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Stay in Cluj Napoca or Sibiu

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Stay in Cluj Napoca or Sibiu


We are a couple and would like to visit Romania we can fly into either Cluj or Sibiu but cannot make up our minds which to choose. We enjoy walking while on holiday and could you recommend which place would be best for this. Both places look beautiful. We are going for 10 days. We will not have a car.

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1. Re: Stay in Cluj Napoca or Sibiu

In Sibiu (the old town and the surroundings are more interesting than in Cluj).

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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2. Re: Stay in Cluj Napoca or Sibiu

Cluj is a larger town, with more places to see. It has better restaurants and pubs. Sibiu has a nicer downtown.

Breb, Romania
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Just choose the one with the best flights (time and money wise). You have 10 days so enough time to spend your holiday a few days in each place.

Drunen, The...
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I'd prefer Sibiu as it is smaller with a nice Old Town and also more centrally located.

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Sibiu- the old town is lovely and pick a hotel there if you can- rather than on the outskirts. Plenty of good restaurants around the square and the country around is worth exploring.

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Hello, my husband and I just came back from a 2 1/2 weeks trip to Romania (Maramures and Transylvania). I'd pick the airport that's cheapest to get to - we had a car, but I suppose you could get a train between the two cities. We stayed 3 nights in Sibiu and 1 night in Cluj (3 in Brasov, 2 in Sighisoara) and frankly speaking, it was more than enough. I am not sure I'd go for 10 full days - it depends, of course, on your travel style, but after 1-2 cities and 1-2 churches, there's not much that is new. Sibiu is very small and in hindsight I would have been perfectly happy with just a day. Cluj, where we only spent 1 night and 2 days is slightly more interesting. It's less pretty at first sight (they really invested in making the main squares in Sibiu and Brasov look nice), but more interesting/rough. There's tons of cafes popping up everywhere and it has more a Berlin kind of feel to it. Let me know if you have any more questions - happy to help :)

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