proiect special Electric City: Youth Day, cu o tradiie de ani
deoarece se adreseaz grupurilor informa- ntregi vor da n continuare via oraului,
le de tineri - dat limit pentru depunerea publicul ateptat fiind destul de mare.
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35 de ani vor participa la
cel puin un eveniment sau
un proiect ce va avea loc n
Cluj-Napoca 80% of the
population under 35 will parti-
cipate in at least one event or
project that will take place in
Cluj-Napoca 2015

tiai ckn?ow?
 Did you

IT WAS EVENING AND WE WERE ARRIVING Federaia SHARE


in Cluj. A new adventure was beginning, we Cluj-Napoca este structura Cluj-Napoca SHARE Federa-
care i-a asumat provocarea tion is the structure that took
were going to try to discover Cluj-Napoca,
implementrii programu- the challenge of implement-
a city full of history, preserved by tradition lui. Are la acest moment ing the program. It presently
and kept the Romanian authenticity. 37 de organizaii membre includes 37 organizations and
We were curious to nd out why Cluj-Napoca i e deschis n continuare. is still open.
seems so interesting from other peoples Youth@Cluj-Napoca 2015 Youth@Cluj-Napoca 2015 is a
descriptions. So we got up, on the hill, este un proiect deschis pen- project opened for NGOs, but
and watched it in his entirety. We saw a tru ONG-uri, dar i pentru also for people (through the
great beauty, we discovered a city, we were persoane zice (prin progra- volunteer program Volun-
conquered at rst glance by the image of the mul de voluntariat teers Academy or the par-
Volunteers` Academy sau ticipative budgeting project
once upon a time city. And that is why we
proiectul de bugetare parti- Comon Cluj).
decided to stay, to nd its legends, traditions, cipativ Com`on Cluj).
attractions, special people, and surroundings.
And believe us, it was worth it!

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We were walking along its streets, we admired ! The connection with the most important
beautifully lit neighborhoods, but everything European cities is easy.
seemed to remain silent. The city was asleep ! Cluj-Napoca is included among the 10
and the tumult of the day appeared to most secure cities in Europe and is one of the
have withdrawn in warm and loving places. European cities with the freshest air.
Everything spelled rest. We were alone on the ! 265,000 tourists have been officially
large streets and clean avenues. Slowly, we ob- recorded in 2013 in Cluj-Napoca according
served a passerby or a group of students who, to INS Cluj and 500,000 people live in the
with their joy, seemed to welcome us in the metropolitan area of the city.
world of the wars of conquest of the Dacians, ! Cluj is proud to have an active, strong and
but also in our world, which continues the developing civil society.
traditions of our ancestors, the one that keeps
the glorious past of this part of the country. And in the near future, the
They were also the ones who animated the city thrill of the city will seduce us
and prepared for more and more events and with a whole series of events:
were the witnesses of an ambitious project. Cluj Never Sleeps 24 hours of activities
They were part of the Share community and June 20th a project organized by SHARE
had the mission of modeling the city in a Federation in 2013 as a pilot for this year.
beautiful place. They were the leaders of the An unusual Local Council meeting had place
European youth. then, at midnight, and this year the organizers
And as words arent enough and time is short, are trying various collaborations with culture
here we are in the world of invaders, hard wars, institutions.
but also in the world of our voivodes. We are The purpose is to make Cluj Never Sleeps the
in the middle of thousands of students who biggest cultural event of the European Youth
came here for a high degree, in the murmur Capital.
of the young and cheerful crowd. And from Day 15 on the 15th day of each month the
here on, all we had to nd out was already youngsters do something in a public place. For
discovered, as an easily usable bookmark. example: in January, during the National Cul-
Cluj-Napoca is a young city, as the title it ture Day, 50 buses were burnt with fragments
obtained also says. The European Youth of the works of 35 Romanian and foreign
Capital is an ambitious project, a well deserved authors, both contemporary and classical, in
award but also the project of the decade for 5 official languages of the Capital of Youth. In
Romania. February, the theme will be connected to the
No Hate Speech trend an international
Why is Cluj-Napoca the 2015 campaign we are proud to be official members
European Youth Capital? of through the European Council, the initiator.
! Almost 100,000 students are taking classes Month of Young Musicians - a special project
08
at the 12 public and private universities in the for Cluj 2015 of Transylvania State Philharmon-
city. ics. The last concert: February 6th.
09
! The locals have the friendliest attitude in Francophone events key partner: the Cluj
Europe French Cultural Institute the launching of the
! Cluj-Napoca is one of the best cities in Francophone program of the Capital of Youth
Europe for a start-up. (ALTERNATIF) took place on Saturday, January
! It has the 14th fastest Internet connection in 31st, a concert of the French artist Arnaud
the world. Flaurent Didier at the Military Circle (all the
! Cluj nightlife is constantly animated by tickets were sold days before the concert).
events. Volunteers Academy project a number of
! Cluj historical center is the perfect host for 2000 volunteers is estimated to get involved
these events. before the end of the year in what Cluj 2015
! Cluj-Napoca contributes thoroughly to the will mean a project that won Norwegian
global arts eld and it is already an important funding approximately 80,000 euro.
name in contemporary art and for the young Participative budgeting for youth ComOn
artists who received international acknow- Cluj-Napoca a special project because it is
ledgement. focused to informal youth groups deadline
! Cluj hosts some of the most attractive for signing up: February 28th 2015.
European cultural festivals, either for music DreamHack international event dedicated
or lm. to the lovers of electronic games. It will take
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ROMANIAN TRAVEL

Misiune
 Mission

Misiunea Programului Youth@


Cluj-Napoca 2015 este de a
ntri rolul i sprijinul acordat
tinerilor i organizaiilor
de tineret prin participarea
activ a acestora la schimbarea
societii, printr-un proces de
dezvoltare urban sustenabil,
responsabil i incluziv, prin
mprtirea spaiului, culturii,
puterii, muncii, bucuriei,
viziunii i valorilor europene
comune, adresnd teme
precum responsabilizarea
tinerilor, susinerea acestora,
mobilitatea, dialogul struc-
turat i informarea n cadrul
unui program de un an.
Prin programul Youth@
Cluj-Napoca 2015, urmrim s
punem Clujul, Transilvania i
Romnia pe harta mental
a tinerilor europeni. Motto-ul
programului este Share, aa
cum a fost asumat prin dosarul
de candidatur declarat
ctigtor la nalul anului
2012.

The mission of the Youth@


Cluj-Napoca 2015 program is
that of strengthening the role
and support given to young
people and youth organizations
2 TITLUL de Cluj-Napoca
for their active participation to
2015 Capitala European a
social change through a process
place during the fall at Cluj-Napoca Poly- Tineretului este al comunitii
of sustainable, responsible and
valent Hall. Four editions have taken place in clujene prin Primria Muni-
inclusive urban development
Bucharest and the 5th one comes to Cluj for cipiului Cluj-Napoca The
process by sharing space,
the year of the Capital thousands of young distinction of Cluj-Napoca
culture, strength, work, joy,
2015 European Youth Capital
people are expected to come. vision and common European
belongs to the Cluj com-
As an example of the event ranges variety: 5-6 values. The one year program
munity through the
ecumenical events with over 2,000 participants addresses themes such as youth
Cluj-Napoca City Hall
will take place. They will happen in Cluj espe- responsibility, their support,
mobility, structured dialogue
cially for the year of the Capital (example: The
and information.
Catholic Youth Meeting), different religions.
The Youth@Cluj-Napoca 2015
TIFF, TiMAF, Jazz in the Park Youth Edition, program wants to put Cluj,
Electric Castle Electric City: Youth Day, Transylvania and Romania on
events with a many years tradition, will the mental map of European
continue to animate the city and the public youth. The programs motto
expected to come is quite big. is Share, as it was stated in
the application le that was
declared a winner at the end
of 2012.

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1 INTERIORUL cldirii
centrale a Universitii
Babe-Bolyai Central
Building interior of Babe
Bolyai University
2 STUDENI citind la
BCU Cluj Students
reading at BCU Cluj
3 LIVRAREA crilor
pentru Biblioteca
Universitar Book de-
livery for the University
Library.

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Universitatea Babe-Bolyai
Una dintre cele mai prestigioase Universiti din Romnia,
Babe Bolyai, atrage anual mii de studeni
din toate colurile rii, dar i din strintate.
Ne mndrim cu asta!

Babe-Bolyai University
One of the most prestigious universities in Romania,
Babes Bolyai attracts, year after year, thousands of students
from all over the country but also from abroad.
We are proud of that!
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ROMANIAN TRAVEL

Transilvania, Millenium Bank, BCR etc.

WE STILL HAVE GOOD, ELITE, AFFORDABLE


schools that provide well-trained people, who
carry on the Romanian language beauty, the
communication skills or the talent in mathem-
atics and computer science.
Babe-Bolyai is certainly one of the oldest,
largest and most prestigious universities in
Romania, an academic symbol.
Although it wasn't founded by Romanians nor
for Romanians, given the fact that in the year
of its establishment, 1581, Romanians weren't
those who took decisions in Transylvania,
however, it formed personalities as Vasile
Prvan, Nicolae Iorga, Emil Racovi and Victor
Babe (from the bearing half of the university's
name).
03 Since the eighteenth century, the Romanians
in Transylvania wanted an upper school for
04 mai mari idealuri mplinite. Refondat their academic environment in which they
sub patronaj romnesc, ea a reuit ntr-un could teach Romanian language, however,
timp scurt performana de a concura cu until 1919, this was impossible, being forced to
instituiile de nvmnt europene, i learn in languages other than them.
totul graie pasiunii de nestvilit a celor But since then, for 10 years, the University was
care, odinioar, se sacrificau pentru coal, one of the greatest fullled ideals. Romanian
studii i teorii. patronage overhauled, she managed a short
Astzi, Babe-Bolyai se mndrete cu cei performance to compete with European edu-
mai muli studeni din Romnia, spe- cational institutions, and all thanks to the un-
cializai n domenii precum informatic stoppable passion of those who formerly were
economic, pedagogia nvmntului, sacriced for school, studies and theories.

A
VEM NC COLI BUNE, DE ELIT, limba i literatura englez, limba i Today, Babe-Bolyai boasts most students
la preuri accesibile, de pe literatura romn i chiar kinetoterapie i from Romania, specialized in the economic sci-
bncile crora ies oameni bine motricitate special. ence, pedagogy, education, English language
pregtii, ce duc mai departe An de an, numrul studenilor romni and literature elds, Romanian language
frumuseea limbii romne, abilitile n continu s creasc, asemenea i cel strin, and literature and even Therapy and Special
comunicare sau talentul n matematici i pentru c Universitatea Babe-Bolyai nu Motricity. Every year, the number of Romanian
informatic. urmrete numai s furnizeze rii studeni students continues to grow, but the ones
Babe-Bolyai este, cu siguran, una dintre pe band rulant, ci se preocup i de from abroad as well, because BBU is not only
cele mai vechi, mai mari i mai prestigi- viitorul lor. Dovada? Cele nou proiecte designed to provide students treadmill, but
oase universiti din Romnia, un simbol POSDRU, care urmresc integrarea, consi- also concerns the future. The proof? The nine
academic. lierea i formarea competenelor practice POSDRU projects aim to integrate counseling
Cu toate c nu a fost fondat de romni i n vederea integrrii studenilor pe piaa and practical skills training in order to integ-
nici pentru romni, dat fiind c, n 1581, muncii. Cinci dintre acestea sunt axate rate students into the labor market. Five of
anul nfiinrii sale, nu romnii erau cei pe practic i orientarea profesional a these are focused on practical and professional
care luau decizii n Transilvania, totui studenilor, iar patru au la baz consilierea orientation of students and four are based on
FOTO/PHOTO: UBB

aici s-au format personaliti marcante, i formarea de competene practice. advice and practical skills training.
precum Vasile Prvan, Nicolae Iorga, Emil Proiectele de consiliere au grupuri-int Counseling projects have target groups
Racovi i Victor Babe (cel de la care cuprinse ntre 200 i 300 de studeni, between 200 and 300 students, and the
poart jumtate din nume). iar cele de practic profesional vizeaz professional practice aimed between 140 and
nc din secolul al XVIII-lea, romnii din ntre 140 i 450 de studeni. De asemenea, 450 students. Also, large rms in Cluj-Napoca
Transilvania i doreau o coal superioar firmele mari din Cluj-Napoca i recruteaz recruit their employees among students from
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

proprie, un mediu academic n care s se angajaii din rndul studenilor de la Babe-Bolyai University in the rst year of
predea limba romn, ns, pn n 1919, Babe-Bolyai nc din primul an de studiu. study. The university works very well in this
acest lucru a fost imposibil, fiind obligai Universitatea colaboreaz foarte bine respect with: Emerson, Bombardier Trans-
s nvee n alte limbi dect a lor. n acest sens cu: Emerson, Bombardier portation, Brinel Bitdifender, Bosch, Porsche,
ns, din acel moment, timp de 10 ani, Transportation, Brinel, Bitdifender, Bosch, CluIT Cluster, Steel Case, BancaTransilvania,
universitatea a reprezentat unul dintre cele Porsche, CluIT Cluster, Steel Case, Banca- Millennium Bank, BCR, etc.

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Exploreaz, Descoper, nva


Sub sloganul Exploreaz, Descoper, nva, Facultatea de
Geografie a Universitii Babe Bolyai se afl astzi
printre principalele oferte educaionale preferate de
studenii romni.

Explore, Discover, Learn
Having as its tagline "Explore, Discover, Learn", Faculty of Geography of Babe-Bolyai University
is today among the main educational offerings that Romanians prefer.
CLTORETE ROMNETE
ROMANIAN TRAVEL

2 FACULTATEA de Geograe
posed cu certitudine i
atuurile tinereii The
Faculty of Geography cer-
tainly possesses the strengths
of "youth" ntr-un singur program de licen (Geografie), n
prezent, n facultate studiaz peste 3.000 de studeni
n cadrul a cinci programe de licen, patru programe
de masterat, la care se adaug coala Doctoral. De
atunci, spre satisfacia studenilor, corpul profesoral,
mereu unul de elit, s-a revigorat considerabil, iar
facilitile de studiu din biblioteci, amfiteatre, labo-
ratoare i bazele de practic au fost aduse la cele mai
nalte standarde att n facultatea mam, ct i n
extensiile universitare pe care aceasta le-a nfiinat la
Bistria, Gheorgheni, Sighetu-Marmaiei i Zalu, spre
nevoia acelor tineri care, din varii motive, au decis s
studieze n proximitatea locului lor de obrie.

AND AS TOURISM IS AT ITS OWN HOME, HOW THE EX-


ploration of nature's beauties can be done freely from
the foot of the Apuseni Mountains, as traces of history
can be scrutinized in both Napoca, the former city and
also in Potaissa Dacian fortress, conquered then by the
Romans; the students in Geography enjoy today, learn,
discover and study every Transylvanian corner dotted
with beauty.
03 We have a rich country and as a result, the number of
admires is becoming greater. We live in a blessed land
with varied relief so that its tourist exploration has its


I, CUM TURISMUL SE AFL LA EL ACAS, CUM place. We have sea, mountain, water line, depressions,
explorarea frumuseilor naturii se poate valleys, and many traditions and legends still remaining
face n voie pornind de la poalele munilor hidden. We have beautiful places that everyone around
Apuseni, cum urmele istoriei pot fi cercetate us must discover.
ndeaproape att n Napoca, oraul de odinioar, ct Over 3,000 students are hosted annually, over 3,000
i n Potaissa, cetatea dacic, cucerit mai apoi de young people today are ready to demonstrate to others
romani, studenii Facultii de Geografie se bucur the beauty that surrounds us.
astzi, nva, descoper i studiaz fiecare colior Faculty of Geography of today, as an entity of the fam-
transilvnean presrat cu frumos. ous and prestigious Babe-Bolyai University, certainly
Avem o ar bogat i, drept urmare, numrul celor possesses strengths and "youth": dynamism, ingenu-
care o admir este din ce n ce mai mare. Trim pe ity, openness and pragmatism. These have been felt
un pmnt binecuvntat, cu relief divers, astfel c particularly after 1994, the year the university became
FOTO/PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

explorarea sa turistic i are locul. Avem mare, munte, institutional autonomous structure within the Babe-
ape line, depresiuni, vi, dar i multe tradiii i legende Bolyai. If until 1990, the Faculty of Geography, prepared
rmase nc ascunse. Avem locuri frumoase, pe care up to at most 100 students in a single program license
toi cei din jurul nostru trebuie s le descopere. (Geography), currently in college are studying more than
Peste 3.000 de studeni sunt gzduii anual, peste 3,000 students in ve undergraduate programs, four
3.000 de tineri devin astzi pregtii pentru a le master programs and a Doctoral School. Since then, to
demonstra i altora frumuseile care ne nconjoar. the students' satisfaction, teachers, always elite ones,
Facultatea de Geografie de astzi, ca entitate a faimoa- revived considerably and the study facilities in librar-
sei i prestigioasei Universiti Babe-Bolyai, posed ies, lecture halls, laboratories and practice bases were
DE/BY: TATIANA TU

cu certitudine i atuurile tinereii: dinamism, ingeni- brought to the highest standards .... both the "mother"
ozitate, deschidere i pragmatism. Acestea s-au fcut faculty and the university extensions that it has estab-
simite ndeosebi dup 1994, anul n care facultatea a lished in Bistria, Gheorgheni, Sighetu-Marmaiei and
devenit o structur instituional autonom n cadrul Zalu, to the needs of young people who, for various
Universitii Babe-Bolyai. Dac pn n 1990, n reasons, decided to study close to their place of origin.
Facultatea de Geografie, studiau pn la 100 de studeni,

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n vizit la
Transylvania College
Nu poi s vorbeti despre Cluj-Napoca fr s aminteti
de faptul c se afl n topul oraelor romneti, datorit pres-
tigioaselor instituii de nvmnt superior unde studiaz
mii de studeni romni i strini.

Visiting Transylvania College
It's hard to talk about Cluj-Napoca without mentioning the city's prestigious univesities, where
thousands of Romanian and international students pursue higher education.
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ROMANIAN TRAVEL

rspunsurile la ntrebrile pe care am impresia c


Bucuretiul nu mi le poate oferi, mai ales cnd vine
vorba de copii i de viitorul lor.
Transylvania College nu este o coal ca oricare alta,
i asta pentru c, aici, accentul se pune pe abilitile i
nclinaiile copiilor. Mai exact, toi elevii care vor s fie
admii la liceul internaional Cambridge al
Transylvania College sunt ntrebai dac s-au gndit
deja la o profesie sau dac au un domeniu care i
pasioneaz i n care ar dori s profeseze. Muli sunt
surprini de ntrebare, pentru c, pe parcursul anilor
de coal, nu au fost educai s gndeasc astfel sau s
exploreze deja opiunile pe care le au pentru viitor. Ei
03 bine, la Transylvania College, o astfel de conversaie
ncepe de timpuriu, nc din ciclul primar, n cadrul
My Money Week, sptmna dedicat educaiei


NS, PN LA NVMNTUL SUPERIOR, MAI financiare i antreprenoriale, implementat pe baza
sunt alte etape menite s ajute tinerii s i aleag unui program britanic i la care particip elevii din
traiectoria pe care o vor urma i care le va aduce ntreaga coal, de pe fiecare nivel de studiu.
deopotriv satisfacie sufleteasc i mplinire Poate prea greu de crezut, ns mrturiile celor care
profesional. au nvat n aceast coal sunt dovada vie c Transyl-
Uitndu-m n urm, mi dau seama ct de mult au vania College este un loc de elit, al excelenei.
evoluat lucrurile i cte oportuniti are n prezent Raluca este elev la Transylvania College de 15 ani i se
tnra generaie. pregtete s devin arhitect. Visul ei este s studieze
i cnd spun asta, m refer la una dintre cele mai n Australia, la Sydney, oraul care a impresionat-o
FOTO/PHOTO: TRANSYLVANIA COLLEGE

spectaculoase coli particulare pe care am vzut-o nc de cnd era mic. Ea ne-a povestit cu mndrie
vreodat. Este adevrat, nu am termen de comparaie, despre Round Square, asociaia colilor de elit din
pentru c am prsit de mult bncile colii i nici nu care face parte i Transylvania College. Doar 80 de
am nc copii, pentru a m interesa n detaliu de acest coli din lume au fost acceptate ca membre ale acestei
aspect. ns ceea ce am descoperit ntr-o zi obinuit asociaii, printre ele numrndu-se coala Internai-
m-a impresionat foarte mult. onal Ermitage Paris, Frana, Colegiul Internaional
Am privit cu nostalgie trupurile gingae i delicate Beau Soleil din Elveia sau coala Gordonstoun, pe
mbrcate n uniforme colare, chipurile inocente care care a absolvit-o Prinul Charles al Marii Britanii.
m-au salutat n englez i slile de clas moderne. La Suntem extrem de onorai s fim acceptai ca membri
Transylvania College, totul are un aer occidental, de la ai Round Square. Includerea n aceast asociaie a
mainile parcate una n spatele celeilalte, ateptnd ca colilor de elit ne confirm faptul c Transylvania
prichindeii s coboare, sub atenta supraveghere a pro- College ofer educaie la cele mai nalte standarde
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

fesorilor responsabili cu sigurana elevilor, i pn la internaionale. Ruxandra Mercea, Director Executiv


slile de cursuri prevzute cu geamuri, ce-i permit s Transylvania College.
urmreti de pe coridor activitatea din timpul orelor. Raluca este coordonatorul comitetului Round Square
De multe ori, m-am auzit spunnd c acesta este al elevilor i a reprezentat Transylvania College la
oraul cruia vreau s-i spun acas, iar Transylvania conferina regional organizat de coala Gordonstoun
College mi-a ntrit aceast dorin. Aici am gsit din Scoia i la conferina global care a avut loc la

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2 TRANSYLVANIA
Collage pune accentul pe
aptitudinile individuale
ale ecrui elev
Transylvania College
focuses on the individual
skills of each student

01 02

coala Sanskaar Valley din India. academic. Aici, cadrele didactice i ajut pe copii
Pe lng recunoaterea excelenei n educaie, s-i formeze o anumit etic, s demonstreze respect,
obinerea statutului de membru Round Square le-a abiliti de interacionare, relaionare i comunicare
oferit elevilor colii o multitudine de alte oportu- cu ceilali, inclusiv de oratorie (public speaking), ceea
niti extraordinare. Astfel, acetia pot participa la ce nu se nva n alte coli. Condiiile de nvare
schimburi de experien cu alte coli membre Round asigurate de Transylvania College sunt superioare
Square, avnd ansa s studieze n acestea timp de un celor din majoritatea colilor din Romnia. Aceast
semestru, printr-un program de reciprocitate deschis instituie ofer un curriculum care i permite unui
doar colilor membre. De asemenea, pot lua parte tnr s se pregteasc temeinic pentru universitate,
la programe de responsabilitate social i implicare formndu-i caracterul i canalizndu-i interesele as-
n comunitate (Service), care se desfoar anual n tfel nct s poat lua o decizie informat cu privire la
diverse coluri ale lumii, aciunile elevilor avnd un domeniul n care se va specializa i n care va profesa.
impact pozitiv, remarcabil i punctual. Profesorii se Din septembrie 2013, coala ofer i servicii de
bucur i ei de oportuniti de dezvoltare profesional, boarding - internat organizat dup model britanic -,
participnd la conferinele Round Square organizate astfel c elevii din ar i strintate pot beneficia de
n colile membre din ntreaga lume. toate aceste avantaje pentru a-i construi un viitor de
Sergiu se pregtete pentru absolvire n iunie, dup 12 succes.
ani petrecui la Transylvania College. A aplicat pentru Cristina este n al doilea an la Transylvania College i,
admitere la Facultatea de Economie din Londra i, dei dei vine dintr-o alt localitate, a avut posibilitatea s
dorete s urmeze studiile superioare n strintate, urmeze cursurile liceului datorit faptului c s-a cazat
intenioneaz s se ntoarc acas, s schimbe ceva n boarding, alturi de ali colegi din ar care studiaz
aici, pentru c, dup prerea lui, ara aceasta frumoas aici. De cnd am pit n aceast coal, am avut
a ptimit destul. ntrebat despre Transylvania College, sentimentul c viaa mea se va schimba ntr-un mod
ne-a mrturisit c este un mediu prietenos, unde toi radical, ne-a mrturisit Cristina. ntr-adevr, aici am
elevii sunt i se simt n siguran, unde profesorii le cunoscut profesori prietenoi, implicai, colegi minu-
ofer sprijin pentru a obine rezultate excepionale. nai, cu care m-am mprietenit i alturi de care vin
Mai mult [puncteaz Sergiu], profesorii se preocup i cu drag la coal n fiecare zi, pentru c entuziasmul
de formarea caracterului elevilor, pe lng pregtirea de aici e contagios. mi place coala aceasta pentru c
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ROMANIAN TRAVEL

until now, in analyzing private schools, or in compa-


ring them. But what I found in a typical day impressed
me very much.
I looked wistfully at the groups of happy children
dressed in school uniform, at the innocent faces who
greeted me in English, at the luminous and modern
classrooms. At Transylvania College everything has
a Western air, from the cars lined up in the "Kiss and
Drop" line, patiently waiting until the children are
safely escorted out by a teacher on duty, to the clas-
srooms that have windows by their doors, so visitors
can see, from the hallway, the activity going on inside.
I've always felt that Cluj-Napoca may be the city I
would once call "home" and visiting this wonderful
school made me consider this thought even more
seriously. Here I found answers to questions I did not
think that Bucharest could offer, especially when it
comes to children and their future.
Transylvania College is a school like any other, and
that is because, here, the focus is on children's abilities
and inclinations. Specifically, all students who apply
for admission to Transylvania College's Cambridge In-
ternational High School are asked whether they have
already thought about a profession or a field that they
are passionate about and would like to pursue. Many
candidates are surprised by the question, because,
throughout their primary and middle school, they
03 haven't been encouraged to consider a future career
choice, or to think about a long term educational plan.
este foarte diferit de cea din care am venit, unde nu Well, at Transylvania College, this conversation starts
aveam nici pe departe attea oportuniti. De cnd early, as early as primay school, with the occasion of
locuiesc n boarding, am nvat s fiu mai responsa- My Money Week, the financial and entrepreneurial
bil, s-i ajut pe ceilali i s fiu prieten cu elevii de education programme which involves all the students,
diferite vrste care locuiesc aici, s mprtim aceast at all levels. If what I'm telling you may seem hard to
experien frumoas. believe, you might want to consider the testimonials of
Toi cei care doresc s i fac o impresie real cu those who study here and who prove that this school
privire la modul n care se realizeaz predarea i nv- deserves its place among elite schools.
area la Transylvania College sunt invitai s viziteze Raluca has been student at Transylvania College for
campusul sau chiar s participe la cursuri. Doamna 15 years and is preparing to become an architect. Her
Anca Rusu, directorul responsabil cu nscrierile, v dream is to study in Australia, in Sydney, the city that
va primi ntotdeauna cu un zmbet i v va povesti cu impressed her since she was little. She proudly told us
mult entuziasm despre coala n care nva de mai about Round Square, the association of elite schools
muli ani i bieii ei. which includes Transylvania College. Only 80 schools
Date de contact: nscrieri@transylvania-college.ro; in the world have been accepted as members of this
tel.: 0264.418.990 sau 0724.047.566. association, among them being the Ermitage Interna-
tional School of Paris, France, International College
Beau Soleil in Switzerland or Gordonstoun School,
THE JOURNEY TO HIGHER EDUCATION INCLUDES MANY Prince Charles' alma mater. "We are extremely ho-
important steps that help bring a young adult closer to a noured to be accepted as members of Round Square.
fullled and happy life. Inclusion in this elite association of schools confirms
Looking back, I realize how much things have changed that Transylvania College provides education to the
since I was in school and how many opportunities the highest international standards.", Ruxandra Mercea,
younger generation has now. Transylvania College's Executive Director.
And when I say this, I think of one of the most Raluca is the coordinator of the Students' Round Square
spectacular private schools that I have ever seen. It is Committee and represented Transylvania College at
true, I left school a long time ago and I don't have any the regional conference organized by the Gordonstoun
children yet, so I haven't been particularly interested, school in Scotland and the global conference held at the

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! N LICEUL
internaional
Transylvania
College toate
disciplinele sunt
predate n limba
englez.

At Transylvania
College
International
High School all
the disciplines are
taught in English.
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ROMANIAN TRAVEL

country has been through enough. Being asked about


Transylvania College, he told us that "it is a friendly
environment where all the students are and feel safe,
where teachers provide them with support in order
to achieve exceptional results. Even more important
[mentions Sergiu], is the fact that here the teachers
are also concerned with helping young people to form
their character, in addition to achieving excellent aca-
demic results. Here, teachers are mentoring children
to develop strong ethics, to demonstrate respect, to
develop their communication and social interaction
skills, to develop public speaking skills, to be great
team players and also confident and mindful future
leaders. The teaching and learning environment
provided at Transylvania College is truly at interna-
tional standards. It's very important that the school
provides a curriculum that allows students to prepare
thoroughly for university, channeling their interests
so that they can make an informed decision regarding
the field they want to pursue for their future studies,
or for their profession."
Since September 2013, the school offers boarding
services, which allow students from Romania and
abroad to benefit from all these advantages, in order
to build a successful future. Cristina is in the second
year at Transylvania College and, although she comes
from another town, she is able to attend this school as
Sanskaar Valley school, in India. a boarder, along with other colleagues from all over
In addition to validating the fact that the school the country who study here. "Ever since I stepped into
pursues excellence in education, the Round Square this school, I had the feeling that my life would change
membership opens many great opportunities for in a radical way," Cristina told us. "Sure enough, here
Transylvania College students. They can participate I've met friendly and involved teachers, wonderful
in exchanges with other Round Square schools, colleagues who have become my friends and with
having the opportunity to study there for a semester whom I happily come to school every day. The enthu-
through a reciprocal programme that is only open siasm is contagious here! I love this school because
to member schools. The students can also take part it is very different from the one where I previously
in social responsibility and community involvement studied, where I didn't enjoy as many opportunities.
projects (Service) that are held annually in different Since living in the boarding house, I learned to be
parts of the world. This way the students' actions have more responsible, to help others and to be friends
a positive, remarkable and immediate impact in the with the students of different ages who live here. We
area where they get involved. The teachers also enjoy all share this beautiful experience." Any family who
professional development opportunities, participating wants to find out how teaching and learning happens
at Round Square conferences and training program- at Transylvania College is invited to sign up for a tour
mes that are organised worldwide by member schools. of the campus. Ms. Anca Rusu, the school's Director of
Sergiu prepares for graduation in June, after studying Admissions will always welcome you with a smile and
for 12 years at Transylvania College. He applied for will happily tell you all about Transylvania College,
admission at the London School of Economics. Even where her boys also study. Please use the following
though he plans to study at a university abroad, contact information for scheduling the visit: admis-
he plans to return home to be part of the change sions@transylvania-college.ro; tel: 0264.418.990 or
process here, because, in his opinion, this beautiful 0724.047.566.

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Clujul de ieri i de azi

Dintotdeauna, mi-am dorit s vizitez aceast parte a rii. i


cum cea mai eficient tehnic de marketing este the word
of mouth, evident c nenumratele poveti despre faptul c
ar fi frumos, c totul ar fi diferit, de la accentul oamenilor i
pn la arhitectura cldirilor, mi-au strnit curiozitatea.
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M
OTIVUL VIZITEI L-AM GSIT MAI TRZIU, tabr n alta, pentru ca, n final, s se ntoarc n
cnd am cunoscut un om al locului, un snul familiei, dar nu oricum, ci cu experiene strnse
clujean autentic. Ce argument mai bun cu grij.
dect vorbele cuiva care s-a nscut aici? Astzi, n 2015, Cluj-Napoca este Capitala European a
Aa am auzit de balmo, de ngheata coapt i de Tineretului.
ciorba n pit, de pdurea Hoia cu ale sale mistere i Oraul acesta este asemenea unei bijuterii. Nu-i musai
ntmplri ce depesc imaginaia, de cldirile vechi s fii expert pentru a-i recunoate valoarea. Orice
din centru, gemene n oglind, de Feleac, locul cel pas parcurs i permite s faci cunotin cu el i cu
mai bun de unde poi admira n toat splendoarea sa cei care au contribuit la cldirea lui. Clujul, inima
acest ora vechi, precum i de acea zon de la ieirea Transilvaniei, este locul unde te poi recrea n voie,
din Cluj-Napoca unde, pe un traseu scurt, niciodat unde amprentele strmoilor nc se mai simt, unde
nu ai semnal la telefon. De la acelai om am aflat eti bine primit, unde te poi plimba agale i unde te
despre traumele rzboiului, despre viaa de familie n poi bucura de tot ceea ce vezi.
perioada comunist, despre raia i cartela de pine, Cluj-Napoca este o destinaie pe care nu ai voie s
despre discuiile pe furi, codate, purtate de prini n o ratezi i n care e musai s te ntorci, pentru c ai
intimitatea cminului. nevoie de timp pentru a-l cunoate cu adevrat.
Cluj-Napoca reprezint un mozaic, un mix de culturi,
de valori, de perioade de timp contrastante, ce par s
se fi reunit ntr-un singur aluat, lsat la dospit, pentru
ca, astzi, s ne bucurm de aroma savuroas a uneia
dintre cele mai frumoase zone din ara noastr.

Un ora medieval n
continu dezvoltare

A still growing medieval town

Oraul este unul dintre cele mai vechi din Romnia,


fiind menionat nc din anul 100 dup Hristos. De
asemenea, la ora actual, este al doilea ca importan
dup Bucureti.
Cluj-Napoca nflorete, asemnndu-se cu o capital
european, iar n ultima perioad pare s fie pe buzele
a tot mai muli romni. Este boem, romantic, nobil,
FOTO/PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

efervescent, tnr, inteligent, implicat i dornic s se


afirme numai prin lucruri frumoase.
nc din cele mai vechi timpuri, s-a remarcat prin
bogiile cu care natura l-a nzestrat, strnind invidia
multor popoare. A trecut prin perioade grele, gri i
sumbre, ns, cu siguran, totul s-a ntmplat cu un
motiv. Altfel, cum am mai fi putut astzi s admirm
cldirile n stil gotic trziu, cum am mai fi putut vorbi
despre Gspr Heltai, ce a nfiinat prima tipografie
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

din ora i totodat prima fabric de bere, sau Matia


Corvin, rege al Ungariei, nscut pe plaiurile mioritice,
care a ncurajat dezvoltarea oraului prin intermediul
breslelor de meteugari?
Cetatea Cluj-Napoca a atras privirile multora, a fost
marcat de multe lupte de putere, a trecut dintr-o

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! SE SPUNE
c sub oraul
cetate ar exista
numeroase
tuneluri, pornesc
din mijlocul su
i vd lumina zilei
n locaiile din
vecintatea urbei.

It is said that
in the walled
city there are
numerous
tunnels, starting
from its middle
they see the light
of day in the
neighborhood
locations city

! PANORAMA ORAULUI
observat din Biserica Sfntul
Mihail City Panorama
seen from the Saint Michael
Church
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ROMANIAN TRAVEL

Cluj of yesterday and of today


Since forever, I always wanted to visit this part of the country.
And how the most efficient marketing technique is the word of
mouth, obviously the many stories about the fact that Cluj would
be beautiful, that everything would be different, from the people's
accent to the buildings architecture, aroused my curiosity.

THE REASON FOR THE VISIT I FOUND IT LATER, WHEN I


met a man of the place, an authentic "Clujean". What
a better argument than the one provided by someone
who was born here? So I got to hear of balmo, baked
ice cream and soup in bread, of Hoia forest with its
Cluj-Napoca reprezint un
misteries and events that overcome any imagination, of mozaic, un mix de culturi
the old centered buildings, mirror twins, but also of that
area located at the Cluj-Napoca's outskirts where, on a i tradiii
short route, you don't get to have phone signal. From
the same man I found more about the war's traumas,

about the family life in the communist period, about the
Cluj-Napoca represents a mosaic, a mix
rations and the bread card, the stealthily talks, coded by of cultures and traditions
parents in their home's intimacy.
Cluj-Napoca represents a mosaic, a mix of cultures,
values, of contrasting periods that seem to be reunited
in a single dough, left to rise, so that today, we can enjoy
the savory avor of one of the most beautiful areas in
our country.
The town is one of the oldest in Romania being men-
tioned by 100 AC. In the present, it is also placed as the
second most important city after Bucharest.
Cluj-Napoca is blooming similarly to an european cap-
ital, and in the last period it seems to be more and more marked several times by their power battles, passed
on Romanians's lips. It's bohemian, romantic, noble, from one camp to another, so that, ultimately, it may
effervescent, young, intelligent, involved and willing to return to the family, with carefully gathered experiences.
affirm only for beautiful things. Today, in 2015, Cluj-Napoca is the new capital, European
Since ancient times, it was noticed for the riches with Youth Capital.
which nature has endowed causing the envy of many na- This city is like a jewel. It's a must to be an expert to
tions. It went through hard times, gray and gloomy, but recognize it value. Any walk allows you to meet it and
certainly everything happened for a reason. Otherwise, those who contributed to its growth. Cluj, the heart of
how could we today have the opportunity to admire the Transylvania is where you can recreate at will, where an-
late Gothic buildings, how could we talk about Gspr cestors ngerprints still feel, where you are welcomed,
Heltai, who established the rst printing press in the city where you can walk slowly and where you can enjoy
and also the rst brewery, or about Matia Corvin, King of everything you see.
Hungary, born here, who encouraged the development Cluj-Napoca is a destination that you must not miss and
of the city through the guilds of craftsmen? to which you must come back, because you need time to
Cluj-Napoca City has caught the eyes of many, was really discover it.

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Biserica Sfntul
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St. Michael Church, an imposing
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Descoperiri din Cluj-Napoca


Oraul acesta este asemenea unei cutii de bijuterii, ce ascun-
de n interiorul su numeroase obiective. Misiunea de a alege
doar o parte dintre ele a fost grea. Pe lng cele prezente,
mai sunt o sumedenie de locuri ce merit vzute.
Noi v recomandm: Vizitai Cluj-Napoca!

Discoveries in Cluj-Napoca
This city is like a box of jewels, hidding numerous objectives inside. The mission to choose only
part of them was hard, in addition to the present ones, there are a lot of places worth seeing. We
recommend: Visit Cluj-Napoca!
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Palatul Administrativ
poart amprenta
arhitectului Josef
Huber

Administrative Palace bears
architect's Josef Huber mark

1 Muzeul de Art The Art Museum 2 Muzeul Etnograc The Ethnographic Museum 3 Biserica Romano-Catolic Sfntul Mihail
"Saint Michael" Roman Catholic Church 4 Centrul istoric The historical center 5 Casa lui Matei Corvin Matei Corvin's House 6
Bastionul Croitorilor Tailors Tower 7 Cetuia The fortress 8 Catedrala Ortodox Orthodox Cathedral 9 Palatul administrativ
Administrative Palace 10 Biserica Calvaria Mntur Mntur Calvary Church 11 Stadionul The Stadium

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1 ELEMENTE din
arhitectura Muzeului
de Art fac trimitere
la fotii proprietari
ai imobilului
Elements of the Art
Museum architec-
ture refers to the
former owners of
the building

01

Muzeul de Art The Art Museum

n centrul oraului, protejat de o poart c a fost un mare consumator de art, absolvent al Universitii de Arte i
mare din fier forjat, st tcut i mndru c s-a implicat n micarea artistic i unul dintre cei mai apreciai pictori
Muzeul de Art Cluj-Napoca. i-a susinut necondiionat pe cei doi romni n via.
Intrarea este impuntoare i, pe prieteni ai si, Luchian i Grigorescu, Revenind la Muzeul de Art, nfiinat
msur ce avansezi spre inima curii, crora le-a dedicat dou monografii. n 1951, acesta a adunat, pe lng dona-
arhitectura te copleete. Cldirea Astzi, regsim aceste opere de art iile avocatului i prozatorului Cioflec,
veche, de la 1774, fost reedin a ntr-una dintre cldirile-simbol ale orau- i colecii mai vechi, ce provin din
contelui Bnffy, guvernatorul Tran- lui, un monument reprezentativ pentru fondurile Muzeului Ardelean, precum
silvaniei, adpostete astzi colecii arhitectura baroc a Transilvaniei. i alte achiziii care sporesc valoarea
impresionante, ce poart semntura Experiena de a privi un tablou m coleciilor muzeului. Astfel, toi cei
unor artiti renumii, precum Luchian, face s m simt extrem de mic n faa care-i trec pragul, cunosctori sau
Grigorescu sau Paciurea. geniului. Lucrrile pe pnz redate cu amatori de frumos, au ocazia s admire
Muzeul de Art este astzi deschis exactitate matematic m ncnt, m 31 de lucrri ale lui Nicolae Grigorescu,
publicului graie prozatorului Virgil inspir, mi provoac imaginaia i m realizate n diferite perioade din viaa
Cioflec. Acesta a rmas viu n memoria transpun n timpuri de mult apuse. sa, precum i 18 capodopere ale lui
noastr datorit generozitii sale: el Clujul a fost i rmne un centru tefan Luchian.
i-a donat ntreaga colecie de tablouri cultural de mare nsemntate, unde Muzeul de Art Cluj-Napoca reprezint
Universitii din Cluj, punnd bazele arta este apreciat i promovat. Mai n acelai timp un sprijin important
viitoarei galerii de art romneasc. mult, el continu s dea artiti, unul pentru noua generaie, susinnd fr
Despre Virgil Cioflec trebuie s tii dintre acetia fiind Adrian Ghenie, prejudeci creaia artistic recent.
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2 CURTEA de onoare a
Muzeului este utilizat deseori
vara pentru evenimente n aer
liber The Museum's Court
of Honor is often used in sum-
mer for outdoor events

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5 ALTARUL de la Jimbor,
artist anonim The Altar of
Jimbor, anonymous artist
6 CARUL cu boi, Nicolae
Grigorescu Ox Cart,
Nicolae Grigorescu
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IN THE CITY CENTER, PROTECTED BY a
large wrought iron gate the Art Museum of
Cluj-Napoca is standing silent and proud.
The entrance is impressive and as you ad-
vance towards the court's heart, the archi-
Muzeul de Art tecture overwhelms you. An old building
from 1774, the Count Bnffy's former
Cluj-Napoca deine residence, Transylvania's governor, today
un patrimoniu houses some impressive collections that
bear the signature of renowned artists
deosebit de valoros such as Luchian, Grigorescu or Paciurea.
The Art Museum is now open to the
de art romneasc i public thanks to the writer Virgil Cioec.
universal He remained alive in our memory thanks
to his generosity: he donated his entire
collection of paintings to Cluj University
The Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca creating future Romanian art galleries.
holds a very valuable heritage of About Virgil Cioec you should know that
Romanian and universal art he was a major consumer of art, he was
involved in the artistic movement and
unconditionally supported his two friends,
Luchian and Grigorescu, to whom he
dedicated two monographs.
Today, we nd these works of art in one of
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the iconic buildings of the city, a repres-
entative monument of Baroque architec-
ture in Transylvania.
The experience of looking at a painting
makes me feel very small in front of the
genius. Works on canvas played with
mathematical accuracy delights me,
inspires me, makes me translate my
imagination and transposes me in times
long gone.
Cluj was and remains a highly import-
ant cultural center, where art is valued
and promoted. Moreover, he continues
to give artists, one of whom is Adrian
Ghenie, graduate of the University of
Arts and one of the most acclaimed
Romanian painters alive.
Returning to the Muzeul de Art, estab-
lished in 1951, it has gathered, in addition
to donations lawyer and writer Cioec,
oldest collections as well, funds coming
from the Transylvanian Museum and
other museum collections that aqcuires
enhancing-value. Thus, all who pass the
threshold, connoisseurs and amateurs
of beautiful, they can admire 31 works
of Nicolae Grigorescu, made in different
periods of his life, and 18 masterpieces of
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Luchian's.
The Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca also
represents an important support for the
new generation, claiming unbiased recent
artistic creation.

