Nice weather outside drives the people of Cluj out of the house. Here is a list of four tourist attractions you can visit this weekend near Cluj-Napoca.
Scărița Belioara Nature Reserve in the province of Alba / Photo: Okulić Municipality – Facebook
It was announced that the weekend would be sunny with very little chance of rain for Cluj residents. Near the heart of the Transylvanian city, there are many attractions to visit, but few know the details.
Here is a list of places to visit on the weekend when the weather is fine with us.
Donkey – domestic donkey
30 km from the city of Cluj-Napoca, in the municipality of Voltorini with number 257 there is a donkey, a house full of donkeys. In addition to cute animals, Cluj residents have the opportunity to buy donkey milk, unique hand-made products and dishes for donkey and goat milk.
Products and visit (unique experience) are only available on request or with a prior appointment that can be made on their website www.magaria.ro. For example, the price of 1000 ml of donkey’s milk is 25 euros, 250 grams of donkey’s milk and donkey’s milk 25 euros.
Cluj people can also adopt a donkey that they can visit as many times as they want and who will send them food. For those interested, a donkey visit is organized, the price is 500 lei, the price is for a family (2 adults and children), a couple or a person, depending on the situation. Curious people can see how donkeys live and play with them and discover the unknown stories behind the scenes of a donkey.
Arkhai Sculpture Park
For the culture-enthusiastic residents of Cluj, there is a place near Cluj-Napoca, in Vlaha, where man and nature enter into an unreally beautiful aroma. Arkhai Sculpture Park is located on Main Street No. 442 of Fellaha, Cluj Province.
The sculpture garden was created by the sculptor and plastic artist from Cluj Ernő Bartha and represents an oasis of peace.
Inside the museum exhibits are straw carvings of gigantic size, and therefore unique in the world. The park, which extends over an area of a hectare under a pine forest, is divided into three levels, which now awaits its visitors, and is equipped with all facilities up to the second level (150 meters for sewage, gas, water, electricity and Internet. ).
The park is open every weekend from 11:00 to 19:00.
Dance Village in the Transylvania Delta
Few people know that the municipality of Sik, which is located approximately 60 km from the city of Cluj-Napoca, is also called the dancing village of the Transylvanian Delta. The municipality covers an area of 56.4 square kilometers and consists only of the village of Sik, documented since 1291, when it was considered Freehold city.
The largest area of cane in Romania, after the Danube Delta, next to the deepest natural sweet lake in Romania, in the province of Cluj, forms the so-called “delta” of Transylvania.
Sik grasses constitute a protected area of national interest. In the reed zone we find tracts of forests, steppes, salt marshes and meadows, but also ponds along with marshy areas.
The reed in Sicily is the habitat, hibernation or nesting place of many birds and animals.
In the village of Sic there is also a Museum of Dance. Folk dance and dress were and still are the most important elements of local culture. This culture blends styles of Hungarian Szekler origin with those of Saxon origin. Dancing for the Sik is much more than just having fun.
In 2004, a Dutch citizen named Michael van Langeveld, delighted with the settlement’s beauty and the traditions he had heard, decided to open a museum to commemorate and preserve the story of the sik dance. The Sic Dance Museum currently has over 450 pairs of shoes used in traditional dance and many musical instruments on display.
Belioara . ladder
We leave Cluj and reach the province of Alba. Here is the Scărița Belioara, a botanical-geographical reserve of the Muntele Mare massif, on the territory of the Ocoliș and Poșaga communities of the province of Alba. There are many routes to the nature reserve, but the easiest one for drivers to follow is the DN 75 national road that connects Turda, Campini and Boaga de Jos.
This reservation has high mountain peaks in the form of towers (Colțul Bleantului, Piatra Belii, Vârful Negrilii) and several caves such as Peştera senza Fund, Peştera Roșie, Peştera Lungă and Peştera Călugărului.
The reservation includes “Șesul Craiului” located on a limestone plateau at an altitude of more than 1,350 meters, the still forest on Mount Scărița, as well as the impressive cliffs guarding the headwaters of the Belioara Valley (a tributary of the Poșăgii Valley), with vertical walls, reservoirs, ravines, membranes and sharp ledges . It covers an area of 47.7 hectares and is home to many rare plant and animal species.
The route for hiking enthusiasts is Poșaga de Sus-esul Craiului-Poșaga de Sus. The track can be completed in 5 hours, the level difference is about 900 meters. The path begins on the forest road to the left, and after a few hundred meters it climbs steeply on a meadow with the Craiului plain behind. This is followed by a steep climb of about 200 metres, but without the need for climbing techniques.
The path continues through the forest and reaches a meadow where nature lovers will be greeted by a few abandoned thatched huts. The next part of the circuit is not recommended for those with altitude sickness because the path continues on the edges of hills. The landscapes that appear to those who have managed to cross the edges of the hills are separate from fairy tales.
The descent requires a lot of feet, but we pass through a meadow where we can relax before continuing down to the starting point.