Route theme: discovering the ancestral tradition in Cluj County. 

        Romanian culture is a box full of treasures on which the dust has long since settled. National prides such as folk costumes, carefully crafted and decorated wooden houses and even the crafts our ancestors once practiced have been collected inside the county’s museums. The Ethnographic Cluj takes you on a journey of the senses, from traditions and customs that delight the eye, to verses and thoughts on paper that entice the soul.

       It is said that eternity was born in the village, and the museums in the county can only confirm this. Through this route we can discover that in Transylvania we don’t need a clock because we have time.


Description of the sights on the Ethnographic Cluj route

    1. Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania (Cluj – Napoca)
    2. National Ethnographic Park „Romulus Vuia” (Cluj – Napoca)
    3. The Museum of the Gate of Feleac (Cluj – Napoca)
    4. House Museum in Feleacu
    5. Museum of the Buffalo in Mera
    6. Kallos Zoltan Ethnographic Museum in Răscruci
    7. Museum of Ethno-Archaeology in Iclod
    8. Museum of Dance in Sic
    9. House Museum in Sânnicoară
    10. Memorial Museum „Octavian Goga” in Ciucea
    11. Village Museum in the locality of Marisel


Total length of the route: 275 km

Cluj Napoca

Ethnographic Museum, Romulus Vuia Ethnographic Park, Poarta de su’ Feleac Museum – visiting time 180 minutes.

Walking distance Cluj Napoca-Feleacu: 10 km, 20 minutes


House Museum – visiting time 30 minutes.

Distance Feleacu – Răscruci: 40 km, 60 minutes


Kallos Zoltan Ethnographic Museum – visiting time 40 minutes.

Walking distance Răscruci – Iclod: 10 km, 20 minutes


Museum of Ethno-Archaeology – visiting time 40 minutes

Walking distance Iclod – Sic: 25 km, 30 minutes


Dance Museum – visiting time 40 minutes.

Distance Sic – Mera: 55 km, 60 minutes


Buffalo Museum – visiting time 40 minutes.

Distance Mera – Marisel: 55 km, 60 minutes


Village Museum – visiting time 30 minutes.

Distance Mărișel – Sâncraiu: 40 km, 50 minutes


House museum – visiting time 30 minutes.

Distance Sâncraiu – Ciucea: 40 km, 50 minutes


Octavian Goga Memorial Museum – visiting time 50 minutes.

Total duration of the route: 13 hours and 50 minutes
Transport: car
Transit localities: Cluj-Napoca, Feleacu, Apahida, Jucu, Bonțida, Iclod, Gherla, Sic, Baciu, Gilău, Mărișel, Beliș, Călățele, Sâncraiu, Poieni.
Accommodation and food: More information can be found in the Accommodation section and the Leisure time-restaurants section.
Leisure possibilities
    • Adrenalin Park (amusement park) – Feleacu
    • Fun Park Cluj (amusement park) – Feleacu
    • Sun Garden Spa Resort (spa) – Baciu
    • Horse Riding Cluj (horse riding) – Baciu
    • DSLW – Bike Rental & Tours – Marisel
    • Rent a bike – Valea Drăganului, Poieni
Tourist Information Centres: More information can be found in the Useful Information section – Tourist Information Centres