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Blaj (German: Blasendorf) is in Alba County and situated next to the Tarnăvel river. Blaj was the cultural center of the Transylvanian Romanians in the 18th and 19th centuries. The city played an important role in the formation of the modern Romanian language and the Romanian national consciousness. This is where the Blaj Bible appeared, and here Timoftei Cipariu published the first Romanian grammar.


Blaj played an important role in forming the Romanians' national conscience. In 1848, several assemblies of the Romanians in Transylvania took place in Blaj. At the meeting convened by Avram Iancu and Alexandru Papiu-Ilarian on April 30, 1848, the ideas of the dissolution of the serfdom and equal rights of the Romanian population from Transylvania with the other nations were formulated.

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On Main Access roads from Cluj, Alba Julia, Sibi and Medias

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Train to next villages


Market Square

Hill cross

Train station

River bangs


  • 1 Baza de agrement Blaj, Blaj, Str. Iuliu Maniu. 09:00 - 23:00 (Monday closed). Outdoor swimming pools: 1 pool (50m x 20m x 1.5m), 1 pool, 1 pool for children; 1 tennis court; 15 lei/day/pers., 8 lei/day/child < 14 years.


Netto, Lidl, many regional foodplaces. Some open until 22:00. Hardware stores with unusual items. Farmers market Thursday on Liberatin field.




  • Hotel Târnavele. Check-in: 24 hours. Free car parking in front. Next to taxi rank, bank. Romanian-German owners.
  • Hotel Motana Popa.
  • Hotel President.


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