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1 NVOD i barca,
instrumente pentru
capturarea petelui
Drag net and
boat, tools for
catching sh

01

Muzeul Etnografic
The Ethnographic Museum
Municipiul Cluj-Napoca reprezint faptul c ofer o perspectiv unic turii, parcul a primit, de asemenea,
unul dintre cele mai importante centre asupra civilizaiei tradiionale i numele celui care l-a nfiinat, fiind
culturale ale rii noastre i e lesne o diversitate cultural n ceea ce cunoscut ca Parcul Etnografic Naional
de neles de ce. Dou dintre locurile privete spaiul transilvnean. n anul Romulus Vuia. Ce-l face i mai special
care i asigur acest statut sunt Muzeul 1929, un muzeu n aer liber, situat n este c adpostete gospodrii rneti
Etnografic al Transilvaniei i Parcul pdurea Hoia, a fost adugat acestei specifice unor zone etnografice diferite
Naional Etnografic. S detaliem puin expoziii pavilionare, n cadrul creia din Transilvania: Maramure, Oa,
despre ele. sunt reunite cteva dintre cele mai Nsud, Cmpia Transilvaniei, Zarand,
Avnd titlul de cel mai vechi muzeu de importante monumente de arhitectur Podgoria Alba, Mocnimea Munilor
profil din Romnia, Muzeul Etnografic tradiional din ar. n 1999, secia Apuseni, Depresiunea Clele, Bran,
al Transilvaniei se gsete n palatul din aer liber a fost redenumit Parcul Bistria, Secuime i Giurgiu.
Redut, fiind cea mai important Etnografic Naional Romulus Vuia, n Nu mai spunem de faptul c, aici, pot
cldire-monument din Ardeal n epoca semn de omagiu pentru ntemeietorul fi vzute trei dintre cele mai frumoase
modern. Cum de a cptat aceste muzeului. biserici de lemn din Europa: Biserica
titluri? Ei bine, expoziia permanent n mod cert, Parcul Naional Etnografic din Cizer, judeul Slaj (construit n
a muzeului are un cuvnt major de este primul muzeu etnografic n aer anul 1773, de Nicola Ursu, Horea),
spus, mai ales dac inem cont c a fost liber din Romnia. nfiinat n 1929, Biserica din Chirale, judeul Bistria
premiat de Consiliul Internaional pe un teren de 75 de hectare donat Nsud (ridicat n secolul al XVIII-lea),
al Muzeelor. Muzeul Etnografic al Ministerului Etnografic al Ardealului respectiv Biserica din Petrind, judeul
Transilvaniei mai e deosebit prin de Ministerul Domeniilor i Agricul- Slaj (ce datez din 1612).
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2 ESTURI tradiionale
realizate la rzboi
Traditional fabrics made at
weaving tool

tiai ckn? ow?


 Did you

n palatul Redut de pe In the "Redut" palace loc-


strada Memorandumului au ated on Memorandum street
concertat mari muzicieni ai have performed big musicians
lumii: Franz Liszt, Bl Brtok of the world: Franz Liszt, Bl
i George Enescu. Brtok and George Enescu.
Muzeul Etnografic al Tran- Ethnographic Museum of
silvaniei este primul muzeu Transylvania in Romania is
etnografic din Romnia nfi- the rst ethnographic mu-
inat la iniiativa Ministerului seum set up at the initiative
Artelor. of the Ministry of the Arts.
Planul tematic al Parcului The plan of the National
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Naional Etnografic a fost Ethnographic Park theme
elaborat n anul 1929, de pro- was developed in 1929 by
fesorul Romulus Vuia, primul Professor Romulus Vuia, the
director al acestei instituii. rst director of the museum.

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4 BISERICA Chirales este
specic judeului Bis-
tria-Nsud Chirales
Church is specic to Bis-
trita-Nsud county
5 VIAA satului i jocurile
copilriei de altdat
Village life and childhood
games

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CLUJ-NAPOCA CITY STANDS OUT AS A
cultural centre and it's totally under-
standable why. Two of the places that
confer him this status are The Ethno-
graphic Transylvania Musem and Na-
tional Ethnographic Park. Let's talk about
Parcul Naional why is that.
Etnografic este Having the title of the oldest museum
in its category in Romania, The Ethno-
primul muzeu graphic Transylvania Museum is located
in the "Redut" palace being the most
etnografic n aer liber important building in the modern age.
din Romnia How has it acquired these titles? Well,
the permanent exhibition of the museum
has a major word to say especially con-
The Ethnographic National Park sidering the fact that he was awarded by
is the rst open-air ethnographic the International Council of Museums.
museum in Romania Another reason that makes it special
is the Ethnographic Museum's unique
perspective brought to traditional civiliz-
ation and cultural diversity specic to the
Transylvanian land. And it does not stop
here. Later, in 1929, an open-air museum,
located exactly in the Hoia woods was
added to this exhibition pavilion in which
were brought together some of the most
important monuments of traditional
architecture in Romania. Not long after,
in 1999 the outdoor station was renamed
National Ethnographic Park "Romulus
Vuia" becoming a tribute to the founder
of the museum.
Clearly, the Ethnographic National Park is
also the rst of its kind: the rst open-air
ethnographic museum in Romania. Being
established in 1929 on a 75 ha donated
land to Transylvania Ethnographic
Ministry of Agriculture Ministry Domains
and as Ethnographic Museum, the park
also got the name of its founder, its
name becoming the National Ethno-
graphic Park "Romulus Vuia". What
makes it even more special is that
the houses of the Ethnographic Park
are sheltering characteristic different
ethnographic areas of Transylvania:
Maramure, Oa, Nsud, Transylvania
Plain, Zarand, Alba Vineyard, Mocnimea
Apuseni Mountains Depression, Clele,
Bran, Bistria, Secuime and Giurgiu.
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Not to say that the Ethnographic Park
kept three of the most beautiful wooden
churches in Europe: Cizer Church, Slaj
county (built in 1773 by Nicola Bear,
"Horia"), Chirale Church, Bistria Nsud
county, 18th century and Petrind Church,
Slaj county, dated since 1612.

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1 BISERICA Ro-
mano-Catolic
Sfntul Mihail
vzut din deprtare
Roman Catholic
Church "Saint
Michael" seen from
afar

01

Biserica Romano-Catolic Sfntul Mihail


Roman Catholic Church "Saint Michael"
O alt cldire falnic, cu ziduri groase se termin cu o acolad nalt, ce
i vitralii nalte, te poftete nuntrul nfieaz imaginea sculptat a Ar- Another towering building with thick
su. Ua nalt scrie, semn c peste hanghelului Mihail. Turnul din partea walls and high glass windows, invites
ea au trecut foarte muli ani i c a fost de nord ridicat n secolul al XIX-lea, n you inside. High squeaky door, a sign
martora multor evenimente. Odat ce stil neogotic, i are o nlime de 80 de that many years have passed over and
ai pit n interior, privirea i este atra- metri. it has witnessed many events. Once you
s ca un magnet ctre turnurile nalte. Stilul renascentist al sacristiei este step inside, your look is attracted like a
Biserica este mrea, impuntoare, impresionant. Aceasta prezint magnet to the tall towers. The church is
are un farmec aparte i, cu siguran, numeroase motive italiene i influene magnicent, stately, has a special charm
poart o poveste pe care trebuie s o sud-germane. Amvonul n stil baroc and certainly carries a story that needs
cunoti. Dincolo de aspectul prfuit, este cioplit n lemn de Johannes to be known. Beyond the dusty aspect,
se vd urmele nc vii ale istoriei. Ei Nachtigall i Anton Schuhbauer. n there can be seen traces of a still alive
bine, despre Biserica Romano-Catolic pictura mural, pstrat fragmentar, history. Well, about the "Saint Michael"
Sfntul Mihail trebuie s tii c este se pot observa influene stilistice din Roman Catholic Church you must know
un monument istoric impuntor, o nordul Italiei i primele semne ale that it is a majestic monument, a symbol
emblem a arhitecturii religioase n Renaterii n pictura clujean. of religious architecture in the Gothic
stil gotic. Biserica Romano-Catolic Atunci cnd prseti incinta, te style. The Roman Catholic Church it was
a fost prima versiune a bisericii-hal cuprinde o uoar melancolie, care the rst version of the church-hall in
din Transilvania. Portalul principal, ns dispare la gndul c, n mod sigur, Transylvania. The main portal, carved in
sculptat n anul 1444, n stil gotic, vei reveni cu drag aici. 1444 in Gothic style, it ends with a high
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2 CAPTUR din interiorul


Bisericii Romano-Catolice
Capture within the Roman
Catholic Church

accolade, carved image depicting the The fragmented mural picture, shows
Archangel Michael. The north tower northern Italy stylistic influences and
was built in XIX century in Gothic style, the first signs of Renaissance in Cluj's
and is 80 meters tall. painting.
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Sacristy Renaissance style is impress- When you leave the enclosure, it
ive. This has many southern Italian comes all over you a slight melan-
and German influences. Baroque choly that disappears to the thought
pulpit is carved in wood by Johannes that, surely, you'll gladly return here.
Nachtigall and Anton Schuhbauer.

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! PIAA Muzeului, o
parte vie din istoria
oraului The
Museum Square, a
living part of the
city's history

Centrul istoric The historical center

n centrul istoric, totul pare s i spun Cetatea Veche, iar an de an, n sezonul losuly watchers. Matei Corvin House,
ceva. Aici, eti musafirul unei lumi noi estival, devine att de animat, nct ai who seemes to be looking quietly to the
i totodat vechi. impresia c n faa ochilor se desfoar epicenter, Franciscan Church, monas-
Piaa Muzeului, plin de suveniruri un spectacol live. Msuele protejate tery building, Carolina Obelisk, all have
care i acapareaz instant atenia, este de umbrele, aranjate frumos n spaiul to be closely known discovered.
nconjurat de construcii istorice, pre- pietonal, i florile multicolore de la Museum Square is synonymous with
cum turnurile breslelor, coli i biserici, balcoanele caselor vechi i dau senzaia the oldest fortied enclosure during
care o vegheaz, asemenea unor strjeri c te afli pe o strdu romantic dintr-o Medieval Cluj.
contiincioi. Casa lui Matei Corvin, capital european. With 7 hectares area, it was built
care parc privete tcut spre epicentru, between 1260 to 1270, with the install-
Biserica Franciscan, cldirea mnstirii, ation of German settlers. Today this
Obeliscul Carolina, toate trebuie descope- In the historical center, everything urban area is called the Old Fortress, and
rite, cunoscute ndeaproape. seems to tell you something. Here, you every year, in the summer, it becomes
Piaa Muzeului este sinonim cu cea are the guest of a new and old world at so lively that you think is conducted
mai veche incint fortificat din timpul the same time. in front of a live performance. Trolleys
Clujului Medieval. Avnd o suprafa The Museum Square, full of souvenirs protected by umbrellas, beautifully
de 7 hectare, ea a fost ridicat ntre that seizes your instant attention, is arranged in pedestrian area, and colorful
anii 1260-1270, odat cu instalarea surrounded by historic buildings, such balconies owers of old houses gives you
colonitilor germani. Astzi, aceast as towers guilds, schools and churches, the feeling that you are on a romantic
zon urban poart denumirea de which is consciously tended by scrupu- street in a European capital.
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! MATIA Corvin
voievod al Transilvaniei
i rege al Ungariei
Matei Corvin,
prince of Transylvania
and King of Hungary

Casa lui Matei Corvin


Matei Corvin's House
Tot n centrul istoric gseti i casa motiv pentru care, de-a lungul ing, which was originally an inn, it
marelui domnitor Matei Corvin. vremii, acesta a trecut prin nume- was born on 23 February 1443, Matei,
Elementele renascentiste i cele go- roase restaurri. Din pcate, s-au son of John Hunyadi, the great prince
tice prezente pe faada sa nfrumu- pstrat puine detalii din vremurile of Transylvania. Over time, the con-
seeaz i nnobileaz construcia. de altdat. Cu toate acestea, Casa struction was used in various ways: it
Din punct de vedere arhitectural, lui Matei Corvin a rmas un monu- was college, housed valuable col-
Casa lui Matei Corvin reprezint o ment-simbol al centrului oraului, lections, hosted a hospital. Even so,
punte de legtur ntre dou epoci pe care nu ai voie s-l ratezi. the passing years brought with it the
diferite, ntre gotic i renascentism. degradation of the building, which
Oamenii locului i pot povesti multe is why, over time, it passed through
despre istoria ei. n aceast cldire, Also in the historic center, you may several restorations. Unfortunately,
care iniial a fost han, s-a nscut, find the great king's house, Matei few details have been preserved from
la 23 februarie 1443, Matei Corvin, Corvin, . The Renaissance and Gothic the old days. However, Matei Corvin
fiul lui Ioan de Hunedoara, marele elements present on the slabs are House remained a symbolic monu-
voievod al Transilvaniei. De-a lungul beautifuying and ennobling the build- ment of the city center, which you
timpului, construcia a avut diverse ing. From the architectural point of cannot miss.
destinaii: a fost colegiu, a adpostit view, Matei Corvin House is a bridge
colecii valoroase, a gzduit un between two eras, between Gothic
spital. Chiar i aa, trecerea anilor and Renaissance. Locals can tell you
a adus cu ea degradarea imobilului, more about its history. In this build-

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! BASTIONUL
Croitorilor, cea mai
veche forticaie din
ora Bastion, the
oldest fortication in
the city

Bastionul Croitorilor Tailor's Tower

n vechime, Clujul fusese lsat n consolidri. Din 2009, dup finaliza- Viteazul's General. As one of the most
grija breslelor. Astfel se explic rea reabilitrii sale, turnul a reintrat exposed points of the fortification
existena, aici, a numeroase turnuri n circuitul turistic. El gzduiete n system, Tailor's Tower has played a
de aprare. Bastionul Croitorilor, prezent Centrul de Cultur Urban, major role in defending the city. Re-
ce amintete de cetatea ighioarei, fiind la dispoziia tuturor celor care peatedly stormed by troops battling
cetate cu care se aseamn din multe vor s expun lucrri, s organizeze dominion over Transylvania, it needed
puncte de vedere, dateaz din anul conferine, lansri de carte, concer- restoration. Since 2009, after com-
1475, fiind ntreinut de cei care i-au te, precum i dezbateri publice. pleting his rehabilitation, the tower
dat numele, adic de meteugari n returned in the touristic circuit. He
ale croitoritului. n faa lui s-a scris currently hosts Urban Culture Center
istorie aici a fost tras n eap Baba In ancient times, the city was left in and is available to all those who want
Novac, generalul lui Mihai Viteazul. the care of guilds. This explains the to exhibit their work, organize con-
Fiind unul dintre cele mai expuse existence of many towers here. The ferences, book launches, concerts and
puncte ale sistemului de fortificare, tower, reminiscent of the Fortress, public debates.
Turnul Croitorilor a jucat un rol the city that is similar in many
extrem de important n aprarea respects, dates from 1475 and is
cetii. Luat cu asalt de nenumrate maintained by those who gave him
ori, de trupele care i disputau the name, craftsmen of the cut. In
stpnirea asupra Transilvaniei, fron of him, the history was written -
acesta a avut nevoie de restaurri i there was impaled Baba Novac, Mihai
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! PARCUL Cetuia
i ofer o panoram
complet asupra
oraului The
Fortress Park offers
you a panoramic
view over the city

Cetuia The fortress

Situat pe malul stng al Someului garnizoana i depozitul de ar- Parachute Tower. Over the time, the
i construit n timpul Imperiului mament. Pn n 1848, n timpul grandeur of this fortication was largely
Habsburgic, n secolul al XVIII-lea, Revoluiei, cnd a fost transformat lost due to the landslides. However,
aceasta avea n trecut rol de aprare. n nchisoare, aceast fortificaie a it still offers an unforgettable visual
Privite de sus, zidurile se uneau jucat rolul de punct de control de spectacle over the entire city, because
cndva, dnd natere unei stele. aici putea fi supravegheat tot oraul. of its altitude of 405 meters from a
Astzi, mai pot fi admirate doar Un alt aspect care trebuie amintit cu large platter. Built between 1715-1735,
cteva turnuri de poart, anul de privire la acest obiectiv este ntemnia- by the Austrian, the fortress, a Vauban
aprare i turnul Parautitilor. De-a rea i executarea pastorului Stephan fortication, housed the administrative
lungul vremii, grandoarea acestei Ludwig Roth-1849, liderul comunitii buildings, garrison and armory. Until
fortificaii s-a pierdut n mare parte germane din Transilvania. 1848, during the Revolution, when it was
din cauza alunecrilor de teren. Cu converted into a prison, this fortress
toate acestea, ea mai ofer nc un served as a highpoint - hence it could've
spectacol vizual de neuitat asupra Located on Someului's left bank and supervised the whole city. Another
ntregului ora, datorit poziionrii built in the Habsburgic Empire times, aspect that should be mentioned about
sale la o altitudine de 405 metri, in the eighteenth century, this had a this turistic objective is the impris-
pe un platou amplu. Ridicat ntre defensive role in the past. As you look onment and execution of the pastor
anii 1715-1735, de ctre austrieci, down, the walls were once united Stephan Ludwig Roth-1849, the leader of
Cetuia, o fortificaie de tip Vauban, giving rise to a star. Today, it can still be the German community in Transylvania.
adpostea cldiri administrative, admired some gate towers, moats and

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! CATEDRALA Orto-
dox Adormirea Maicii
Domnului o putei
vedea n Piaa Avram
Iancu The Orthodox
Cathedral Assumption
of Virgin Mary you can
see it in Avram Iancu
Square

Catedrala Ortodox Orthodox Cathedral

La polul opus Bisericii Romano-Ca- n interior exist o colecie veche de The Orthodox Cathedral was built
tolice, parc n semn de prietenie, manuscrise, cri vechi i tiprituri, between 1921-1933, proposing a per-
este amplasat Catedrala Ortodox, mrturii foarte valoroase ale trecu- fect harmony of the Romanian
o alt cldire impuntoare a orau- tului neamului romnesc. Un lucru Byzantine style. Connoisseurs will
lui Cluj-Napoca. Dac ai ajuns n atipic, mai puin ntlnit atunci cnd find architectural details as well
preajma Casei lui Matei Corvin, fii vine vorba despre un lca sfnt, referring to the Brncoveanu art and
atent la modul n care bisericile din este orientarea sa pe axa nord-vest, geometric, floral and numerous re-
centru au fost dispuse. Vei observa motivat de faptul c, n momentul liefs (stone sculptures painstakingly)
c acestea formeaz aproape perfect n care catedrala a fost construit, really impressive.
semnul crucii. oraul era deja conturat. Inside there is a collection of an-
Catedrala Ortodox a fost ridicat cient manuscripts, old books and
ntre anii 1923-1933, propunnd o prints, very valuable testimony of the
mpletire armonioas ntre stilul bi- Opposite the Roman Catholic Church, Romanian people past. An atypical
zantin i cel romnesc. Cunosctorii as if in token of friendship, stands the thing, less common when it comes
vor regsi i detalii arhitecturale ce Orthodox Cathedral, another impos- to a shrine is the north-west orienta-
fac trimitere la arta brncoveneasc, ing building of Cluj-Napoca. If you get tion motivated by the fact that when
precum i motive geometrice, florale near Matei Corvin House, look at how the cathedral was built, the city was
i numeroase basoreliefuri (sculpturi churches were located downtown. You already outlined.
minuioase n piatr) cu adevrat will notice that they form an almost
impresionante. perfect sign of the cross.
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! PALATUL
Administrativ se a
n imediata apropiere
a Teatrului Naional
The Administrat-
ive Palace is near the
National Theatre

Palatul Administrativ
The Administrative Palace
Fiecare ora vechi are farmecul su, le amintim pe urmtoarele: sediu al ality to the roof panes, framed like
graie cldirilor care s-au pstrat Camerei de Comer i Industrii, pn rarely seen, and plaster lace inserts
de-a lungul vremii. Dei Palatul n 1940, Primrie, sediu de partid. n are protruding elements that refer to
Administrativ este o construcie prezent, arhitectura sa de excepie different styles: Gothic, Renaissance
relativ recent (comparativ cu gzduiete Prefectura i Consiliul and Moorish. Over time, the building
celelalte din acest ora minunat), Judeean. La interior, pot fi admirate with rich ornaments, located near
ridicat n anul 1910, dup planurile elemente specifice stilului clasic, the theater Lucian Blaga, has fulfilled
arhitectului Josef Huber, nu are cum ns unul nobil, deloc greu, apstor various roles, among which we men-
s nu strneasc curiozitatea tu- sau extravagant. tion the following: the seat of the
ritilor. Zidurile groase, turnuleele Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
ce ofer personalitate acoperiului, to 1940, City Hall, headquarters of the
ochiurile de geam, ncadrate cum Each old city has its charm, thanks party. Currently, exceptional architec-
rar i este dat s vezi, i inseriile to the buildings that have been ture accommodates Prefecture and
dantelate de tencuial ieite n relief preserved over time. Although the County Council. Inside, one can admire
sunt elemente ce fac trimitere la Administrative Palace is relatively the specific elements of the classical
diferite stiluri: gotic, renascentist i recent (compared to others in this style, but a not hard, noble, heavy or
maur. De-a lungul timpului, cldirea wonderful city), built in 1910 by archi- extravagant one.
cu ornamente bogate, localizat n tect Josef Huber, it's impossible not to
vecintatea teatrului Lucian Blaga, a capture the curiosity of tourists. The
ndeplinit diverse roluri, printre care thick walls, towers offering person-

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! CEL mai vechi


monument din
fostul sat Cluj-
Mntur The
oldest monument
in the former village
Mntur

Biserica Calvaria Mntur


Mntur Calvary Church
Foarte aproape de centrul Clujului de toate aceste grele ncercri. n Although struck by lightning and
se afl Biserica Calvaria din cartierul jurul su a aprut o capel, iar n mostly damaged, the building was
Mntur. Aceasta dateaz din anul 1896, biserica romano-catolic completely destroyed after the
secolul al XI-lea i a avut iniial rol a ridicat actualul edificiu, aflat Turkish invasion, between the years
de aprare. Zidurile sale au fost ns pe dealul Calvaria. Cadrul natural 1658-1661. Thus, it turned into a barn
distruse, n urma deciziilor luate de i arhitectura n sine compun o seed, and its walls were demolished
Matia Corvin. Apoi, regele Bthory imagine de vis. to construct high school in the city
Istvn a donat mnstirea i pmn- center. And yet, thanks to divine
turile aparintoare iezuiilor, care power, the altar was protected by all
au fost alungai din ar n secolul al Very close to the heart of the city is these hardships. Around, there was a
XVIII-lea. Mntur Calvary Church neighbor- chapel, and in 1896, the
Dei lovit de un fulger i avariat hood. It dates back to the eleventh Roman Catholic Church has raised the
n mare parte, construcia a fost dis- century and was originally part of the current building, located on the hill
trus totalmente n urma nvlirii defense system. Its walls were des- of Calvary. Natural environment and
turcilor, ntre anii 1658-1661. Astfel, troyed following the decisions taken architecture itself make up a dream
acesta s-a transformat n hambar by Matei Corvin. Then, Istvn Bthory image.
de semine, iar zidurile sale au fost King donated the monastery and
demolate pentru a se construi liceul lands belonging to the Jesuits, who
din centrul oraului. i totui, graie were expelled from the country in the
puterii divine, altarul a fost ocrotit XVIII century.
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! ARHITECTUR i
standarde in-
ternaionale
Architecture and
international
standards

Stadionul The Stadium

De factur contemporan, cu o graie pistei de atletism adecvate. space where you can enjoy, football
arhitectur ce contrasteaz cu zona Stadionul Cluj Arena a fost construit matches, highly appreciated by
istoric a oraului Cluj-Napoca, n anul 2011, pe locul vechiului Romanians and also follow interna-
Stadionul Cluj Arena reprezint stadion Ion Moina. tional competitions, thanks to the
deopotriv locul unde fanii s-au adequate athletics track. Cluj Arena
reunit s-i vad cntnd pe cei de la Stadium was built in 2011, where the
Scorpions i unde microbitii se n- With a contemporary design, with an old Ion Moina Stadium used to be.
tlnesc pentru a-i susine echipele architecture that's contrasting with
de fotbal. the historic area of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj
Construit de un consoriu rom- Arena Stadium represents the place
nesc, ntr-un stil ce amintete de where the fans gather to watch The
cel al faimoasei arhitecte Zaha Scorpions or where football fans meet
Hadid, stadionul are o capacitate de to support their favorite football
aproximativ 30.000 de locuri, ma- teams.
joritatea dintre ele fiind acoperite. Built by a Romanian consortium, in
Este o locaie fr cusur, ridicat la a reminiscent style of the famous
standarde internaionale, un spaiu architects Zaha Hadid, the stadium
unde se organizeaz att meciuri de has a capacity of 30,000 seats, most
fotbal, foarte apreciate de romni, of them covered. It is a flawless, high
ct i competiii internaionale, international standard location, a

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Contributors 01

1 IOAN-AUREL POP
UNIVERSITATEA BABE-BOLYAI
BABE-BOLYAI UNIVERSITY
Cluj-Napoca este o oportunitate
att pentru tinerii din ara noastr,
ct i pentru cei de peste hotare.
Este un ora ce s-a remarcat prin
progres i continu s o fac
necontenit, investind n tineri i
pentru tineri. Cluj-Napoca is
such an opportunity for young
people both in our country and
those abroad. It is a city that was
marked by progress and continues
to be so investing in youth and for
youth.
2 ISTVAN VAKAR VALENTIN 03
02
CONSILIUL JUDEEAN CLUJ
COUNTY COUNCIL
Clujul este o perl ce merit des-
coperit de toi locuitorii rii. Aici
gseti istorie, cultur, tradiie i
viziunea unei capitale europene.
Cluj is a gem worth discovering
by all inhabitants of the land. Here
you can nd history, culture, tradi-
tion and the vision of an European
capitals.
3 DUMITRIU TEFAN
04
CAMERA DE COMER I INDUSTRIE CLUJ
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Acas este acolo unde-i sunt vii
i morii, unde inima i tresalt la
un zmbet, la o privire cald. Nicio
valoare material nu-i va strni
dorul de cas precum cei de care
eti legat prin snge. Home is
where your living and your dead
are, where your heart exults in a
smile, a warm look. No material
value you will not arouse home-
sickness as those that are related
by blood.
4 VLAD POP
FEDERAIA SHARE
Share Federation
Cluj-Napoca este un ora carac-
terizat de dinamism, multicultu-
ralitate, creativitate i inovaie.
Din acest motiv a fost desemnat
Capitala European a Tineretului
n 2015 - proiectul care va pune
Viaa ne ofer
Clujul pe harta mental a tinerilor
europeni i nu numai. Cluj-Na-
numeroase
poca is a city described by dynam-
ism, multiculturalism, creativity
oportuniti de
and innovation. For this reason it
has been designated the European
care ar trebui s
Youth Capital of 2015 - this project
will put Cluj on the mental map of
profitm.
young Europeans and beyond.

 Life gives us many opportunities that we
www.visitcluj.ro should take advantage of.
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12 OAMENI FURIOI

Lucian Blaga Doisprezece oameni sunt n-


cuiai ntr-o ncpere pen-
tru a decide soarta unui
alt om, judecat pentru
patricid. Toate dovezile l
De cele mai multe ori, cnd pleci n cltorii, incrimineaz. Votul celor
doisprezece jurai, privind
concedii sau sejururi, pe lista de prioriti treci vinovia sau nevinovia
lui, trebuie s fie unanim.
obiectivele turistice - cel puin aa se ntmpl Oare pot cei 12 s
priveasc obiectiv acest
n cazul meu, ns cred cu trie c este nevoie caz? Oare toate faptele
prezentate la proces s-au
de puin timp liber pentru a descoperi i cealal- petrecut ntocmai?
12 angry men
t fa a oraului pe care-l vizitezi. Twelve men are locked up
in a room to decide the
faith of another man,
trialed for patricide. All
National Theatre Lucian Blaga the evidences incrimin-
ate him. The vote of the
In most cases, when you go on trips, holidays or vacations, on the priorities twelve jurymen looking at
list you write down the sightseeing - at least that happens in my case. his guilty or guiltlessness,
it has to be unanimous.
There is nothing wrong with that, but I rmly believe that you should take
Will the twelve juryman
some time off to discover the other side of the town that you visit. look in an objective way
this case? Did all the facts
presented at the trial
occurred in that exactly
way?
 2015.03.07
APOLODOR
APOLODOR e harta muzica-
l a cltoriilor pingui-
CT PRIVETE CLUJ-NAPOCA, ESTE CLAR, NU CONCERNING CLUJ-NAPOCA, IT IS CLEAR, nului inventat de Gellu
ai cum s-l descoperi ntr-o singur zi, you cannot discover it in one day, not even Naum. Echipa clujean e
nici chiar ntr-o sptmn. Dar dac tot in a week. But since you are here, it would extrem de creativ i sunt
ai ajuns aici, ar fi pcat s ratezi ocazia de be a shame to miss the opportunity to go to convins c bucuria care
a merge la Teatrul Naional Lucian Blaga. the Lucian Blaga National Theatre. 100 years ne bntuie repetiiile va
100 de ani de spectacole, 100 de ani n of theatre performances, 100 years in which contamina i spectatorii.
FOTO/PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

(Ada Milea)
care arta, scenografia, regia i muzica i-au art, design, directing and music have met to
APOLODOR
dat ntlnire pentru a-i scoate din rutina take people out of the daily routine and to APOLODOR is the musical
zilnic i a-i conecta la o lume fascinant, connect them to a fascinating, sensitive and map of the penguin's trips
sensibil i subtil pe cei care au venit cu subtle world, all those who have come with invented by Gellu Naum.
inima deschis, pentru a lua un loc n loj open hearts, for taking place in the lodge The Cluj team is extremely
i a urmri spectacolele de teatru. and watch the theater shows. creative and I'm convinced
that the joy that haunts
Astzi, n ciuda controverselor pe care le-a Today, despite the controversy that it sur-
our rehearsals will con-
strnit de-a lungul vremii i a opiniilor rounde it over time and to opinions in 1955 taminate the viewers as
de la 1955, potrivit crora acest imobil era according to which the building was con- well. (Ada Milea)
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

considerat un simbol al kitsch-ului, Teatrul sidered a symbol of kitsch, the Lucian Blaga
Naional Lucian Blaga rmne un obiectiv National Theatre remains a benchmark in
de referin din perspectiva arhitecturii, terms of architecture, similarly to other
asemenea cldirilor din ntreaga lume
(multe dintre ele demolate) ce poart
buildings around the world (many of them
demolished) that bears the mark of Fellner 
amprenta firmei Fellner & Helmer. & Helmer company. www.teatrulnationalcluj.ro
CLTORETE ROMNETE
ROMANIAN TRAVEL

3 MISIUNEA Teatrului Naio-


nal Lucian Blaga Cluj este s
ofere producii teatrale i un
cadru de cercetare artistic
The mission of the "Lucian
Blaga" National Theatre in
Cluj is to provide theatrical
performances and an artistic
research framework

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l?
n ce cinong st jocu
 Eye peek

"Prizonierii" sunt nchii ntr-un

The Dungeon subsol i au 60 de minute la


dispoziie ca s evadeze
dintr-una dintre scenele
intitulate laboratorul
Savantului Nebun. Un decor
Se spune c sub oraul-cetate ar exista nume- inspirat din anii '80, cu lumin
difuz i muzic de fundal
roase tuneluri. Unde ncep i unde se termin, contrastant. Pentru a reui,
acetia trebuie s caute indicii,
nimeni nu pare s tie concret. Totul este nv- s descifreze coduri i s
deschid lacte, s i foloseasc
luit n mister, la fel ca jocul de room escape. la maxim curiozitatea, logica,
creativitatea i s colaboreze cu
ceilali membri ai echipei. Fiecare
echip joac un rol important,
The Dungeon ei ind actori n povestea conce-
put de The Dungeon.
They say that numerous tunnels exist below the citadel-city.
The prisoners are locked in
Nobody knows where do they start and where do they end. Everything a basement and they have
is mysterious, just like the room escape game we are here to talk about. 60 minutes to escape from
one of the scenes named The
Mad Scientists laboratory, in
a dcor inspired from the 80s,
CONCEPTUL NU NE ESTE STRIN, AM AUZIT THE CONCEPT IS NOT UNKNOWN TO US, WE with pale light and contrasting
de el i n Capital, ns niciodat nu am have heard about it in Bucharest, but we background music. In order to
succeed, they have to nd clues,
avut curiozitatea s spm mai mult. have never been as curious as to dig some
to crack codes and to open
ntr-una dintre serile mai libere, am decis more.
locks, to use their curiosity, lo-
s vedem despre ce este vorba, cu att mai One of out not so busy evenings, we have gics and creativity at most and
mult cu ct curiozitatea ne tot era aat decided to see what it is all about, all the to work with the other members
de diveri interlocutori din zon care ne more so because our curiosity had been of the team. Each team plays
mprteau frnturi despre acest joc. continuously incited by people in the area an important role, they are
Ceea ce ne-a ridicat serioase semne de who had shared with us bits of information characters of the story written
ntrebare a fost informaia potrivit creia about the game. What made us seriously by The Dungeon.
jocul de-a evadarea ar avea loc ntr-unul wonder was nding out that the escape
dintre tunelurile de care aminteam mai game took place in one of the tunnels we
FOTO/PHOTO: FLIKR, SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

sus. Ancua (managerul de proiect) ne-a have talked about before.


infirmat zvonul i ne-a dat mai multe Ancua (the project manager) denied the Ancua Vancea
informaii despre ceea ce nseamn The rumor that the game is set inside a tunnel PROJECT MANAGER,
Dungeon. Pasionaii de mistere, fanii lui and told us more about what The Dungeon
THE DUNGEON
Sherlock Holmes se nscriu mereu pentru means.
a-i testa abilitile i pentru a gsi ct mai The ones with a crave for mystery, the Sher-
repede cheia ce le asigur evadarea. The lock Holmes fans, always come to test their
Dungeon este prima locaie din Romnia abilities and to nd the key that ensures Niciodat nu se pune problema
care a conceput un joc de evadare. Cea their fast escape. The Dungeon is the rst eecului. Este o plcere pentru
care se preocup constant de acest joc, Romanian location that has designed an cei care particip s-i testeze
care gsete de fiecare dat noi modaliti escape game. The manager who constantly abilitile.
de a ascunde indiciile i care amenajeaz takes care of the game, the one we have
The issue of failing to solve it is
camera unde se desfoar totul, este la mentioned above, is also passionate about
DE/BY: DIANA BOGDAN

never in question. It is a pleasure


rndul su o pasionat de acest joc i, n this game and computer games in general for those who play and test
general, de jocurile pe calculator (sursa (that is what inspired this version). their skills.
de inspiraie a acestei variante). Nu exist There is no age limit, but, by being a logics
limit de vrst, ns, fiind un joc n care
logica i creativitatea se mpletesc, este
and creativity game, it is recommended to
people over 16. 
recomandat persoanelor de peste 16 ani. www.thedungeon.ro
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ROMANIAN TRAVEL

! ELEMENTE din decorul


camerelor de joc Game
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Casa Boema
Este suficient s o caui pe strada Iuliu Maniu, nr.
34 i descoperi c este un loc apreciat de mii de
oameni. Este, de asemenea, suficient s vezi ima-
ginile pentru a contientiza c nu ai de-a face cu De-aleemCa'asshoeiuse
 From Bo
un spaiu oarecare. Toate deserturile sunt
pregtite zilnic, iar
ngheata este natural,
Boema House fcut din lapte, fric
i fructe proaspete n
It's enough to search it on Iuliu Maniu street 34 and to see that it's a very funcie de sezon.
special location appreciated by thousands of people and is enough to see the Casa Boema propune un
pictures to realize that it doesn't have anything to do with some ordinary meniu pentru copii i
space. unul pentru vegetarieni.
De asemenea, din socul
N CALITATE DE ADMIRATOR AL ARHITECTU- strns au fcut sirop pe
LUI Corvin Cristian, nu a fi putut s nu care-l vei regsi n cteva
sesizez elemente ce fac trimitere la stilul AS AN ADMIRER OF ARCHITECT CORVIN cocktailuri, cu sau fr
su inconfundabil. Da, este nc o alt Cristian I couldn't notice elements that alcool, n limonada cu
locaie ce-i poart amprenta, este un alt loc refer to his unmistakable style. Yes, it is yet soc i bineneles n deli-
ce face ravagii i atrage fr surprindere another place that bears his imprint, it is an- cioasa socat.
oaspei de pretutindeni, fiind i prima sa other place that wreak havoc with surprise PLATOU BRNZETURI
lucrare din oraul Cluj-Napoca. Poate c nu and attracts visitors from everywhere and ROMNETI
sunt n msur s stabilesc must-uri, ns is his rst work in Cluj-Napoca. I may not O selecie din brnzeturi
acest loc special merit din toate punctele be able to establish trends, but this place romneti, de vac, oaie
de vedere s fie pe lista ta de TO DO n Cluj. deserves all respects to be on your to do list i capr, proaspete i
Arhitectura de la 1800, pn nu demult in Cluj. maturate, furnizate de
lsat n paragin, att de degradat nct The architecture of 1800, which not until micii productori locali.
cu greu au putut fi recuperate elementele a long time ago was so degraded that its
valoroase, este scoas din anonimat de o valuable elements could hardly be recovered All desserts are prepared
viziune modern, nordic, de un mix de removs you from the anonymity of a modern daily, the natural ice cream is
stiluri unul mai impuntor dect altul, dar vision, north of a mix of styles that are more made from milk, cream and
care mpreun reuesc s dea natere unui or less imposing but together manage to fresh seasonal fruit.
cadru unicat. give birth to a single frame. Boema House offers a
Oriunde i ntorci privirea, descoperi Wherever you turn your eyes, you get to see children's menu and one for
detalii ce-i aduc zmbetul pe buze i details that bring smile and surprise on your vegetarians as well. Also, the
surprinderea pe chip. Geamurile nalte, face. High windows divided mathematically elderower made syrup which
FOTO/PHOTO: CASA BOEMA

mprite matematic n ochiuri elegante, in elegant reminiscent mesh of aristocratic you'll nd in a few cocktails
amintesc de cldirile aristocrate; emineul buildings, the Austrian replace that domin- with or without alcohol, in
austriac ce domin ncperea te nclzete ates the room, is warming you up physically elderower, lemonade and
fizic i psihic; pardoseala de inspiraie and mentally, oriental-inspired oor and of course the delicious elder-
oriental i panourile din lemn ornamen- wooden panels decorated with Gothic ower juice.
tate cu detalii gotice, toate accesorizate details, all accessorized with lighting you Romanian cheese platter
cu corpuri de iluminat mi amintesc de remember Normann Copenhagen. A selection of Romanian
Normann Copenhagen. After I left the courtyard, the icing on the cheese, cow, sheep and goat,
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

Am lsat la urm cireaa de pe tort: curtea cake was a summer garden that allows fresh and cured, provided by
interioar. O grdin ce vara te las s-o ad- you to admire it in all its glory, to discover small local producers. And
miri n toat splendoarea sa, s-i descoperi its colors, shapes and tenderness, because for drinking, we recommend a
culorile, formele i gingia; puzderia de the myriad of owers is as a delicate Ileana glass of white Issa wine.
flori sunt asemenea unui accesoriu delicat Cosnzeana hair accesory.
n prul unei Ilene Cosnzene.
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2 DELICIILE culinare servite


in atmosfera bleu gotica iti
aduc zambetul pe buze
The culinary delights served
in a blue gothic atmosphere
makes you smile
2 UN LOC boem care leaga
voia buna cu dragostea de
frumos A bohemian place
that connects mirth with the
love for beauty

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Panorama
Business Inn
Dac inima oraului Cluj-Napoca este reprezentat de cen-
trul vechi, centrul istoric, creierul su nu ar putea fi localizat
nicieri n alt parte dect n parcul industrial. Acesta este
motorul ce face ca ntregul ora s nfloreasc, s prospere.

Panorama Business Inn
If the heart of Cluj-Napoca is the old town, its brain couldnt be located anywhere else than in its
industrial park. That is the engine that makes the entire city move, ourish and prosper.

