Join us and explore our country during an amazing Dracula tour. We organize Vampire tours throughout the year. In addition to these, you can also choose a Halloween tour – these are special editions of our itineraries which also include at least one Halloween Party. If you choose a tour departing from Cluj-Napoca, you will also visit Turda.
Dracula Tour – Turda
The city dates back to the roman period when its name was Potaissa. The ruins of a roman military camp, “The V.th Macedonian Legion” can still be seen today on a hilltop. Famous for its salt mines the city was the scene of many important historical events. One of this is the Transylvanian Diet held in 1568 in the Roman-Catholic Church (XV century). This event proclaimed the freedom of conscious and religious toleration for the first time in the world.
One of the most popular highlights in this city is the Salt Mine, exploited ever since the Roman occupation. Nowadays, the mine serves as a major touristic objective. The first systematic exploitations (underground mining), where made by the Romans. The Salt Mine was one of the most important salt mines in Transylvania, but in 1840, it began to decline and, in 1932, the exploitations stopped. During World War II the Salt Mine served as a bomb shelter for the citizens of Turda. Later, the Communists used the Salt Mine as a cheese warehouse.
In the vicinity of Turda there are two spectacular gorges Tureni Gorges and Turzii Gorges.
Turzii Gorges situated 15 km from the city is a complex natural reservation, which contains botanical, geological, zoological, archaeological values and amazing sceneries. Rare butterflies, different bird species (including the rare cliff eagle) and other animals live between the walls of the gorge. Archaeologists discovered important items in the caves of the Gorges: tools, bowls, ornaments and primitive burial sites.
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