Local Area Information

Thank you to the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj Napoca, Romania, for hosting the 35th European Mustelid Colloquium!

USAMV CJ (usamvcluj.ro)

About Cluj-Napoca

Nestled in Transylvania, Romania, Cluj-Napoca is a captivating city renowned for its rich history, medieval architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. Its charming Old Town, adorned with cobblestone streets and lively cafes, boasts landmarks like St. Michael’s Church and the Banffy Palace. The city’s allure extends to its festivals and events, fostering a dynamic cultural experience for locals and visitors alike. Notably, the city is a bustling student hub, with prestigious universities like Babeș-Bolyai University and the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine infusing it with a youthful vibrancy. The student population contributes to Cluj-Napoca’s dynamic nightlife, eclectic cafes, and cultural events, creating an inviting atmosphere for all.

Beyond Cluj…

Apuseni Natural Park

Beyond the city lies a picturesque landscape adorned with natural wonders. The Apuseni Mountains, nearby, offer breathtaking scenery with lush forests, caves, and valleys, including the Apuseni Natural Park—an ideal setting for nature exploration.


Turda Gorge

The Turda Gorge, known for its stunning rock formations and hiking trails, beckons outdoor enthusiasts to immerse themselves in nature’s splendor.


Turda Salt Mine

The Turda Salt Mine provides visitors with a unique underground experience, showcasing impressive salt formations and vast chambers.


Sic Nature Reserve

Just a short distance away lies the Sic Village and the Sic Nature Reserve, a haven for birdwatchers. The Sic reed beds within the reserve attract a diverse array of avian species, from herons to waterfowl, making it a paradise for bird enthusiasts. This biodiverse wetland ecosystem offers a serene setting for observing and appreciating the region’s rich avifauna, making it a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts in the area.

The combination of Cluj-Napoca’s cultural richness, lively student life, and the nearby natural marvels create a compelling blend for visitors seeking both urban excitement and serene natural beauty.

We hope to see you in Cluj!