N APROPIERE DE ACEAST
AM CREAT
locaie ne ntlnim cu brbai PANORAMA HERE IS WHERE WE MEET MEN
n costume, cu doamne in suits, ravishing ladies
elegante i maini ce BUSINESS INN PENTRU A and beautiful cars that
te determin s turn heads. Here is
ntorci capul
SATISFACE UN GRAD MAXIM also where we
dup ele i tot aici DE EXIGENE met Panorama
facem cunotin cu Business Inn, an
Panorama Business Inn, elegant location and a
un loc elegant, un mediu We have opened Panorama perfect environment for
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propice pentru negocieri, Business Inn to satisfy negotiations, conferences and
pentru conferine i traininguri. a maximum trainings.
FOTO/PHOTO: PANORAMA BUSINESS INN

nc din exterior, cldirea n linii 2 PANORAMA


demanding degree Even from the outside, the build-
BUSINESS INN are o
drepte. trdeaz exigen, perfeciune, ing with straight lines conveys exigency
capacitate de 31 de
acelai lucru pe care-l remarci i la o aface- and perfection, the main coordinates of a locuri Panorama
re de succes. successful business. Inside we discovered am Business Inn has a
Este o unitate de cazare, dar este o unitate des- accommodation unit destined for active people, capacity of 31 beds
tinat celor activi, prini n tumultul cotidianului, caught in the daily uproar, that feel the need to be 2 LOCAIA
care trebuie s fie conectai tot timpul la informaie, la connected to information and technology all the time. dispune de un centru
tehnologie. Negotiation is one of the highest arts of business. That SPA ce include saun,
Negocierea este una dintre cele mai nalte arte ale is why, to train its guests, Panorama Business Inn leads sal de tness i sal
businessului. Tocmai de aceea, pentru a-i antrena this kind of negotiation when they choose to spend de masaj.
The location has
oaspeii, Panorama Business Inn practic o astfel de their night there. The spaces design, the personnels
a spa which includes
negociere n momentul n care ei aleg s se cazeze aici. promptitude, the facilities and services are the main
sauna, gym and mas-
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

Designul spaiului, promptitudinea personalului, trump cards of Panorama Business Inn. The attention sage room
facilitile i serviciile sunt ceea ce recomand locaia, given to the clients needs is also important, whether
iar atenia la nevoia clientului, indiferent c vorbim de were talking about a diversied breakfast, a relaxing
un mic dejun diversificat, de o zon SPA relaxant sau SPA treatment or a discreet and comfortable socializa-
despre un mediu de socializare discret i confortabil tion environment. All these and a lot more have determ-
sunt cele care-i determin pe fiecare dintre ei s revin. ined each of the guests to come back.
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Oferim servicii premium


pentru clieni premium

We offer premium services for premium
customers

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Zona de SPA, camerele The SPA area, the rooms


adaptate pentru persoanele adapted to the disabled
cu dizabilii i, nu n ultimul guests and last but not least
rnd, sala de conferine dot- the conference hall tooled up
at cu aparatur ultramod- with ultramodern gadgets,
ern, inclusiv SmarBoard. including a SmartBoard.

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Hotel Biscuit Hot & Cool
Atunci cnd spui biscuit i vine n minte ceva bun, dulce i
amintirea cald a anilor copilriei i ncnt simurile. Dar
dac rosteti acest cuvnt n timpul unui sejur n oraul Cluj
Napoca, nu poi s nu te gndeti la Hotel Biscuit.

Hotel Biscuit - Hot & Cool
When you say "biscuit" it comes to your mind something good, sweet and the warm memory
of your childhood years that delights your senses. But if you utter this word during a stay in Cluj
Napoca city, you cannot think of Hotel Biscuit.

NU FOARTE MARE, DAR EXTREM DE NOT VERY LARGE, BUT VERY COZY,
cochet, Hotelul Biscuit devine Biscuit Hotel becomes the best
pentru tine cea mai bun host for you, giving you
gazd, oferindu-i TESTEAZ NOUL the comfort you need
confortul de care ai
nevoie pentru
CONCEPT when you come back
from trips around
atunci cnd te AL CONFORTULUI! town or when you
ntorci din drume- become the spectator
iile din jurul oraului
of a world rich in history,
sau pentru cnd devii Taste the new comfort and full of traditions in
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spectatorul unei lumi bogate Transylvania.
n istorie, dar i plin de tradiii Biscuit Hotel conquered us from
transilvnene. the rst moment. Since from the 2 TOATE capitalele
lumii ntr-un hotel
Hotelul Biscuit ne-a cucerit din prima reception, we noticed the welcoming
boutique All of
FOTO/PHOTO: EU-ROMANIA.ORG

clip. nc de la recepie observi gazdele hosts, always ready to jump in aid. When the world capitals in a
primitoare, gata oricnd s i vin n ajutor. you climb upstairs to see the room where boutique hotel
Cnd urci la etaj pentru a vedea camera n care you will live during your stay in this wonderful
vei locui pe parcursul ederii tale n aceast zon area, you'll also be surprised. Manhattan, Las Vegas,
minunat, vei fi de asemenea surprins. Manhattan, Beijing, London, Mexico, Dallas, New York, Santorini are
Las Vegas, Beijing, Londra, Mexic, Dallas, New York, some locations where the hotel wants you transpose.
Santorini sunt cteva locaii n care hotelul i dorete Each room brings you a corner of the world with accents
s te transpun. Fiecare camer aduce un col de lume in each destination. Meanwhile, apartments or Vip Fash-
cu accente din fiecare destinaie. n acelai timp, ion Cinema gives you an elegant space, so that your stay
apartamentele Vip Fashion ori Cinema i ofer un here will be so pleasant that you will hardly move from
DE/BY: TATIANA TU

spaiu elegant, astfel nct ederea ta aici va fi att de this place to your home.
plcut, nct cu greu te vei urni din loc, spre cas. Although so different, the hotel rooms still have
Dei att de diferite, camerele hotelului au totui ceva something in common - they are all built in warm, vivid
n comun sunt construite n tonuri calde, n culori colors, giving you the tone you need to feel good.
vii, oferindu-i tonusul de care ai nevoie pentru a te
simi bine.
CLTORETE ROMNETE
ROMANIAN TRAVEL

Hotel Biscuit, un loc


intim i cald, ca acas

Biscuit Hotel, an intimate and
warm place, just like home

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Dei hotelul nu beneciaz Although the hotel doesn't


de restaurant, n ecare have a restaurant, every
diminea, gazdele pri- morning friendly hosts are
etenoase i bat la u, knocking on your door,
oferindu-i o cafea bun giving you a good coffee with
alturi de croasani cu chocolate croissants along,
ciocolat, imitnd astfel thus imitating a French
micul dejun franuzesc. breakfast.

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Univers T
Multe persoane asociaz confortul cu numrul de stele.
Pentru mine, primeaz starea pe care mi-o ofer spaiul,
energia pe care o eman i mi-o transmite pe tot parcursul
sejurului.

Univers T
Many people associate comfort with the number of stars. For me, what's more important is the
mood conveyed by the space, the energy I get from it during my stay.

POATE PREA CIUDAT, NS V IT MAY SEEM STRANGE, BUT I CON-


mrturisesc c, uneori, expe- fess that sometimes, the ex-
riena pe care am avut-o periences that I had in a ve
ntr-un hotel de cinci
UNIVERS T, UN star hotel made me feel
stele m-a fcut s m UNIVERS MODERN like I was in a cold and
simt ca ntr-un strange museum
muzeu rece i or a location that
strin sau mult prea Univers T, a contemporary universe is too impersonal,
impersonal, n timp ce while the experience in
experiena trit ntr-o three daisies guesthouse
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pensiune de trei margarete impressed me and convinced
m-a cucerit iremediabil i m-a me to go back there whenever I
convins s revin acolo cu plcere ori could get the chance. 1 COMPLEXUL
Univers T a luat
de cte ori am ocazia. Concerning Univers T, I let myself
natere n 1985 sub
Ct privete Univers T, m-am lsat atras attracted by the story. This is one of the denumirea de Casa
de povestea lui. Acesta este unul dintre hotels before 90's that wasn't left derelict, Tineretului
FOTO/PHOTO: UNIVERS T

hotelurile de dinainte de '90 care nu a fost lsat but modernized, upgraded, and so far, manages Universe T
n paragin, ci modernizat, upgradat, astfel nct, to blend the reminiscent architecture of past times complex was born in
n prezent, mpletete arhitectura ce amintete de with modern, present elements. 1985 known as the
vremurile trecute cu elementele moderne, actuale. Since 2011, the Hotel Univers T got back in the tourist Youth House
Din anul 2011, Hotel Univers T a reintrat n circuitul circuit, allowing the tourists to enjoy its comfort. Al-
turistic, permindu-le turitilor s se bucure de tot though it is subjective, location fails to meet the needs
ceea ce nseamn confort. Chiar dac acesta este subi- and requirements of any type of personality. Moreover,
ectiv, locaia reuete s satisfac nevoile i cerinele Univers T is a landmark on the map of Cluj-Napoca in
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

oricrei tipologii. Mai mult, Univers T reprezint un the cuisine chapter as well. Gastronomic tradition of
reper pe harta oraului Cluj-Napoca i la capitolul over 25 years has helped build a reputation, a reputation
preparate culinare. Tradiia gastronomic de peste that, every day, gains weight and size.
25 de ani a contribuit la construirea unei reputaii, a
unui renume care, pe zi ce trece, capt greutate i
amploare.
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Ne gsii ntr-o
zon privilegiat, n
vecintatea Centrului
Comercial Iulius Mall

You can nd us in a privileged
area, in the vicinity of Iulius Mall
Shopping Center

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Este aproape de centrul It's close to downtown, has


oraului, are un personal a warm and welcoming staff,
cald i primitor, exceleaz la excels in cleanliness and the
capitolul curenie, iar mn- food is delicious. Children
carea este delicioas. Copiii under 12 years stay the night
pn n 12 ani beneciaz de free of charge.
cazare gratuit.

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Sun Garden Golf&Spa Resort,
grdina din mijlocul pdurii
Locurile frumoase m inspir i mi dau sperana, c noi,
ca naie, evolum, c ne aliniem la standarde internaionale,
c orizonturile ni se deschid i ncepem s percepem lumea
diferit. Iar ceea ce-mi modific btile inimii cel mai des
este faptul c n peisajele mioritice, spectaculoase,
autentice, descoperi cte o oaz incredibil de frumos,
bun-gust i relaxare.

CTIGTOR
AL LOCULUI 1 N
PE UN PLATOU
ROMNIA, LA EXCELLENCE Awards 2014,
ntins, de 40 de AWORDS 2014 categoria Luxury
hectare, n mijlocul Golf Fitness Wel-
pdurii Baciu, s-a
lness & SPA Resort,
nscut un astfel de loc, cu Winner in the 1st place at the SPA-ul cuprinde dou
nume sugestiv, SunGarden, Excellence Awards 2014, zone cu 7 saune diferite pen- 01

un resort ce exceleaz la toate in Romania tru a urma un circuit complet


capitolele, concept, arhitectur, de- de refacere corporal i purificare, 1 FIECARE ANO-
TIMP are farmecul
sign i, nu n ultimul rnd, la capitolul completate perfect de zone de relaxare
su, iar aici n inima
buctrie. i linite total sau zone de refreshment naturii i poi admira
ntr-o lume agitat, ncet, ncet, ncercm nu cu jocuri de societate.
FOTO/PHOTO: SUN GARDEN

adevrata frumusee.
doar s ne amintim de viaa tihnit de dinainte, Un efect asemntor poate avea i Golful. Sun- Every season has
ncercm s o implementm prin idei inovative, Garden Golf Club reprezint o combinaie atipic its charm and here, in
atractive. pentru Cluj, pentru aceast parte a rii, pentru ara the hart of the nature
Astfel, zona SunGarden SPA & WELLNESS reprezint noastr n fond, cci golful este un sport care abia n you can admire the
cea mai bun modalitate prin care te poi reuni cu ultimii ani a nceput s capete amploare. Cu toate aces- fulness of its beauty.
tine nsui, cnd simurile i sunt alintate, permi- tea, innd cont c este considerat de muli un sport 2 CAMERELE din
resortul SunGarden
ndu-i luxul de a te reuni cu mintea i spiritul tu. nobil, cnd te gndeti la istoria acestui inut, ncepi
& SPA, transform
Poate prea incredibil, ns prin realizarea unui Du s crezi c nu exist un loc mai potrivit, c nicieri n
ntregul sejur ntr-o
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

Emoional, corpul experimenteaz stri diferite, de la alt parte nu s-ar fi ncadrat mai bine, dect aici, n experien incredibil.
duul clasic, la o ploaie tropical sau efectul de cea Transilvania. Un contrast ndrzne conceput deopo- Accommodation
rece n combinaie cu aromaterapie, cromoterapie sau triv pentru amatori, ct mai ales pentru profesionitii at SunGarden Golf
hidroterapie, te poate ajuta s te detaezi de toate i de care-i doresc s ating performane occidentale. & SPA Resort is an
tot, dedicndu-te ntru totul ie i nimnui altcuiva. i chiar dac nu eti fan al acestui sport, este suficient incredible experience.
Ctigtor al locului 1 n Romnia la Excellence s cuprinzi cu ochii ntreaga privelite i ai gsit
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SunGarden & SPA


Resort reprezint un
cumul de pasiune i
sentimente

SunGarden Golf & SPA Resort is a
matter of heart and passion

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Ce ne-eavepenljocyeut!d motivul pentru care s mergi n vizit la SunGarden


 What w Golf & Spa Resort.
Pe noi, echipa Eu Iubesc Romnia, ne-a impresionat,
ne-a captivat i ne-a strnit interesul. Este genul de
Vitamin Bar, o denumire ce Vitamin Bar, a name that loc pe care am vrea s-l descoperim n toate cltoriile
i aduce zmbetul pe buze, puts the smile on your face, noastre, este genul de locaie care contrazice orice re-
un loc care promoveaz un a place that promotes a plic rutcioas la adresa noastr. SunGarden Golf &
stil de via sntos. healthy lifestyle. Spa Resort reprezint echilibrul perfect ntre atitudi-
ne, originalitate, autenticitate i pasiune, este cel mai
bun antibiotic pentru minte i suflet.
SunGarden Golf & Spa Resort te aduce mai aproape
de legendele locului, te pune n legtur cu spiritul
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 CU AFACERI BUSINESS rsfa mintea i sufletul prin numeroasele tratamen-
 COPII CHILDREN te, masaje i ritualuri alese din toate colurile lumii. n
plus, te alint cu preparate alese i te face s te simi ca
 CUPLURI COUPLES
un rege n intimitatea camerelor de dormit, personali-
zate ntr-un stil unic, fiecare dintre ele.

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RITUALUL HAMMAM de
curire i puricare. Un ritual
oriental rar ntlnit n Romnia
care revigoreaz corpul i min-
tea. Hammam cleansing
and purication ritual. An ori-
ental ritual, rare in Romania,
that refreshes bouth your
mind and body.

| TERENUL
DE GOLF este
proiectat pentru a
oferi o experien
uimitoare pentru
juctorii de golf.

The Golf Course


is designed
to provide
an amazing
experience for
golf players.
CLTORETE ROMNETE
ROMANIAN TRAVEL

The garden from the middle


of the woods: SunGarden
Golf&Spa Resort
The beautiful places inspire me, they give me hope about the fu-
ture of our nation, a future in which we could match any standards,
where our perpsective will open and we'll get to see the world in a
different way. And what's even more fullling for me is the fact that
in an authentic, spectacular land, you can discover an incredibly
beautiful oasis: tasteful and relaxing.

ON A LARGE 40 HA PLATEAU, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE


Baciu's woods was born a place like the one that I de-
scribed. With a suggestive name, Sun Garden is a resort
who's shining in every single chapter: concept, architec-
Imagineaz-i cum
ture, design and the last but not the least, in the kitchen. arat fericirea n aer
In a rough and tumbled world, we are slowly trying to
remember the former pleasant lifestyle we had trying to liber, nconjurat de stil i
implement it through inovative and attractive ideas.
Thus and so, the SunGarden SPA&WELLNESS represents
confort.
the best way through which you can get reunited with
your own self, when your senses get healed allowing you Imagine happiness in the open
the luxury to be one with your mind and spirit. It may surrounded by comfort and style.
seem incredibile, but through an Emotional Shower your
body experiments new moods, from the classic shower
to a tropical rain or a cold fog effect combined with aro-
matherapy, cromotherapy or hydrotherapy, it can help
you to separate from everything, dedicating yourself to
your own self and not anybody else. Winner in the 1st
place at the Excellence Awards 2014 in Romania, Luxury embrace with your eyes the entire landscape and you will
Golf Fitness Wellness & SPA Resort category, the SPA nd the reason to visit the SunGarden Golf&Spa Resort.
includes two areas in which we can nd seven saunas to We, the Eu iubesc Romania team, we truly got im-
follow a complete circuit of body and purication recov- pressed, captivated and got so interested in it. It's the
ery completed perfectly by recreation and total silence kind of place that we would like to discover in all our
or refreshment board games areas. travelings, it's the kind of location that belies any mean
A similar effect could have the golf as well. SunGarden sayings to us. SunGarden Golf&Spa Resort represents
Golf Club represents an atypical combination for Cluj, the perfect balance between attitude, originality,
for this part of our country, for our country in general authenticity and passion being the best antibiothic for
because golf is a sport that started to get attention mind and soul.
only in the last few years. Yet, considering the fact the SunGarden Golf&Spa Resort brings you closer to the loc-
golf is viewed by many a nobile sport, when you think ation's legends, puts you in charge with the place's spirit
of this history's held, you start to believe that there's and introduces you to the art of living, spoiles your mind
no other place in which it could've t better than here, and body through the numerous treatments, massages
in Transylvania. It's a bold contrast: was designed for and rituals from all over the world. Additionally, they
amateurs, but especially for the professionals who want caress you with selected dishes and more than that, they
to achieve occidental performances. make you feel like a king in the sleeping room's privacy,
And even if you're not a fan of this sport is enough to each one of them being customed in an unique way.

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Domeniul Regilor

La Domeniul Regilor, te simi... regete. Dincolo de Dealul


Feleacului, la 15 kilometri deprtare de ora, n drum spre
Ciurila, exist un loc retras, n care neaprat trebuie s
ajungi.

N CREIERII MUNILOR, SE AFL UN Auziserm c n acest restaurant se


domeniu vast, nconjurat de pdure. mnnc bine, aa c l-am ncercat
Am ajuns aici seara i am fost i noi. i ne-am convins c este
ntmpinai de gazde primi- CLIENII I DORESC cu adevrat o carte deschis a
toare i de mult confort. rii Ardealului.
Crama, restaurantul, SERVICII DE 5* IAR NOI ervetele curate, frumos
camerele spaioase,
sala de conferine,
ASTA NCERCM S LE aezate pe mas, i
strachinile de lut
dar mai ales OFERIM fcute de meterii
centrul Spa ne-au olari ne-au fcut s
demonstrat c acesta
ne simim romni. Am
este locul perfect pentru o Customers want 5 * services ales zam, o ciorb acrit
binemeritat vacan. and that is what cu bor proaspt, i sarmale 01

we're trying to offer preparate n cuptorul ncins,


inute pe vatr n oale de lut, drese 1 COMPLEXUL este
Pensiune, la poalele cu smntn i acompaniate, aa cum
situat ntre localitile
Slicea i Ciurila, la
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se obinuiete, de o porie de mmlig.


munilor Restaurantul cu atmosfer de srbtoare
aproximativ 15 km
de Cluj-Napoca
Cine nu se poate odihni n voie, tiind c se afl ne-a ndemnat s trim autentic, romnete, The resort is located
ntr-un loc retras, la poalele muntelui? Noi am s cntm, s degustm specialiti tradiionale, between the localities
experimentat acest lucru i v mrturisim c ne-am s ne bucurm de veselia oamenilor din jur. Cu of Salicea and Ciurila,
bucurat de linitea de afar, de peisajul frumos i orul pe ei, buctarii i mbie oaspeii cu specialiti about 15 km away
de privilegiul de a fi musafirii acestei pensiuni, care romneti delicioase. Mai nti, cu platouri cu slnin, from Cluj-Napoca
ne-a primit cu mult ospitalitate i cu ncperi calde, ceap, orici proaspt i delicii haiduceti, asortate,
confortabile, nvluite n miros de lemne. bineneles, cu uic de prun sau cu horinc tare,
n zori, am fost ntmpinai de pacea, cldura i fcut de oamenii locului. Apoi, intr n scen
DE/BY: TATIANA TU

buntatea oamenilor locului, care au binevoit s ne sarmalele, tocnia, varza la Cluj, tochitura ardele-
fac cunotin cu o lume foarte frumoas. neasc, pastrama, crnciorii de oaie, carnea garnisit
nc din prima diminea ne-am bucurat de un la borcan etc. Rsf culinar, ce mai! S nu uitm
adevrat osp culinar, de mese ncrcate cu bunti deserturile: papanai, plcint cu brnz, prjituri cu
ardeleneti, pregtite n semn de mulumire c le-am dovleac. Deloc sofisticat, dar extraordinar de bun!
trecut pragul casei.
CLTORETE ROMNETE
ROMANIAN TRAVEL

Satisfacia oaspeilor
este cea mai mare
mulumire a noastr

The contentment of visitors is our
greatest satisfaction

02

Ce ne-eavepenljocyeut!d
 What w SPA i relaxare
O cldire gen castel, cu dou turnuri, te ndeamn s
Bucatele sunt preparate The dishes are prepared with i deschizi porile. Odat ce ai ajuns aici, nu i mai
din ingrediente provenite ingredients from the farm, doreti s pleci. E centrul Spa, unde te poi relaxa n
din ferma proprie. Caii i which is, moreover, another voie, uitnd de monotonia zilelor obinuite.
poneii pentru agrement, dar attraction for tourists. Horses Poi nota n bazinul cu ap srat ori n cel cu ap dul-
i ginile, raele, porumbeii, and ponies for recreation, but ce pn seara trziu, te poi rsfa mai apoi la sauna
vacile de lapte toate te also chickens, ducks, pigeons,
finlandez sau la cea cu infrarou. De asemenea, poi
ateapt s te mprieteneti dairy - all waiting for you to
ncerca baia de aburi sau fntna de ghea. Sau te
cu ele! become friends with them!
poi bucura de proprietile cromoterapiei.

 SOLO Adres: Ciurila FN, la 15 km de Cluj-Napoca


 CU AFACERI BUSINESS Tel.: 0745.415.303
 COPII CHILDREN 0744.601.645
Tel./fax.: 0364.809.999
 CUPLURI COUPLES
rezervari@domeniulregilor.ro

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PISCINA interioara reprezint
principala atracie n sezonul
rece The indoor swimming
pool is the main attraction in
the cold season
CLTORETE ROMNETE
ROMANIAN TRAVEL

The Kings' Domain


At the Domeniul Regilor (Kings' Domain) you feel ... royally. Beyond
Feleacului Hill, 15 km away from town, on the way to Ciurila, there is
a quiet place where you truly must go.

UP IN THE MOUNTAINS, THERE IS A LARGE FIELD SUR-


rounded by forest. We arrived in the evening and we
were greeted by friendly hosts and a lot of confort.
Rathskeller, restaurant, large rooms, the conference
room, but especially the Spa showed us that it is the
perfect place for a well deserved holiday.

Foothills boarding
How can one's rest be more invigorating than when
La Domeniul regilor te
relaxing in a secluded area in the mountains? We have simi ca un rege!
experienced this and we must say that we very much
enjoyed the silence outside, the beautiful scenery and
the fact that we had the privilege to be guests of this At Kings' Domain you truly feel like a
accommodation, which welcomed us with great hos- king!
pitality and warm, comfortable, rooms, wrapped in the
smell of wood.
At dawn, we were greeted by the locals's peace, warmth
and kindness, who were willing to get us acquainted
with a beautiful world.
Since our rst morning there we enjoyed a true culinary
feast, rich in Transylvanian goodies, prepared in gratit-
ude for that we have crossed house's threshold.
We heard that in this restaurant you can eat well, so
we tried it. And we got convinced that it is really a no doubt! Do not forget the dessert: dumplings, cheese-
Transylvania Country open book . cake, pumpkin cakes. Not sophisticated, but extremely
The clean wipes, nicely placed on the table and the good!
dishes made of clay potters made us feel Romanians. We
chose zam, a sour soup rancided with fresh borsch and Spa and Relaxation
cabbage cooked in the furnace, kept in the replace in A castle type building with two towers is leading you to
clay pots, topped with sour cream and accompanied, as open its gates. Once you get here, you do want to go. Is
is customary, by a portion of polenta. the Spa Centre, where you can relax at will, forgetting
The restaurant's festive atmosphere prompted us to the monotony of ordinary days.
truly live Romanian, to sing, to taste traditional special- You can swim in the saltwater or freshwater pool in the
ties, to enjoy the cheerful people around us. With his late evening, you can then indulge in the Finnish sauna
apron on, the chef musters his guests at delicious Ro- or in the infrared. You can also try the steam bath and ice
manian specialties. First, platters of bacon, onions, fresh fountain. Or you can enjoy chromotherapy properties.
rind and other delights, graded course, plum brandy
or heavy horinc (traditional romanian drink) made by Address: Ciurila FN, 15 km from Cluj-Napoca
local people. Then enter the "scene" stuffed cabbage, Tel.: 0745.415.303/0744.601.645
stew, cabbage la Cluj, Transylvanian tochitura, ham, Tel./Fax: 0364.809.999
sausages sheep meat garnished jar etc. Culinary delights, rezervari@domeniulregilor.ro

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Urme arheologice, vechi de
cca. 60.000 de ani, au fost
descoperite n zona Turda

Archaeological traces, dating


back approx. 60,000 years,
have been discovered in the
Turda area.

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At the foot of the Apuseni
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legends, and attractions. They are
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localiti n care tradiiile
dinuiesc i azi

Stunning historic buildings,


towns and villages in which
secular traditions still live today

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01
2 N EVUL MEDIU s-au inut
n total la Turda 127 Diete.
In the Middle Ages
in Turda were held a total of
127 Diets.

Turda CPIELE DE FN DE PE PLAIURILE TURDENE


sunt o dovad a vredniciei oamenilor ce
triesc pe aceste meleaguri. Mioriele
pornesc agale spre puni ntinse, iar bacii
comercial. Pe atunci, sarea era o avuie ce
putea fi comparat, ca valoare, cu aurul.
Astfel, de pretutindeni veneau aici oameni
care fceau nego cu minerii ostenii de
02

le privesc, completnd peisajul. Toate munca lor chinuitoare i care ofereau la


aceste lucruri par desprinse dintr-o lume schimb orice, pentru o bucat de sare.
aparte, ndeprtat. Astzi, urci Feleacul, vii dinspre Napoca
Turda este un loc n care tradiia st nc aproape 30 de kilometri i i apare n cale
vie, cu peisaje de poveste. Este un orel un orel cu o arhitectur n stil gotic i re-
pe ct de mic, pe att de cochet, n care nascentist, care se numr printre centrele
divinitatea a aezat bogii nemaintlnite. cu tradiie urban din Transilvania.
Este o poart deschis ctre frumos care Cetatea dacic pare s existe i astzi, mai
atrage milioane de turiti. ales prin urmele vieii ce se pstreaz nc
Fie c vizitezi salina, fie c priveti atent din cele mai vechi timpuri, urme atestate
spre Cheile Turzii, te vei simi copleit de prin descoperirile arheologice bine conser-
puterea naturii, dar i de dorina fr de vate de cercettori.
stavil a oamenilor din Potaissa. La poale Se spune c, nc de acum mai bine de
de Apuseni, cmara de sare a oraului 60.000 de ani, n aceste locuri existau
aducea n aceste locuri industrializarea, oameni care triau, se gospodreau i
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Turda, ora antic



Turda, ancient city

fost gsite n zona Cheile Turzii i aparin cuvinte, o istorie zbuciumat, o comunitate
comunitilor muteriene de vntori din supus la ncercri dintre cele mai grele, un
Paleoliticul Mijlociu. Mai trziu, atunci loc dorit i cotropit de muli dumani.
cnd romanii i-au cucerit pe daci, n anul Odat ce ai ajuns la Turda, parcurgi fr
106, au aprut i primele nsemne ale sta- s vrei istoria, al crei prta vei fi stnd
bilirii unei aezri valoroase n cetatea ce de vorb cu localnicii, cutreiernd vile,
s-a chemat Potaissa. Ulterior, la nceputul observnd porturile populare, minunn-
Evului Mediu, n Potaissa a avut loc prima du-te de darurile i frumuseile naturii.
atestare documentar a celui mai repre- Vei fi captivat de locurile retrase, vei fi
zentativ obiectiv, iar n anul 1271, pe 1 mai, fascinat de vitejia strbunilor notri i vei
a fost menionat pentru prima dat n cunoate puin din viaa cetii de altdat.
nscrisuri Salina din Turda. Fiind amplasa- Mormntul lui Mihai Viteazul, Muzeul
t n preajma oraului Napoca, Turda era de Istorie te vor nva adevrate lecii
des clcat de ttari, atrai de pmnturile de istorie, Salina din Turda i va spune
frumoase i bogate. n epoca modern, povestea celor ce au folosit dalta pentru a
orelul a trecut de la dominaia otoman crea cel mai frumos lca subteran din Eu-
la cea austriac, pentru ca, n cele din ropa, iar Cheile Turzii i vor tia respiraia
urm, s devin pmnt romnesc. Cu alte atunci cnd te vei afla n preajma lor.

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01

03

THE HAY STACKS ON THE FIELDS AROUND of the city brought industrialization in these
Urme arheologice, Turda are enough evidence for the honest places, transforming the town in a famous
working people living on these lands. The commercial hub. Back then, salt was a wealth
vechi de cca. 60.000 sheepstart slowly towards the large pastures, that could be compared in value to gold. The
while their shepherds watch over them, com- people were coming here from everywhere to
de ani, au fost pleting the scenery. All these images seem do business with the weary miners and offering
almost from a far and distant world. to exchange anything for a piece of salt.
descoperite n zona Turda is a place where tradition is still alive, Today, you climb Feleacul, after travelling
in a fairytale landscapes. It is a small town, from Napoca for about 30 miles and a small
Turda but as small as it is, is stylish as well, in town appears, with a Gothic and Renais-
which God seated unprecedented wealth. It sance architecture, which is among the
is an opened gateway to a beautiful realm traditional urban centers in Transylvania.
Archaeological traces, dating that attracts millions of tourists. The Dacian fortress seems to exist, espe-
back approx. 60,000 years, Whether you visit the mine, or you look cially because of the traces of life that are
carefully at Turda's Gorge, you will feel over- still preserved in ancient times, as attested
have been discovered in the area
whelmed by the power of nature, but also by by archaeological ndings traces well pre-
of Turda. relentless desire of the people of Potaissa. At served by researchers.
the foot of the Apuseni, the "salt chamber" It is said that, more than 60,000 years ago,

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2 ARTEFACTE de la nalul
secolului al XIX-lea i nce-
putul secolului al XX-lea.
Artifacts from the end of
the nineteenth century and
early twentieth century.

there were people who lived in these lands words, a violent history, a community sub-
forming a self sustaining community. Such jected to the hardest of attempts, a place
evidence was found in Turda's Gorge and desired and conquered by many enemies. Muzeul Turda, nscut
belongs to Mousterian Middle Paleolithic Once you get to Turda, you go through his-
communities hunters. Later, when the tory and share it without even wanting to, din dorina de a pstra i
Romans would conquer the Dacians in 106, you will be talking to locals roaming the val-
we would nd the rst signs of a valuable leys, noting traditional costumes, marveling ocroti patrimoniul cultural
establishing settlement in the city which at your gifts and beauties of nature. You will
was called Potaissa. In the early Middle be captivated by remote places, you'll be existent
Ages, we nd the rst documentary record fascinated by the bravery of our forefathers
of its most important asset: in the year 1271, and you will get to know little of the old city
on May 1, the salt mine is rst mentioned in life. Mihai Viteazu's Tomb and the History Turda Museum, born of the desire
a document from Turda. Being located near Museum will teach you real lessons of to preserve and protect the existing
the city of Napoca, Turda is often attacked history, Turda Saltern will tell you the story
by Tatars, attracted by its beautiful and rich of those who have used a chisel to create
cultural heritage
lands. In modern times, the town passed the most beautiful underground sanctuary
from Ottoman rule to Austrian, because, in Europe, and Turda's Gorge will take your
ultimately, become Romanian land. In other breath away.

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2 DIETA de la
Turda, un tablou unic
n lume
The Diet of Turda,
a unique painting in
the world

Muzeul de Istorie din Turda


Turda History Museum
ATUNCI CND PETI NTR-O CLDIRE ele este muzeul, un loc unde pasiunea datorat tocmai poziionrii sale n zona
istoric, ce a fost martor sute de ani la unor oameni se amestec cu arta, cul- zcmntului de sare i totodat la
tot felul de evenimente i ntmplri, tura i istoria unui neam valoros. intersecia unor importante drumuri
nu au cum s nu te treac fiorii. Dac Datnd din secolul al XV-lea, cldirea comerciale spre Occident.
pereii ei ar putea povesti, cu siguran, medieval ce adpostete Muzeul de Artefactele expuse n subsolul muzeu-
toate paginile din lume ar fi insuficien- Istorie este una dintre cele mai vechi lui reflect evoluia comunitilor ce
te pentru a reda relatrile lor. Cu toate i preioase din inut i, cu toate c a au locuit n aceast zon a
acestea, de multe ori, vorbele sunt de fost supus la numeroase ncercri, Transilvaniei din punct de vedere
prisos. Este suficient s priveti pereii a rezistat cu ncpnare, pentru ca istoric, arheologic, artistic, arhitec-
din crmid, arhitectura i s-i dai astzi s o admirm. De la sfritul tural, tiinific, cultural i religios.
seama c ceea ce s-a ntmplat acolo secolului al XVI-lea, cnd a fost trans- Majoritatea obiectelor se ncadreaz
nu trebuie trecut cu vederea uor. format radical, cptnd un aer renas- cronologic ntre secolele VIII XVIII,
Fiecare cltorie a noastr m fas- centist, construcia a primit i o nou reconstituind imaginea social
cineaz, mi taie rsuflarea i mi este destinaie, aceea de Cas a Cmrii de dinamic a perioadei respective.
team c mintea mea nu va putea sare a Ocnelor de la Turda, pentru ca,
reine toate informaiile care m din 1943, s fie ceea ce tim c este n WHEN YOU WALK IN A HISTORIC BUILD-
asalteaz. Muzeul de Istorie din Turda prezent, adic un muzeu, o enciclo- ing that has witnessed hundreds of years
este o bijuterie din toate punctele de pedie vie, palpabil. of all kinds of events and happenings,
vedere. De obicei, cnd spui Turda, te Turda s-a numrat printre centrele it's impossible not to get shivers all over.
gndeti inevitabil la salin i... att. de seam ale Transilvaniei, n care If its walls could speak, certainly, all
De fapt, Turda nseamn mult mai mult sarea era exploatat sistematic nc pages in the world would be insufficient
de att, nseamn i alte locuri care din secolul al XI-lea. Dezvoltarea to restore their stories. However, many
ateapt s fie descoperite. Unul dintre economic n perioada medieval s-a times, words are useless. Just take a look

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Aici veu'i lldnesdcoper
 Here yo

Inventarul mormntului
princiar de la Potaissa
Potaissa's Princely grave
inventory.

Tabloul intitulat Dieta de


la Turda, opera pictorului
maghiar Aladr
Krsfi-Kriesch (1897)
The painting entitled
Diet of Turda, painted by
Hungarian painter Aladr
Korosfoi-Kriesch (1897).

Cldirea ce adpostete
colecia muzeului,
cunoscut sub denumirea
de Palat Voievodal, este
cel mai valoros monument
de arhitectur medieval
civil de pe raza oraului i
singurul palat din care se
mai pstreaz pri datnd
de la sfritul secolului al
XV-lea i nceputul celui
at its brick walls and architecture and you when it was redesigned, gaining renais- urmtor
will realize that what happened there sance air, the building also received a new The building that
should not be overlooked easily. destination > the House of Turda's Salt houses the museum's col-
Each of our journey fascinates me, takes Mines Pantry; in 1943 it was transformed lection known as the Royal
my breath away and I fear that my mind in what we know it is today, a museum, a Palace is the most valuable
can not retain all the information that living palpable encyclopaedia. monument of medieval
assaults me. Turda History Museum is a Turda was one of the main centers of civil architecture in town
jewellery from every single point of view. Transylvania, where salt was systemat- and the only palace that
Usually, when you say Turda, you inev- ically exploited since the 11th century. still has parts dating back
itably think at the salt mine and...that's Economic development in the medieval to the late 15th century
all. In fact, Turda is much more than that, period gained importance due to its
and the beginning of 16th.
it means so many other places that are location just in the salt deposit and also at
waiting to be discovered. One of them is the crossroads of important trade routes
the museum, a place where some people's to the West. Expoziii temporare cu
passion gets mixed with art, culture and The artifacts exhibited in the museum tematic divers: arheolo-
history of a valuable nation. basement reects the evolution of gie, art, etnograe
Dating from the fteenth century, the communities that have lived in this part Temporary exhibitions
medieval building that houses the History of Transylvania in terms of historical, ar- with different themes: ar-
Museum is one of the oldest and most chaeological, artistic, architectural, sci- cheology, art, ethnography.
precious in the land and although it was entic, cultural and religious life. Most
subjected to numerous perils, it stub- objects fall chronologically between
bornly resisted so we can admire it today. centuries VIII - XVIII, reconstructing the
Since the end of the sixteenth century, dynamic social image period.

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1 CHEILE TURZII,
o arie protejat de
interes naional
Turda's Gorge,
a protected area of
national interest

Cheile Turzii, mreia naturii pe 324 ha


Turda's Gorge, the greatness of nature on 324 ha
UN MONUMENT AL NATURII, CHEILE cele mai mici dimensiuni i pn la 120 doreti s revii aici ori de cte ori vei
Turzii reprezint o arie protejat de de metri (cea mai mare). putea. n plus, traseele pe care le poi
interes naional, reprezentnd una Dac ai o condiie fizic bun i alegi face n acest areal i vor dezvlui i
dintre atraciile de seam ale locului. s faci la pas acest traseu, de-a lungul alte minunii ale naturii, dintre care
Panorama asupra locului este coplei- lui ai posibilitatea s admiri mreia amintim Cheile Turului, Cascada
toare. n momentul n care te inter- naturii. Chiar dac nu eti expert Ciuca i Cheile Borzeti.
sectezi cu aceast privelite, ncepi s n flor, ar fi pcat s treci pe lng
realizezi ct de mic i lipsit de aprare usturoiul slbatic, piciorul cocoului A NATURAL MONUMENT, TURDA'S
eti n calea naturii. sau stnjenelul violaceu i s nu le Gorge represents a protected area of
Culoarul dintre rocile de calcar, recunoti... Iar dac ai noroc, poi s national interest, one of the moust out-
rezultat n urma erodrii stncilor dai nas n nas cu vulpea sau jderul de standing attractions of the place.
provocat de ap, ofer un spectacol piatr. n caz c nu tiai, Cheile Turzii The place's panorama is overwhelming.
aproape slbatic, un peisaj carstic, cu sunt recunoscute pentru multitudinea When see it for the rst time, you begin
stnci nalte i abrupte, creste ascuite, de specii protejate: 1000 de specii de to realize how small and defenseless you
turnuri de piatr, vlcele pietroase, flori i plante i 67 de specii de peti, are in the way of nature.
grohotiuri i arcade. Acest drum croit psri i alte animale. The passage between limestone rocks
printre stnci se ntinde pe o lungime Cheile Turzii reprezint un obiectiv pe resulted from erosion of rocks by water,
de 3,5 kilometri, iar pe tot traseul su, care merit s-l vizitezi mcar o dat offers an almost wild spectacle, a karst
de o parte i de alta, n aventura dru- n via. Iar dac cumva eti n cutare landscape with cliffs and steep, sharp
meiilor tale, vei descoperi aproximativ de senzaii tari, precum alpinismul, ridges, stone towers, rocky valleys,
60 de peteri, firide sau arcade, de la cu att mai bine! Cu siguran, o s-i debris and arcades. This road cut

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aproximativ 1.000 de specii de
ori i plante.
About 1,000 species
of owers and plants are
located in Turda's Gorge

through the rock spans a length of 3.5 marten. In case you did not know, The
kilometers and throughout its route, Turda's Gorge is recognized for many
on one side and the other of your hiking protected species: 1,000 species of
adventure, you'll nd about 60 caves, owers and plants and 67 species of
niches and arches, from the smallest sh, birds and other animals.
sizes up to 120 meters (highest). The Turda's Gorge is a goal worth to
If you are in a good physical condition visit at least once in life. And if some-
and choose to tackle this route by feet how you're looking for thrills, such as
you are able to admire the greatness climbing, the better! Surely you'll want
of nature. Even if you are not an expert to come back here whenever you can. In
in ora, it would be a shame to pass by addition, the hikes you can make in this
the wild garlic, crows feet or purple iris area will show you even more wonders
and not recognize them... And if you're of nature, among which we remember
lucky, you may have the chance to be Turda's Gorge, Ciuca Waterfall and
face to face with the fox and the stone Borzeti Gorges.

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2 CASTRUL
Roman a fost
construit n anul 168
The Roman camp
was built in 168

Castrul Legiunii a V-a Macedonica


The Fortress of Legio V Macedonica
RMIE PREIOASE ALE ISTORIEI, URME construit cu scopul de a proteja Dacia ruins witnessed the demise of a great
ale aezrilor vechi de mii de ani i alte noastr drag. civilization.
dovezi captive n pmntul turdean au Termele, cu o suprafa de peste 2.000 The Legion camp Macedonica is the most
fost scoase la suprafa prin spturile ar- m2, sunt cele mai mari terme militare signicant historical and archaeological
heologie. Locul rmne unul de referin construite pe teritoriul rii noastre. Potaissa objective and one of the most im-
i, cu toate c azi mai pot fi vzute doar Zidul de incint nconjura fortificaia pe portant ancient monuments in Romania.
ruinele unui edificiu, ele sunt mrturia un perimetru de circa 2 kilometri, pentru It is the source of many antiques objects,
unei civilizaii apuse. ridicarea lui fiind utilizat o cantitate de hidden in the depths of the earth, which
Castrul Legiunii a V-a Macedonica este aproximativ 25.000 m3 de piatr din refer to long gone cultures and civilizations
cel mai semnificativ obiectiv istorico-ar- cariera de la Snduleti. that conrm our history.
heologic al Potaissei i unul dintre cele Macedonia Legion camp will occupy an
mai de seam monumente antice din area of about 23 hectares and dates from
Romnia. PRECIOUS REMNANTS OF HISTORY, TRACES 168-169 AC when it was built in order to
El reprezint sursa de provenien a of ancient settlements lost for thousands protect our dear Dacia.
multor obiecte vechi, ascunse n adncul of years and other historical evidence The thermes, with an area of 2,000 m2
pmntului, care fac trimitere la culturi i trapped beneath the lands of Turda were represent the largest military baths built in
civilizaii de mult apuse i care confirm brought to the surface by the archaeolo- our country. The enclosure wall surroound-
istoria noastr. gical excavations. The location remains ing the fortication has a perimeter of
Castrul Legiunii a V-a Macedonia ocup one of great importance and, although all about two kilometers, and for its building
o suprafa de aproximativ 23 de hectare we can see today are the ruins of an old a quantity of 25.000 m3 of stone was used
i dateaz din 168-169 d.Hr, cnd a fost edice, we must remember that these from the Snduleti quarry.

