Day trip to Rameti & Alba Iulia from Cluj Napoca
Departure hour & location: 09:00 o’clock from „5 To Go” coffee shop in Cluj Napoca, Strada George Barițiu nr. 18
Itinerary: Cluj Napoca – Rameti – Blaj – Alba Iulia – Cluj Napoca
Discover one of the oldest monasteries in Rameti village
Visit Blaj, located on the Mures Valley
See the Greek-Catholic cathedral in Blaj
Explore the old Habsburg citadel of Alba Iulia
Visit St. Michael Catholic dome and the Orthodox Unification Cathedral in Alba Iulia
We will depart from Cluj in the morning and drive to the small village of Rameti, where one of the oldest monasteries in Romania can be found. It was most probably founded in the 13th century and has
seen most of the important dates in the Transylvanian history. The old frescoes, the church museum, as well as the natural scenery, are worth a visit.
From here, we will depart to Blaj, a lovely city, situated on the Mures Valley, in a picturesque wine region. Although its ethnic composition has always been very colourful, it became the centre of the Romanian
emancipation movement in the 18th and 19th century. We will visit the Greek-Catholic cathedral and find out more about the great gatherings between 1848 and 1868 and about the important people who lived here.
After lunch, we will reach Alba Iulia and visit the old Habsburg citadel (very nicely restored in the past years), with Roman and medieval ruins, as well as the two cathedrals: the 1000-year-old St. Michael Catholic dome and the Orthodox Unification Cathedral, which was specially built after World War One, to celebrate the crowning of King Ferdinand and Queen Marry. After this, we will visit the local history museum and find out more about important landmarks in the Romanian history, such as the campaigns of Michael the Brave or the Uprising of Horia, Closca and Crisan.
In the evening, we will return to Cluj.
The tour is available for minimum 2 persons.
|Transport by air-conditioned car from/to Cluj||Yes||-|
|English speaking guide||Yes||-|
|Entrance fees||according to the program||No||-|