The theme of the route: visiting old places of worship built with fortification systems.

            Since medieval times, fortified churches have been key points for the Transylvanian area. At the entrance to the town, we are greeted by the fortresses of the old churches, a sign that religion has been present among the people who have lived here since the beginning.

            Religion has always been a driving force behind the most iconic masterpieces around the world. This fact has not bypassed Cluj, on the contrary, it has helped the entire county to develop in an architecturally stunning way.

            Travelling through the walls of the churches helps you understand the evolution of ecumenical art because, although you are greeted by cold stone walls, inside you find the warmth of the murals and even the gentleness of the faces of the saints represented by statuettes and iconography.

 

Description of the sights

  1. Calvaria Roman Catholic Church, Cluj-Napoca
  2. Reformed – Calvinist Church Turda Nouă, Turda
  3. Reformed Calvinist Church of Campia Turzii
  4. Reformed – Calvinist Church Sic
  5. Reformed – Calvinist church Dej
  6. Izvoru Crișului Reformed Calvinist Church
  7. Sâncraiu Reformed Calvinist Church
  8. Reformed – Calvinist church Văleni – commune Călățele
  9. Reformed – Calvinist church of Mănăstireni

 

Total length of the route: 290 km

Cluj-Napoca

Calvaria Roman Catholic Church – visiting time 30 minutes

Distance Cluj Napoca-Turda: 35 km, 40 minutes

Turda

Reformed-Calvary Church Turda Nouă visiting time 30 minutes

Walking distance Turda-Câmpia Turzii: 10 km, 15 minutes

Campia Turzii

Reformed Calvinist Church visiting time 30 minutes

Walking distance Câmpia Turzii-Sic: 75 km, 90 minutes

Sic

Reformed-Calvinian Church visiting time 30 minutes

Distance Sic-Dej: 30 km, 30 minutes

Dej

Calvinist Reformed Church visiting time 30 minutes

Driving distance Dej-Izvoru Crișului: 110 km, 120 minutes

Izvoru Crișului

Church of the Reformed Calvinists visiting time 30 minutes         

Distance Izvorul Crișului-Sâncraiu: 15 km, 30 minutes

Sâncraiu

Calvinist Reformed Church visiting time 30 minutes

Walking distance Sâncraiu-Văleni: 10 km, 20 minutes

 Văleni – Călățele commune

Reformed Calvary Church visiting time 30 minutes

Walking distance Văleni-Mănăstireni: 5 km, 15 minutes

Manastireni

 Reformed-Calvinian Church visiting time 30 minutes

Total duration of the route: 10 hours and 30 minutes

Transport: car

 

Transit localities: Cluj-Napoca, Feleacu, Tureni, Turda, Câmpia Turzii, Săndulești, Apahida, Jucu, Sic, Fizeșu Gherlii, Dej, Gherla, Iclod, Bonțida, Baciu, Gârbău, Căpușu Mare, Izvoru Crișului, Huedin, Sâncraiu, Călățele, Mănăstireni.

 

Accommodation and food establishments: for detailed information, go to the Accommodation section and to the Leisure – Restaurants section.

 

Leisure possibilities:
  • Adrenalin Park (amusement park) – Feleacu
  • Fun Park Cluj (amusement park) – Feleacu
  • Potaissa Spa & Wellness (spa) – Turda
  • Salt Baths Turda
  • Salina Turda
  • Toroc Spa Park – Dej
 
Tourist Information Centres: for detailed information, go to Useful Information – Tourist Information Centres.