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lui Mihai Viteazul se
a la cca 3 km sud
de centrul municipi-
ului Turda
The tomb
of Mihai Viteazul is
about 3 km south of
the center of Turda

Mihai Viteazul, o amintire vie


Mihai Viteazul, a vivid memory
LA 3 KILOMETRI DEPRTARE DE fi identificat sigiliul domnitorului. by the sculptor Marius Butunoiu. The
Turda, ntr-un cadru retras, autentic Mihai Viteazul rmne o amintire pyramid shape symbolizes the three
romnesc, Obeliscul de la mormn- vie, un personaj exemplar la care main princedoms who were united
tul domnitorului Mihai Viteazul facem trimitere adesea, un simbol under his reign, in 1601. Moreover,
pare s strjuiasc cu demnitate al Romniei. Domnia sa peste cele at the base of each side it can be
ostteasc poarta Bisericii Mihai trei ri a fost una extrem de scurt, observed representative emblems of
Vod, copie dup mnstirea din Bu- dar de mare nsemntate, i cu toate each principality.
cureti, ridicat de Mihai Viteazul. acestea ne-au trebuit trei secole The tomb that houses Mihai Viteazu's
Construit n 1977, monumentul are pentru a-i recunoate meritele. body is made of marble (the same
nlimea de 1601 cm i a fost conce- material from which it was made
put de sculptorul Marius Butunoiu. Obelisk's as well) and on it, it can be
Forma piramidal simbolizeaz cele LOCATED AT THREE KILOMETERS FROM identified the prince's seal.
trei principate pe care voievodul le-a Turda, in a secluded authentic ro-
unit n timpul domniei sale, n 1601. manian location, the Obelisk of Mihai
Mai mult, la baza fiecrei laturi, pot Viteazu's tomb seems to stand guard
fi remarcate stemele reprezentative with dignity at the gate of Mihai
pentru fiecare principat. Vod's Church, a copy built after the
Mormntul ce adpostete corpul Bucharest Monastery risen by Mihai
lui Mihai Viteazul este din marmur Viteazul.
(acelai material din care a fost Built in 1977, the monument has a
realizat i Obeliscul), iar pe el poate height of 1,601 cm and was designed

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1 INTRAREA
principal n Salina
Turda. The main
entrance in Salina
Turda.

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Salina Turda Turda Salt Mine

DOVADA HRNICIEI OAMENILOR DIN acolo unde minerii i rosteau parcuri n subteran i dezvluie o
Potaissa st nc vie atunci cnd rugciunea, dar i n locul n care lume proaspt, conservat att de
peti pe culoarele ntinse ale Salinei coborau cu toii n subteran, poi bine. Dre paralele miglos tiate pe
din Turda, unul dintre cel mai vizitate observa urmele strmoilor notri n perei de ciocanele tietorilor de sare
locuri din ar, un muzeu al mineritu- aa-zisa cmar de sare. Sta ascuns stau mrturie muncii istovitoare a
lui nemaintlnit, dar i loc fascinant n subteran, preuit astzi de noi toi, necunoscuilor care au trudit aici de-a
care ntotdeauna te ndeamn s revii. crend un spaiu n care te poi recrea lungul secolelor.
Sute de ani de munc manual, mii de i n care te poi simi mai bine. Dei Ajungi n Sala Ecourilor (Mina Iosif),
oameni introdui n subterane pentru demult uitat ori folosit ca depozit strigi i te simi copleit, de hul de la
a scoate buci de sare, valoroase de brnzeturi, salina a ajuns astzi s picioarele tale i de sunetul ce pare s
pe-atunci, care ajungeau s le asigure fie vizitat de milioane de strini i nu mai conteneasc. Ca un rspuns
bucatele de peste zi. Mii de cai chinuii romni, deopotriv, rspltind parc din subteran, glasul tu capt fora,
care edeau n mine ore ntregi, vedeau minile bttorite ale minerilor. de 16 ori l reauzi i tot l reauzi. E un
lumina rar, iar atunci cnd peau din Culoarele lungi, dar att de drepte ecou, e un strigt, e speran. Treci
subteran vedeau nceoat, greu, pn i mult prea albe creeaz un spaiu mai departe. Uluire - este singurul
ce viitorul lor rmnea n ntuneric. captivant nc din prima clip. Pe cuvnt ce poate descrie senzaia pe
Odat ptruns n interior observi lng proprietile curative deja tiute, care o trieti fora naturii i-a pus
buci de sare, mai alb, mai nchis, eti surprins s descoperi un spaiu amprenta pe pereii att de groi de
remarci forme i fii bine conturate. att de frumos, conceput prin aliana sare, crend alveole ce se adncesc pe
Vezi locul puului de extracie, te afli dintre om i natur. Sute de metri zi ce trece, mai cu seam n zilele de

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var, cnd curenii calzi sunt purtai care te poi plimba cu barca, chiar n
pn aici, n inima salinei. Asemenea adncul muntelui de sare. Nu ai cum
lor, pereilor ce par s fie modelai de sa nu remarci cascada de sare, o urm
o mn dibace de sculptor, stalactitele a scurgerii apei, portia ctre frumos.
i modific structura n fiecare zi i Bncuele, ce stau cumini n zone
creaz forme ce te surprind i i pun luminate, i ateapt oaspeii, fie doar
2 PANORAM asupra minei la ncercare imaginaia. Le urmreti i pentru cteva momente. Un rgaz
Maria Terezia The land- de sus n jos, dintr-o parte ntr-alta, i plcut, mpletit cu iz de sare n care
scape of Maria Terezia mine te minunezi de mreia naturii. s cuprind dintr-o singur privire
Liftul panoramic situat n Mina Rudolf grandiosul spectacol subteran.
i dezvluie o nfiare vie, ntre co- Nu departe se afl Mina Ghizela.
loii de sare. Copii, tineri, btrni toi Locurile de repaus, amplasate de
se ncnt de pista de minigolf, pistele mprejurul su, le permite turitilor
de minibowling, terenul de sport, am- s se relaxeze i sa beneficieze de
fiteatrul ncptor care permite luxul proprietile balneare ale srii.
unor concerte inedite, locul de joac Astmul, ntrirea sistemului imunitar,
ori caruselul. Salina triete, e locul n bronitele cronice pot fi tratate prin
care te poi bucura n voie de tot ceea aciunea aerosolilor naturali existeni
ce btrnii notri au reuit s realizeze aici.
prin munc, trud i sudoare. La cetatea ce se cheam Turda
Iar atunci cnd te afli la balconul turitii ajung n numr mare, confir-
acestei mine, vei observa adevrata mnd istoria i frumosul din aceste
splendoare a Minei Terezia, un loc n locuri.

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4 MINA DE SARE de la Turda


a fost exploatat pn n anul
1932. Turda Salt Mine was
operated until 1932.
6 CRIVCUL se a pe
acelai poziie nc din 1881.
The crivac is in the same
position since 1881.

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Bine deknowtiut
 Good to

Viteza de cretere a stalac-


titelor este de cca 2 cm/an,
iar lungimea maxim pn
la care se pot dezvolta este
de cca 3 m.
05 The growth rate of
stalactites is about 2 cm/
year and the maximum
length they can develop is
about 3 m.

Condiiile de microclimat
ale minei de sare Turda per-
Salina Turda, subiect mit abordarea terapeutic
i prolactic a mai multor
de prima pagin pentru tipuri de mbolnviri.
The Microclimate con-
Daily Mail i Business ditions of Turda Salt Mine
Insider enable the management
and prophylaxis of several
types of diseases.
Turda Salt Mine, main subject to
the Daily Mail and Business Insider. Crivacul are anul con-
struciei sale sculptat pe
axul mainii 1881. Este
singurul utilaj de acest
tip din toate salinele din
Romnia i probabil i din
Europa care se pstreaz
pe locaia lui iniial.
The crivac has its con-
struction year carved on
the spindle - 1881. It is the
only device of its kind in
all mines in Romania and
probably in Europe kept in
its original location.

Proprietile salinei trebuie


testate atunci cnd starea
de sntate este optim?
Dac suferi deja de o
rceal este contraindicat
s vizitezi salina.
Mine properties should
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be tested when health is
optimal? If you already suf-
fer from a cold saline, the
visit is contraindicated.

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indic drumul
parcurs de sarea
Maria Simona Baciu
DIRECTOR GENERAL desprins cu dalta
TURDA SALINA DURGU The track shows
General Manager you the road taken
Turda Salina Durgu by the chiseling off
salt

Am avut plcerea de a
fi vizitai de un numr
impresionat de turiti din 07
toate colurile lumii.
Starea excelent de
conservare a lucrrilor
miniere i a utilajelor uti-
lizate la transportul srii,
alturi de grija cu care
s-au efectuat lucrrile de
pregtire a salinei pentru
a deveni un obiectiv tu-
ristic european sau chiar
mondial, fac din mina
noast de sare un loc n
care trecutul i prezentul
se ntreptrund armonios.

called salt closet. It stays hidden in


THE HARD WORKING MEN OF POTAISSA the underground, apreciated by all of us
seem to come back to life when you walk today, creating a space where you can re-
down the Turda salt mine large alleys, create and you can feel better. Although
the most visited place in our country, a it was once forgotten or used as a store-
museum of unencountered mining, but house for cheese, the salt mine is today
also a fascinant place that always impels visited by millions of people, Romanians
you to come back. and foreigners alike, as if rewarding the
Hundreds of years of manual work, callous hands of the miners.
thousands of people working in the The long corridors, so perfectly straight
underground to take out salt inders, and white coloured, create a captivating
We had the pleasure valuable in those times, inders who space from the rst moment you see
of being visited by an were the only means to provide them them. In addition to the already-known
impressive number of with their food. Thousands of horses curative properties, you are surprised to
tourists all over the world. that were sitting in the dark for hours discover an area so beautiful, designed
The excellent condition of and hours were able to the light so by the great alliance between man and
the mining machinery and rarely that in the moment they were nature. Hundreds of metres travelled
of the equipment used to taken out of the underground, their eyes underground reveal a fresh and so well
transport salt, along with were cloudy as if their whole future was preserved world. The parallel streaks
the care with which the work remaining in the dark. so perfectly carved by the salt miners'
preparations for the reopen- As soon as you get in you can see salt hammers bear witness to their grueling
ing mine have been carried inders, whiter, darker, you get to see labor here over the centuries.
out in order to become an countured shapes and stripes. You see Then, when you reach the Echoe Hall
European tourists attraction the production's well, you walk where (Iosif Mine), you may shout out and
or even a worldwide one are the miners were saying their prayers, feel overwhelmed by the chaos made
making our salt mine a place but also in the place where they were by your feet and the sounds that seem
in which the past and the descending under the surface, you can never end. Like an answer from the
present are harmoniously observe our ancestors traces in the so underground, your voice is powerful, 16
intertwined.

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times you keep hearing and hearing it managed to achieve by labor, toil and
all over again. It's an echo, it's a call, it froth.
is hope. Move on. Daze - this is the only And when you are at this mine's bal-
word that can describe this feeling you cony, you'll get to observe the Terezia
have - the power of nature has made its Mine's true splendour, where you can
mark on the walls creating pockets that have a trip by boat, right inside the salt
are deepening by the day, especially on mountain's heart. It's impossible not to
2 GALERIA de la intrarea n
salin are o lungime de 917 m summer days when warm currents are see the salt waterfall, formed a result of
The gallery's salt entrance reaching even here, in the heart of the water leakage, a gate to perfect beauty.
mine is no longer then 917 m mine. Like them, the walls that seem The benches, which lay silently in lit
to be shaped by the skilled hand of a areas, await their guests, even for a few
sculptor, stalactites changes their struc- moments. A pleasant respite, woven
ture every day and create forms that with a salty smell, in which to include
capture and test your imagination. You in a single glance this extraordinary
are watching them from the top down, underground show.
from side to side, and you can't help but Not far away lies Ghizela Mine. Here
get wondered by nature's greatness. there are places where you can rest,
The panoramic elevator located in placed all around for guests to relax
Rudolf Mine shows you a vivid appear- and benet from the curative properties
ance between the giants of salt. Chil- of salt. Asthma and chronic bronchitis
dren, young, old - everyone delights of may be treated by the action of natural
miniature golf trail, minibowling tracks, aerosols existing here, while simul-
sport eld, amphitheater room that is taneously strengthening the immune
large enough to accomodate concerts, system.
a playground or a carousel. The salt "To the city named Turda ... " tourists
mine is alive, it is the place where you come in large numbers, conrming the
can freely enjoy all that our elders have history and beauty of these places.

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gu este amenajat
pe vechea locaie a
lacurilor
mineralizate
Durgu resort
is set on the old
location of the min-
eralized lakes.

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Terapii balneare
Spa therapies
ATUNCI CND IEI DRUMUL TURZII, CND la nceput n scop experimental, pentru aproape aerul mediteranean.
pleci hotrt s ajungi la Salina Turda, tratarea reumatismului, a problemelor
s vezi cu propriii ochi ceea ce alii de circulaie periferic i a afeciunilor
ncearc s-i povesteasc n cuvinte, ginecologice, terapia cu sare, iniiat de Bazinul de not
pregtete-te s-i prelungeti ederea, doctorul Iosif Hanko, s-a dovedit extrem n paralel, cei care caut confortul
pentru c n Turda vei avea mult mai de eficient, ajungnd una dintre cele modern vor tri n centrul de Spa sau la
multe de vzut. n plus, dac scopul este mai apreciate i solicitate. bazinul de not acoperit experiene uni-
unul terapeutic, atunci musai trece pe Astzi, apele trandului Durgu sunt din ce, momente de neuitat, cci amndou
list i trandul Durgu, centrul Spa i nou la mare cutare, evident, n sezonul pun accentul pe terapia sufletului, pe
bazinul de not. estival, cnd vremea bun aduce n acest relaxarea complet i pe buna dispoziie
cadru natural muli turiti care doresc s a psihicului.
mbine utilul cu plcutul. Arhitectura uor futurist a bazinului
trandul Durgu trandul, amenajat pe locul unde au fost acoperit, care te duce cu gndul la un
Cu proprieti curative la fel de benefice descoperite lacurile mineralizate, ofer iglu sau dom, face cu att mai interesant
i miraculoase ca aerosolii din Salina un ambient modern, n care tradiia notul contra timp, pe culoarele simetric
Turda, trandul Durgu poate deveni o veche de sute de ani se continu, se delimitate, sau domol i lin, pe spate.
continuare a terapiei. transmite noilor generaii. Dimensiunea bazinului permite accesul
Efectele extraordinare ale apei srate n plus, aici, te simi ca la malul mrii, a 60 de persoane, iar apa cald, ce
sunt cunoscute de la 1840, cnd acest cci nisipul fin, cldu la atingere, pre- atinge 26-28 grade Celsius face din not o
gen de terapie era unul primar. Folosit cum i pontoanele din lemn i aduc mai experien reconfortant, revitalizant.

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 Did you

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Arhitectura trandului
Durgu a fost premiat
n anul 2009 la Anuala de
Arhitectur
The architecture of
Durgu pool complex re-
ceived an award in 2009 at
the Architecture Annual

n cadrul trandului au
fost amenajate dou lacuri
srate cu denumirile Lacul
Rotund i Lacul Ocnei
In the pool complex
two salt lakes were estab-
lished, Lacul Rotund and
Lacul Ocnei

Coninutul ridicat de
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clorur de sodiu (sare
gem) din apa lacurilor
you decide to go to Turda Salt Mine to (10% la suprafa i 28%
Complex Balnear see with your own eyes what others try la 30 de metri adncime)
to tell you in words, prepare to extend face ca fenomenul de heli-
Potaissa your stay, because in Turda you'll have otermie s e foarte intens
n ceea ce privete zona de Spa, cu much more to see. In addition, if the The high content of
siguran, aceasta poate cuceri ireme- purpose is therapeutic, then it's a must chloride sodium (rock
diabil orice femeie. Masajul prelungit, to include on your list the Durgu resort salt) in water lakes (10%
completat de aromele ademenitoare i as well, Spa and swimming pool. at the surface and 28% at
de muzica de fundal aproape hipnoti- 30 meters deep) makes
zant, i va rsfa toate simurile i heliothermic phenomenon
te va face s te simi ca ntr-un paradis Durgu bath waters very intense
exotic. Pentru brbai, Complexul With its curative properties as benecial
Balnear Potaissa a rezervat o zon and miraculous as the aerosols from n cadrul Complexului
special, cea de for, care, n combi- Turda Salt Mine, Durgu resort can be a Balnear Potaissa ai la
naie cu o edin extins de jacuzzi, fantastic a continuation for your ther- dispoziie trei jacuzzi-uri,
i va detensiona i-i va face s fie mai apy. Extraordinary effects of salt water saun umed i saun
mndri de aspectul lor. are known since 1840, when this type of uscat
therapy was the most used. First used for In Complex Spa
experimental purposes, to treat rheum- Potaissa you have three
WHEN YOU TAKE THE TURDA ROAD, AND atism, peripheral circulation problems Jacuzzis, wet sauna and dry
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and gynecological disorders, salt therapy, continues hundreds of years old tradi-
initiated by Dr. Joseph Hanko has proved tion and is transmitted to the newer
to be very effective, becoming one of the generations.
most popular and requested therapies in In addition, here, you feel like on a
the world. beautiful beach with the sand, warm at
Today, the Durgu curative waters are touching, and with wooden pontoons
again in great demand, obviously, in the which bring you closer to the Mediter-
summer time, when the good weather ranean air.
brings many tourists in this natural
setting where they can combine business
with pleasure. Swimming pool
The vivarium, arranged on the place Meanwhile, those looking for modern
where mineralized lakes were discovered convenience will live in the spa or swim-
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2 DIMENSIUNEA piscinei din


Complexul Balnear Potaissa
atrage numeroi amatori ai
notului
The size of the of Potaissa
Spa Complex pool attracts
many swimming amateur

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unforgettable moments, because both


focus on soul therapy, complete relaxa- Spa Complex Potaissa
tion and well-being of the psyche. As regards the Spa area, certainly, it can
The slightly futuristic architecture of conquer any woman irreparably. Pro-
indoor swimming pool, which makes you longed massage, complete with enticing
think of an igloo or dom, makes it even aromas and almost hypnotic background
more exciting to swim against time, on music, you will indulge your senses and
the bounded symmetric corridors, or make you feel like an exotic paradise. For
slowly and smoothly back. Shared pool men, the Spa Complex Potaissa reserved
size of 60 people, and the hot water, a special area, the gym area, which, in
which reaches 26 to 28 degrees Celsius combination with an extended jacuzzi
makes from swimming a refreshing, time will manage to add relaxation to an
revitalizing experience. already strong and healthy body.

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Crama La Salina
Cnd te gndeti la cazare i mas, cu
siguran i vin n minte marea, muntele sau
un ora aglomerat. Aa mi s-a ntmplat i mie,
nu m-am gndit niciodat la... linitea dintre vii.

la salina winery
When one thinks about accommodation and meals, the rst thing to
certainly come is the sea, the mountains or a crowded city certainly come
to mind. It happened to me as well, I never thought of ... the silence in the
vinyards, and neither did I imagine how we could be seduced by such a view.

ATUNCI CND TE AFLI PE COLINELE DIN OF COURSE, WHEN ONE IS ON THE POTAISSA
Potaissa, atunci cnd cunoti obiceiurile hills, when one knows the local tradistions,
locului, cnd devii prta la ncercrile when one becomes a part of the difficult 01
grele ale celor ce au vieuit aici ncepi s lives of those who have lived here, one starts
te ntrebi dac peisajul i totul din jurul to wonder if the landscape and everything
tu nu-i era deja cunoscut i dac nu ai around wasn't already familiar and if years
spulberat ani buni fr s ncerci locuri without seeing secluded places, but also
retrase, dar i nobilul peisaj. the noble landscapes werent wasted. A
Zona viticol milenar, Dealurile Tran- millennial viticulture zone, the Transylvania
silvaniei rodesc i astzi ca odinioar. Hills are still as fertile as ever. Located on
Aezat pe colinele molcome ale vechii the gently-sloping hills of the old Potaissa, La
PotaISSA, Crama La Salina continu o Salina Cellar continues an unbroken tradition.
tradiie nentrerupt.
The vineyard is situated on 70 hectares and 45
Podgoria este situat pe 70 hectare. 45
of these have actually been planted with variet-
dintre acestea au fost plantate efectiv
cu soiuri precum Chardonay, Sauvignon ies such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Mus-
Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Pinot Noir, Riesling cat Ottonel, Pinot Noir, Rhein Riesling, Black
Feteasc, Neuburger, Cabernet Sauvignon. The
FOTO/PHOTO: ARHIV LOCAL

de Rhein, Feteasc Neagr, Neuburger,


Cabernet Sauvignon. Plantaiile efectuate plantations were made in different years and
n ani diferii, ncep s-i arate roadele. are now beginning to show some results.
Anul 2014 a adus cu sine prima producie 2014 brought the rst branded wine under ISSA
de vin sub brandul ISSA, un Sauvignon production, a Sauvignon Blanc, following a
Blanc urmnd un Ros din Pinot Noir i un Ros of Pinot Noir and a Chardonnay.
Chardonay. ISSA - Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is a pleasant sur-
ISSA - Sauvignon Blanc 2014 reprezint o prise for a wine made by a new cellar. The taste
surpriz agreabil pentru un vin al unei
is pleasantly surprising the good acidity, the
crame noi. Gustul surprinde plcut - aci-
structure and the alcohol (12.8%) balances well
ditatea bun, structura i alcoolul (12,8%)
DE/BY: TATIANA TU

balanseaz bine ntregul ansamblu. the entire assembly.


Degustrile n Crama La Salina de vin pro- The La Salina wine tastings associated
priu, asociate cu mncruri specifice zonei, with local dishes, the walks in the vineyard
plimbrile n vie nsoite de un inginer accompanied by a wine growing engineer and
viticol i vizitarea Salinei Turda fac deliciul visiting the Turda saline are making the days
zilelor petrecute n zona Turda - Durgu. 02
spent in Turda Durgu a delight.

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din vie aceast poveste con-
tinu cu un itinerar sublim de
gusturi, o degustare de vinuri
The story continues with a
sublime tastes itinerary, wine
tasting, right in the Sarea-n
bucate restaurant

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Sarea-n bucate
Supa cu tiei de cas, gulaul de vit, varza a la
Cluj, ciorba cu tarhon, dar i aperitivele cu sl-
nin i oric proaspt sunt cteva preparate din
meniu, care-i fac pofta i pe care le poi regsi
ntr-un singur loc la Sarea-n bucate.

SAREA-N BUCATE,
UN LOC RETRAS
PARC STRJUIND
LA POALE DE MUNTE fi fost mndru c
la intrarea n este romn.
Am gustat fasolea
Salina Turda, Sarea-n Bucate, a secluded spot at the frecat, zacusca de
restaurantul Sarea-n foot of the mountain vinete, platoul r-
bucate reprezint pe nesc, dar i ghiveciul 01
lng un mod practic de clugresc. i parc nu era
a-i potoli foamea i un prilej de-ajuns, am ncercat friptura
de a te bucura de o gur de aer 2 PREPARATELE din
de Turda, meniul casei, att de
meniu sunt realizate
curat sau de ospitalitatea celor ce te bun c greu i venea s te opreti
din produse bio locale
gzduiesc aici. din mncat. Dintr-o dat mulimea
FOTO/PHOTO: ARHIV LOCAL

The food
Dei restaurantul exceleaz la capitolul ncepu s apar. Erau oameni mulumii
is made of local
bun gust i elegan, realizndu-se o mbina- i fericii c se aflau ntr-un asemenea loc,
organic ingredients
re aproape perfect ntre stilul tradiional i cel att de aproape de spaiul n care sute de ani
modern, bucatele fcute aici exceleaz prin gust au fost nevoie pentru a cldi un subteran de sare
i savoare. Iar asta se ntmpl pentru c buctarii fascinant, un loc pentru care miile de turiti strini
uit a-i picta farfuriile, optnd mai mult pentru ne calc pragul. Se aflau n Turda i ajungeau aici
potrivirea aromelor. dup ce cltoria n minele cu sare avea s se ter-
Smbta devreme turitii nu aglomerau locul, n mine. Preau istovii, ns schimbau impresii, erau
schimb totul era bine pregtit, n semn c osptarii cucerii. i pentru c se aflau aproape de grotele
ateptau musafiri de seam. Am ptruns n inte- de sare, turitii erau curioi dac bucatele erau
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rior, muzica bun te fcea s ndrgeti locul, iar srate cu sare de-a locului. Dup ce le gustau i
gazdele i zmbeau binevoitoare. Era un loc retras, ddeau seama de un singur lucru sarea de Turda
la poale de munte, aproape de Apuseni, dar i un oferea gust bun mncrii, la fel i legumele culese
loc pe care l cutam, desprins din natur. ervetele cu atenie din grdinile oamenilor vrednici.
curate, cu motive romneti te fceau s ndrgeti i pentru c locul se afl mn n mn cu natura,
i mai mult spaiul, aa nct pn i Ispirescu ar asemenea a doi prieteni buni ce nu doresc s se

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pasiune devenit
realitate

Sarea-n bucate, a passion that
became reality

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Lecia ledsseonistorie despart, pensiunea construit n acelai stil te


ndeamn s mai rmi, s mai rmi cteva clipe
 History
s vezi podgoriile, s remarci frumuseea, s te
simi bine.
Secretul fripturii a la Turda Deloc mare, dar att de cochet, pensiunea Sarea-n
este felul n care carnea se The secret of Turda steaks bucate te face s te simi acas dup o zi istovitoare,
pregtete. Gustul incon- is the way the meat is dup o zi n care drumul erpuind din preajma sa
fundabil se datoreaz n prepared. The unmistakable este parcurs la pas, cu ncntare, dup ce vile sunt
mare parte faptului c este taste is due to the fact that umblate, dup ce codrul i devine prieten bun.
inut n sare i fgezit n the meat is tender in milk Iar atunci cnd vorbim de Turda nu putem s nu
lapte. and kept in salt. ne gndim la terapie, aa c dac ederea ta s fie
lung nu gseti un alt loc mai bun ori mai aproape
dect Sarea-n Bucate. Iar dac poposeti aici n
 SOLO timpul verii ori toamna trziu asiti la culesul
strugurilor, te bucuri de miresmele lor, alergi prin
 CU AFACERI BUSINESS
podgoriile din Potaissa i speri s identifici tre-
 COPII CHILDREN cutul, s devii parte din lumea strmoilor notri,
 CUPLURI COUPLES din lumea celor ce au cldit o Romnie att de fru-
moas de care ne facem mndri c i aparinem.

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amenajat ntr-un stil modern
cu inuene rustice
The restaurant design is
modern with a bit of rustic
inuences

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Sarea-n bucate
The soup with homemade noodles, the beef goulash, the cabbage
a la Cluj, the soup with tarragon and the appetizers with bacon and
fresh rind are some dishes that can truly make one crave and you
can only them in one place at Sarea-n bucate (Salt in dishes a
Romanian phrase that expresses all the little necessary details).

AS IF IT WERE GUARDING THE ENTRANCE TO TURDA


Salt Mine, Sarea-n bucate restaurant is not only a prac-
tical means of quenching the hunger, but also an oppor-
tunity to enjoy a breath of fresh air or the hospitality of
the people here.
Although the restaurant shines in good taste and
Bucatele sunt gtite n
elegance, achieving a near-perfect merge between the spiritul locului
traditional style and the modern pieces, the food made
here excels in taste and avor. And that is because
the chefs forget to paint their plates, opting more for The dishes are cooked in the spirit of
matching avors. place
Saturday, in the early hours, the tourists were not yet
rushing to the restaurant, but instead everything was well
prepared, as if the waiters were waiting for some special
guests. We entered, the good music made us fall in love
with the place and the hosts were smiling benevolently.
It was a secluded spot at the foot of the mountain, close
to the Apuseni, but also a place I was looking for, rooted
in nature. The clean wipes adorned with Romanian motifs
made me cherish the space even more, so even Ispirescu And because the place is hand in hand with the nature,
would have been proud to be Romanian. like two good friends who do not want to be separated,
I tasted a rubbed beans dish, an eggplant stew, a peasant the guesthouse built in the same style urges one to stick
dish and a monastic pot. And as if it were not enough, I around, stay a moment longer to see the vineyards, to
also tried the Turda steak, from the house menu, so good remark the beauty, to feel ne.
that I could hardly stop eating. Suddenly the crowd began Not big, but so stylish, the Sarea-n bucate guesthouse
to appear. They were satised and happy people because makes one feel just like home after a long day, after a
they were in such a place located so close to the area day in which the winding road around it was travelled by
where hundreds of years were needed to build a fascinat- foot, with delight, after the valleys were crossed, after
ing underground salt, a place where thousands of foreign the forest became ones best friend. And when we speak
tourists are passing our threshold. They were in Turda and of Turda we cannot avoid thinking about therapy, so if
they arrived here after the salt mines trip ended. They the stay here will have to be long, a better place closer
looked tired, but still changing impressions, they were than Sarea-n bucate cannot be found. And when sum-
conquered. And because they were near the salt caves, mer arrives or during late autumn one gets to watch the
the tourists were curious if the pieces were "salted" with harvesting, to enjoy the grape fragrances, to run through
the place's salt. Once they got to taste them, they were the vineyards of Potaissa and hope to identify the past,
aware of one thing the Turda salt offered a good avour to become part of our ancestors' world, a world of those
to the food, just as the carefully picked vegetables did by who built such a beautiful Romania of whom we feel
coming from the gardens of worthy people. proud to belong to.

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1 PIST pentru bicicliti


Bicycle track
2 PANORAM Primria
01 Cmpia Turzii
Landscape of Cmpia
Turzii City Hall

Cmpia Turzii 02

TRECND PRIN CMPIA TURZII, MI-AM Astfel, descoperi un ora nfloritor, n


amintit de acas, de orelul de provincie expansiune, fr s-i dai seama ce se
din care provin, care de fiecare dat m ascunde n spatele acestui zmbet. Cmpia
ateapt cu braele deschise. Turzii este o localitate foarte tnr, ce a
i aici am simit aceleai emoii, aceeai luat natere din doi prini nobili, Sat al
atmosfer cald, n ciuda mercurului din Sfntului rege, cunoscut azi sub numele de
termometru care se grbea s ajung la Sncrai, i Pmntul lui Gresu sau Ghiri.
zero grade. Istoria celor dou aezri (Sncrai i
n oraele aflate departe de Capital exist Ghiri) se pierde n negura veacurilor, iar
ceva extrem de real, dar intangibil, ceva pentru cunoaterea acesteia stau mrturie
care mi amintete c suntem oameni i c importante probe materiale autentice,
valoarea vieii nu se msoar n numrul documente ale epocilor strvechi i
de maini deinute i nici n numerarul din descoperiri arheologice.
portofel. Viaa cultural ne aduce mai aproape de
La o prim impresie, la fel ca atunci cnd motenirea acestui loc, de valorile pe care
cunoti un om, te lai purtat de aparene, le-a dobndit, iar astfel ncepem s privim
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Radu Hanga
PRIMAR CMPIA TURZII
Mayor of Cmpia Turzii

Dragi romni, v propunem o


incursiune n viaa
Municipiului Cmpia Turzii,
o reflectare a realitii eco-
nomice, sociale i culturale
a unui ora modern, angajat
n aciuni de promovare a
tuturor instituiilor i locu-
itorilor. Cmpia Turzii este
un loc plcut, cu tradiie, cu
autoriti locale responsabile
i deschise, ceteni activi i
o comunitate de afaceri cu
un orizont de dezvoltare larg.
Municipiul Cmpia Turzii vi
se dezvluie prin imagini i
cuvinte gritoare.

Dear Romanians, we would


PASSING THROUGH CMPIA TURZII, I RE- wants to show. So you discover a thriving, like to propose you a journey
membered my home town, the country expanding city without rst realising what into the life of Cmpia Turzii
town from where I come from, that is lies behind his smile. Cmpia Turzii is a very Municipality, a reection of
always waiting for me with opened arms. young city, which arose out of two noble the economic reality, a city's
And here I felt the same emotions, the same village "parents" of Holy King's Village, now modern, social and cultural life
warm atmosphere, despite the mercury known as Sncrai, and Gresu's Land or Ghiri. engaged in promoting all its in-
thermometer which, apparently, was in a The history of the two settlements (Sncrai stitutions and citizens. Cmpia
hurry to reach zero degrees. and Ghiri) is lost in the midsts of ages and is Turzii is a pleasant place lled
In the cities far located far from the capital testied by very important authentic mater- with tradition, with responsible
there is something very real, but yet intan- ial evidences, documents and archaeological and open local authorities,
gible, something that reminds me that we discoveries of ancient ages. active citizens and a business
are humans and that the value of life is not Cultural life brings us closer to this place's community with a growing
measured by the number of cars that we legacy, its values, and thus we begin to see future. You will reveal Cmpia
own neither by the cash in our wallet. the surroundings differently. Turzii Municipality shall reveal
At rst glance, somewhat , like when you itself through vivid images and
meet someone for the rst time, you let expresive words.
yourself be dazzled by appearances, that he

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1 BISERICA Or-
todox II "nvierea
Domnului"
Second Orthodox
Church "nvierea
Domnului"
2 BISERICA Re-
format de rit Calvin
Calvin Reformed
Church

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Viziteaz Cmpia Turzii


Visit Cmpia Turzii
UNUL DINTRE CELE MAI IMPORTANTE de eroi, CIMITIRUL OSTAILOR ROMANO-CATOLIC, Inima ne-
repere ale oraului este PALATUL ROMNI I SOVIETICI. prihnit a lui Iisus Hristos, ridicat n
CULTURAL IONEL FLOAIU, De asemenea, Mihai Viteazul sau Avram anul 1898, restaurat n 1912 i aranjat
inaugurat n 1945. La momentul respec- Iancu simboluri ale locului, beneficiaz dup ritualul latin. n interiorul su
tiv, gzduia biblioteca, cinematograful de busturi mndre, prin intermediul poate fi admirat tabloul original, cu
i cantina salariailor Uzinei Metalur- crora poi s faci un exerciiu de imagi- acelai nume, realizat n 1930.
gice Industria Srmei Cmpia Turzii. naie i s te transpui n acele perioade BISERICA REFORMAT DE RIT
De-a lungul timpului, i-a schimbat cnd curajul i vitejia erau caracteristici CALVIN, cel mai vechi edificiu din
destinaia, precum i numele, pentru de baz. ora, a fost nlat n anii 1679-1680,
ca, n 2013, casa de cultur s i reia Alte obiective importante n Cmpia fiind considerat monument istoric. Bi-
denumirea de palat, Palatul Cultural Turzii sunt BISERICA ADORMIREA serica are i azi aspectul unei construcii
Ionel Floaiu. MAICII DOMNULUI, ce dateaz fortificate, mprejmuit cu zid de piatr.
n luptele purtate n toamna anului de la 1910, i BISERICA NVIEREA Odinioar, zidul era mai nalt, dar n
1944, pe teritoriul localitii Cmpia DOMNULUI, care se remarc vremurile apropiate, pierzndu-i rolul
Turzii au czut 61 de ostai romni, 225 printr-un decor mural de excepie, att de aprare, a fost micorat. n 1786, i
de ostai sovietici i 13 soldai maghiari din punct de vedere iconografic, ct i s-au adus unele modificri, dintre care
din armata inamic. Pentru c, iniial, stilistic. Pictura este executat n stil amintim refacerea interiorului i repa-
acetia fuseser nhumai n grdini i neobizantin, iar construcia este n plan rarea boltei de contesa Kendeffi Rakhel,
curi, ulterior, n 1945, a fost amenajat cruciform. al crei nume este scris pe o plac de
unul dintre cele mai frumoase cimitire Nu trebuie ratat nici BISERICA marmur n stnga amvonului.

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cemeteries, the Soviet and Romanian Heart of Jesus Christ, built in 1898,
One of the most important landmarks Soldiers Cemetery. restored in 1912 and arranged in Latin
of the city is the Palace of Culture Also, Mihai Viteazul or Avram Iancu, rite. Inside you can admire the original
"Ionel Floaiu", opened in 1945. At symbolic gures of the place are painting of the same name, made in
that time it was housing the library, honoured by beautiful statues by the 1930.
the cinema and the Cmpia Turzii means of which you can do an exercise Calvin Reformed Church, the oldest
Metallurgic Wire Industry's employees of imagination and transpose yourself building in the city, was built in the
cafeteria. Over time, the destination in those times, when courage and years 1679-1680, and is considered
changed and so did its name. In 2013, bravery were basic features. a historical monument. Today, the
the house of culture was to resume its Other Cmpia Turzii's important ob- church has the appearance of a forti-
former name of palace, thus the Palace jectives are the Assumption of Virgin ed building, fenced with a stone wall.
of Culture "Ionel Floaiu". Mary Church, which dates from 1910, Once, the wall was taller, but in recent
In the battles fought in the fall of 1944 and The Resurrection of Christ Church times, losing its defensive role the wall
in the Cmpia Turzii area took their which is characterized by an excep- has been reduced. In 1786 there some
toll: 61 Romanian soldiers, 225 Soviet tional mural decoration, both in terms other changes occured among which
soldiers and 13 Hungarian enemy of iconography and style. The painting we must mention the interior restor-
soldiers have fallen. Initially, they is executed in Byzantine style and the ation and repair of the church vault,
were buried in gardens and yards, and construction is in a cruciform plan. ordered by Countess Kendeffi Rakhel
in 1945 their bodies were reinhumed Not to be missed either is the Roman whose name is written on a marble
in one of the most beautiful hero Catholic Church, the Immaculate plaque on the left side of the pulpit.

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alctuit din nou sate
Bioara commune is
composed of nine villages.
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Bioara BAIA MIC, AA CUM A FOST MENIONAT


pentru prima dat n documente, sau
Bioara reprezint o zon turistic cu
fac viaa mai frumoas.
Ciclismul montan i concursurile off-road
sunt atracia principal pentru cei care
un potenial uria. Iat cteva dintre iubesc micarea n aer liber i vor s-i
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motivele pentru care ar trebui s o vizitezi: testeze aptitudinile pe trasee spectaculoa-
peisajele ncnttoare, prtia de schi aflat se - drumurile forestiere se transform n
n mijlocul pdurii, aerul curat, cum nu pistele ideale pentru aceste sporturi.
este nicieri n Romnia, i, bineneles, Turismul reprezint unul dintre sectoarele
muntele care te ateapt s-i descoperi prioritare n comuna Bioara. Astfel, pe
farmecul n orice sezon. lng spectacolul naturii, pdurile dese,
Aflat la doar 40 de kilometri deprtare de drumeii ctre petera Huda lui Papar,
oraul Cluj-Napoca, Bioara este refugiul Cheile Turzii, Defileul Hadatelor i Cheile
localnicilor att pe timp de iarn, cnd vor Borzetilor, turitii pot merge i la Muzeul
s schieze, ct i vara, cnd vor s se ascun- Etnografic din Lupa unul dintre cele mai
d de cldur la umbra copacilor nali. interesante muzee de acest tip din ntreaga
Natura este cel mai important atu al zonei, ar, care trebuie negreit pus pe lista de
care te cheam s-i descoperi frumuseile vizitat.
prin intermediul unor activiti care i
pun adrenalina n micare, te ademenesc i
te recheam cu o frenezie aproape mistic. BAIA MIC (THE SMALL BATH), AS IT HAS
Aici, n mijlocul ei, natura i ofer oportu- been mentioned for the rst time in docu-
niti multiple s comunici cu ea, s-i simi ments, or Bioara, represents a touristic
mreia i s te uneti cu ea pentru a te area with an enormous potential. Here
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redescoperi pe tine i micile plceri care i are some reasons why one should visit it:

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Minodora Susana Luca


PRIMAR BIOARA
Mayor of Bioara

n calitate de Primar, de
reprezentant a Romniei
la Strasbourg, n Congresul
Puterilor Locale i Regionale al
Consiliului Europei i de Vice-
preedint a Comisiei pentru
Probleme de Actualitate n
Congresul Puterilor Locale i
Regionale, ncurajez toate fe-
meile care doresc s avanseze
n plan profesional i personal
s se implice n ceea ce doresc
s fac i, cu siguran, munca
depus le va fi ncununat de
succes.
Convins fiind c venicia s-a
nscut la sat, sunt fericit c
sunt romnc, mi iubesc ara
i m bucur c am avut opor-
tunitatea s ajut comunitatea
pe care o reprezint.

enchanting landscapes, the ski slope in yourself and all the little pleasures that
the middle of the forest, the fresh air, like make life more beautiful. Mountain cycling
nowhere else in Romania and, of course, and off-road shows are the main attraction As a mayor, as a respresent-
the mountain that waits to be discovered for the ones who love outdoor sports and ative of Romania in Strasbourg,
regardless the season. want to test their abilities on spectacular in the Local and Regional Powers
Only 40 kilometers away from Cluj-Napoca, tracks on the forest roads that become ideal Congress of the Council of Europe
Bioara is the locals refuge during winter places for these sports. and as a Vicepresident of the
time, when they want to ski, but also in the Tourism represents one of the priorities of Comission for Actuality Problems
summer, when they want to hide from the Bioara commune. in the Local and Regional Powers
heat under the shadow of the high trees. Thus, beside the magnicent show of the Congress, I encourage all women
Nature is the most important trump card nature, the thick forests, trips to Huda lui who want to succeed profession-
of the area, and you are invited to discover Papur cave, the Turda 's Gorge, the Had- ally and personally to get involved
its beauty through adrenaline full activities, atelor Gorge and the Borzeti Gorge, the in what they want to do. Their
it lures you and invites you again with an tourists can visit the Etnographic Museum of efforts will surely be successful.
almost mystical frenzy. Here, in the middle Lupa, one of the most interesting museums I am convinced that eternity
of nature, you are offered with multiple op- of this type in the entire country, one that was born in the countryside, I
portunities to communicate with it, to feel must necessarily be included on the visit list. am happy to be Romanian, I love
its greatness and unite with it to rediscover my country and I am glad I had
the opportunity of helping the
community I represent.

