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Turda is a city in Romania in the region of Transylvania, in the Cluj County situated on Aries River.

Get in[edit]

Getting to Turda is very easy because it is on the junction of 2 major roads in Romania. Turda had a great importance in the history of Transylvania because here, for the first time in Christian Europe, was declared in 1568 the Edict of religious freedom, the religious tolerance, a more important edict for Transylvanian identity.

By train[edit]

Because Turda doesn't have a train station you have to go to the nearest town called Cimpia Turzii and from there take a bus to Turda; the price of the bus is around €0.75.

By car[edit]

Turda is on the E60, E81 European roads so it has great access from all the parts of Romania. It is directly connected to most important locations in Transylvania: Cluj-Napoca, Alba Iulia, Targu Mures.

By bus[edit]

Turda's city centre

Turda can be reached by bus from Cluj-Napoca, major cities in Romania, most cities in Transylvania, and a number of major cities in Europe. Alis microbuses leave from the corner of Piata Mihai Viteazu and Strada Ion Popescu Voitesti hourly for Turda (RON7, 35min). Search for bus routes online.

Get around[edit]

Car hire[edit]

  • ECO Rent a Car, Aeroportul Internațional Cluj-Napoca, Traian Vuia St ☎ +40 753 598464 economy car rental in Cluj and Cluj airport.


Turda's salt mine is surprisingly spacious underground
  • Salt Mine of Turda
  • The Turda Gorge is an impressive natural reservation
  • Unitarian Gothic church
  • Catholic Gothic church
  • The Roman fort of Potaissa
  • Salina Turda, [1]. RON20 for adults.  edit


Swim in the salty lakes and swimming pools around the city. Entry fees are moderate. A map and more details can be found online.


Turda does not offer too many opportunities for shopping. For groceries you can try the local market in the town centre or one of the Kaufland supermarkets.


Typical for this region is the "Turda Roast" meat with garlic and pepper together with a cake with honey that goes by the name of "Turda's honey cake".


Orthodox Cathedral at 2 Andrei Șaguna Street


  • Castelul Printul Vanator, Str. Sterca Sulutiu nr. 4/6 ☎ +40 26 431-6850 is a luxurious option at RON247-690 for a double with access to a 4 person Finnish sauna for non-smokers. Fabulous restaurant in this beautifully restored castle.
  • For a less expensive option, go for "Casa Margareta Turda", on Street Salinelor no. 71, very close to the Salt Mine.


Get out[edit]

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