Download GPX file for this article
46.533323.8667Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Turda is a city on the Aries River in Cluj County, Transylvania.

Buildings on Piaţa Republicii (Republic Square)

Get in

Getting to Turda is very easy because it is on the junction of 2 major roads in Romania. Turda had a great importance in the history of Transylvania because here, for the first time in Christian Europe, was declared in 1568 the Edict of religious freedom, the religious tolerance, a more important edict for Transylvanian identity.

By train

Because Turda doesn't have a train station you have to go to the nearest town called Cimpia Turzii and from there take a bus to Turda, the price of the bus is around 0.75 euro.

By car

Turda City Hall (Primăria Municipiului Turda)

Turda is on the E60, E81 European roads so it has great access from all the parts of Romania. It is directly connected to the most important locations in Transylvania: Cluj-Napoca, Alba-Iulia and Tirgu-Mures.

By bus

Turda can be reached by bus from Cluj-Napoca, major cities in Romania, most cities in Transylvania, and a number of major cities in Europe. Search for a route online [1]

You can pick up minivans with "CLUJ-TURDA" signs from Calea Turzii road. The trip costs 7 leis and takes 30 minutes.

Get around

Former brewery on Piaţa Romană


  • 1 Salt Mine of Turda (Salina Turda). You can find 2 entrances to the mine; one is easy if you go by foot 1km west of the city and the other by car on the north-west. Make sure to dress warmly. 20 lei (adults), 10 lei (students).
  • Unitarian Gothic church
  • Catholic Gothic church
  • 2 Castra Potaissa (Castrul roman Potaissa).
  • 3 Turda Gorge (Cheile Turzii).
Rudolf hall inside the mine


Banca Comercială

Swim in the salty lakes and swimming pools around the city. Entry fees are moderate. A map and more details can be found online.


Turda does not offer too many opportunities for shopping. For groceries you can try the local market in the town centre or one of the Kaufland supermarkets.


Typical for this region is the "Turda Roast" meat with garlic and pepper and a cake with honey that goes by the name of "Turda's honey cake".



  • For a less expensive option, go for "Casa Margareta Turda", on Street Salinelor no. 71, very close to the Salt Mine


Go next

This city travel guide to Turda is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!