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2 PRTIA din
Bioara este dotat
cu mijloc de transport
pe cablu, iar lungimea
ei este de aproximativ
1,2 km Bioara ski
slope is equipped with
cable transport means
and its length is of
about 1.2 km

01

Bioara, o staiune venic animat


Bioara, an always trippery resort
DRUMUL CTRE BIOARA, CTRE linitit, aa cum a lsat-o natura, parapanta. Toate astea le poi face
munte, nu te pregtete pentru ceea Bioara reprezint o destinaie de i n sezonul urmtor, la care poi
ce urmeaz s descoperi n vrf. Este vacan ideal pentru a-i rencrca aduga peterile, care i vor permite
un peisaj domol, lin... pn ntr-un bateriile, un loc benefic pentru s descoperi o lume misterioas i
punct, cnd ncepi s urci i realizezi minte, suflet i corp. Este zona cea uimitoare.
c muntele este mai aproape dect mai bogat n ozon din Romnia i a
te-ai atepta. Drumul erpuit, uor doua din Europa.
n pant, i dezvluie o panoram Aici, niciun anotimp nu pare s THE ROAD TO BIOARA, TO THE
minunat, care-i pune imaginaia treac neobservat. Iarna, te bucuri mountains, does not help one prepare
la treab i te face s o vizualizezi de sportul alb, tot mai cutat i mai for what waits to be found at the
deopotriv iarna i vara. ndrgit de romni; primvara, ochii top. It is a smooth landscapeup to a
Staiunea Bioara este unul dintre i sunt rsfai de cromatica vie, point, when one starts climbing and
cele mai importante repere turistice pdurea deas i drumeii; vara, realizes the mountain is closer than
din zon. Cu siguran, att cei te relaxezi intrnd n contact cu expected. The winding road, slightly
care sunt pasionai de sporturile de viaa satului sau aventurndu-te inclined, shows a wonderful panor-
iarn, ct i cei care iubesc drumei- n cutreierarea crrilor erpuite, ama that puts ones imagination to
ile i schiul de tur se vor ndrgosti simi adrenalina cum i curge prin work and makes one visualize it both
iremediabil de acest loc. vene participnd la concursurile de in winter and in summer.
Animat de turiti, care sunt atrai off-road, fcnd ciclism montan, Bioara resort is one of the most
de prtia abrupt, sau calm i alpinism sau ncercnd zborul cu important touristic attractions of

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the area. Surely, for the people who contact with the life of the village
have a passion for the winter sports, or venturing in roaming the sliding
BINE DE TIUT / but also for the ones who love hiking paths, feeling the adrenaline running
GOOD TO KNOW: and ski touring; they will fall in love through ones veins when particip-
beyond redress with this place. ating in off-road contests, when
 50 lei Lecia de schi cu Animated by tourists, who are at- cycling on the mountains, climbing
instructor Ski class
tracted by the steep slopes or by the or paragliding. One can do all these
with an instructor
calm and quiet ones, as nature left it, things during the next season, also
 70 lei Lecia de plac cu Bioara represents an ideal vaca- adding the caves, which will allow
instructor Snowboard
class with an instructor tion destination for recharging ones you to discover a mysterious and
batteries, a beneficial place for mind, amazing world.
 1200 m Lungimea
prtiei mari High soul and body. It is the ozone richest
slope length area in Romania and second richest
 1300 m Lungimea in Europe. Here, no season can go
prtiei Buscat Buscat unnoticed. In winter, one enjoys the
slope length white sports, more and more enjoyed
 1400 m Altitudine by Romanians; in the spring, ones
Altitude eyes are spoiled by the vivid chromat-
 SMURD ics, the thick woods and the hiking;
in summer, one relaxes by getting in

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Tabr de Mindfulness n
Muntele Biorii
Conceptul nu-mi este strin, ba chiar m-a atras nc de prima
dat cnd am auzit de el, cnd am i scris despre el. Pe atunci,
se prezenta doar ca un proiect, nu ca ceva real, palpabil.

Mindfulness Camp in Biorii Mountain
The concept of mindfulness is not foreign to me and it stirred my interested from the rst time
I've ever I heard of it; being introduced to me a while ago, as a topic for one of my articles. Back
then, it was all an abstract concept, I couldn't really grasp it.

MI-A PLCUT IDEEA DE A CONCEPE UN sntoase, certificat n Washington


spaiu altfel, care s pun accentul DC. Este, de asemenea, instructor de
pe o minte sntoas ntr-un dans i profesor de yoga. Pe tot
trup sntos i care s-i parcursul taberei, Ruchi a fost
vizeze n special pe copii. alturi de elevi, pregtin-
Pe cei care, intenionat du-le un program plin:
sau nu, i rupem de
frumuseea unei
MINDFULNESS CAMP - consiliere despre
wellness i sn-
viei simple, de- A CAMP tate, seminarii i
parte de gadgeturi, activiti interactive
tehnologie i agitaie,
FOR YOUNG de psihologie pozitiv,
care sunt de multe ori LEADERS yoga, meditaie, dansuri
01
distrugtoare. pop americane.
Organizat n decorul pitoresc al
staiunii Muntele Biorii de ctre 1 COMPLEXUL
Village on the Hill
Fundaia Transylvania College, tabra
(Stucul de pe deal) n
de var Mindfulness Camp A Camp I LIKE THE IDEA THAT SOMEONE HAS
FOTO/PHOTO: ARHIV LOCAL

care a avut loc tabra


for Young Leaders le-a oferit celor peste designed a special place, created espe- a fost construit spe-
60 de participani un program internaional cially for children, that focuses on developing cial pentru a gzdui
unic, o premier n Romnia. Pe parcursul a 10 a healthy mind in a healthy body. Nowadays tabere i proiecte
zile pline de activiti i ateliere interactive, tinerii au children are deprived of the beauty of a simple life, educaionale
nvat cum s-i construiasc un caracter puternic, s away from gadgets, technology and agitation, all of THE "VILLAGE ON
neleag cine sunt, s fie proactivi, nu reactivi, s aib which may be destructive, in excess. Offered in the the Hill" resort,
o atitudine pozitiv, s i descopere punctele forte, picturesque setting of Biorii Mountain resort by where the camp was
organized, was spe-
s-i dezvolte creativitatea, s fac diferena dintre the Transylvania College Foundation, the summer
cically built to host
bine i ru. program "Mindfulness Camp - A Camp for Young
camps and educa-
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

Succesul taberei s-a datorat n mare parte implicrii Leaders" gave over 60 participants a unique exper- tional projects.
psihologului Ruchi Kumar, venit special din Statele ience, a first in Romania. During 10 days filled with
Unite ale Americii pentru acest program. Ruchi activities and interactive workshops, young people
este specializat n psihologie pozitiv i educaie learned how to build a strong character, to under-
socio-emoional. n ultimii apte ani, a profesat ca stand who they are, to be proactive, not reactive, to
specialist n nvare i trainer specializat n practici have a positive attitude, to discover their strengths,

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S-a pus mult suflet i s-au
fcut eforturi mari pentru a
pstra tradiiile romneti prin
conservarea caselor vechi de
100 de ani

We put a lot of soul and we have made great
efforts to keep the Romanian traditions by
preserving 100 years old houses

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tiai ckn?ow? develop their creativity, to distinguish between good


 Did you and bad. The success of the camp was largely due to
the psychologist Ruchi Kumar's involvement. Ruchi
Organizatorii i propun s The organizers want to came all the way from the United States, especially
recreeze aceast experien i recreate this experience in the
for this program, being specialized in positive psy-
n vara lui 2015. Cei interesai summer of 2015 as well. Those
chology and socio-emotional education. In the past
sunt invitai s urmreasc interested are invited to follow
site-ul www.villageonthehill. the www.villageonthehill. seven years, she worked as a specialist and wellness
ro i pagina de facebook dedi- ro website and the facebook trainer, certified in Washington DC. She is also a
cat taberei de mindfulness, page dedicated to the mind- dance instructor and a yoga teacher. In the camp,
www.facebook.com/villa- fulness camp, www.facebook. Ruchi has been very close to the students, counseling
geonthehill, unde vor gsi i com/villageonthehill, where them about health and wellness. The children's daily
testimoniale ale participanilor they can nd some of the schedule includes seminars and interactive activities
din primele serii organizate n participants' testimonials. for positive psychology, yoga, meditation, American
vara anului trecut. pop dance, and healthy cooking workshops.


www.villageonthehill.ro
Pensiunea Casa Barolo,
expresia ospitalitii
Cred c cea mai mare surpriz a mea, a noastr, a fost s
descoperim Pensiunea Casa Barolo, nainte de a vedea orice
alt loc din zon.

Baloro House, the expression for hospitality
I think the biggest surprise for me, for us all, was to discover Barolo House before we saw any
other place in the area.

MNCARE
FROM THE FIRST STEP INTO THE
DE LA PRIMUL PAS N CURTEA BUN + ODIHN guesthouse courtyard we were
pensiunii am fost atrai impressed by the building
de arhitectura cldirii
ACTIV + UN SPAIU architecture, bearing
ce poart semntura LUMINOS, CU INFLUENE the signature of the
celebrului arhitect famous architect
Adalbert Kun, ETNO = OAMENI MULUMII Kun Adalbert,
originar din Vlaha,
de combinaia ntre
a native of Vlaha,
by the combination
Good food + active recreation +
albul pereilor i tmplria between the white walls
din lemn a ferestrelor, de
a bright space with ethnic and the windows woodwork, 01

obloanele nalte ce ofereau un inuences = happy by the high shutters that offered
aer rustic i n acelai timp modern people a rustic, yet modern view, and by the 1 CASA BAROLO
este locul ideal pentru
ntregului ansamblu. entire assembly as a whole.
ntlniri de familie,
Este un loc atipic, ca i proprietarii. El un This place is atypical, and so are the own- cu prieteni, de rm
personaj plin de energie, nzestrat cu harul ers. Him, a character full of energy, endowed sau conferine i team
vorbitului, aa cum ne place nou, ea creativ with the gift of speech, as we like it; her - creative buildinguri Barolo
FOTO/PHOTO: BAROLO

i extrem de implicat n crearea unei atmosfere and highly involved in forming a fullling atmo- House is the ideal
depline. sphere. place for family gath-
Cumva, acest loc, unde tblia patului este construit Somehow, this place in which the headboard for the erings, with friends, or
din crmid, unde jacuzzi-ul este de fapt un butoi bed is made of bricks, where the Jacuzzi is actually a for business meetings
imens, din lemn (cunoscut locului sub denumirea de huge wooden barrel (locally known as the ciubr, the or conferences and
team building
ciubr), cu ap nclzit i srat, unde te poi bucura tub) with heated and salted water, where one can enjoy
de gustul autentic al pinii coapte pe vatra cuptorului the authentic taste of bread that has been baked in the
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

de afar, este locul ideal pentru ntlniri de familie, cu hearth of the outside furnace. It is the ideal place for
prietenii, de firm sau conferine i team-buildinguri. family gatherings, with friends, or for business meetings
Casa Barolo pe mine personal m-a cucerit, m-a vrjit or conferences and team-building.


i m-a fcut s visez cu ochii deschii la un sejur, la o It is a place that I, personally, was conquered by, which
vacan pe care fr niciun regret a putea s o petrec dazzled and made me daydream to a vacation that only
numai aici, n interiorul acestei curi. here I could spend without regret, inside this courtyard. www.casabarolo.ro

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o expresie vie a
ospitalitii, simplitii
i bunului gust

Barolo House is a vivid expression
of hospitality, simplicity and good
taste

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Ce ne-e'avepenljocyeudt!
 What w
Faptul c aceast locaie i The fact that this place can
permite s-i selecteze cli- afford to select its clientele.
entela. C accentul este pus That the focus is on good
pe mncarea bun, pe voia food, on good spirits and on
bun i pe micile plceri ale the small pleasures of life
vieii care-i aduc zmbetul that bring one a smile and
pe buze i linitea n suflet. peace to the soul. In other
Altfel spus, pe conceptele words the slow food and
slow-food i slow-life. slow-life concepts.

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Mysterious spa
n drum spre Bioara, am fcut un mic popas n Svdisla.
Pentru c am auzit multe despre acest sat i despre tradiiile
pe care nc le pstreaz cu sfinenie, am vrut s ne convin-
gem c aa este.

Mysterious Spa
On the way to Bioara, we made a small stop in Svdisla. Because we've heard a lot about this
village and the traditions that are still alive here, we wanted to see if that was the truth.

AM AJUNS N CURTEA PENSIUNII WE ARRIVED IN THE MYSTERIOUS SPA


Mysterious Spa, unde am fost courtyard, where we were
plcut surprini pe de o parte MYSTERIOUS SPA & pleasantly surprised by the
de motivele tradiionale traditional motives we have
pe care le-am remarcat PENSIUNE MBIN encountered right from
de la poart, iar pe
de alt parte, de
ELEMENTELE RUSTICE CU the gate, on the one
hand and on the
Spa-ul extrem de DOTRILE MODERNE other hand, by the
actual. extremely timely spa.
Spaiul ne-a ntmpinat
The place greeted us
cu o atmosfer degajat Mysterious Spa & Pension with a pleasant and relaxed
i plcut, asemntoare cu combines rustic elements atmosphere, similar to the 01

starea de spirit a gazdelor, care with modern amenities. mood of the hosts, who wel-
ne-au primit cu zmbetul pe buze. comed us with a smile. 1 PENSIUNEA este
aplasat n centrul
Este genul de senzaie pe care ne dorim It's the kind of feeling that we want
comunei Svdisla
FOTO/PHOTO: EU-ROMANIA.ORG

s o avem ori de cte ori plecm de acas, to have whenever we leave home, for a The guest house is
n concediu. holiday. placed in the heart of
Ne-a plcut foarte mult faptul c balconul pen- We enjoyed very much the fact that the guest- Svdisla village
siunii se asemna cu prispa bunicii, iar pardoseala house balcony resembled the grandparents porch 2 Centrul Spa din
din lemn natural era acoperit cu preuri esute la and the natural wood oor was covered with woven cadrul pensiunii este
rzboi. Ct de dragi mi sunt acum aceste lucruri i ct loom mats. How I love these things now and how unfair un spaiu reconfor-
de nedreapt am fost cu ele cndva! I was to them some time ago! tant, un loc minunat
Mysterious Spa ne-a rmas n amintire ca un loc fru- Mysterious Spa remained in our minds as a beautiful de relaxare The
guesthouse Spa is a
mos, n care timpul parc s-a oprit nainte de apariia place where time seemed to have stopped somewhere
refreshing space, a
telefonului mobil i a televizorului color, pe vremea before the inventing of the TV and the mobile phone,
great place to relax
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

cnd copiii se jucau pe uliele satului i se bucurau de during the days when children used to play in the streets
gustul laptelui proaspt muls. of the village and enjoyed the taste of fresh milk.
Chiar dac pensiunea ne-a pus la dispoziie un Spa Although the guesthouse has provided us a covered Spa
acoperit i tehnologie modern, totui, aici, am putut and modern technology, we could still nd here all those
regsi toate acele lucruri i valori de altdat la care ne things and values of the past that we think about with
gndim cu nostalgie. nostalgia.

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Mysterious SPA, the realm of
relaxation

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Ce ne-e'avepenljocyeudt!
 What w

n Svdisla dinuie armo-


nia. Stucul pstreaz din In Svdisla harmony en-
autenticitatea vremurilor dures. The village retains the
de demult. Ne-au plcut authenticity of ancient times.
elementele ce fac trimitere la We liked the elements that
tradiii i faptul c oame- refer to traditions and that
nii sunt extrem de calzi i the people are very warm and
primitori. welcoming.

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5 PRIMII locuitori ai satului


Valea Ierii au fost trdtorii
lui Horea
The rst inhabitants of
01 Valea Ierii village were the
traitors of Horea

Valea Ierii PORNETI AGALE DINSPRE ORAUL ATT DE


animat, dorind s te retragi ntr-un loc
linitit, s remarci natura, s simi c
larea Bondureasa.
Cetatea Lita (Cetatea Geczy) este o cetate
medieval, construit pe o stnc deasupra
trieti. Valea Ierii e locul perfect pentru Vii Iara. Atestat documentar n anul 1324
02
a te recrea, fiind parte din inima muntelui, sub numele de Castrum Leta, cetatea are
unde izvoarele apelor reci i limpezi i un trecut foarte zbuciumat. A fost grav
farmec privirea. avariat n urma unui asediu, prin explozia
n drum spre Bioara, trecnd pe lng magaziilor de pulbere din subteranele
cariera de piatr, peti spre natur. Urci cetii, la 12 februarie 1562. n 1569, ruinele
spre munte, pe drumuri nu foarte mult i pdurile aferente din vecintate au fost
strbtute, ce-i las impresia unei zone druite lui Geczy Jnos, care a fcut cetatea
virgine, unde modernul nu a acaparat din nou locuibil, descendenii lui locuind
nc tradiia. Printre brazii nali i verzi te aici pn n a doua jumtate a secolului
pierzi ntr-o lume att de plcut! Respiri XVII.
adnc i i dai seama de prospeimea
aerului.Cu alte cuvinte, te simi bine!
i cum muntele te acapareaz, parc nu i Acumularea Bondureasa
doreti s mai pleci. i doreti s explorezi Acolo unde praiele Marutu i Galbena se
fiecare parte, fiecare ascunzi, fiecare col ntlnesc, natura creeaz un peisaj mirific,
pe care natura l-a pregtit pentru ca nou un amfiteatru cu perei stncoi, cu creste
s ne fie bine, s ne plac, s l admirm. i limbi de grohoti. i tot acolo, mestece-
Pe Valea Ierii poi privi cu mult plcere nii i molizii pipernicii ntregesc peisajul.
Cetatea Lita, Mnstirea Someul Rece, Se formeaz astfel un spaiu plcut, un loc
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 What w

Ne-a plcut peisajul,


crestele munilor i praiele
ce se scurgeau la vale.
Ne-a plcut aerul proas-
pt, dar i mioarele ce se
aflau la punat.
Ne-a plcut Casa Lara, un
domeniu amplu, construit
din pasiune pentru frumos,
un vis devenit realitate.
We enjoyed the scenery,
the mountain peaks and
streams that were owing
downhill.
We enjoyed the fresh air,
and the grazing sheep.
We loved Casa Lara, a
wide area, built with a
passion for beauty, a dream
come true.

ness of the air. In brief, one feels good! 1569 the ruins and surrounding forests
WHEN ONE STARTS SLOWLY FROM THE And as the mountain is taking one over, it were offered to Geczy Janos who made
so animated town, one wants to withdraw feels like one does not want to leave. One the stronghold habitable again. His
to a quiet place, to admire the nature, to wants to explore every part, every nook, descendants have lived here until the
feel alive. Iara Valley is the perfect place every corner that nature has prepared for second half of the 17th century.
to relax, it's part of the mountain's heart us to feel better, to like, to admire.
where the springs of clear water are a On the Iara Valley one can admire the Bondureasa
charm to one's eyes. Lita Stronghold, Someul Rece Monas- Acummulation
On the way to Bioara, passing the tery but also the Bondureasa Accumula- Where Marutu and Galbena streams
quarry, one steps into the heart of tion Landscape Reservation. meet, nature creates a wonderful
nature. One climbs the mountain, on Geczy Stronghold is a medieval fortress landscape, an amphitheater with rocky
rarely crossed paths which reveal many built on a cliff above the Iara Valley. First walls, steep ridges and scree. This is
virgin areas where modernity hasnt mentioned in 1324 as "Castrum Leta", also where the birches and the scraggy
monopolized tradition yet. One loses the stronghold has a very troubled past. spruces complete the landscape. That
oneself in a world so pleasant among It has been severely damaged after a is how a pleasant place is created, an
the tall and green trees. One takes a siege caused an explosion of the powder isolated and beautifully outlined area.
deep breath and one realizes the fresh- stocks under it on February 12th 1562. In

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Casa Lara,
un domeniu de poveste
Cnd vizitezi un jude de dimensiunea Clujului, nu-i tocmai
uor s descoperi locaii, obiective i oameni cu adevrat de
valoare. Aadar, cea mai bun recomandare vine din partea
celor cu care te intersectezi.

Lara GUESTHAUSE, a fairytale land
When one visits a county the size of Cluj, it may not be easy to discover locations, landmarks and
truly valuable people. Therefore, the best recommendation comes from the people one crosses
their paths with and discusses with.

LA FEL S-A NTMPLAT I N CAZUL NOSTRU. Nu tiu cum a putea s o descriu mai bine
Dac nu ne-am fi ntlnit cu o persoan, dect ca pe un trm de poveste. La
dac nu am fi pus o ntrebare, am fi ratat intrarea n curte, n timp ce peti pe
Valea Ierii i, implicit, Casa Lara. podeul deckuit, strjuit de o parte i
Drumul pn acolo este un pic de alta de felinare mici, te salut o
anevoios, dar, aa cum ne-a fntn n form de piramid,
spus un btrn al locului, CASA LARA, iar pe msur ce naintezi,
merit. Merit s mergi privirea i este furat de
prin pdure, s treci O MIC ELVEIE camerele niruite,
pe lng cariera poziionate cu
de piatr pentru
faa ctre lac, i de
a ajunge ntr-unul
Lara Guesthouse, cascada n miniatur
dintre cele mai frumoa- a small Switzerland ce izvorte de sub
se locuri care mi-a fost dat salonul de sticl.
01
s-l vd vreodat. Imediat i dai seama c
Ajuns n poarta Casei Lara, ederea aici nu are cum s fie
constai cu admiraie c Romnia banal. La Casa Lara, nu ai cum s te 1 MBIN tradiia cu
confortul de acas
nu va nceta niciodat s te surprind, plictiseti: ai natura, pe care o poi cu-
pentru a te simii cu
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c, acolo unde te atepi mai puin, poi noate ndeaproape, ai ciuberele (butoaie adevrat linitit n
descoperi o oaz de relaxare, frumusee i mari) cu ap cald i srat, ai sauna n butoi locul acesta special.
autenticitate. i bucatele tradiionale fcute n cas. Gndin- It combines tradition
Nu tiu cum suntei voi, ns eu m bazez mai mult du-te la toate acestea, simi mirosul pinii de cas, o with the comfort of
pe sentimente dect pe raiune i cumva, de fiecare vezi aburind pe mas alturi de crnai, costie de porc home for you to feel
dat cnd intru n contact cu un loc, mi pot da seama i prjiturele proaspt scoase din cuptor. really peaceful in a
ct la sut nseamn business pentru proprietar i ct la special place
sut sentimente.
Cnd abia cuprinzi cu privirea acest domeniu, cnd
descoperi la fiecare pas ceva care i scoate un sunet THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO US, TOO. IF WE HADNT MET
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

de admiraie i cnd priveti cu atenie fiecare detaliu, a person, if we hadn't asked a question, we would have
nseamn c faci cunotin cu sufletul locului. Este missed The Iera Valley and Casa Lara. The way up there
visul proprietarilor devenit realitate. Chiar dac este de is a little bit difficult, but, as an old man of the land told
inspiraie nordic, Casa Lara nglobeaz i simboluri as, it is worth it. It is worth walking through the woods,
ale tradiiei romneti, nsemne ale culturii noastre passing close to the stone pit to get to one of the most
nemuritoare. beautiful places I have ever seen.

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One gets to Lara Guesthouses gate, one admiringly


realizes that Romania never ceases to surprise, and that,
when one least expects it, one can discover an oasis of
relaxation, beauty and authenticity. I dont know others
think, but I mainly focus on feelings, not on reason, and
somehow, when I get in touch with a place, I can see how
much is business and how much of it is based on the
owner's feelings.
When one can barely see the whole land, when one can
discover, with each step, something that makes one feel
admiration and when one looks with great attention at
each detail, it means one is getting accustomed to the
places soul. It is the dream of the owners that became

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Ce ne-e'avepenljocyeudt! reality. Even if it is inspired by the Northern settlements


 What w Lara Guesthouse also offers symbols of the Romanian
tradition, signs of our undying culture.
I dont know how I can describe it better than to compare
it to a fairytale land. When entering the courtyard and
stepping over the decked footbridge, guarded by little
Specialitatea casei, The house specialty, a lamps, a pyramid shaped fountain welcomes you and as
sup-crem (SUPA LARA i cream soup (LARA SOUP and you walk further, the rooms lined and positioned facing
SUPA MARA), a crei reet MARA SOUP) whose recipe the lake and the miniature cascade that wells out from
provine din nordul Germa- comes from the Northem under the glass saloon capture your eyes.
niei. Germany. One immediately realizes that staying here cant be
boring.. One could never get bored at Lara Guesthouse:
 SOLO there is nature, ready to be known up close, the tubs (big
 CU AFACERI BUSINESS barrels) with warm and salty water, the sauna in the bar-
 COPII CHILDREN rel and the traditional homemade dishes. Thinking about
all of this, one can feel the smell of homemade bread and
 CUPLURI COUPLES
see it steaming on the table along with sausages, bacon
and freshly baked cookies.

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2 LCA de cult n satul Beli


Worship house in Beli
village
3 RUINELE Bisericii, la retra-
01 gerea apelor lacului (2000)
Church Ruins, at the with-
drawal of the lake (2000)

Beli 02

S
ITUAT N MIJLOCUL MUNILOR sortit s rmn venic verzi, mprejmuiesc
Apuseni, Beliul este renumit lacul, transformnd peisajul ntr-unul
pentru peisajul mirific, impresio- fabulos. Dac ajungi aici iarna, atunci cnd
nant, surprins nu de puine ori fie totul este ngheat, iar brazii sunt ncrcai
n diversele reportaje tv, fie n materialele cu zpad, i se dezvluie o lume alb,
din spaiul virtual. nespus de frumoas, desprins din poveti.
Lucrurile se schimb ns atunci cnd n schimb, n timpul verii, vei avea parte de
ajungi n zon. Cu siguran, tii cte ceva mai mult animaie - dac vrei s admiri
despre istoria Lacului Beli Fntnele (c natura n toat splendoarea ei, trebuie
se ntinde pe o suprafa de 27 de kilome- s te plimbi pe lac cu brcua. Iar atunci
tri, c este foarte adnc etc.), ns, atunci cnd apele Lacului Beli se retrag, ai ansa
cnd te afli n preajma lui, nu ai cum s s vezi ruinele bisericii, nc semea i
nu remarci c se transform, indiferent c frumos conservat de valurile sale line.
este iarn sau var, ntr-o oglind verde a Turitii ajung n vrf de munte, cutnd
brazilor ce ncadreaz peisajul. linitea pe care nu o regsesc, pare-se,
Copacii falnici, drepi i nali parc nicieri n alt parte. Aici descoperi o lume
vegheaz pentru ca frumuseea acestui loc n care natura a rmas ca la nceputuri,
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PRIMAR BELI
Mayor of Beli

Noi romnii avem o mare


calitate: hazul! Prin rs
reuim s depim situaii
critice. Simul umorului
este salvator i ar trebui
s-l pstrm cu sfinenie.
Astfel, le doresc tuturor
romnilor s descopere n
ei acel izvor de voie bun,
acel remediu att de sim-
plu prin care pot vindeca
sufletul i pot trece cu o
mai mare uurin peste
obstacole.

We, Romanians, have


great quality: humor.
Through laughter we man-
age to overcome critical
situations. The sense of
un cadru feeric unic, cum n-ai mai ntlnit la o altitudine de 1.125 de metri. Potrivit humor is our salvation and
niciunde. primelor atestri documentare, localitatea we should nurture it reli-
Tot aici, afli tradiii minunate, ntlneti exist de mult timp, mai exact din anul giously. Thus, I wish to all
oamenii simpli, admiri vrednicia lor i 1369, fiind cunoscut sub numele de Romanians to discover in
ajungi s i doreti s aparii cu totul Flavia Bele. i pentru c tot ce este vechi their own selves the source
locului. Iar atunci cnd trebuie s pleci, cu are i o legend, se spune c, demult, moii of laughter, the remedy
siguran, i pare ru de tot ceea ce lai n i-au abandonat casele din calea apelor through which they can
urm: un loc cald i frumos, un spaiu pur Someului Cald i au construit actuala cure the soul and can more
i plcut, aer proaspt, oameni primitori, aezare. Localnicii cred i astzi c, uneori, easily overcome obstacles..
porturi populare. Lai n urm o parte din poi vedea n apele lacului ruinele caselor
Romnia frumoas. i tot n urm rmn stenilor.
specialitile culinare ale locului care, pe
ct sunt de simple, pe att de gustoase i
sntoase: mncruri din ciuperci proas-
pt culese de pe munte, sup de glbiori,
zacusc de ghebe.
Comuna Beli este situat la poalele
masivului Vldeasa din Munii Apuseni,

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BEING LOCATED AMIDST THE APUSENI reveals, exceedingly beautiful, seemingly


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Mountains, Beli is famous for its wonderful, drawn from stories. However, in summer,
impressive landscape, many times included this is a far more animated picture - if one
in various TV reports or in cyberspace wants to admire nature in all its glory, one
articles. needs a boat ride on the lake. And when the
However, things change when one gets to
the area. Surely one knows something about
waters of Beli Lake withdraw, there is the
chance of seeing the ruins of the church, still
Beli, peisaj de
the history of Beli Fntnele Lake (it covers
an area of 27 kilometers, it is very deep,
haughty and beautifully preserved by the
smooth waves.
poveste
etc.), but when around it, one cannot fail
to notice that it's transforming in a mirror
Tourists reach the mountaintop, seeking the
tranquility they can't nd anywhere else, as

of the green surroundings framing the it seems. One discovers here a world where
Belis, the landscape
landscape, whether it is during the winter or nature remaines as it was in the begin- of fairy tales
summer. ning, with a wild and disturbing beauty,
The towering, straight and tall trees seem an enchanting unique place as never seen
to ensure the beauty of this place so it will anywhere.
remain unaltered. The trees enclosing the Here, traditions are wonderful, the people
lake, which nature has destined to remain are simple, and one can admire their honest
evergreen, are transforming the landscape work and seem to want to entirely belong.
into a fabulous one. If one gets here in And when one has to leave, one certainly
winter, when everything is frozen, and the regrets everything that must be left behind:
trees are laden with snow, a white world a warm and beautiful, pure and pleasant

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4 BISERICA rsrind din lacul


Beli
The Church rising from Mergi la
Beli Lake  Go to
VILA VALS
6 MUNICITORI, la Fntnele
(1974)
Workers, at Fntnele
(1974) Adresa: Sat Beli nr. 162A, jud.
Cluj.
Contact: +40 724.161.626

space, the fresh air, the welcoming people, We've enjoyed the place and its
(folk) traditional costumes. One leaves architecture. One of the most its
behind a beautiful part of Romania. And guesthouses in Beli opened its
gates for us to enjoy the host's
also the culinary specialties of the place, as hospitality. We've really enjoyed
simple as tasty and healthy: dishes made of the humorous personality of the
Ne-a atras locul, ne-a atras
freshly picked mushrooms, Chanterelle soup arhitectura. Una dintre cele owner and his rushfullness which
or Honey fungus. mai artoase pensiuni din Beli seems to contradict the saying
Beli commune is located at the foot of ne-a deschis porile pentru a ne that Transylvanians are always
the Vldeasa Mountain in the Apuseni at bucura de ospitalitatea gazdelor. calm. It made us feel at home.
Firea ugubea a proprietarului, We especially liked the interior
an altitude of 1,125 meters. According the
precum i agitaia sa care pare made of solid wood, meticulously
rst documents, the town existed for a long built by the owner of the location
s contrazic zicala c ardelenii
time, namely from 1369, being known as sunt leni, ne-a plcut, ne-a fcut himself and we've enjoyed the ro-
"Flavia Bele". And because everything old s ne simim de-ai casei. Ne-a mantic replace, ready to protect
also has a legend, it is said that long time plcut n mod special interiorul us from the cold.
ago, the locals abandoned their homes on din lemn masiv, realizat cu Vals Villa guesthouse is a good
the riverbed of Warm Some and built the meticulozitate de nsui pro- refuge from the everyday rush,
prietarul locaiei i ne-a plcut where you can relax and commu-
current settlement. The locals believe that
emineul romantic, pregtit s ne nicate with nature.
even today one can sometimes see the ruins
protejeze de frig. Pensiunea Vila
of the villagers houses in the lake waters. Vals este un loc numai bun n care
s te refugiezi, s te relaxezi i s
comunici spiritual cu natura.

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1 BISERICA din
lemn din Beli
The wooden
Church from Beli 02

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La pas prin Beli


A walk in Beli
ORI DE CTE ORI AJUNGI N MIJLOCUL nevoii s-i abandoneze casele, s SILVAN, asta dac i doreti un loc
munilor, nu ai cum s nu te gndeti prseasc vechea vatr steasc i s se de reculegere i rugciune. Se afl n
la drumeii. Un peisaj montan ascunde, mute mai sus. Ei bine, satul lor acoperit munte, aproape de Lacul Beli-Fntne-
pe lng frumuseea tcut a copacilor de lac mai poate fi vzut i astzi. le, aa c nu-i va fi greu s ajungi la ea.
nali, a vrfurilor semee i a faunei Dac i propui s explorezi i mpre- Un alt lca de cult pe care poi s l
deosebite, multe alte atracii. Ca orice jurimile Beliului, i recomandm s vizitezi este BISERICA DIN LEMN
turiti care viziteaz Beliul i care mergi la VLUL MIRESEI (Cascada DIN BELI, amplasat chiar n
i doresc s vad cel mai frumos i Rchiele). Se afl la 30 de kilometri mijlocul satului, ai crei perei tcui
cunoscut obiectiv din zon, am mers distan, iar peisajul pe care l vei par s ascund secrete. Aceasta a fost
la LACUL BELI FNTNELE. descoperi odat ce vei ajunge aici te va strmutat din Giurcua de Jos, atunci
Splendoarea sa tcut ne-a lsat mui cuceri din primul moment. Cascada n cnd lacul de acumulare era pe cale
de uimire i ne-a fcut s ne simim, trei trepte, cu o nlime de 30 de metri, s o nghit. Construcia are form de
pentru un moment, ca ntr-un col de are i o legend: se spune c o mireas a corabie, asemenea tuturor bisericilor
rai. De jur mprejurul Lacului Beli - czut n acest loc i a murit chiar n ziua din Munii Apuseni, i este realizat din
Fntnele, ne-am cufundat n pdurea nunii sale; i-a rmas doar voalul, prins brne de brad tiate manual, la joagr.
deas de brazi falnici, iar mai jos am dat de stncile muntelui, iar nuntaii au Prispele sale i exteriorul acoperit cu
peste barajul care, ori de cte ori oprete plns-o pn ce s-a format cascada. S indril i dau un farmec aparte.
apa lacului, las s ias la suprafa fie sau s nu fie aa?! - doar trecutul tie. Alte locuri pe care nu trebuie s le
povestea moilor care, ameninai de Urmtorul popas pe care i-l propunem ocoleti atunci cnd te afli pe aceste
puhoaiele Someului Cald, au fost este MNSTIREA RCA TRAN- meleaguri sunt: monumentul dedicat

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Mergi la
 Go to
CABANA PERLA LACULUI
LAKE'S PEARL COTTAGE

The most beautiful time, when


on holiday, is to wake up in the
morning, go out on the terrace
with a fresh coffee in hand and
meet face to face with the im-
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mensity of the blue lake, in which
towering pines are mirrored. The
Lake Pearl is located right on the
edge of the water. You can lay on
Cel mai frumos moment, atunci the porch and you can follow the
cnd eti n vacan, este s whole spectacle of nature; you can
te trezeti diminea, s iei admire the beauty of the replace,
pe terasa pensiunii cu o cafea the woods gentleness and the
proaspt n mn i s dai nas tenderness of towels and table-
n nas cu imensitatea albastr, cloths that you nd in the interior.
cu imaginea lacului n care se Address: Beli village, Fntnele
oglindesc brazii falnici. Perla resort
Lacului este aezat chiar n Phone: +40 731 018 192
buza apei. Din prag poi urmri
ntregul spectacol al naturii i,
tot din prag, admiri frumuseea
emineului, blndeea lemnului
i gingia motivelor tradiionale
de pe tergare i fee de mas pe
care le regseti n interior.
Adresa: Sat Beli, str. Staiunea
Fntnele
Contact: +40 731 018 192

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evenimentului de la 1918, biserica to see the most beautiful and known


fortificat de la Vleni, Valea Iadului i place in the area when visiting Beli, we
Stna de Vale, Rezervaia natural Cet- went to the Beli Fntnele Lake. Its
2 LACUL Beli Fntnele ile Ponorului, Poiana Florilor, Cetile silent splendor left us dazed and made
Beli Fntnele Lake Rdesei, Petera Urilor, Petera Alunu, us feel, for a moment, like being lost in a
Cheile Someului Cald, Petera Zmeilor, piece of heaven. Around Beli Fntnele
Petera Humpleului, Petera Ghearul Lake we plunged into the dense forest of
Scrioara, Cheile Glbenei i Izbucul towering trees. Below, we came across
Glbenei, Bradul lui Horea din pdurea the dam, which, whenever the lake water
Scoruet, Petera Piatra Ponorului. i was turned off, leaves the Moi (the
garantm c vei fi cucerit de peisaje Apuseni Mountains inhabitants) story to
i c, la fiecare pas, te vei bucura de surface. Threatened by Warm Some's
natur, de munte, de libertate. oods, they were forced to abandon
their homes, leaving the old village, and
WHENEVER ONE GETS ON THE MOUN- to move to higher ground. Well, their
tain, one cannot but think of hiking. village covered by the lake waters can
Beside the silent beauty of tall trees, of also be seen today.
the haughty top and rich fauna, a moun- If one is set out to explore the surround-
tain landscape hides many other attrac- ings of Beli as well, we recommend to
tions. Like any other tourists who want going Vlul Miresei or to the Rchiele

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Miresei (Rchiele)
Vlul Miresei
(Rchiele) waterfall

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Waterfall. It is 30 kilometers away and located right in the middle of the village, Citadels of Rdeasa (Cetile Rdesei),
the landscape here is truly fascinating whose silent walls seem to hide secrets. The Bears Cave (Petera Urilor), the
from the rst time. The three steps It was moved from Giurcua de Jos when Alunu Cave (Petera Alunu), the Warm
waterfall with a height of 30 meters, has the lake was about to swallow it. The Some Gorge (Cheile Someului Cald),
a legend, also: it is said that a bride has building is shaped like a ship, like all the the Dragons Cave (Petera Zmeilor), the
fallen here and died right on her wedding churches of the Apuseni Mountains, and Humpleu Cave (Petera Humpleului), the
day; only the veil remained, caught in the is made of sawmill hand-cut r plank. Its Scrioara Glacier Cave (Petera Ghearul
mountain cliffs, and the wedding guests porches and the exterior covered with Scrioara), the Glbena Gorge (Cheile
cried so much for her that a waterfall shingles give it a special charm. Other Glbenei) and the Glbena Izbuc (Izbucul
formed. Is it so or not?! - only the past places one should not miss when in this Glbenei), Horeas tree (Bradul lui Horea)
knows. The next stop we suggest is the region are: the monument dedicated from Scoruet Forest, The Ponorului
Rca Transilvan Monastery, if one to the 1918 event, the Vleni Fortied Stone Cave (Petera Piatra Ponorului). We
wants a place of silence and prayer, that is Church, the Hell Valley (Valea Iadului) guarantee being conquered by the land-
it. It is situated in the mountains near the and the Valley Fold (Stna de Vale), the scapes and, enjoying the nature at each
Beli Fntnele Lake so its not difficult Cetile Ponorului Natural Reservation step, the mountain and the freedom.
to get to it. Another place of worship (Rezervaia natural Cetile Ponorul),
one can visit is the Beli Wooden Church, the Flowers Glade (Poiana Florilor), The

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Mergi la
 Go to
PENSIUNEA ANA I IRINA
ANA & IRINA GUESTHOUSE

From the outside it looks like a


modern mountain hut, in the inside,
even more, so it is hard to believe
that this place can hide one of the
best dishes ever tasted. As a hard-
core fan of mushrooms, the host of
these guesthouses impressed me
instantly when she mentioned the
4 MNSTIREA Rca
magic words "mushrooms, chan-
Transilvan terelles, Gebas and boletus". Thus,
Din exterior aduce cu o caban
Rca Transilvania Mon- at Ana and Irina ones taste buds
modern de munte, n interior i
astery mai mult modernism, astfel c enjoy one of the tastiest zacusc,
i este greu s crezi c acest loc made of mushrooms (pitoance) and
poate ascunde una dintre cele a specialty the Chanterelle soup,
mai bune preparate pe care le-am a fragrant and lurring dish that
gustat vreodat. n calitate de makes you want to lick your ngers.
fan nrit al ciupercilor, gazda
acestor pensiuni m-a cucerit
instant cnd a pomenit cuvintele
magice ciuperci, glbiori, ghebe
i hribi. Astfel, la Ana i Irina i
poi bucura papilele gustative cu
una dintre cele mai gustoase za-
cute, cea de pitoance, precum i
de o specialitate specific locului
supa de glbiori, aromat i
mbietoare de-i lingi degetele.
Adresa: Sat Beli nr. 105, jud. Cluj
Contact: +40 744 781 609 
www.pensiuneana.ro

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Smida Park,
grdina din Apuseni
Departe de agitaia urbei clujene, n inima Transilvaniei,
ascuns ntre munii mpdurii, n Parcul Natural Apuseni,
Smida Park pare s fie o grdin a Edenului.

Smida Park, the garden in the Apuseni
Far from the agitation of the city of Cluj, in the heart of Transylvania, hidden in the mountains
covered with woods, in the Apuseni Natural Park, Smida Park seems to be a Garden of Eden.

PRIVELITEA I TAIE RESPIRAIA I


ntr-un singur loc ai impresia c s-au
intersectat toate, lumina i umbra, THE VIEW IS BREATHTAKING AND
culoarea, muntele i apa, pentru a one is under the impression that,
crea un cadru idilic, un tablou DESCOPER in this unique place, everything
viu, cum vezi numai pe has come together, the light
pnzele lui Grigorescu MAGIA and the shadow, the
sau Luchian.
Aici este pace!
MUNILOR APUSENI colour, the mountain
and the water, to
Timpul pare s se create an idyllic
fi oprit n loc, natura Descover the magic of frame, a vivid picture,
i face de cap i se Apuseni Mountains as one only sees in
dezvluie cu nonalan Grigorescus or Luchians
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pentru a-i face n ciud c paintings.
este perfect. This is a truly peaceful realm!
Smida Park i ofer oportunitatea Time seems to have stopped, nature 1 Multe din prepa-
rate sunt realiza-
de a te bucura de acest spectacol, de is playing and shows itself nonchalantly
te n cas, dup
a descoperi frumuseile unice ale rii just to spite one for being perfect. reete tradiionale
noastre ntr-un cadru intim, ce amintete de Smida Park offers the opportunity to enjoy Part of the food
FOTO/PHOTO: SMIDA PARK

vatra satului, fr ns a te deprta prea mult de this picturesque show, to discover the unique is homemade, after
confortul modernismului. beauties of the country in an intimate environment authentic traditional
Astfel, savurezi gustul preparatelor fcute n cas, that reminds one of the center of the village, but recipes
prospeimea ingredientelor i, n acelai timp, te poi without departing too far from the modern comfort. 2 SMIDA Park este
relaxa n apa cald a piscinei interioare sau n sauna Thus, one can savour the taste of homemade dishes, the singura pensiune din
fierbinte, asta dac nu vrei s explorezi mprejurimile freshness of the ingredients and in the same time, one Apuseni cu piscin
nclzit Smida
cu bicicleta. can relax in the warm water of the pool or in the hot
Park is the only resort
Traseele montane, drumul ctre peterile i cheile sauna, if one doesnt want to explore the surroundings
in Apuseni with a
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

calcaroase ale rurilor de munte i pescuitul sunt doar by bicycle. heated swimming
cteva dintre oportunitile pe care le ai la dispoziie The trails leading to the calcareous caves and gorges of pool
pentru a-i petrece timpul. the mountain rivers and the shing are just some of the
i, ca i cum toate acestea nu ar fi suficiente, ncheiem opportunities one has for pleasantly spending the time.
apoteotic prin a-i spune c, n aceast zon, aerul este And as if these werent enough, we nish by saying that
cel mai curat. here is where the air is the freshest.

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Park Mountain
Resort & Spa

Welcom to Smida Park - Mountain
Resort & Spa

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Ce ne-e'avepenljocyeudt!
 What w

Locurile de joac pentru


copii amenajate n exterior i The indoor and outdoor
interior. children playgrounds.
Meniurile speciale pentru The special menus for veget-
vegetarieni i copii. arians and children.
Platourile tradiionale, pro- The traditional dishes, the
dusele de patiserie obinute homemade pastry, made of
n cas, din ingrediente 100% 100% bio ingredients, the
bio, dulceurile i siropurile. jams and syrups.
Cina n aer liber, linitea i Dining outside, the peace
pacea din mijlocul naturii. and quiet of nature.
n sezon, bucuria de a culege The joy of picking berries or
fructe de pdure sau ciuperci. mushrooms during summer.

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1 LACUL GILU, panoram


de pe terasa motelului cu
acelai nume Gilu Lake,
view from the terrace of the
motel with the same name
2 TRADIIA portului popular
The tradition of folk

Gilu
ACOLO UNDE SOMEUL RECE SE UNETE CU nu-i de mirare c a atras atenia multora,
Someul Cald, unde toate formele de relief ba, mai mult, i-a determinat s ne calce cu
i-au dat ntlnire, muni i vi, dealuri i violen pragurile gospodriilor.
cmpii, a luat natere un loc cu o istorie de Astzi mergi agale, n pas ardelenesc :),
3000 de ani. priveti de jur mprejur i-i vine greu s
Gilul, cci despre el este vorba, crezi c aici, cu mult naintea strmoilor
reprezint o scurt incursiune n viaa notri, au existat aezri dacice, c aici
satului romnesc, dac ne ntoarcem poate a luat natere leagnul civilizaiei
privirea spre valorile pe care le cultiv i noastre. ns orice dubiu i este spulberat
le promoveaz cu dinamism, precum i de atestrile documentare, de
o paralel ntre trecut i prezent, vechi i dovezile palpabile ce au fost descoperite
nou, modern i tradiional. n spturile arheologice.
Gilul este o localitate din Cluj, pentru Gilul cunoate nite timpuri de nen-
necunosctori, un alt punct pe harta chipuit, migreaz din vremea dacilor
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Romniei, poziionat n sudul judeului. n vremea lui Gelu Romnul, pentru a
Asemenea unui btrn pe chipul cruia cunoate ulterior tirania ungureasc i
observi brazdele adnci, lsate de trecerea astfel ajungem n prezent, ntr-o armonie
timpului, i n Gilu descoperi locuri de deplin, ntr-un mozaic cultural, o civiliza-
referin ce stau mrturie a epocilor apuse, ie modern tipic transilvnean.
locuri ce trdeaz vrsta i experiena sa.
Meritul nu aparine dect fiilor locului, WHERE SOMEUL RECE JOINS SOMEUL
ei s-au luptat deopotriv cu furia naturii, Cald, where all forms of relief have met,
precum i cu lcomia celor care-i doreau mountains and valleys, hills and plains, was
pmnturile noastre frumoase, fertile i born a place with a 3000 years history.
bogate n aur, argint i sare. Datorit lor, If we look into the values it cultivates and
celor care au tiut s-i apere nevoile i promotes with dynamism and parallels
neamul, astzi bifm n itinerarul nostru between past and present, old and new,
un alt loc ce trebuie vizitat. modern and traditional, Gilul, because
Pe aceste meleaguri, mama natur a fost about him we are talking about, is an over-
extrem de darnic, peisajele spectaculoase view brief of Romanian's village life.
devenind un punct de referin, un argu- For the unknowers, Gilul is a place of Cluj,
ment de nestvilit pentru cei ce revin an de another point on Romania's map located in
an s se relaxeze, s mediteze. the south of the county.
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PRIMAR GILU
Mayor of Gilu

Limba, umorul, dar i


puterea de a se rein-
venta, de fiecare dat,
a romnilor este ceea
ce ne difereniaz. Ne
transform ntr-o ar
frumoas i att de vie
nct cu greu te poi gndi
c nu te regseti. Iubim
Romnia pentru porturile
populare, pentru obicei-
urile att de bine pstrate,
dar i pentru frumuseile
pe care le regsim pe
plaiurile sale. Iar Gilul l
iubesc pentru ca este locul
copilriei mele, leagnul
amintirilor de odat, dar
i pentru valorile sale.

you see deep furrows left by the passage of of many, even more, determined them to The language, the
time, in Gilu you discover as well places of led us step by violence the households's humor, but also the power
reference that testify to bygone eras, places thresholds. to reinvent every time
that betray its age and experience. The Today you walk slowly, by Transylvanian that romanians have is
honor belongs only to the place's sons, they step :) When you look around you can hardly what differentiate us. They
fought with the fury of nature and the greed believe that here, with a lot of time before transform us in a beautiful
of those who wanted our beautiful, fertile our ancestors, existed Dacian settlements, and so alive country that
and rich in gold, silver and salt lands. Thanks that maybe here was born our civilization's you can barely not nd
to them, those who knew how to defend the swing. But any doubt it's blown away by the yourself in. We love
nation needs, we can tick today our itinerary historic records, the tangible evidences that Romania for its popular
as an another place that can be visited. were discovered in the excavations. ports, for its habits so well
On these lands, mother nature was Gilul has met some unthinkable times, preserved, but also for the
extremely generous, the expectacular migrating so from the dacian's times to Gelu beautiful elds that we
landscapes becoming a point of reference, a Romnul ones to get to know in the end nd on it. And I love Gilul
boundless argument for those who are com- the Hungarian tyranny and so we get in the because is my childhood's
ing there to relax and meditate every year. present, in a fullling harmony, in a cultural place, the memorie's swing
Watching this cromatic live show, it doesn't mosaic, a typical modern transylvanian from once upon a time, but
surprise us that he caught the attention civilization. also for its values.

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Medieval din Gilu
Medieval Castle
from Gilu

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Atracii Gilu Gilu attractions


admiraia tuturor ce se afl n aceste
Castelul Gilu locuri. Am parcurs drumul pn aproa- Castrul Roman
Stnd parc de paz pentru binele pe i am fost surprini s vedem forme Dorina de aprare a oraului Napoca
locului, ruinele Castelului Gilu ciudate i foarte vechi ntr-o carier de s-a ntins pn aici, ruinele castrului
reprezint i astzi un punct important piatr nemaintlnit. roman de la Gilu demonstrnd mre-
de atracie. Situat ntr-o zon att de ia oamenilor din aceste locuri. Castrul
vie, n mijlocul unui parc natural ce dateaz de pe vremea mpratului
se ntinde pe 15 hectare, acesta imit Lacul Tarnia Traian, ns timpul a adus odat cu el
stilul Renaterii transilvnene. A fost O mare de ape, situate n creierii descoperiri valoroase, tezaure moneta-
construit n urm cu aproape 9 secole, Apusenilor. O zon att de linitit re de pe vremea lui Marc Aureliu, dar i
pe zidurile fostei ceti medievale, nct freamtul naturii pare-se c nc rmie daco-romane ce dateaz din
pentru ca astzi s trezeasc amintirile se mai aude. Apele calde ale Someu- secolul al III-lea.
unei vremi apuse. lui se vars n aceste locuri, crend un
peisaj magnific, surprinztor, pe care
i-l doreti a-l cerceta ndeaproape. Gilu Castle
Rezervaia natural Pdurea e singurul su musafir, copacii Sitting just like they wanted to stand
nali strjuind farmecul su deosebit. guard, Castle Gilu's ruins still represent
Cariera Corabia Lacul de acumulare de la Tarnia se afl an important point of attraction. Loc-
Urmele naturii stau nc vii pe ntre comunele Rca, Mriel i Gilu. ated in such an alive area, in the midst of
versantul vestic al muntelui Corabia. a natural park which covers 15 hectares,
Rocile vechi, dar att de dure, trezesc it mimics the Transylvanian Renaissance

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style. It was built almost nine centur- owing into these places, creating a
ies ago, so that today to arouse the magnicent, surprisingly landscapes on
memories of a long time gone. which you want to look up to closer. The
forest is his only guest, tall trees guard-
ing its special charm. Tarnia lake is
2 LACUL Tarnia Cariera Corabia situated in between the villages Rca,
Tarnia lake Marisel and Gilu.
3 CASTRUL Roman
Roman camp
Natural Reservation
Traces of nature are still living on the
western slope of Corabia mountain. Old Roman Camps
rocks, but so harsh wake admiration The desire to defend Napoca city went
of all who are in these places. We jour- until here, roman camp's ruins from
neyed up until we got close and I was Gilu proving the people's greateness
surprised to see very old strange shapes from these places. The camp dates since
in an unprecedented stone quarry. the emperor's Traian times, camp who
also brought with him valuable discov-
eries, hoards dating since Marc Aureliu's
Tarnia Lake times, but also dacian-romans remains
High waters located in the Apuseni dated since 3rd century.
brains. Such a quiet bustling area that
the thrill's nature is apparently still
hearing. Waters 'warm' of Some are

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1 COMUNA FORETI are


23.000 de locuitori
Floreti has 23.000
inhabitants
2 FLORETIUL este renumit
pentru numrul impresionant
de lcauri snte
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Floreti is famous for its
impressive number of holy
places

Floreti PMNT BINECUVNTAT, SUTE DE ANI DE


istorie, dar i de credin. Datini strvechi,
obiceiuri pstrate, oameni ospitalieri. Pe
aezri din Romnia.
Feneul ssesc, aa cum a fost cunoscut
Floretiul pn n 1924, reprezint un
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toate le-am descoperit ntr-un singur loc, cumul de evenimente istorice care i-au
ntr-o comunitate de oameni vrednici, lsat amprenta prin intermediul unor
responsabili i mndri c-s romni. La cldiri de referin.
Floreti, trieti romnete, te bucuri i dac tot vorbim de istorie i referine,
de tradiii i simi grija fa de ceea ce este musai s menionm Cetatea Fetei, un
strmoii au cldit cndva. Se poart ia, loc de legend cu o puternic nsemntate.
cntecul popular, se mnnc romnete. Construit nainte de 1241, aceasta a avut
La poale de Apuseni, aproape de ora, am rolul de a proteja oraul Cluj-Napoca de
descoperit un pmnt iubit de Dumnezeu, invaziile ttarilor. Legenda locului explic
un cadru feeric, bogat n poveti i plin de originea numelui, care nu a fost ales
tradiii populare. Iar Someul Mic pare s l ntmpltor, reprezentnd un omagiu
ocroteasc i s l vegheze. adus unei tinere care a suportat torturile
De sus, vezi splendoarea locului, ai o ttarilor, fr a destinui locul unde se
panoram complet a Floretiului, ce ascundeau semenii si.
freamt de via. Este greu de crezut c o Din pcate, Cetatea Fetei a fost distrus
localitate ca aceasta, care ar putea concura n timpul Rscoalei rneti, rmnnd
cu lejeritate, din attea puncte de vedere, din ea doar ruine i o gaur de pu care
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PRIMAR FLORETI
Mayor of Floreti

Fiecare dintre noi are


un motiv pentru care
alege s rmn n ara
asta minunat sau unul
care l determin s o
prseasc. Eu m-am ns-
cut aici, am crescut aici,
iar comunitatea a crescut
mpreun cu mine. Att
experiena, ct mai ales
valorile cminului n care
am crescut m-au nvat
c singurul mod prin care
pot rzbi, prin care pot
construi ceva trainic este
s-mi asum responsabil-
itatea i s cldesc relaii
sincere cu cei care m
nconjoar, se ncred n
mine i m aleg s le duc
mesajul mai departe.

termin n realitate? Iat o chestiune care


ne face s ne gndim din nou la tunelurile
secrete de sub ora. ulea Petru Horia: Each of us has a reason
n prezent, Floretiul se dezvolt, se transfor- for choosing to stay in this
m pe zi ce trece i pare c ntinerete, asta Floretiul i locuitorii si mi great country or one that
dac nu i-ai cunoscut deja povestea.
n plus, are ceva care te ncarc cu energie, ofer numeroase oportuniti, causes him to leave. I was
born here, grew up here,
asemenea unui acumulator. n ceea ce
privete spiritul su, ce nsumeaz valorile
aa cum ntreaga Romnie le and the community grew
with me. Both experience
attor oameni, Floretiul reprezint un
subiect, o lecie de via, un exemplu de
poate oferi romnilor si. and especially home values
I grew up with teached me
urmat. Nu tiu dac este o regul, ns am
constatat c fiecare dintre aceti oameni
that the only way I can get
through is to take respons-
cu vorba cald i privirea blnd pe care
Floreti and its people offer me many ibility and to build honest
i-am cunoscut direct sau indirect pare s opportunities the same way in which Romania relationships with those
aib o gndire simpl, sntoas, c tie can offer to its all its inhabitants. around me, who trust in
exact care sunt lucrurile care conteaz cu me and choose me to take
adevrat. it the message further.

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ulea Petru Horia: BLESSED EARTH, HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF complete view of Floreti which bustles of life.
history, but also faith. Ancient traditions, cus- It is hard to believe that a place like this, that
De fiecare dat cnd toms preserved by hospitable people. I found
them all in one place, in a community of honest
could easily compete with a city in many ways,
is one of the oldest settlements in Romania.
m-am ntors acas working people, responsible and proud of their Feneul Ssesc known as Floreti until 1924
nationality. At Floreti, you have a romanian is an aggregate of historical events that have
am redescoperit way of living, you may enjoy the traditions and left their mark on reference buildings.
feel the appreciation for what the ancestors And speaking of history and references, it's
frumuseea have built at some time. Ia (typical tradi- compulsory to mention Cetatea Fetei (Girl's
tional romanian blouse) is in style, and also in Citadelle), a legend with a strong meaning.
Floretiului. style are listening to folkloric songs and eating Built before 1241, it served to protect the city
traditional romanian food. of Cluj-Napoca from the tatars' invasions.
At the foot of the Apuseni Mountains, close The legend explains the place's name origin,
Every time I returned home to town, I discovered a land loved by God, an not by chance, representing a tribute to a
I rediscovered the beauty of enchanting land, full of rich stories and folk tra- young woman who suffered torture by tar-
ditions land. And Someul Mic river seems to tars without revealing the place where her
Floreti. protect and watch over him. From above, you peers were hiding.
can see the splendor of the place, you have a Unfortunately, Cetatea Fetei was destroyed

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5 IMAGINI DE ARHIV ce
ilustreaz Floretiul vechi
Archive images that illus-
trates the old Floreti
7 POMP MANUAL pentru
stins incendii (1940)
Manual pump for putting
out res (1940)

during the Peasant Revolt, remaining only tiai ckn?ow?


the ruins and a shaft hole masking a blocked  Did you
tunnel. Where does it end in reality? Here's
a question that makes us think back to the n fiecare zi un clujean Every day one person from
secret tunnels under the city. renun la ora n favoarea the city of Cluj is leaving the
Floretiului. town in favor to Floreti.
Currently Floreti (Blossoming) develops, blos-
Astzi, Floretiul este Today, Floreti is one of
soms turns every day and seems rejuvenated,
cea mai mare comun din the largest rural places in
in case you did not already know the story. Romnia. Romania.
It also has something that charges you with Floretiul adpostete sin- Floreti houses the only mu-
energy like a battery. Regarding his spirit, gurul Muzeul Apei din seum of water in Romania,
which summarizes the values of so many Romnia, i unul dintre pui- and one of the few in the
people, Floreti is a subject, a life lesson, nele din lume. world.
an example to follow. I do not know if is Muzeul Apei face parte Water Museum is part of a
the rule, but I found out that each of these dintr-o rezervaie natural? natural reservation?
people, with warm and gentle eyes, seem to Prima surs de ap modern The rst modern water sup-
a fost pus n funciune n ply was put into operation
have a simple and healthy way of thinking
1887. in 1887.
by which they know exactly what are the
things that really matter.

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1 BISERICA Ro-
mano Catolic
The Roman
Catholic Church

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Floreti, vatr istoric i ecumenic


Floreti, historical and ecumenical center
N COMUNA FLORETI EXIST O GRIJ Ceea ce o face cu att mai special i clopotele foarte vechi (cel mare
ieit din comun pentru locaurile este arhitectura impuntoare, ce dateaz de la 1482).
sfinte i mai cu seam pentru cele s-a remarcat i n timpul Imperiului MNSTIREA ORTODOX
care au rezistat de-a lungul timpului Habsburgic. Catedrala Floretiului, ACOPERMNTUL MAICII
cu stoicism, de unde i renumele de aa cum i se mai spune astzi, a fost DOMNULUI este un alt loc despre
vatr ecumenic. pictat n perioada 1973-1976, n stil care am auzit povestindu-se i care
Una dintre cele mai importante cldi- romnesc arhaic. ne-a captat atenia. Pe lng faptul
ri-monument istoric este BISERICA O alt cldire-monument istoric este c reprezint cminul sfnt al celor
ROMANO-CATOLIC, construit BISERICA REFORMAT-CALVI- 20 de maici, ea este, de asemenea,
n secolul al XIII-lea n stil romantic N DIN LUNA DE SUS, una dintre un simbol duhovnicesc de mare
i reconstruit n secolul al XIV-lea cele mai vechi din localitate. Constru- nsemntate pentru toi cei ai locului
n stil gotic. n urma incendiului din it n 1298, aceasta a aparinut timp i chiar pentru cei din oraul
1437, cnd edificiul a ars aproape n de 252 de ani Bisericii Romano-Cato- Cluj-Napoca. Este un spaiu ncrcat
totalitate, Biserica Romano-Catolic a lice. Cu toate c Biserica Reformat cu energie pozitiv, cald, n care se
renscut la fel de frumoas, asemenea se ghideaz dup alte reguli, picturile simte prezena i ocrotirea divin a
unei psri Phoenix, adugndu-i-se, i frescele din interiorul spaiului Maicii Domnului. Amplasat ntr-un
n plus, elemente de factur baroc. au fost conservate. Alte elemente decor natural ce atinge perfeciunea,
BISERICA ORTODOX SFNTUL spectaculoase ale acestui loca de mnstirea are o biseric superb, n
DUMITRU a adunat 179 de ani, fiind cult sunt tavanul casetat, format din stil neobizantin.
cldit de unul dintre fiii Floretiului. 124 de piese pictate manual, precum Cteva cuvinte despre aceast mns-

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tire, rostite de Printele Teofil de la HAIL I GAVRIL. Atestat la 1793,


Mnstirea Smbta, mi-au rmas n acest loca a fost strmutat pe locul
minte i mi-au adus un zmbet blnd acesta n 1829, n mijlocul intirimu-
2 BISERICA Ortodox Sfn- pe buze: Pace celor ce vin, bucurie lui. A fost pstrat cu mult sfinenie
tul Dumitru celor ce rmn, binecuvntare celor i a ptruns n sufletul localnicilor
Saint Dumitru Orthodox ce pleac. pentru totdeauna. Din 1962, Biserica
Church Sfinii Mihail i Gavril a intrat n
3 Biserica Reformat-Calvi- La nceputul prezentrii comunei Patrimoniul Cultural Naional.
n din Luna de Sus
Floreti, aminteam despre Cetatea
Calvin Reformed Church in
Fetei. Recent, n memoria acestui THERE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY CARE
Luna de Sus
loc istoric, a luat natere BISERICA for sanctuaries in Floreti, and espe-
ORTODOX CETATEA FETEI. cially for those who have managed to
Construcia din lemn, n stilul endure time, hence the reputation of
bisericilor maramureene, se ridic ecumenical center.
semea i mndr, atrgnd privirile One of the most important historic
tuturor. buildings is the Roman Catholic
Church, built in the XIII century in
Ultima oprire n itinerarul nostru Romantic style and rebuilt in the XIV
prin Floreti am fcut-o n comuna century, in Gothic style. After the re
Tui, la BISERICA SFINII MI- of 1437, when the building burned

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4 Mnstirea
Ortodox "Aco-
permntul Maicii
Domnului"
The Orthodox
Monastery "Aco-
permntul Maicii
Domnului"

04

almost entirely, the Roman Catholic for 252 years to the Roman Catholic in the city of Cluj-Napoca. It is a place
Church was reborn as beautiful as a Church. Although the Reformed lled with positive energy and warmth,
phoenix and even more, recieved some Church is guided by other rules, paint- where you can feel the divine presence
added Baroque elements. ings and frescoes inside the space were and protection of the Virgin Mary.
Saint Dumitru Ortodox Church is preserved. Other spectacular items of Set in a natural location that touches
179 years old, being built by one of this holy place are the coffered ceiling perfection, the monastery has a
Floreti's sons. What makes it even which consists of 124 painted pieces beautiful church, with a Neo-Byzantine
more special is its impressive archi- and some very old bells (the oldest architecture.
tecture, which was observed during dates back to 1482). A few words about this monastery,
the Habsburg Empire. Floreti Cathed- The Ortodox Monastery Acoper- spoken by Father Theophilus of Sm-
ral, as it is called today, was painted mntul Maicii Domnului is another bta Monastery stayed in my mind
between 1973-1976, in an archaic place that we heard stories about and and brought a gentle smile on my lips:
Romanian style. caught our attention. Except the fact Peace to those who come, joy to those
Another hystorical building monument that represents the home of 20 nuns, it who remain, blessing to those who
is The Calvin Reformed Church of is also a spiritual symbol of great signi- leave.
Luna de Sus, one of the oldest in the cance for all those who were born in At the beginning of the Floreti
village. Built in 1298, it has belonged the same township, but even for those presentation, we mentioned Cetatea

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5 BISERICA Ortodox Fetei. Recently, in memory of this


"Cetatea Fetei" historic place, was established the
The Orthodox Church Cetatea Fetei Orthodox church. The
"Cetatea Fetei" wooden construction, built in tradi-
6 BISERICA Snii Mihail i tional Maramure Style rises haughty
Gavril 06
and proudis attracting all eyes.
Snii Michael and Gabriel
The last stop on our itinerary thrugh
Church
Floreti is in Tui township, at Snii
Michael and Gabriel Church. Estab-
lished in 1793, it was moved here in
1829, in the middle of the cemetery.
Its holiness is guarded in the hearts
of locals like a treasure of the soul.
Since 1962, Snii Michael and Gabriel
Church was included in the National
Cultural Heritage.

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West City Hotel
La ieire din oraul Cluj-Napoca, n drum spre Floreti, acolo
unde au fost construite centre comerciale care au menirea
de a contribui la dezvoltarea acestei urbe minunate, de care
m-am ndrgostit nc de la prima vizit, am descoperit o
unitate de cazare complet atipic.

West City Hotel
At the Cluj-Napoca exit, on the road to Floreti, where commercial centers have been built
to help develop this wonderful city, that I fell in love with at rst sight, we have discovered a
completely atypical accommodation unit.

CLDIREA-TURN, PREPONDERENT DIN STICL n form de triunghi, tabloul cu pisici, curtea


ofer o imagine spectaculoas mai ales seara, interioar sau mobilierul din lemn masiv
cnd luminile se aprind. Pentru c ne-a au o pondere crescut n decizia vizitat-
strnit curiozitatea, ne-am hotrt s o orilor de a reveni n acest hotel, ns
cunoatem ndeaproape. sunt mai mult ca sigur c ceea ce-i
Astfel, am pit nuntrul su convinge de fiecare dat sunt
i am fcut cunotin cu zmbetul cald al domnioarei
recepia, zona de lobby i WEST CITY HOTEL, de la recepie, freshurile
restaurantul. Primele DRAGOSTE oferite din partea casei
care ne-au atras vara, cnd canicula
atenia au fost cor- LA PRIMA CAZARE este toropitoare,
purile de iluminat atenia perman-
supradimensionate. ent a personalului
Mai multe informaii West City Hotel, la nevoile i solicitrile
ne-au fost oferite de ctre love at rst clienilor i mai ales faptul
accommodation 01
o tnr foarte drgu, de c ambientul de aici te face
la care am aflat c West City s uii c eti n alt parte, i nu
Hotel este o cldire relativ nou, acas. 1 WEST CITY HOTEL
este prima cldire pe
inaugurat n urm cu vreo ase ani
structur metalic din
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i construit pe structur din metal. Transilvania West


Coloanele din fier reprezint un fel de City Hotel is the
laitmotiv al construciei, ele regsindu-se acolo THE TOWER MADE MOSTLY OUT OF GLASS OFFERS rst building with a
unde amenajarea interioar a permis i oferind a spectacular image, especially in the evening, when metallic structure in
o atmosfer uor industrial. Raportndu-ne la the lights are turned on. Because it made us curious, Transylvania.
amplasare, am putea spune c hotelul este una dintre we have decided to nd more about it. Thus, we entered 2 CONSTRUCIA
piesele acestui puzzle ce descrie zona industrial de la and descovered the reception hall, the lobby area and nonconformist,
periferia oraului. the restaurant. adpostete 101
The rst thing to catch our attention were the over- camere i apartamen-
Conceptul n sine este unul inedit, fiecare camer de
sized lamps. We have found out more from a very nice te, amenajate n stil
dormit avnd un design aparte. West City Hotelul se
neconvenional.
DE/BY: ELENA TURCU

adreseaz n mod special oamenilor de afaceri, motiv young woman who told us that West City Hotel is a
The nonconformist
pentru care cele care dicteaz aici sunt confortul i relatively new building, inaugurated six years ago and
construction hosts
built on a metal structure. The iron columns represent
calitatea. n afar de acestea, recunosc c pe mine m-a 101 rooms and suites,
one of the motives of the construction; they can be seen
convins personalul, o echip mic, dar profesionist, decorated in an un-
everywhere the interior design has allowed it, offering
care se preocup ca fiecare detaliu s fie perfect. the building with a slightly industrial gure. Taking the
conventional style.
Poate c, ntr-adevr, duul din dormitor, patul imens location into consideration, we might say that the hotel

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La West City Hotel am
descoperit un interior
occidental, dar cu spirit
ardelenesc.

Here, at West City Hotel, we have
discovered an Western interior
with an Transylvanian twist.

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Ce ne-e'avepenljocyeudt! is one of the pieces of the puzzle that describes the


industrial area in the citys outskirts.
 What w
The concept is a bit unusual because each room has an
Un loc frunta la acest capi- A leading position in individual design. West City Hotel addresses especially
tol l ocup apartamentul de respect to this point is to business people, the reason why comfort and quality
la ultimul etaj. Un statement occupied by the top oor have a lot to say here. Beside this, I admit that what has
al modernului, al aerului apartment. A statement of personally convinced me was the personnel, a small, but
occidental pe care hotelul modern, a Western air that professional team that makes sure each detail is perfect.
vrea s-l transmit. the hotel wants to convey. Perhaps, indeed, the shower in the bedroom, the enorm-
De asemenea, un alt element Also, another new element is ous bed shaped like a triangle, the cat picture, the court-
inedit l constituie curtea the inner garden. yard or the massive wood furniture are the great reasons
interioar. the visitors have decided to come back to this hotel, but
I am more than sure that what convinces them each
 SOLO time is the warm smile of the lady from the reception,
 CU AFACERI BUSINESS the fresh juices offered by the hotel during summer,
when the heat wave is overwhelming, the personnels
 COPII CHILDREN permanent attention for the needs and the solicitations
 CUPLURI COUPLES of the clients and especially the fact that the design
makes you forget you are somewhere else than home.
 TALITA LOVASZ  ARHIV LOCAL

1 COMUNA BONIDA se a
localizat la 35 km deprtare
de Cluj
Bontida is located 35 km
away from Cluj
2 PARCUL castelului din
Bonida a fost utilizat ca
platou de lmare pentru
Pdurea spnzurailor
01 Bonida castle park was
used as the set for lming
Forest of the Hanged

Bonida MULTE FRUMUSEI SE MAI GSESC N CLUJ!


Cldiri istorice superbe, localiti n care
tradiiile dinuiesc i azi, oameni buni la
Numele localitii provine din: Boncz+Hid
= Bonczhida (Bonida). Astfel, documentele
arat c Bonida era deja ntemeiat n
suflet, care te ajut la orice pas toate acestea anul 1070, fapt demonstrat i de ridicarea
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descriu perfect Clujul. Nici nu tii unde s te Bisericii Reformate n anul 1100, care exist
opreti prima dat! i azi. n 3 iunie 1387, coroana regal a donat
Prin peregrinrile noastre n comunele domeniul Bonida familiei Bnffy, pentru a-i
judeului, am poposit i undeva n rsplti fidelitatea fa de regele Zsigismund.
nord-vestul Podiului Transilvaniei, la aproa- nc de pe atunci, istoria localitii a fost
pe 35 de kilometri distan de Cluj-Napoca, legat de familia amintit, iar n jurul anului
n comuna Bonida. Nu e o localitate foarte 1400, Bonida a fost cotat ca drept trg cu
mare (are o suprafa de 80 de kilometri guvernator, Bnffy Gyorgy. n ianuarie 1471,
ptrai), ns oamenii care triesc aici au printr-o scrisoare de zlogire, Bonida a
poveti de via fascinante i pilduitoare. devenit locul adunrii comitatului Daboka,
Istoria Bonidei ncepe dup anii nvlirii iar voievodul Transilvaniei a ridicat-o la rang
popoarelor migratoare, ultimul val, al de oppidum (ora).
slavilor, lsnd urme nsemnate. Notarul Istoria comunei este una lung, aa c, dac
Anonymus al regelui Bela al Ungariei nota ai prilejul de a sta la poveti cu veteranii
c, n anul 895, n zon s-a aezat un grup de Bonidei, vei afla lucruri foarte interesante,
rzboinici aflai sub conducerea unui oare- pe care nu le gseti nici mcar n crile
care Tuhut. Neputnd trece Someul, Tuhut de istorie. ns i tinerii cunosc foarte bine
a ordonat construirea unui pod, operaiune localitatea! i nu, nu sunt atrai neaprat de
de care s-a ocupat un anume Benko Boncz, istorie, ci de alte obiective.
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tions with the Slavic nal wave leaving Zsigismund. Since that time, the village is
SO MANY BEAUTIES CAN BE FOUND IN substantial marks. Anonymous Notary linked to the Bnffy family history. Around
Cluj! Beautifully constructed buildings of King Bela of Hungary notes that in the 1400, Bonida was ranked as a borough
full of history, places where traditions still year 895, group of warriors settled in the with a governor, Banffy Gyorgy.
live today or where kind-hearted people area under the reign of Tuhut. Unable In January 1471, in a letter of pledge,
help at every step, all these traits perfectly to pass the Some River, Tuhut ordered Bonida became the seat assembly of the
describe Cluj. One does not know where the construction of a bridge that was Dabok county and was awarded the title
to stop rst! built by a man named Boncz Benko. In of township by the prince of Transylvania
Our journey across county municipalities, Hungarian, the word bridge is translated who raised it the rank of "oppidum" (city).
lead us somewhere in the northwest of by hid. Thus, the town got its name: The history of Bonida is long one so, if
the Transylvanian Plateau, at about 35 km Boncz + Hid = Bonczhida (Bonida). The you have the opportunity to sit and talk to
away from Cluj-Napoca, in Bonida. It's documents show that the town was a few of the village's veterans, you'll have
not a very large commune, it has an area already established in 1070, a fact also the chance get to know things that are
of 80 square kilometers, but the people proven by the building of the Reformed not even written in history books. How-
who live here are inspiring by their fascin- Church which was in 1100 the church still ever, the young people know this place
ating, full of parables life stories. exists today. On June 3rd 1387 the crown as well! And no, theyre not attracted to
The history of the village begins after donates Bonida to the Bnffy family to history necessarily, but to other objectives.
the invasion of the migratory popula- repay them for their delity to the king

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1 CASTELUL Bnffy
a fost considerat
Versailles-ul
Transilvaniei
Bnffy Castle
it was considered
Transylvanian
Versailles Castle
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01

Castelul Bnffy
Bnffy Castle
BONIDA MAI ESTE CUNOSCUT I Dnes Bnffy II, cel care a motenit distrugnd mobilierul, biblioteca,
datorit festivalului internaional de proprietatea la vrsta de 12 ani, a dar i vestita galerie de portrete.
muzic electronic Electric Castle, care nceput reconstruirea n stil baroc a Acum, doar cteva fotografii de epoc
a avut loc pentru prima dat n Ro- castelului. Prima faz a avut loc ntre pstreaz imaginea interioarelor
mnia pe domeniul Castelului Bnffy. anii 1745-1751 i a vizat curtea de luxoase.
Avnd un real succes, evenimentul onoare din faa cldirii porii. Noile n prezent, Castelul Bnffy este com-
care a mutat muzica electronic live construcii au fost inspirate din arhi- pus din cldirea principal, cldirea
pe scenele unui castel a ajuns la a treia tectura baroc vienez. Jzsef Bnffy Mikls, cldirea fostei buctrii,
ediie. Considerat cndva Versailles-ul a ordonat demolarea cldirii porii grajdul, cldirea porii i moara.
Transilvaniei, castelul de la Bonida n jurul anilor 1820, ntredeschiznd Timpul nu a trecut fr s lase urme
este unul dintre cele mai frumoase curtea baroc cu cea renascentist. asupra castelului, starea sa precar
ansambluri de cldiri istorice din Materialul de construcii obinut din fiind recunoscut oficial.
Bazinul Carpatin. Documentele scrise turnul porii a fost utilizat pentru a fi Valoarea arhitectural i istoric,
dateaz doar din secolul al XVI-lea, dei, ridicat moara pe ap de lng castel. precum i gradul avansat de degra-
probabil, a existat o reedin nobiliar Jzsef Bnffy a creat n locul parcului dare sunt factorii decisivi privind
i anterior, n secolele XIV i XV. franuzesc unul romantic, care avea restaurarea i exploatarea sa.
Potrivit unui raport militar din 1680, toate elementele corespunztoare Lucrrile de restaurare au nceput
conacul era nconjurat de fortificaii unui parc englezesc. ns, n toamna n anul 1999, n urma unui acord
cldirile renascentiste i bastioanele anului 1944, trupele germane n re- cultural semnat de Ministerul
de col. tragere au incendiat i jefuit castelul, Culturii din Romnia i Ministerul

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2 CLDIREA medieval a
fost construit n 1387 de
familia Bnffy
The medieval building
was built in 1387 by the Bnffy
family
Patrimoniului Cultural din Ungaria. suveniruri, cafenea etc. Ritmul res-
n anul 2009, contesa Bnffy Katalin, taurrii i refuncionalizrii depinde
fiica lui Bnffy Mikls, proprietara de finanrile obinute.
actual a castelului, a ncheiat un De aceea, festivalul Electric Castle
contract concesional pe 49 de ani cu contribuie i el la restaurarea caste-
Fundaia Transylvania Trust, potrivit lului. O parte din banii obinui din
cruia fundaia va reabilita castelul vnzarea biletelor la acest eveniment
i va nfiina un centru cultural i de care se desfoar pe domeniul
specialitate. Castelului Bnffy din comuna Bonida
Conform proiectului, ansamblul sunt direcionai spre fondul destinat
va cuprinde i uniti comerciale, restaurrii cldirii.
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3 DIN 2009 Fundaia
Transylvania Trust a conce-
sionat castelul.
De atunci se implic intens n
procesul de reabilitare
Since 2009 the
Transylvania Trust Foundation
has leased the castle. Since
then it is heavily involved in
the rehabilitation process

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BONIDA IS ALSO KNOWN BECAUSE OF According to a military report in 1680, material obtained from the gate's
the Electric Castle International Festival there were fortifications surrounding tower was used to build the water mill
of electronic music, which was held the mansion, a complex ofRenaissance next to the castle.
for the rst time in Romania on the of buildings and corner bastions. Dnes Instead of the French inspired park
Bnffy Castle domain. Due to its great Bnffy II, who inherited the property Jzsef Bnffy created a romantic park.
success, the event, which transported at the age of 12, began the reconstruc- The new one included all the import-
the live electronic music on a castle tion of the castle in Baroque style. The ant elements of an English park. But
stage, has reached its third edition. first phase between the years 1745- in the autumn of 1944, retreating
Once considered the Versailles, 1751 focused on the court of honor, in German troops set fire and robbed the
Bonida Castle is one of the finest front of the gate. The new buildings castle, destroying its furniture, the
ensembles of historic buildings in were inspired by Viennese Baroque library and the famous portrait gal-
the Carpathian Basin. The written architecture. Jzsef Bnffy ordered lery. Now, only a few vintage photos
documents are only dating back to the the demolition of the gate building keep the luxurious interiors image.
sixteenth century, although a noble around 1820 and made the connection Currently, Bnffy Castle complex is
residence here probably existed in the between the Baroque courtyard and composed of the main building, the
XIV and XV centuries. the Renaissance one. The construction Mikls building, the former kitchen

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4 ELECTRIC CASTLE
este cel mai mare festival de building, the stables, the gate building with Transylvania Trust Foundation,
muzic din Romnia and the mill. that stated that the Foundation will
Electric Castle is Time hasn't been kind to the rehabilitate the castle and set up a
the largest music festival in Bnffy Castle, and its poor condition center of culture and art. According to
Romania
was officially recognized. Its archi- the project, the ensemble will include
tectural and historical value, but also commercial establishments such as
its high degree of degradation are the restaurants, souvenir shops, cafes etc.
decisive factors concerning its restor- The restoration and rehabilitation
ation and exploitation. rhythm depends on the funding that
The restoration works started in 1999, is obtained. That is why the Electric
following an agreement signed by the Castle Festival also contributes to
Romanian Ministry of Culture and the castle's restoration. A part of the
the Hungarian Ministry of Cultural money raised from ticket are used for
Heritage. In 2009, countess Katalin the restoration of the building..
Bnffy, Bnffy Mikls's daughter,
the current owner of the castle,
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1 N APROPIEREA stufri-
urilor de la Sic, turiti pot
descoperi i alte obiective
turistice
Near the rush-bed
of Sic, tourists can discover
other attractions
3 STUFRIURILE de la Sic
mai sunt cunoscute i sub
numele de Delta Ardealului
01
The rush-bed are also
known as Delta Transylvania

Sic CONSIDERAT CNDVA UN MIC I


nfloritor trg, comuna Sic a cunoscut
mult timp prosperitatea mulumit
zcmintelor de sare pe care le deinea.
Aurul alb, aa cum era denumit odat,
zone, mai exact n trei strzi, comuna
Sic se deosebete de orice alt loc din ar
prin tradiiile pe care le-a cultivat i ps-
trat de-a lungul timpului. Fiecare zon
n parte i-a dezvoltat propriul specific
02

a influenat multe destine i a adus i mult vreme cstoriile ntre tinerii


sudoare pe chipul multora. nc din de pe strzi diferite au fost interzise.
antichitate ea era exploatat de ctre n prezent, Sicul este renumit pentru
romani, iar dovad stau gropile de 12 stufriurile sale, o rezervaie natural,
metri adncime, astzi umplute cu ap, o arie protejat, de interes naional,
numite lacuri. Romanii obinuiau s localizat pe valea Fizeului.
lucreze la suprafaa terenului, n gropi Din anul 2000, suprafaa de aproxi-
patrulatere. n felul acesta, sarea era mativ 2 hectare devine oficial zon
extras mai uor, solicitnd aparate protejat de lege, ncadrat la categoria
simple de ridicat. a IV-a IUCN (rezervaie natural de
Vremea gloriei, din timpului lui Matei tip avifaunistic), graie stufriurilor
Corvin, a apus ns odat cu nfiinarea ce adpostesc o diversitate de specii,
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corcodelul mic, buhaiul de balt, way, the salt was much easier to ex- ted area of national interest, located
lii, presura sau nagul. tract and required simple excavating in the Fize Valley.
equipment. Since 2000, the area of about 2
But the glorious times of Matei Corvin hectares is officially protected by law,
CONSIDERED ONCE A BLOOMING ebbed away with the founding of the included in IUCN 4th category (bird
small and burg, Sic commune has salt mine in Ocna Mure. type natural reservation), thanks to
known prosperity for a long time Divided into three zones, more the rush-bed that harbors a variety
thanks to the salt deposits it held. exactly into three streets, the Sic of migratory birds species, wandering
The white gold, as it was once called, commune differs from any other marsh birds, such as the little Grebe,
has influenced many fates and place in the country by the traditions the bittern, the Coot, the bunting or
brought sweat on the faces of many. it cherished and kept over time. Each the lapwing.
Since ancient times it was exploited area has developed its own customs
by the Romans, and the proof are the and for a long time, the marriage
pits 12 meters in depth, that are today between two young people from
filled with water and called lakes. The different streets was banned.
Romans used to work at the surface, Currently, Sic is famous for its rush-
in pis shaped as rectangles. In this bed, its natural reservation, a protec-

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1 SPTURILE arheologie
din zon au scos la suprafa
un topor din neolitic The
archaeological excavations in
the area have brought to the
surface a Neolithic ax
2 CATEDRALA
Armenao-Catolic Sf. Treime
din Gherla The Armenian
01
Catholic Cathedral St. Trinity
of Gherla

Gherla CONSIDERAT UN PUNCT DE TRECERE, O Nicula, un important centru de pelerinaj.


02

grani pe uscat, Municipiul Gherla apare Mnstirea Nicula, ce i-a dobndit


menionat de-a lungul istoriei sub mai numele de la pustnicul ortodox Nicolae,
multe denumiri. Vechi aezmnt Dacic, devine un punct de referin odat cu
pe teritoriul su au fost descoperite urme prima lcrimare a icoanei ce o ntruchipe-
ce fac trimitere la civilizaia pietrei, az pe Fecioara Maria, din 1699. Obiectul
bronzului i fierului. de cult a fost realizat de preotul ortodox
Gherla este unul dintre puinele orae din Luca din Iclod, n anul 1681.
Romnia care a fost construite urmrind Privit ca un semn prevestitor, al ntmpl-
un plan. Arhitectura preponderent baroc rilor nefericite ce va s vin, Mnstirea
de secol XVIII, ce poate fi admirat i devine n timp un refugiu pentru muli
astzi, este semn al influenei armene, credincioi, un loc fctor de minuni, o
colonie stabilit pe aceste meleaguri din umbr de speran n vieile triste.
Moldova, cu acordul Curii Imperiale de Totodat, cu aceeai ocazie, ia natere
la Viena. i prima coal de pictur pe sticl din
Poposind n Gherla, unul dintre cele mai Romnia. Primii care au s-au iniiat n
renumite obiective turistice ale locului pe aceast art au fost chiar cei ai locului,
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oamenii locului. can still be admired today, is a sign of mishaps that were about to come and
Tradiia se mai pstreaz i astzi, cu the inuence of Armenian colony estab- the Monastery became in time a refuge
aceeai sfinenie i druire ca acum lished in this region coming of Moldova, for many believers, a miraculous place
300 de ani, alturi de arta picturii pe with the consent of the Imperial Court that could bring hope in the lives of the
lemn. in Vienna. the poor.
Making a stop in Gherla, one of the most Also, on the same occasion the st
famous the places that one should visit school of painting on glass is estab-
CONSIDERED A CHECKPOINT, A LAND- is the Nicula Monastery, an important lished in Romania. The st ones to be
border, Gherla is mentioned in history pilgrimage center. initiated into is art were the people
under several names. Being an old Da- The Nicula Monastery, which acquired in the area, the monks being shortly
cian settlement, traces referring to the its name from an Orthodox Hermit followed by locals.
stone, bronze and iron civilization were named Nicolae, becomes a reference The tradition is still followed today,
discovered on its territory. point starting with the weeping of the with the same religiousness and dedic-
Gherla is one of the few cities in Virgin Mary's icon in 1699. The object of ation as it was 300 years ago.
Romania that were built following a worship was made by Luca, an Orthodox
plan. Also, the preponderantly Baroque Priest from Iclod in 1681.
architecture of the XVIII century, which This event was seen as an omen for the

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Ziua 1
DAY ONE

3 DAYS IN CLUJ
CAZEAZ-TE LA HOTEL BISCUIT. Un spaiu
intim, hotelul tip boutique te integreaz n
atmosfera zilelor de vacan. Un loc cochet i
extrem de plcut. Accommodate at the
Biscuit Hotel. An intimate space, a boutique hotel
that includes one in the atmosphere of vacation
days. A stylish and extremely pleasant place.

Ne-am pornit expediia


Ziua 2
DAY TWO
n Cluj... Am regsit locuri
frumoase, peisaje magice, CAZEAZ-TE LA SAREA-N BUCATE. Pensiu-
mult aer curat, dar i oameni nea se afl situat la porile Salinei Turda, fiind
un spaiu prieteos, dar i un loc n care te vei
simpli i att de frumoi. n relaxa. Accommodate at Sarea-n Bucate.
The guest house is situated at the gates of Turda
orice col am fi ajuns, ne-am Saline and it is a friendly, but also relaxing place.

bucurat de fiecare moment.


Acest spaiu ne-a cucerit.
Promitem: ne vom ntoarce!

We started the Cluj expedition We


found beautiful places again, magical
Ziua 3
DAY THREE
landscapes, a lot of fresh air, but also
simple and so beautiful people. We
enjoyed every moment no matter the CAZEAZ-TE LA SMIDA PARK. Ce poate fi
corner we got to. This land made us fall in mai frumos dect s te afli n mijlocul naturii,
s respiri aerul proaspt i s te bucuri de
love. We promise: we will come back! buctria romneasc? La Smida Park poi gsi
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toate aceste lucruri. Accommodate at Smida


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VISIT MURES COUNTY

MNNC LA CASA BOEMA.


Un prnz copios, dar i o VIZITEAZ BISERICA SFN-
atmosfer select vor completa TUL MIHAIL. Situat n centrul
peisajul. Atunci cnd alegi oraului, acest lca de cult
locaia n zilele de var, te vei bu- ascunde mult istorie, dar i
cura de verdele grdinii. Eat valori ecumenice deosebite.
at Casa Boema. A tasty lunch, but Visit the Church of Saint Michael
also an elegant atmosphere will Situated in the middle of the city,
complete the image. During the this place of worship hides a lot of
summer, the green of the garden history, but also special ecumen-
will be added. ical values.

VIZITEAZ MUZEUL ETNO- DISTREAZ-TE LA THE


GRAFIC. Un spaiu n care vei DUNGEON. S fie tuneluri sub
remarca porturile populare, dar Cluj? Te simi prins de aventur?
i ndeletnicirile strmoilor. ncearca The Dungeon. Have
Visit the Ethnographic Museum. fun at The Dungeon. Are there
A space where folk costumes can tunnels below Cluj? Do you feel
be admired, but also the customs adventurous? Try The Dungeon.
of our ancestors.

MNNC LA SAREA-N BUCATE.


Te poi ntoarce mai apoi la Sarea-n
VIZITEAZ SALINA bucate, un loc n care poi ncerca
TURDA. friptura de Turda. Eat at Sarea-n
Aflndu-te n Cluj, Bucate. One can go back to Sarea-n
nu ai cum s treci bucate to try the Turda roast.
indiferent pe lng
subsolurile din sare,
ntlnite n Salina VIZITEAZ CRAMA LA SALIN. VIZITEAZ CHEILE
Turda. Visit Poi participa la numeroasele eveni- TURZII. Ajungi destul de
Turda Saline. mente organizate aici i te poi delecta uor, fiind un drum acces-
Being in Cluj, one cu gustul strugurilor culei din viile ibil cu maina. Visit the
cannot be indifferent de Potaissa. Visit La Salin Cellar. Turda Quays. One can get
to the salty under- One can participate to numerous events here pretty easily, its an
ground of Turda organized here and feast on the grapes easy car ride.
Saline. picked from the Potaissa vineyards.

VIZITEAZ CASCADA VLUL MIRE- VIZITEAZ LACUL FNTNELE.


SEI. Aproape de staiunea Beli se afl o Este un loc n care brazii se oglin-
cascad de o frumusee nemaintlnit. desc n luciul apei, este un loc att
i tot acolo poi afla povestea... Visit de pur i magic nct simi c te re-
the Brides Veil Waterfall (Vlul Miresei gseti. Visit Fntnele Lake. It
Waterfall). Close to Beli there is a fascinat- is a place where the r trees reect in
ingly beautiful waterfall. That is also where the water, a place so pure and magical
one can nd out the story that one can feel retrieved.

MNNC LA PENSIUNEA ANA


I IRINA. Zacusca de pitoance sau
supa de glbiori sunt specialitatea
casei. Le poi ncerca ori de cte ori
te afli n preajm. Eat at Ana and
Irina guest house. The mushroom
zacusca and Chanterelle soup are the
houses specialties. One can try them
whenever in the neighborhood.

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Gala Modei UAD
Events IUNIEJUNE 2015
 Fashion Gala UAD (27.06.2015)

Este unul dintre cele mai importante eveni-


mente de mod din ar, grupnd n special
pentru tinerii designeri de mod, absolveni
ai Universitii de Art i Design din Cluj -
Napoca. Profesionalism, calitate, pasiune,
CONCERT
viziune, excelen sunt cuvintele care descriu
evenimentul organizat n fiecare an n luna
iunie, atunci cnd industria modei romneti
se reunete la Cluj - Napoca.

One of the most important fashion events in


the country, Fashion Gala UAD brings together
especially young fashion designers, graduates of
the University of Art and Design in Cluj - Napoca.
Professionalism, quality, passion, vision, excel-
lence are the words that describe the event held
every year in June, when the Romanian fashion
industry meets in Cluj - Napoca.

Electric Castle
(25-28.06.2015) CONCERT
Este cel mai mare festival din Romnia i este
primul festival care a mutat muzica electroni-
c i sunetele live ale unui concert pe scenele
unui castel. Dup dou ediii legendare, anul
acesta, Electric Castle va avea 6 scene i peste
150 de artiti.
Dup prima ediie din 2013, festivalul a fost
nominalizat la dou categorii la European
Festival Awards (Best New Festival i Best
Medium Size Festival), mai trziu ajungnd n
final, n primele 10 festivaluri din Europa la
categoria Best Medium Size Festival, alturi
de nume de prestigiu ca Volt, Balaton, Melt
sau I love Techno.

This is the largest festival in Romania and the rst


festival that transported electronic music and
live sounds of a concert on the scenes of a castle.
After two legendary edition, this year, Electric
Castle Festival will have 6 scenes and more than
150 artists. After the rst edition in 2013, the
festival was nominated for two categories at the
European Festival Awards (Best New Festival and
Best Medium Size Festival), later reaching the nal
top 10 festivals in Europe for Best Medium Size
Festival, along with other prestigious names as
Volt, Balaton, Melt or I love Techno.

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Adriana
Irimie Vocea
Transilvaniei

Voice of
Transylvania

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Felix
Albu
Arta integrat n
spaiul intim Ioan-Aurel

Art integrated in the
intimate space
Pop
O emblem a
Clujului

A symbol of
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De multe ori, cnd spunem mobilier pictat, ne gndim


poate la lzile de zestre din ara Oaului sau la un stil
boem franuzesc. ns mobilierul pictat nu nseamn doar
dou stiluri, iar Felix Albu ne poate confirma acest lucru.

Felix Albu
Arta felix albu,
integrat art integrated in the
intimate space
n spaiul Many times, when we talk about hand painted fur-

intim
niture, we, perhaps, think about the dowry coffers
of Oa County or about a bohemian French style.
But the hand painted furniture doesnt only mean
two styles and Felix Albu can conrm.

F
ELIX ESTE UN ARTIST COMPLET, CARE NU VREA S FELIX IS A COMPLETE ARTIST, WHO DOESNT WANT TO
fac niciun compromis atunci cnd vine vorba make any compromise when it comes to the quality of a
de calitatea unei piese de mobilier, pentru c, n piece of furniture because that is what represents him. If
fond, aceasta l reprezint. Dac ar renuna la he gave up the principles that guide his work for money,
principiile care i ghideaz munca n favoarea banilor, then he would give up a piece of himself.
atunci ar renuna la o parte din el. Each little piece of furniture created by him represents
Fiecare pies de mic mobilier creat de el reprezint a perfect balance between design, art and functionality.
echilibrul perfect ntre design, art i funcionalitate. Despite the sinuous lines, that make us think about a
n ciuda liniilor sinuoase, care ne trimit cu gndul la classic style, maybe more sober, the objects made by
un stil mai clasic, poate mai greoi, obiectele realizate Felix, custom made by the ne tip of his paint brush with
de Felix, personalizate de vrful fin al pensulei cu mo- models inspired by his imagination, can t successfully
dele izvorte din propria-i imaginaie, se pot ncadra into any space.
cu succes n orice spaiu. The artist doesnt use templates and he doesnt address
Artistul nu folosete abloane i nici nu se adreseaz to everybody because, unfortunately, not everybody was
oricui, pentru c, din pcate, nu toat lumea a fost educated to love and understand art. Even if each of us is
educat s iubeasc arta i s o aprecieze. Chiar dac different in many points of view (education, profession,
fiecare dintre noi suntem diferii din multe puncte de sensibility towards art etc), we surely can nd a common
vedere (educaie, profesie, sensibilitate fa de art ground, an invisible attraction, like a magnet for beauti-
etc.), cu siguran avem un numitor comun, o atracie ful things.
invizibil, ca un magnet, pentru lucrurile frumoase. When we look at the creations of Felix Albu we cannot
Atunci cnd privim lucrrile create de Felix Albu, be indifferent. Either were talking about a console, a
nu avem cum s rmnem indifereni. Fie c vorbim mirror frame, a desk or simply a dining chair, each of
despre o consol, o ram de oglind, un birou stil sau them shares a certain message and charms us visually in
pur i simplu despre un scaun pentru dining, fiecare the same time.
ne transmite un anumit mesaj i totodat ne ncnt
vizual.

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BIO / AWARDS
 2013 Everestul
carierei sale a coincis
cu momentul n care a
participat la emisiunea
Tezaur folcloric. The
"Everest" of her career co-
incided with the time she
participated in the show
"Tezaur Folcloric".
 2013 A nregistrat n
studio mpreun cu maes-
trul Stelian Stoica, dirijor
al Orchestrei Naionale
Jidvei, Romnia. She
recorded in the studio
along with master Stelian
Stoica, conductor of the
National Orchestra Jidvei,
Romania.
 2013 A interpretat
Ciuleandra ntr-un
moment special, la
Centenarul Maria Tnase,
n cadrul festivalului
concurs Strugurele de
aur, organizat de ctre
Mrioara Murrescu
i echipa TVR1. She
performed "Ciuleandra" in
a special moment, at the
Maria Tnase Centenary,
Strugurele de Aur Festival,
organized by Marioara
Murrescu and the TVR1
team.
 2013 A cntat n
deschiderea Balului
Operei. She sang at the
Opera Ball opening.
 2014 A deschis spec-
tacolul de colinde al
maestrului tefan Hruc.
She opened the carols
show organized by the
master tefan Hruc.

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La poalele munilor Vldeasa, n satul Hodi,


unde oamenii sunt buni, simpli i cu fric de
Dumnezeu, s-a nscut cntreaa Adriana
Irimie.

Adriana Irimie
Vocea Transilvaniei
Adriana Irimie,
voice of
Transylvania
At the Vldeasa foothills, Hodi village, where

A
A CUM NE-A MRTURISIT CHIAR DNSA, A people are good, simple and fear God, the singer
avut o copilrie frumoas, dar grea, iar viaa Adriana Irimie was born.
la sat i-a insuflat toate nvturile care i
sunt de folos astzi: Frica de Dumnezeu, AS SHE TOLD US, SHE HAD A BEAUTIFUL, BUT DIFFICULT
iubirea de semeni i cntecul sunt cele mai importante childhood and the village life gave her all the teachings
lucruri care mi-au cluzit paii n via. that she nds so useful today: "The fear of God, the love
i amintete ca i cum a fost ieri ziua care i-a marcat for people and the song are the most important things
drumul spre cntec: Pe la trei aniori, micua mea that guided my steps in life.
m-a dus la grdini. Zilnic, o rugam s m trimit i She remembers the day that marked her way to singing
pe mine acolo unde copiii de pe ulia satului plecau n like it was yesterday: "I was three when my mother
fiecare diminea ... La prima serbare, educatoarea i-a took me to kindergarten. I was asking her each day to
transmis mamei mele s m mbrace n port popular send me where the village children were leaving in the
i s fiu prezent. Micua mi povestete i acum cu morning ... At my rst kindergarten celebration, the
emoie despre momentul care mi-a marcat oarecum teacher told my mother to dress me in a folk costume
drumul spre cntec. n acea zi, a ajuns toat familia and to get me there. My mother still tells me with great
mea la cminul cultural din sat, iar mama s-a aezat emotion about the moment that somehow marked my
mai n spate, deoarece se gndea c, fiind micu, way to singing. On that day, the whole family went to
educatoarea m chemase doar aa, s fiu i eu acolo. the cultural centre of the village, and my mom sat in the
La un moment dat, am fost adus n faa copiilor i am back because she thought that, being little, the teacher
nceput s cnt Ursuleul Martinel. Atunci, n cmin, just called me to be there. At one point, I was brought in
brusc s-a fcut linite, i amintete cntreaa. front of the children and I began to sing "Martinel Bear".
La vrsta de 14 ani, Adriana a fost ndrumat de prini Suddenly the hall was silent", recalls the singer.
s urmeze coala Popular de Art din Cluj. Aici, dup At the age of 14, Adriana was advised by her parents to
orele de canto popular, a participat la concursuri care attend the Popular Arts School in Cluj. Here, after the
i-au adus multe premii. Aa a nceput s se bucure popular singing classes, she participated in competitions
de succes. Cu toate cntecele pe care le-a nvat n in which she won several awards. She began to be suc-
familie, a debutat la radio Cluj, unde a fost de dou ori cessful. With all the songs learned in the family, she de-
laureata concursului Top Transilvan. Avnd o pasiune buted on radio Cluj, where she was twice the winner of
pentru versuri, Adriana Irimie i scrie foarte uor the Top Transylvania contest. With a passion for poetry,
cntecele, iar publicul o rspltete de fiecare dat cu Adriana Irimie easily writes her songs and the audience
ropote de aplauze. rewards them each time with a round of applause.

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BIO / AWARDS
 prezent Rector al Uni-
versitii Babe-Bolyai,
Cluj-Napoca, academi-
cian, profesor universitar
doctor, cercettor
tiinic I i director
din 1992 al Centrului de
Studii Transilvane din
Cluj-Napoca Rector of
Babe-Bolyai University,
Cluj-Napoca, academician,
Professor Ph.D., scientic
researcher and director
of the 1992 Transylvanian
Studies Centre in
Cluj-Napoca
 2003 - 2007 Directorul
Institutului Romn de
Cultur i Cercetare
Umanistic din Veneia
Director of the Romanian
Institute of Culture and
Humanistic Research in
Venice
 1994 - 1995 Directorul
Centrului Cultural
Romn din New York
Romanian Cultural Centre
Director in New York
 Autor a peste 50 de cri,
ediii de izvoare istorice,
tratate i manuale uni-
versitare, volume ngrijite
i a peste 300 de studii,
articole, recenzii, dri de
seam, cronici, prefee
etc.; Premiul de excelen
al Institutului Eudoxiu
Hurmuzachi pentru
Romnii de Pretutindeni.
Author of over 50
books, editions of his-
torical sources, treatises
and textbooks, corrected
volumes and over 300
studies, articles, reviews,
reports, reviews, prefaces,
etc.; Hurmuzachi Eudoxiu
Institute for Romanians
Abroad Excellency Award.

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Fiecare cltorie a revistei "Eu iubesc Romnia" mi


confirm ideea de la care am plecat. Pe lng locurile
ncnttoare, ntlnim personaje memorabile, figuri
care reuesc ntr-un mod sau altul s ajung la sufletul
nostru i, sperm din toat inima, la al vostru.

Ioan-Aurel Pop
o emblem a Clujului

N ACEAST EDIIE, AM FCUT CUNOTIN CU ACAD. Depinde de specialitate! Sunt domenii n care e greu
Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan-Aurel Pop, un om de excepie, s reziti pn la capt, fiindc exigenele de timp i
un suflet nemuritor. efort sunt foarte mari (studiile inginereti etc.), aa cum
exist secii unde vocaia, talentul, druirea, setea de
V-ai dedicat ntreaga via studiului. Cu sigura- lectur i spun cuvntul. n aceste domenii, e mai greu
n, la mijloc trebuie s fi fost vorba de o pasiune. s intri dect s continui!
Ce anume v-a determinat, v-a motivat s urmai
acest drum? Care a fost scnteia care a declanat Constatm cu tristee c, de la an la an, rezulta-
vlvtaia? tele tinerilor notri elevi de liceu sunt tot mai
Cred c a fost vorba despre valorile pe care le-am primit slabe. Este sistemul nostru educaional motivul
n copilrie, din familie i din coal. n familia mea dezinteresului fa de cunoatere sau tinerii au
s-a cultivat un fel de obsesie a nvturii, s-a inoculat ca prioritate alte obiective?
ideea c nu se poate reui n via fr o coal serioas. Se spune adesea c i nvmntul nostru, n general,
Scnteia despre care vorbii a aprins-o tata, care, pe este n criz (din moment ce criza este peste tot) i nclin
cnd aveam apte ani, mi-a impus s nv, spunn- s fiu de acord cu acest lucru. Dac, azi, elevii au nevoie
du-mi c alte sarcini nu aveam i c nvtura era de educaie financiar, sexual, rutier sau de mana-
datoria mea. Scnteia pentru istorie a venit n prima gement, nu nseamn c nu mai au nevoie de limba i
zi de liceu, cnd profesorul de german ne-a artat literatura romn, de geografie etc. Toate cele enumera-
edificiul ridicat dup 1850 i ne-a spus c noi clcam te mai sus ca nouti nu sunt materii colare, ci teme
pe urmele pailor lui Maiorescu, Ciprian Porumbescu foarte importante, de altminteri de abordat n cadrul
etc. i c trebuia s fim la nlimea acelor titani. A fost materiilor colare. Tinerii nu manifest dezinteres fa
copleitor i edificator pentru mine. de cunoatere, ci societatea nu este n msur s le ofere
cunotine n acord cu sensibilitile lor.
Astzi suntei n fruntea instituiei pe care ai
absolvit-o. n anii studeniei, v-ai imaginat vre- Este o problem sau nu pentru societatea
odat acest lucru sau ai tiut dintotdeauna care romneasc faptul c tinerii absolveni aleg s
o s v fie traseul profesional? profeseze n afara Romniei?
Nu, nu am avut cum s tiu acest lucru! Primul vis Poate s devin o problem, dac hemoragia persist.
a fost s studiez mult i s le predau istorie copiilor. n mod natural, societatea romneasc este datoare s
Pentru mine, funcia aceasta este, dincolo de o onoare, o gseasc permanent prghii de meninere a specialiti-
datorie, aceea de a servi comunitatea care m-a format i lor acas. Mcar pentru faptul c este locul de ngrop-
mi-a druit attea. ciune al prinilor, moilor i strmoilor notri, pentru
c aici s-au nscut doina i dorul, pentru c ne-a dat
Se spune c este uor s fii admis ntr-o facultate fiin, pentru limb, pentru c ne-a scos n lume
i mai greu s o finalizezi. Suntei de acord cu
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versitar Doctor Ioan-Aurel, voi ncheia prin a
v solicita s le adresai cteva cuvinte tinerilor,
romnilor din ar i de peste hotare.
Tinerilor le doresc s rmn tineri mereu, adic s
iubeasc, dar s se poarte cu maturitate, iar apoi cu
nelepciune. Romnilor le doresc putere s reziste
provocrilor sorii, seriozitate i demnitate. Indiferent
unde trieti, trebuie s lupi, s speri, s munceti din
greu. Romnilor de departe care sunt, n mare parte,
cu gndul acas le doresc s aib prosperitate acolo
unde se afl i, dac vor obosi, s-i aminteasc de
alinarea de pe dealurile noastre vlurite, de mirosul de
sulfin, de merele n prg, de holda nspicat, de faa
luminoas a unui vecin, de prunii frni care, ca i
plopii fr so, vegheaz nc pe o uli Spre deosebire
de anii comunismului, sunt liberi s revin la matc.
Eu nu-mi iubesc ara fiindc este mare, ci fiindc este
a mea. 01

Ioan-Aurel Pop,
a symbol of Cluj
Each voyage of the magazine Eu iubesc Romnia (I
love Romania) conrms to me the idea we began
with. Beside the enchanting views, we meet mem-
orable people, faces that manage to get into our
souls one way or another and we hope with all our
hearts, that they will also reach your souls. In this
issue, we met Acad. Prof. D. Ed. Ioan-Aurel Pop, an 02 03
exceptional man, an undying soul.
Today you are leading the institution you have also gradu-
IN THIS ISSUE, WE MET ACAD. PROF. D. ED. IOAN-AUREL ated. During your student years, have you ever imagined this
POP, AN EXCEPTIONAL MAN, AN UNDYING SOUL. or have you ever known how your professional path will be?
No, I couldnt have known this! My rst dream was to
You have dedicated your entire life to education. Surely, a cer- study a lot and to teach history to children. For me, this
tain passion was the reason for that. What determined you to position is, beside an honor, also a duty, that of serving
do this, what motivated you to choose this path? What was the community that has formed me and has given me so
the spark that began the ame?? much.
I think it was all about the values I received during child-
hood, in my family and at school. My family cultivated They say it is easy to be admitted to university, but it is more
some sort of obsession for learning, the idea that one difficult to graduate. Do you agree?
cannot succeed in life without a solid education. The It depends on the major! There are elds where it is diffi-
spark you are talking about was lit up by my father who, cult to hang on until the end because the time and effort
when I was 7, assigned me to learn by saying that I didnt exigencies are very high (engineering etc), as there are
have any other tasks and that learning was my duty. The branches where the vocation, the talent, the dedication,
spark for history came in the rst day of high school, the thirst for reading have a lot to say. In these elds, it is
when the German language teacher showed us the edice more difficult to enter than it is to continue!
erected after 1850 and told us we are walking over the
steps of Maiorescu (N.B.: Titu Maiorescu was a Romanian 4. We notice sadly that each year, our young high school
literary critic and politician), Ciprian Porumbescu (N.B.: pupils grades are lower and lower. Is our educational system
Romanian composer) etc and we have to reach the height the reason of this disinterest towards knowledge or do the
of those titans. It was overwhelming and edifying for me. young ones have other priorities?

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Romnii sunt ntr-o situaie


paradoxal: pe de o parte, sunt temui
i uri n Vest, pe de alt parte, sunt
furnizori ai Occidentului de medici,
informaticieni i de ali intelectuali.

Romanians are in a paradoxical situation:
on the one hand, they are feared and hated
in the West, on the other hand, they are the
suppliers of doctors, computer scientists and
other intellectuals for the Occident.

It is often said that our teaching system in general is in a


crisis (since the crisis is everywhere) and I tend to agree.
If the pupils need nancial, sexual, road or manage-
ment education today, it doesnt mean they dont need
Romanian language and literature, geography etc. All
these subjects I have enumerated as novelties are not
school subjects, but topics very important, by the way
to be tackled within school subjects. Young people do
not manifest a disinterest towards knowledge; the society
isnt able to offer them information according to their
sensitivity.

Is it a problem or not for the Romanian society that young


graduates choose to work outside of Romania?
It can become a problem, because the hemorrhage
persists. Naturally, the Romanian society is responsible
for permanently nding ways of keeping our specialists
home. At least because it is the burial place of their
parents and ancestors, because here is where the doina
(N.B.: Romanian lyrical or musical creation in which the
artist expresses deep feelings of grief and longing) and the

Viziune longing have been born, because it shaped us as beings,


for the language, for getting us out into the world
 vision
Dear Acad. Prof. D. Ed. Ioan-Aurel Pop, I will nish by asking
you to address a few words to the youngsters, to the Romani-
Remediul pentru un sistem educaional
de succes: o reform bine fcut, dup o ans inside and outside the country.
cumptat consultare cu societatea, care s e TTo the youngsters I wish to always be young, that is
aplicat cel puin pentru viitoarele dou decenii, to love, but to act maturely and then wisely. To the
dar cu exibilitatea necesar adaptrilor din Romanians I wish strength to resist fates challenges,
mers. seriousness and dignity. No matter where one lives, one
has to ght, to hope, to work hard. To the Romanians
The remedy for a successful educational abroad who are, most of all, thinking about home I
system: a well done reform, after a sober con- wish to be prosper where they are and, if they get tired, to
sultation with the society who has to be applied
think about the relief on our wavy hills, about the smell
at least for the next two decades, but with the
necessary exibility to adapt under way. of melilot, about the ripe apples, about the wheat, the
luminous face of a neighbor, the plum trees that, like the
odd poplar trees, still watch over an alleyUnlike the
communist years, they are free to come back. I dont love
my country because it is big, I love it because it is mine.

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Afaceri de succes
SUCCESSFUL CLUJ BUSINESSES

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Tetarom
Municipiul Cluj-Napoca are una dintre
cele mai dinamice economii din Romnia,
beneficiind de un sistem financiar-bancar bine
reprezentat i de un numr semnificativ de
companii romneti. Totodat, este cel mai
mare centru de inovare i oportuniti de
afaceri din Transilvania.
 TALITA LOVASZ  TETAROM

A
STFEL, N ANUL 2000, angajamentul, munca asidu, abnegaia,
Consiliul Judeean Cluj perseverena, un colectiv unit i dornic s
a naintat Ageniei de fac lucrurile s se ntmple sunt reeta cea
Dezvoltare Regional mai bun pentru succesul unei companii.
Nord-Vest proiectul TETAROM, Transilvania Echipamente i
numit Dezvoltarea zonei Tehnologii Avansate produse n Romnia,
economice de vest Parc Industrial pentru a avut ca obiective, nc de la nceputul
tehnologii avansate. Prin acest proiect se activitii sale, crearea i dezvoltarea unor
nfiineaz TETAROM S.A., societatea ad- industrii de nalt tehnologie i, n acelai
ministrator a Parcului Industrial cu acelai timp, noi locuri de munc cu valoare
nume. Cu un capital iniial de 2.600 de lei, adugat mare, n special pentru absol-
Incubatorul de
TETAROM a devenit una dintre companiile venii universitilor clujene, stimularea afaceri ofer spaii
de top din regiune. Parcurile industriale activitilor de cercetare n domeniile
gata construite au o suprafa total de tehnologiilor avansate i susinerea de birouri, sal de
peste dou milioane de metri ptrai, care dezvoltrii economice locale i regionale conferin i spaiu
deservesc ca spaii de birouri, terenuri sau prin realizarea infrastructurii specifice
spaii de producie. parcurilor industriale. multifuncional
i fiindc nu puteam s ratm ocazia de a Cele mai importante servicii ale companiei
afla mai multe despre aceast companie i sunt distribuia i furnizarea de energie

drumul su ctre culmile succesului, am electric i gaze naturale. TETAROM S.A. The business incubator
stat de vorb cu Adela Mrz, specialist deine licena pentru furnizarea de energie provides office spaces,
marketing, care ne-a dezvluit care sunt electric, pe baza creia comercializeaz conference room and
ingredientele principale ale succesului energie att pe piaa en-gros, ct i pe multifunctional space.
unei companii: Noi suntem o echip cea cu amnuntul, la consumatorii finali,
integr i inovatoare de profesioniti i par- precum i licen pentru furnizarea de
teneri de ncredere. Indiferent de domeniu, gaze naturale.

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2,3 Dintre clienii Tetarom


02
fac parte: Delonghi, Bosch i 03
Transcarpatica Tetarom
customers include: Delonghi,
Bosch and Transcarpatica

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1 TETAROM deine 4 parcuri
industriale Tetarom owns
four industrial parks

Pe lng serviciile complete, TETAROM


furnizare de energie electric ofer i alte
servicii conexe acestor activiti: analiz
pre-contractual a profilului de consum al
clientului, menit s asigure identificarea
soluiei optime de furnizare a energiei
electrice i a gazelor naturale, asisten de
specialitate pe toat durata de desfurare
a contractului, managementul consu-
murilor, modelarea curbelor de sarcin
prognozate sau reglementri n domeniul
pieei libere de energie i gaze naturale din
Romnia.
Compartimentul de Distribuie Energie
Electric are ca scop transportul energiei
electrice prin reelele de distribuie ale
Parcurilor Industriale TETAROM i m-
buntirea reelelor de energie electric
04
pentru a crete calitatea serviciilor oferite.
Obiectivele acestui departament sunt de a
crete gradul de securitate n exploatarea TETAROM investete n viitorul tinerilor
tiai ckn ow
reelelor electrice i a siguranei n funcio- interesai de acest domeniu, motiv pentru  Did you
nare, de a reduce numrul de defecte n care a creat incubatorul de afaceri, destinat
instalaiile electrice i timpii de ntreru- sprijinirii companiilor de tip start-up.
pere n alimentarea cu energie electric a Obiectivul principal l constituie atragerea Tetarom a ncheiat un protocol de colabo-
rare cu mediul academic din Cluj-Napoca
consumatorilor. De asemenea, asigurarea studenilor interesai de promovarea idei-
avnd drept scop:
parametrilor de calitate a energiei electrice lor de afaceri valoroase i a tinerilor care
distribuite n conformitate cu Standar- doresc s i dezvolte un business inovator.
 valoricarea resurselor umane generate
de universitile clujene
dul de performan pentru Serviciul de n acest scop, TETAROM S.A a ncheiat un
distribuie a energiei electrice, extinderea protocol de colaborare cu mediul academic Tetarom signed a protocol of cooperation
sistemului de telegestiune i monitorizare din Cluj-Napoca, cu scopul de a valorifica with the academic community in Cluj-Na-
a parametrilor de calitate a energiei electri- resursele umane importante generate de poca aiming at:
ce, optimizarea consumului i asigurarea universitile clujene i de a susine prin  development of human resources gener-
condiiilor de racordare pentru clienii cercetare tiinific inovarea i transferul ated by universities in Cluj
noi sau extinderea reelelor electrice din tehnologic. Incubatorul de afaceri ofer
Parcurile Industriale Tetarom se numr spaii de birouri, sli de conferine, show-
printre principalele obiective ale compar- room i un spaiu multifuncional, toate
timentului de Distribuie Energie Electric. pentru un viitor profesional bine dezvoltat.

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SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES

Tetarom
ClujNapoca Municipality manages one of the most dynamic economy
in Romania. It is provided with a well established banking system and
a signicant number of Romanian companies. It is also the largest
center for innovation and business opportunities in Transylvania.

THUS, IN 2000, CLUJ COUNTY COUNCIL FOR- analysis of the consumption prole of the cli-
warded to the Regional Development ent, designed to ensure the identication of the
North-West Agency a project called "Western optimal solution for the supply of electricity
Economic Zone Development - Advanced Tech- and gas, specialty care deployment duration of
nology Industrial Park". This project establishes the contract, consumption management, mod-
TETAROM S.A., the management company of eling of the load forecast and regulations in the
the Industrial Park of the same name. With an free market of electricity and gas in Romania.
initial capital of 2,600 lei, TETAROM has be- The Electricity Distribution Department
come one of the top companies in the region. focuses on electricity transmission through
The already built industrial parks manage a distribution networks of the TETAROM
total area of over two million square meters, Industrial Parks and on the improvement of
serving as an office space, land or production electricity networks to increase the quality of
facilities. services. The objectives of this department are
And because we could not miss the opportun- to increase the security in electrical network
ity to learn more about the company and its operations and operational safety, to reduce
recipe for to the heights of success, we spoke the number of defects in electrical installa-
with Adela Mirza, marketing specialist, who tions and timeouts in the power supply to
shared to us the "ingredients" of a company's consumers. Also, the main objectives of the
main success: "We are an integrated team of Electricity Distribution Department are to
professionals, innovative and trusted partners. ensure power quality parameters distributed
Regardless of the eld, commitment, hard according to "performance standard for elec-
work, diligence, perseverance, a united team tricity distribution service", extending remote
and eager to happen is the best recipe for the management and monitoring system of power
success of a company. " quality parameters, optimize consumption
TETAROM, Transylvania Advanced Equipments and provide conditions for connection to new
and Technologies produced in Romania had customers or for expanding Tetarom Industrial
as its main objective since the beginning the Parks power grids.
development of high-tech industries and at the TETAROM invests in the future of young people
same time, the creation of new jobs with high interested in this eld, which is why it created
added value, especially for graduates of Cluj a business incubator, to support start-up
Universities, to stimulate research in the areas companies. The main objective is to attract
of advanced technologies and supporting local students interested in promoting valuable
and regional economic development through business ideas and young people who want to
specic infrastructure of industrial parks. develop an innovative business. To this end,
The most important services of the company TETAROM S.A. signed an agreement of cooper-
are the distribution and supply of electricity ation with the Cluj-Napoca Academy, in order
and natural gas. TETAROM owns the license to capitalize on important human resources
for supplying electricity on markets, both the generated by universities in Cluj and support
wholesale market and the retail market, to end scientic research innovation and technology
consumers, but also on the natural gas supply transfer. The business incubator provides office
license. space, conference rooms, showrooms and a
In addition to comprehensive services, multifunctional space, all for a well-developed
TETAROM - supply of electricity and related professional future.
services offers these activities: pre-contractual

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romnete LIVE ROMANIAN

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Nu ai cum s ajungi n
zon fr s guti din
bucatele sau s asculi
povetile locului.

One cannot get here and not taste


the local food or listen to the
stories of the place.

Ce vei gsi n continuare:


What's next:

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PRODUSE DIN CLUJ
Popularitatea se ctig prin calitate i
originalitate.

Cluj products
Gain popularity by quality and originality.

174
TRADIII I OBICEIURI DIN CLUJ
Obiceiurile vechi de sute de ani mai triesc
i astzi.

Customs and traditions of Cluj


Hundreds-of-years-old traditions

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m p o n m p o tr iv a c d e r ii
a
prului Gerovital Plant ENTION SHAMPO
O
 HAIR LOSS PREV
Pantofi Stiletto produi de o
fabric centenar din inima
FARMEC Fabrica de cosmetice i desfoar activitatea n Cluj-Na-
poca, unde a luat natere i faimosul demachiant Doina. Dac dema-
Transilvaniei, Clujana.
chiantul Doina a fost cndva numrul 1, sperm ca i acest produs Vestit pentru fiabilitatea
s ajung pe un loc frunta n prezent. The cosmetics factory is
located in Cluj-Napoca, the birthplace of the famous make-up remover produselor sale, societatea a
fost n fruntea productorilor
Doina. We know Doina once reached number 1, and we believe this
product too can make it to the top.

de nclminte din Romnia o


lung perioad de timp.

Stiletto shoes manufactured by a


century old factory located in the heart
of Transylvaia, Clujana. The company
became famous for the reliability of its
products, and was the number 1 Romanian
shoe manufacturer for a long time.

Jolidon
Fondat n 1993, la Cluj-Napoca, Romnia, Jolidon
i-a ctigat poziia de lider incontestabil al
pieei romneti de lenjerie intim i costume de
baie, devenind i unul dintre juctorii

s i g n d e Ro m n i a
importani ai pieei internaionale.
De DESIGN
Founded in 1993 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Jolidon
 ROMANIAN
earned its position of undisputed leader on the w collection
Noua colecie / Ne
Romanian market of underwear and bathing suits, A BA RS ON Y
CRISTIN
thus becoming one of the most important players
on the international markets.  ny.com
www.cristinabarso

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Ursus, regele berii n


Romnia
URSUS, THE KING
OF BEER IN ROMANIA

Nu ai cum s spui Ursus


fr s te gndeti la
Cluj. Istoria acestei beri
este strns legat de
evenimentele ce s-au
desfurat pe aceste
meleaguri. tiai c la
nceputul secolului al
XVIII-lea a fost nfiina-
t o berrie n ora?

One cannot say Ursus Kids


without thinking of
Cluj. The history of this
corner
beer is tightly linked to
the events that have
happened in this lands.
Domnie din Rusia.
Did you know that by
the beginning of the 18th
Excepia de la regul o
century a brewery was
already operating in the
reprezint aceste jucrii
city? pentru copii. Cu toate
c nu sunt originale
din Cluj, ci mai degrab
NCEARC-M ! SALAM 100% VEGETAL
AFUMAT. O bun din Oradea, m-am
TRY ME! alternativ pentru
persoanele interesate de o gndit c ar fi pcat s le
alimentaie echilibrat i un
stil de via sntos. AIVIA
ratm. Tnra mmic
caut s ofere cel mai onest a transformat pasiunea
raport calitate-pre.
ntr-un job. :)
100% vegetal smoked
salami. A perfect Russian ladies. These toys for children
alternative for those represent the exception from the rule.
interested in a well Even if they are not created in Cluj, but
balanced nutrition and a rather in Oradea, I thought it would
healthy life style. AIVIA is
be a shame to not mention them. The
always looking for the best
value for money. young mother has transformed her
passion into a job :)
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Obiceiuri & tradiii
Legenda pdurii  CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

Hoia Baciu
Nu tiu cum este prin alte locuri, ns pe la noi, de cnd te
nati, auzi poveti despre moroi, vampiri, case bntuite i aa
mai departe. Le auzi de attea ori nct, odat cu trecerea
timpului nici nu le mai dai atenie.

COLINDATUL JUNIORILOR
POZ DIN PDUREA HOIA BACIU este o tradiie veche de sute de ani, nc
/ PHOTO FROM HOIA BACIU pstrat n Mariel, inscris in patri-
THE LENGEND OF HOIA moniul imaterial al omenirii.
Young men wassailing is a cen-
BACIU FOREST turies-old tradition, still preserved in
I don't know how things happen Mariel, listed in the Intangible Heritage of
elsewhere, but for us, since our early Humanity.
childhood, we hear stories about
ghosts, vampires, haunted houses and
so on. We hear them so many times
Chiar i atunci cnd i se ntmpl ceva
that, with time, we don't even pay
attention to them. tiai c?
FOTO/PHOTO: HOIABACIUFOREST.COM, EU-ROMANIA.ORG

inexplicabil, dup scurt vreme, experiena


nu devine nimic mai mult dect o poveste.  DID YOU KNOW?
O poveste sau poate o legend din zona Even when something inexplicable happens
Ardealului, auzit de mai multe ori de la un to you, soon after, the experience becomes N ARDEAL, SUNT TREI
prieten de-al locului, vine s confirme, pen- nothing more than a story. CATEGORII DE SUPE:
tru cei care cred, existena extrateretrilor. A story or maybe a legend from Transylvania Supe se gtesc prin fierbere i se
Lng Cluj exist o pdure, pdurea Hoia, comes to conrm, for those who believe, the finalizeaz prin strecurare, obinn-
n care, aparent, se ntmpl lucruri ciuda- existence of extraterrestrials. du-se o sup fin. Ciorbe se prepar
te. Se spune c aici este cel mai activ loc de There is a forest near Cluj, the Hoia forest, tot prin fierberea tuturor ingredien-
pe Terra n ceea ce privete paranormalul. in which, apparently, strange things happen. telor, ns la final se face o ngroal
Din cnd n cnd, diverse evenimente They say this is the most active place on (fin cu lapte i ou etc.). Zam se
stranii au loc pe acest teritoriu i se pare c Earth in terms of the paranormal. From time finalizeaz cu tradiionalul rnta,
ar exista i martori. Apariiile misterioase to time, strange events occur in this area care d ciorbei o savoare inconfunda-
ale unor siluete umanoide, pozele cu umbre witnessed, as it seems, by the people living bil.
i chipuri de oameni, sferele de lumin a there. Mysterious appearances of humanoid In Transylvania, there are three cat-
cror prezen nu poate fi explicat, toate silhouettes, pictures showing human shadows egories of soups:
au devenit subiecte de discuii. ns, adev- or faces, or spheres of light which cannot be The soup cooked by boiling and nished
DE/BY: BOGDAN MODREANU

ratul motiv pentru care ncepi s-i pui un explained; all these became topics of discus- by ltering until a ne soup is obtained.
semn de ntrebare l reprezint unica foto- sion. But the most compelling reason for which The ciorb also cooked by boiling all the
grafie, clar, n care apare un corp strin pe you may begin to wonder is the only, clear ingredients, but thickened in the end with
cer, un OZN. Aceast poz a fost realizat n picture, showing foreign object in the sky, an our with milk and egg etc. The zam it
urm cu 40 de ani i recunoscut, la nivel UFO. This picture was taken 40 years ago and is completed with, the traditional rnta
mondial, ca fiind autentic. n aceste condi- has been recognized worldwide as authentic. In (N.B.: Romanian sauce based on lard, fried
ii, chiar i cel mai vehement nencreztor these circumstances, even the most vehement our and onion), to give the ciorb its
parc ncepe s-i pun ntrebri. skeptic man begins to have doubts. unique avor.

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toate afumturile trebuie inute n ap


Legend
FOTO/PHOTO: ADRIAN IRIMIE

Am crescut ntr-un sat, la poalele


rece dou-trei ore.
munilor Apuseni, i v asigur,
2 Cnd s-au ert, prepar rntaul.
dragi cititori, c acele momente n 1944, n sat, s-au ntors din rzboi mai muli tineri, printre
3 Pune ntr-o tigaie, n unsoare (untur
ale dimineilor n care m de porc), ceapa tocat mrunt. 4 Dup care i bunicul meu.
ce s-a prjit, trage-o de pe foc i adaug Fiecare s-a bucurat de revenirea n snul familiei, la prini,
trezea mirosul de rnta pe care
boia i fin. Pune-o iari la foc pn soii i copilai, care-i ateptau cu atta drag. Dar, de acolo,
micua l gtea pentru zama ce
se rumenete uor. 5 Stinge totul cu nimeni nu se ntorcea sntos. Fiecare suferea de cel puin
urma s ne hrneasc pe toi, zama de moare. 6 Amestec uor, pn o boal grea. De pild, bunicul meu avea TBC i dou rni de
la munca cmpului, nu se pot obii un sos, pe care strecoar-l peste mpucturi cicatrizate.
compara cu nimic. afumtura art.7 Apoi pune la foc
Unul dintre vecini suferea de o boal grav la stomac. A
DE/BY: ADRIANA IRIMIE

zama obinut. 8 Cnd d n clocot,


fost internat n spitalul din Huedin, ns doctorii l-au trimis
sparge cteva ou ntregi, n funcie de
I grew up in a village, at the cte persoane sunt la mas. acas, spunndu-i soiei s se pregteasc de nmormntare.
foot of Apuseni mountains and 9 Condimenteaz dup gust i servete Orice ncercare de a mnca ceva se solda cu stri de grea
I assure you, dear readers, that cu smntn. i cu eliminarea alimentelor, inclusiv a apei. Bietul om se
nothing compares to those stingea ncet, pe zi ce trecea.
moments when, early in the ntr-o sear de februarie, soia i pregti la cin cartofi copi
morning, I was awaken by the cu moare. Pe mas sttea clondirul (carafa) cu zeam de
The cabbage zam varz proaspt, adus din pivni. Cu riscul de a i se face
smell of rnta prepared by my
ru, bolnavul ceru o can plin de moare. Surpriz! Omul
mother for the zam that was to
1 Put some portioned smoked saus- dormi toat noaptea linitit.
feed us all when we would gather
ages, bacon and ribs on the fire. Before A doua zi, bu dou cni, a treia trei, i tot aa, pn se
around for eating, after working cooking, keep them in cold water for ridic uor din pat.
in the elds. 2-3 hours.2 When boiled, prepare the ncet-ncet, prinse for, i recpt puterile i rencepu s
rnta. 3 Put some chopped onion in a
mnnce. Cu ajutorul ceaiurilor ntritoare pentru stomac
pan with pig lard. 4 After frying, put it
preparate de btrnele satului, el se puse pe picioare.
away off the fire and add some paprika
and flour. Put everything back on the fire Privea cum razele soarelui vesteau primvara i se gndea cu
and keep it until obtaining a beautiful drag la plugul care-l atepta pentru a rscoli ogorul pentru
light-brown colour. 5 Add some semnat.
cabbage juice. 6 Slowly stir until you get Soia l duse la doctor, cruia nu-i veni s cread cum
a sauce; filter it over the boiled smoked omul i-a revenit, dar n curnd nelese ce se ntmplase:
meat. 7 Put the obtained zam on the
bolnavul avusese cancer la stomac, dar proprietile acestei
fire. 8 When it begins boiling, break
some eggs (depending on how many per- buturi declanaser vindecarea bolii.?
sons are at the table) and put them in it. Legend In 1944, many young men returned home to our
9 Spice it up and serve with sour cream. village from the frontlines of the Second World War; among
Enjoy your meal! them, there was my grandfather. Each of them enjoyed being

4 ore / 4 hours 6 porii / 6 plates back with their families, their parents, their wives and children
who had waited for them so dearly. But nobody came back
ZAM DE MOARE from there in full health. Each of them was suffering from at
1 Pune la foc crnai tiai bucele, least one serious illness. For example, my grandfather had TB
unc i coaste, toate musai afumate. and two scarred gunshot wounds.
De menionat c, nainte de a le gti, One of his neighbors had a serious stomach disease. He was
admitted in the Huedin hospital, but the doctors sent him back
home and told his wife to prepare for the funeral. Any attempt
N SATUL NOSTRU, supa to eat resulted in nausea and the passing of all foods, even
CRET
INGREDIENTUL SE de varz poart numele de water. The poor man was slowly dying each day.
NT But during a February evening, his wife prepared for dinner
SECRET INGREDIE
moare. Este bine de tiut
c moarea are proprieti some baked potatoes and moare. On the table there was a jug
with fresh cabbage juice brought from the basement. The man
benece: stimuleaz
asked for a cup full of moare, risking to get even sicker. But,
imunitatea i contribuie la
surprisingly, the man slept smoothly the entire night.
detoxierea organismului. The next day, he drank two cups, the next one three cups and
so on until he slowly got out of bed. He gained strength and
In our village, the he began to eat again. Additionally drinking some stomach
cabbage soup is called moare. fortifying teas made by the old ladies of the village, he was
You should know that the soon back on his feet. The winter passed and the sun was
moare has many benecial announcing the future spring. His thoughts wandered to his
properties: it stimulates our plough, with which he once again would till the soil and ready
immunity and contributes to it for seeding.
our body's detoxication. His wife took him to the doctor who couldnt believe he had
got better, but soon understood what had happened: the man
had had stomach cancer, but the qualities of this drink had
triggered the healing process.

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Obiceiuri
i traSTdOiMiiS
 CU
S
& TR ADITION

Ansamblul folcloric
"Cununa Apusenilor"
The "Crown of the Apuseni"
folklore ensemble

ISTORIC / HISTORY
 1983 Ia fiin Ansamblul
folcloric Cununa 01
Apusenilor din Gilu
The folklore ensemble is
created in Gilu
 2005 Comuna Gilu
este prima din Judeul
Cluj care organizeaz un
Festival Internaional de
Folclor. Gilu is the
rst village in Cluj County Dumitru Sfrlea
to organize an Interna- PRIMAR GILU
tional Folklore Festival. Mayor of Gilu
 Prezent Ansamblul
folcloric Cununa
Apusenilor este extrem
de apreciat att la
Tradiia dansului
nivel naional, ct i Un pasionat al dansurilor tradiionale romneti,
internaional. Dansurile primarul Comunei Gilu este unul dintre principalii
tinerilor au ridicat sli susintori ai acestui ansamblu. Dansurile populare
n picioare, au atras nu sunt numai un mod prin care tradiia se perpe-
ropote de aplauze din
tueaz, de la o generaie la alta, ci i o modalitate
partea unor popoare
precum Frana, Spania de integrare a tinerilor n comunitate, de a le oferi
sau Italia. The "Crown perspectiva unui viitor artistic.
of the Apuseni" folklore The dance tradition An admirer of Romanian
ensemble is highly valued traditional dances, the Mayor of Gilu is one of the 1 CUNUNA APUSENILOR
both nationally and inter- 02 simbolizeaz cntecul, jocul,
main supporters of this ensemble. The folk dances
nationally. Their shows obiceiurile i porturile lsate
are not only a means by which tradition is perpetu-
have drew rounds of motenire de neamul nostru
applause in countries like ated, from one generation to another, but are also a romnesc. The Apuseni
France, Spain or Italy. way of integrating young people in the community, Crown symbolizes our songs,
giving them a future artistic perspective. and dances, our traditions
and costumes, our Romanian
enharitage.2 SPECIFIC ZONEI
este jocul n pereche, biat
i fat. For this area,
the dance is particularly
performed in pairs, by a young
man and young woman.

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Viitorul oricrei naii st scris n istorie,


tradiii i obiceiuri, iar trecutul ajunge s fie
privit ca un miracol al supravieuirii milenare
a acestui popor.

Mrie, drag Mrie


Mrie, dear Mrie
The future of any nation is written in its history, its
traditions and its customs, and our past comes to be
regarded as a miracle of the millennial survival of this
nation.

FOLKLORE IS SACRED WHETHER WE SPEAK OF RO-


manian doina, our lilt hores (round-dances) or our tradi-
tional costumes; all of these are representative to us and
are still being transmitted from one generation to the next.
All those who love dancing, music and our national culture
in general, see to it that our nation along with everything

F
OLCLORUL ESTE SACRU - FIE C VORBIM DE it preserves, a rich dowry of traditions, customs and values
doina romneasc, de horele sltree ori de shall not be lost, but shall endure. Naturally, here I have
porturile populare, toate ne reprezint, fiind met many beautiful people that are in love with dance, song
transmise de la o generaie la alta. and folk culture. I spent a couple of hours with the young
Toi cei care iubesc dansul, muzica i, n men and women of the "Crown of the Apuseni" folklore
general, cultura popular au grij ca naia ensemble, who proudly represent our traditional dances
noastr, cu tot ce are ea mai frumos, o zeste bogat de abroad, ll the halls with their joyous enthusiasm and spark
tradiii, obiceiuri i valori, s nu se piard, ci s rmn loud cheering and applause on every stage they perform. In
vie. other words, they are the true messengers of our country,
Aa cum era i firesc, pe aceste meleaguri am ntlnit of the songs and dances traditionally performed in Cluj area
muli oameni frumoi, ndrgostii de dans, cntec i but also in other parts of Romania. The one who guides
portul popular. Am petrecut cteva ceasuri alturi de their steps is Toader Fodor, an accomplished teacher, which,
tinerii din ansamblul Cununa Apusenilor, care ne since 1983, has shared his love for stage and for dance to
duc cu mndrie dansul peste hotare, umplu slile cu many generations of young men and women.They led us our
dansurile lor vesele i strnesc ropote de aplauze. Cu dance abroad, aroused round of applauses, lled the rooms
alte cuvinte, sunt adevrai mesageri ai rii noastre, ai with their cheerful dances. Cluj games, but also games from
jocurilor din zona Clujului, dar i din alte pri ale Ro- the whole Romania, cheerful just as our nation is, made
mniei. Cel care le ghideaz paii este Toader Fodor, un from them true messagers of our country abroad. Toader
pedagog desvrit, care, nc din anul 1983, a transmis Fodor, a model teacher guided the young people's steps for
multor generaii de tineri dragostea de a urca pe scen the rst time in 1983 and since then, he transmitted them
i de a dansa. the merry blast to get on the stage. They dress in happy
Se mbrac n porturi vesele, frumos ngrijite, i se prind and nicely cared costumes, and hold hands on Romanian
de mn pe ritmuri romneti. Cteva dintre cele mai rhytms. Some of the most appreciated dances are the ones
apreciate dansuri sunt cele n care doar fetele se prind in which only the girls participate or those in which only the
n joc, cele n care feciorii se ntrec n a-i arta pricepe- boys are competing to show their skills and talents, but also
rea i talentul, precum i jocurile n pereche. the dances are in pairs are beautiful to watch.

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Mirela Matichescu
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Mirela Matichescu a fost numit n fluviul Dunrea, rezervaia natural Delta regiuni n strintate, iar ajutorul pe care
funcia de vicepreedinte al Autoritii Dunrii unic n Europa , peisajele l ofer astfel rii noastre este esenial.
Naionale pentru Turism n februarie absolut splendide oferite de Munii Dac ar fi s facem un clasament, ce
2012. Din acel moment i pn n prezent Carpai i localitile montane, bisericile ar se afl pe primul loc n ceea ce
a susinut constant industria turistic fortificate i cetile medievale, dar i privete numrul de vizitatori care
autohton. mnstirile din Moldova, renumite n aleg Romnia ca destinaie turistic?
ntreaga lume. Potrivit Institutului Naional de Statisti-
Ce nseamn pentru dumneavoastr c, n perioada 1 ianuarie 30 septembrie
aceast funcie i ce responsabiliti Ce zon sau ce anume i convinge s 2014, Germania, Italia, Israel, Frana i
implic? vin s ne viziteze ara? SUA sunt rile care au trimis cei mai
Am nvat foarte mult, n toat aceast Cred c Romnia poate rspunde tuturor muli vizitatori n Romnia.
perioad, despre ce nseamn admi- cerinelor, indiferent de ce i doresc
nistraia public central, am iniiat turitii. Romnia este unic. S nu uitm Care este strategia cu privire la convin-
parteneriate cu mediul privat i cred c, de resursele minerale pe care le deine gerea romnilor s-i viziteze propria
cel mai important, am reuit s demarm ara noastr, precum i de calitile ar? Cum am putea s-i atragem,
i s implementm strategia de promova- curative ale apelor minerale i termale. s-i facem s realizeze c avem o ar
re a Romniei ca destinaie turistic. M La fel ca celelalte state membre, Rom- frumoas, care merit descoperit n
bucur c prin msurile iniiate am reuit nia a nregistrat anul trecut o cretere fiecare anotimp?
reducerea TVA-ului pentru pachetele a numrului de vizitatori, o cretere Anul trecut, am repurtat o mare victorie.
turistice cu demipensiune, pensiune com- a interesului pentru city-break-uri n M refer la reducerea la 9% a TVA-ului
plet sau all-inclusive, de la 24% la 9%, orae precum Braov, Sibiu, Timioara, pentru pachetele turistice ce includ
dar i acordarea voucherelor de vacan Sighioara i Bucureti. Mamaia a fost demipensiune, pensiune complet sau
n locul primelor salariale. cea mai aglomerat/vizitat staiune n all-inclusive. A fost un succes! Restricia
timpul sezonului estival cred c putem bugetarilor de a folosi voucherele doar pe
Participarea Romniei la Trgul discuta despre un nou record de turiti pe teritoriul Romniei va duce la o cretere
Internaional de la Stuttgart, n 2015, malul Mrii Negre. a cererii de locuri de cazare, dar i la
n calitate de partener a devenit un crearea de noi locuri de munc.
eveniment cu tradiie n strategia de Romnia este o destinaie vizitat
promovare a rii? o dat n via sau turitii aleg s se
Trgul de turism de la Stuttgart este cea ntoarc?
mai mare manifestare dedicat publicului Consider c nici noi, ca romni, nu am Mirela Matichescu was appointed Vice Pres-
din lume. Impactul este foarte puternic, reuit s i descoperim nc toate fru- ident of the National Authority for Tourism
mai ales c numrul vizitatorilor se ridic museile. Frumuseea locurilor (Calnic, in February 2012. Since then she has consist-
la aproximativ 240.000, ceea ce reprezin- Prejmer, Viscri, Darju, Sasschiz Biertan i ently supported the local industry tourism.
t n jur de 25.000 de persoane zilnic. Valea Viilor au fost incluse n patrimoniul
UNESCO ), dar i obiceiurile localnicilor What does the title of Vice President mean
Cum este perceput ara noastr atunci au cucerit chiar reprezentani ai caselor to you and what are the responsibilities it
cnd vine vorba de alegerea unei destina- regale. De altfel, chiar prinul Charles al entails?
ii de vacan? Este Grdina Carpailor un Marii Britanii i-a cumprat un conac la Since my appointment as Vice President,
centru de interes pentru strini? Viscri, pe care l viziteaz n fiecare an. I have learned a lot about central public
Romnia ofer att de multe! Avem 275 n opinia mea, prinul Charles este, de administration; we have initiated partner-
de kilometri de zon costier la Marea altfel, cel mai bun ambasador al Romniei ships with the private sector and, most
Neagr, peste 1000 de kilometri din n ceea ce privete promovarea acestor importantly I think, we were able to initiate

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and to implement our strategy to promote medieval fortresses and fortied churches, British throne, bought a manor house at
Romania as a tourist destination. I am and the Moldova monasteries, renowned Viscri that he's been visiting every year. In
pleased that through the measures we have worldwide. my opinion, Prince Charles is the best am-
initiated we have succeeded in reducing bassador for Romania in terms of promot-
VAT for travel packages such as half board, What area or what convinces them to ing these regions abroad and so, the help
full board or all-inclusive, from 24% to 9%, come visit our country? he offers to our country is essential.
but also in granting of holiday vouchers I believe that Romania can answer all
instead of salary bonuses. requirements, whatever the tourists want. If we were to do a ranking, what country
Romania is unique. Let's not forget about would occupy the rst place in terms of
Romania's participation in the Inter- the mineral resources our country has the number of visitors who have chosen
national Fair in Stuttgart in 2015 as a and the curative qualities of mineral and Romania as a touristic destination?
partner has become a traditional event in thermal waters. Like other Member States, According to the National Institute of
the country's promotion strategy? Romania registered last year a growing Statistics, from 1st of January to 30th of
The tourism Fair in Stuttgart is the largest number of visitors, an increase of interest September, 2014, Germany, Italy, Israel,
event dedicated to the people all around for city breaks in cities like Braov, Sibiu, France and the US are the countries that
the world. The impact is very high, espe- Timioara, Sighioara and Bucharest. Ma- have sent most visitors in Romania.
cially since the number of visitors amounts maia was the most crowded/visited resort
to approximately 240,000, which repres- during the summer season - I think we can What is the strategy for convincing
ents about 25,000 visitors daily. talk about a new record number of tourists Romanians to visit their own country?
on the Black Sea. How can we attract them, to make them
How is our country perceived when it realize that we have a beautiful country
comes to choosing a holiday destination? Romania is a once in a lifetime visited des- that is worth discovering each season?
Is the Carpathian Garden a center of tination or tourists choose to return? Last year, we reclaimed a great victory. And
interest for foreigners? I believe that even we, as Romanians, we by that I mean the reduction of VAT to 9%
Romania has so much to offer! We have have not yet managed to discover all its for travel packages that include half board,
275 km of coastline at the Black Sea, beauties. The beauty of our places (Clnic, full board or all-inclusive. It was a success!
over 1,000 kilometers of the Danube, the Prejmer, Viscri, Darju, Sasschiz Biertan and The restrictions that apply to state employ-
Danube Delta Natural Reservation - unique Valea Viilor were included in UNESCO) and ees of only using vouchers in Romania will
in Europe - absolutely splendid landscapes local customs has conquered even Royalties. lead to an increase in demand for accom-
of the Carpathians and mountain villages, As you may know, Prince Charles heir to the modations, while also creating new jobs.

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Cafe Martini
Sighioara este o surs de energie, un nucleu
de optimism, cldur i poveti. Este un loc
pe care-l percepi att vizual, ct i senzorial
i pe care de fiecare dat l gseti altfel, mai
frumos, mai colorat, mai plin de via.

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RIMUL NUMR AL REVISTEI "EU prjituri erau negresa i cremnitul. n ciu-
Iubesc Romnia" i l-am dedicat da conservatorismului de care sunt acuzai
Sighioarei, dar nu a fost uneori, localnicii au fost scoi din zona
suficient. Cu siguran, au lor de confort (din interiorul cminelor) i
Cafe Martini,
rmas locuri care ateapt atrai ntr-un spaiu al conversaiei, ntr-un primul restaurant
s fie descoperite n ediiile mediu social care le-a fost strin pn pe
viitoare. la 1800. Tocmai de aceea, nu greim dac din Sighioara
De data asta, facem o incursiune ntr-un loc spunem c la Cafe Martini s-a scris istoria.
care este cu totul special: Cafe Martini. Res- Aici, n acest restaurant micu i intim, s-au
Cafe Martini, the rst
taurantul este, mai nainte de toate, o desti- dezbtut subiecte de maxim interes, aici
restaurant in Sighioara
naie perfect pentru a te refugia i proteja s-au stabilit strategii, aici au fost pui n
de frigul din depresiunea Transilvaniei, un funcii i nlturai de la putere cei care nu
spaiu ce reflect cu meticulozitate viaa le mprteau viziunea.
din Sighioara. Este mai mult locul lor, al Cafe Martini Habermann a reprezentat i
sighiorenilor, dect al turitilor. Apoi, Cafe nc reprezint un simbol al egalitii. Toi
Martini are o tradiie care s-a meninut de-a au loc sub acelai acoperi atta timp ct
lungul secolelor: este primul spaiu public sunt caracterizai de dou caliti: bun-sim
din Sighioara, care i-a nceput activitatea i respect. n rest, nimic nu te poate ine
ca o cofetrie mic, unde cele mai populare departe de tochitura delicioas (muchi de

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porc nfierbntat la ceaun, mmlig untoa-
s cu brnz i ou ochiuri), de murturile
numa' bune s-i taie greaa, srmluele
ce se topesc n gur, dulceaa de afine sau
vinul rou pregtit s sting aromele arde-
leneti. Accentul graiului, culoarea pielii
sau hainele pe care le pori nu sunt motive
pentru care s te simi stingher sau n plus.
nc nu pot s-mi dau seama dac este o
trstur comun a sighiorenilor sau dac
sunt eu norocoas s descopr astfel de
oameni.
Niciodat nu mi s-a prut o or mai scurt
ca atunci cnd am stat la poveti cu doamna
casei, o tnr timid n aparen, dar cu
un suflet imens, n care cu siguran poate
intra toat Sighioara.
Da, a putea s povestesc necontenit despre
mncare, butur, arhitectur i despre
ct de veche este cldirea care a rezistat
vreme de cteva secole, ns cuvintele nu
ar fi suficiente pentru a-mi arta aprecierea
fa de acest loc i de oamenii lui. i chiar
dac pare c exagerez puin, mi asum
acest lucru, atta timp ct ceea ce simt este
real, atta timp ct cred n ceea ce vd i n
energiile pe care mi le transmite un spaiu,
un spirit.
A fost cea mai bogat or din viaa mea,
un timp pe care l-am investit ntr-o valoare
fr pre i n care am aflat despre ct de
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important este Sighioara pentru localnici,
despre ct de greu le este acestora s se des-
part de ea, despre tabieturile lor minunate
tiai ckn?ow?
din trecut i din prezent, despre faptul c fi-  Did you
ecare zi sau, mai bine zis, fiecare diminea
reprezint pentru ei un bun prilej pentru a
se revedea ntr-un loc cu suflet, ntr-o sufra-
gerie un pic mai mare, cum i spune Dorina,
pentru a dezbate tirile de moment.
Este extrem de interesant s constai c nu
doar spaiul interior a rmas aproape
neschimbat, ci i obiceiurile, cu att mai
mult cu ct, acum, tinerii urmeaz exem- Cea mai savuroas mncare din Sighioara o
gseti la Cafe Martini.
plul veteranilor.
Pentru mine, Cafe Martini a rmas un loc
Cafe Martini is the place were you can taste
memorabil, pe care, cu siguran, l voi the most delicious food in Sighioara.
vizita din nou ct mai curnd. n ceea ce
privete legenda lui complet, v recomand
s o aflai chiar voi, de la surs. Cu siguran-

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Cafe Martini
Sighioara is a source of energy, a nucleus of optimism, warmth and
stories. It is a place that one perceives visually and sensorially and that
one always nds to be different, more beautiful, more colourful, more
full of life.

WE HAVE DEDICATED THE FIRST ISSUE OF the red wine ready to appease the Ardeal
Eu iubesc Romnia (I love Romania) to avours. The accent, the colour one's skin
Sighioara, but that wasn't enough. We or the clothes they wear are no reasons
still have many places that await to be to feel uncomfortable. I still cant decide
discovered in future issues. if it is a common quality of the Sighioara
This time, we want to make a trip to a truly people or I am just lucky to discover such
special place: Caf Martini. The restaurant wonders.
is, most of all, a perfect destination to take No hour has ever felt so short than the
refuge and be protected of the cold winters one I spent talking to the lady of the
in Transylvanian Basin, a space that me- house, apparently a shy young woman, but
ticulously reects the life in Sighioara. It with a heart, so big, that all the people
is their place, the Sighioara people, more in Sighioara could nd a home in it. Yes,
than it is the tourists'. I could talk the age about the food, the
Caf Martini has a tradition that has been drinks, the architecture and the age the
kept along the centuries: it is the rst building which has survived for centuries,
public space in Sighioara and it has begun but words wouldnt be enough for me to
its activity as a small confectionery where show my appreciation for this place and its
the most popular cakes were the Negresa people. And even though it seems I am ex-
and the Napoleons. Despite the conser- aggerating a bit, I will take that risk as long
vatism they are sometimes accused of, as what I feel is real, as long as I believe in
the locals were taken out of their comfort what can I see and in the energies trans-
zone inside their homes and attracted to a mitted to me by a space, a spirit.
place of conversation, a social environment It was the richest hour of my life, a time
that had been strange to them before I have invested in a priceless value and
around 1800. That is exactly why we are in which I have found the importance
not mistaken when we say that history Sighioara has for its people, how hard it is
was written in Caf Martini. Here, in this for them to part from it, about their won-
little and intimate restaurant, some very derful ways from the past and the present,
important problems have been addressed, about the fact that each day or, better said,
strategies have been decided, some gained each morning represents an opportunity to
positions and others were removed by see eachother again in a place full of soul,
those in power because they didnt share in a slightly bigger living room, as Dorina
their views. calls it, to discuss the news.
Caf Martini Habermann represented and It is extremely important to realise that
still represents a symbol of equality. Every- not only the interior space remained un-
body has a place under its roof as long as changed, but also the customs, even more
they have two qualities: good sense and so because now, the youngsters follow the
the respect for others. Other than that, veterans example.
nothing can keep one away from the deli- For me, Caf Martini remained a memor-
cious tochitur (pork tenderloin heated in able place which I will surely visit again
the cauldron, buttery polenta and poached as soon as possible. As for its complete
eggs), the pickles that are perfect for de- history, I recommend you to nd it out
feating the nausea, the srmlue that just right from the source. I am sure you won't
melt in the mouth, the cranberry jam or regret it.

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BinderBubi Media
De-a lungul cltoriei noastre prin mult
iubita Romnie, am avut prilejul de a vizita
locuri fascinante i de a cunoate oameni
frumoi, cu poveti pline de pilde. Am poposit
n zeci de localuri, am vizitat o multitudine
de muzee i atracii turistice, am ajuns prin
locuri pline de tradiii i am admirat decoruri
extraordinare. Aa am ajuns i la hotelul
BinderBubi din Media, un loc de patru stele
care te face s te simi precum o regin.
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A PRIMA PRIVIRE NE-A binarea dintre vechi i nou, cu o alternan
ntmpinat o cldire impuntoa- de stiluri arhitectonice de la gotic la cel
re, att prin dimensiunile sale, renascentist, neoclasic sau baroc, Hotelul
ct i prin designul ales. Desigur, BinderBubi i ofer un loc n care s te
Vacan
se aseamn foarte mult cu cea relaxezi n escapadele romantice sau la o odihnitoare sau
din Sighioara. nsui domnul ieire cu familia i prietenii. Mediaul i
Feri Teglas, Directorul de Marketing al mprejurimile sale sunt, i n ziua de azi, relaxare activ?
Grupului, ne-a mrturisit c hotelul din recunoscute pentru faimoasele vinuri vechi
Perla Transilvaniei este o continuare a de Trnava, un simbol ce se regsete pe ste-
A refreshing vacation or
frumoasei poveti ncepute n Media. De ma oraului. Zona, care a fost supranumit
some active relaxation?
fapt, ambele sunt omagii aduse omului i ara Vinului, adpostete faimoasele
Binder Otto. Cunoscut de ctre localnici Turnuri Medievale, care ascund, fiecare,
sub numele de Binder Bubi, acesta a fost cte o poveste gata s fie descoperit.
un moier sa din zona Mediaului, unde Respectnd frumuseea arhitectural a
s-a i construit primul hotel din acest lan. oraului i istoria sa, BinderBubi se nca-
Atent la nevoile apropiailor si, Binder dreaz perfect n naturaleea i formele
Otto s-a implicat intens n comunitate, n peisajului urban. Amplasat la o altitudine
vremea colonizrii sailor. mai mare dect a Mediaului, n vecinta-
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i poluarea urban. Fie c eti n camer, tavanul de sticl al salonului-restaurant populare din diverse zone din Romnia.
n restaurant, pe marginea piscinei sau atunci cnd serveti cina. Au fost construite gospodrii complete din
n sala de fitness, poi admira panorama Amplasarea sa i permite s vizitezi diferite regiuni ale rii care te ateapt
minunat pe care oraul i mprejurimile frumuseile Mediaului i monumentele s le explorezi, locuri n care s te bucuri
sale i le pune la dispoziie. istorice din ora sau poi organiza mici de prezena animalelor sau s organizezi
BinderBubi Media este locul perfect n excursii pentru a vedea i alte peisaje petreceri cmpeneti. Iazul, grdinile
care poi s dormi pn trziu n camerele remarcabile din mprejurimi. Poi chiar s i viile sunt alte puncte de atracie care
frumos amenajate i primitoare, iar dac faci o plimbare pe jos sau cu bicicleta pn ateapt s fie vizitate.
lai geamul deschis, poi chiar s auzi ciri- la Ferma Trei Stejari, din apropiere, unde Sunt att de multe lucruri de fcut i
pitul psrilor. Dac nu vrei s i petreci poi s pescuieti, s culegi fructe sau s vzut nct ai impresia c un sejur nu e de
tot sejurul n camer, ai la dispoziie o aprinzi un foc de tabr. Desfurat pe o ajuns. De altfel, fiecare client al hotelului
gam larg de servicii: poi s te relaxezi suprafa de 12 ha, aceast ferm este n BinderBubi regret atunci cnd i se
cu o revist n mn i un cocktail la teras acelai timp o destinaie turistic de vacan- termin ederea. Cum s nu regrei un loc
sau pe marginea piscinei, poi s alegi , de week-end sau de afaceri. Micul n care ai savurat mncruri gustoase, cu o
un masaj de relaxare i alte proceduri de muzeu al satului, aa cum le place celor servire ireproabil i cu un personal care
nlturare a stresului, poi merge la saun de la BinderBubi s denumeasc locul, este te trateaz cu toat consideraia?
i la jacuzzi sau poi s priveti stelele prin o incursiune prin arhitectura i tradiiile

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BinderBubi Hotel
Throughout our journey through the beloved Romania, we had the
opportunity to visit fascinating places and meet beautiful people
with stories full of parables. We arrived in dozens of places, we visited
many museums and tourist attractions, we got to places full of tradi-
tions and we admired the extraordinary scenery. That is how we ar-
rived at the Media Binderbubi hotel, a four stars accommodation unit
that makes one feel like a queen.

AT THE FIRST GLANCE WE ENCOUNTERED AN BinderBubi Media is the perfect place


imposing building, both in its size and the where one can sleep late in the beautifully
chosen design. Of course, it is very similar arranged and welcoming rooms and if one
to the one from Sighioara. Mr. Feri Teglas leaves the window open, the beautiful
himself, the Group Marketing Director, told singing of the birds can be heard. If one does
us that the hotel from the "Perla Transil- not want to spend all of the stay inside, a
vaniei" is a continuation of the beautiful wide range of services is at hand: relaxing
story that began in Media. In fact, both are with a magazine in one hand and a cocktail
tributes to Otto Binder. Known by the locals in the other on the terrace or by the pool,
as Binder Bubi, he was a Saxon landowner choosing a relaxation massage or other
from Media area, where the rst hotel in procedures for removing stress, going to
the chain was built. Paying attention to the the sauna and jacuzzi or watching the stars
needs of his relatives, Otto Binder was heav- through the glass ceiling when having dinner
ily involved in the community, in the time of in the restaurant.
the Saxon colonization. Its location allows one to visit the Media
In this picturesque town in which one can beauties and the historical monuments or
feel the blending between the old and the organizing short trips to see other remark-
new, with an alternation of architectural able landscapes around. One can even take a
styles from Gothic to Renaissance, neoclas- walk or bike to the Three Oaks Farm nearby,
sical and baroque, BinderBubi hotel offers where one can go shing, pick fruit or light a
you a place to relax in a romantic escapade campre. Located on 12 hectares, this farm
or during a family and friends getaway. is a tourist vacation, a weekend or business
1 AI DE ALES Media and its surroundings are, even today, destination. "The small village museum,"
ntre sauna
known for the famous old wine Trnave, a as those from BinderBubi like to name the
uscat, sauna
symbol that was found on the city's coat of place, is a journey through the architecture
umed i bio-
sauna, sau poi arms. The area, which was also called "Wine and the traditions of the various areas of
s te duci la Country, houses the famous medieval Romania. Complete households from differ-
toate You towers that each hide a story ready to be ent Romanian regions were built and wait to
can choose revealed. be explored, places to enjoy the presence of
between dry Respecting the architectural beauty of the animals or to organize feasts. The pond, the
sauna, wet city and its history, BinderBubi ts into gardens and vineyards are other attractions
sauna or bio- the naturalness and forms of the urban waiting to be visited.
sauna, or you
landscape. Located at a higher altitude than There are so many things to do and see that
can go to all of
Media, near the forest, the hotel is kept one feels a stay is not enough and every
them
away from the noise and urban pollution. guest of the BinderBubi hotel regrets when
Whether in the room, the restaurant, at the his stay ends. How can one not regret a
pool or in the gym, one can admire the spec- place where one enjoyed tasty food with
tacular view that the city and its surround- impeccable service and a staff that has all
ings put at your disposal. the consideration?

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Ingeniozitate cu
gust - restaurantul
Lacrimi i Sfini
Se spune c nicio mncare nu e mai gustoas
dect aceea care bifeaz nu doar savoarea
mbttoare, dar i o imagine memorabil.
Noi spunem c niciun restaurant nu te mbie
mai abitir s revii dect unul n care gseti
nu doar mncare s te lingi pe degete, ci i un
design pe care s-l tot priveti. Cum e Lacrimi
i Sfini, de exemplu.
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O
RICE BUCURETEAN TIE nitii, cu o atenie fr margini pentru
c Centrul Vechi este o fiecare amnunt i dorin ale oaspeilor.
lume aparte, desprins Chiar i numele celebreaz romnescul
de restul oraului. Hipe- mbinat cu universalul modern: Lacrimi i
r-aglomerat adesea, mai Sfini este numele unei scrieri a filozofului
ales vara, pestri pn romn, stabilit n Frana, Emil Cioran.
la extrem, plin ochi de oameni din toate Responsabil de proiect este arhitectul Cor-
clasele sociale, megaloman, dar i lipsit vin Cristian (cel care a semnat i designul
de pretenii, pulsnd puternic la orice or, La Bonne Bouche, Papiota i Bicicleta, tot
Lacrimi i Sfini
Centrul Vechi nu tie s se opreasc, dar din Centrul Vechi), care a pus n design - o abordare
nici s fie echilibrat. i totui, ici i colo, spiritul ugub al meniului conceput de
exist oaze care mpletesc neateptat de poetul-proprietar Mircea Dinescu. nc de contemporan
atent elemente aparent antonimice ntr-un la intrare, i dai seama limpede c Lacrimi asupra tradiiei
ansamblu pe care i-e drag s-l vezi o dat, i Sfini este un loc senin i luminos, cruia
i nc o dat, i nc o dat, n fiecare i s-ar putea ierta orice neajuns datorit romneti
detaliu. atmosferei calde, pline de voie bun. Faptul
Restaurantul Lacrimi i Sfini (strada ep- c nu are neajunsuri de luat n seam este

cari, nr. 16) este una dintre cele mai frumoa- cu att mai mbucurtor. Lacrimi i Sni (Tears and
se surprize (dac nu cea mai frumoas) ale Tradiionalul reinventat este formula de Saints) a contemporary
Centrului Vechi. Cursiv de la prima imagine ordine n ceea ce privete designul Lacrimi take on traditional Romania
i pn n momentul n care iei ultima m- i Sfini. De pild, grinzi recuperate din
buctur care te bucur i te ndestuleaz vechi hambare, ui i ferestre din case
de numa', restaurantul mbin cu miestrie prsite sau din foste dispensare, o mas
simplitatea tradiiei i ndrzneala moder- de tmplrie recondiionat i completat

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cu piese noi i designuri contemporane,
pe toate le gseti rspndite cu gust prin
restaurant. Dar primele lucruri pe care i
se oprete privirea sunt capacele roii de
oale suspendate pe perete. Deasupra, le
vegheaz brul compus din piese Lego, o
modalitate de redesenare stilizat a mai
multor elemente tradiionale reinventate n
ntregul restaurant.
Legtura cu obiceiurile i productorii loca-
li este evideniat de prezena lor n tot ceea
ce nseamn vesela artizanal: vase de cu-
pru din Mure, ceramic din Harghita (Judit
Szasz), farfurii de la Cesiro Sighioara, vase
tradiionale de la Horezu (Eugen Ptru).
Cnd cobori la subsol, atomosfera capt o
not bahic: te trezeti ntr-o cram rustic,
plin de damigene, stive, sticle vechi i bolte
de crmid.
Dar s nu uitm de scopul prim al restau-
rantului: bogia gastronomic. E musai,
deci, ca dup ce te-ai lsat ncntat de
01
designul locului, s i cobori ochii i asupra
meniului ingenios. Scris pe hrtie manual,
reciclat, meniul se nchin specialitilor
tiai ckn?ow?
tradiionale care au fost reinventate cu mult  Did you
curaj (i ele!): Salat Moartea Tzuicii, Salat
Mircea Dinescu, proprietarul restaurantului,
de Drum Lung, Macrou Frivol, Somn Sen-
ncearc s reinventeze buctria oferindu-le
timental, Plcint Sincer, erbet Discret oaspeilor preparate culinare autohtone
i altele, toate gustoase teribil. Dac tot ai vechi de sute de ani.
ajuns aici, f o mic extravagan i ndrz-
nete s alegi Sarmalele Nu-m-uita, din Mircea Dinescu, the restaurant owner, is try-
carne de gsc i gtite n vin! C tot veni ing to put new spin on cooking by servinghis
vorba, afl c toate vinurile din meniu sunt guests with local cuisine over a hundred
din producia proprie a poetului Dinescu, years old.
cel care se ocup cnd i cnd de buctria
Trebuie s guti You must taste:
restaurantului.
GLUTE CU PRUNE DE SEGARCEA, STROPITE
Carevaszic, atunci cnd te gseti prin CU SOS FCUT N CAS DIN FRUCTE DE PDURE.
Centrul Vechi la ora mesei, nu rata ocazia Plum Dumplings made from Segarcea plums
de a admira pn la lacrimi, dar i de a gusta and gently splashed with home made forest
cu maximum de sfinenie din buntile berries syrup.
restaurantului Lacrimi i Sfini! 02

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SUCCESFULL BUSINESS

Tasty inventiveness The Lacrimi


i Sfini restaurant
They say that no dish is tastier than the one that offers both a ravishing
savour and a memorable look. We say that there's no restaurant more
enticing to return that the one where the food tastes so good it makes
you want to lick your ngers and the design is so beautiful that you cannot
turn your eyes away. Like Lacrimi i Sni (Tears and Saints), for instance.

ANY BUCHAREST LOCAL KNOWS THE OLD pieces and contemporary designs, these are
Town is a special world, different from the rest some of the features one can nd tastefully
of the city. Usually extra crowdy, especially in scattered around the restaurant. But the rst
summer, parti-coloured to the extreme, full to things that catch one's eye are the red pot lids
the brim with people from all social classes, me- hanging on the walls. The strip made of Legos
galomaniac, but also unpretentious, strongly watches over everything, a means to redraw-
pulsating no matter the hour. The Old Town ing in style of many traditional elements that
doesnt know how to stop, nor how to remain have been reinvented in the whole place.
balanced. However, here and there, one can The connection with tradition and local
nd an oasis that interweaves with unexpected producers is highlighted by their presence
attention to details, apparently antonymous in all that the traditional handmade dishes
elements in a structure one nds dearly with are concerned: copper dishes from Mure,
every time one sees it, in every detail. Harghita ceramics (Judit Szasz), plates from
Lacrimi i Sni restaurant (16 epcari street) Cesiro Sicghioara, traditional pots from
is one of the most beautiful surprises of the Horezu (Eugen Ptru). And when one goes
Old Town. Cursive from the rst image one down to the basement, the atmosphere gets a
gets until the moment one takes the last bacchic feel: that is where a rustic wine cellar
bite that thrills and lls one up, the restaur- lies, full with demijohns, stacks, old bottles
ant masterfully combines the simplicity of and brick vaults.
tradition and the boldness of modernity with But we should not forget about the main
a limitless attention to each detail and each purpose of the restaurant: its gastronomical
request made by the guests. The name also richness. One must, after getting enchanted
celebrates the Romanian spirit and the mod- by the places design, lower ones eyes over
ern universality: Lacrimi i Sni is the title of the inventiveness of the menu. Written on
one of Emil Cioran's writings, the Romanian handmade recycled paper, the menu bows to
philosopher who settled in France. traditional specialties that have been cour-
The architect Corvin Cristian (who also signed ageously reinvented (them too!): Scholars
the design of La Bonne Bouche, Papiota and Straps (Jumri Universitare), Salad for a Long
Bicicleta, also in the Old Town), was respons- Journey, Playful Trout (Pstrv zglobiu), Old
ible for the project. Corvin put the design over Fishermans Brine (Saramur de Pescari Vechi),
the waggish spirit of the menu created by the Sincere Pie, Sherbet Discrete and others, all
poet-owner Mircea Dinescu. Right from the terribly delicious. And after getting here, one
entrance, one clearly realizes that Lacrimi i should also have an extravaganza and dare to
Sni is a serene and luminous place, where savour Sarmale Forget me not made with
any aw can be forgiven due to the warm and goose meat and boiled in wine! And talking
cheerful atmosphere. The fact that it has no about wines, one should know that each of
noticeable aws is even more enjoyable. the menus varieties comes from the poets
Tradition reinvented is the main phrase in own production - Dinescu also takes care of
what the design of Lacrimi i Sni is con- the restaurants kitchen from time to time.
cerned. For instance, recovered beams from Therefore, when in the Old Town at lunch-
old barns, doors and windows from aban- time, dont miss the opportunity of tearfuly
doned houses or former dispensaries, a recon- admiring, but also of sacredly tasting the
ditioned woodwork table completed with new specialties of Lacrimi i Sni!

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