Cluj-Napoca

Cluj In Your Pocket

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The largest city in Transylvania (and the second-largest in Romania), Cluj-Napoca (usually just Cluj in the vernacular) is uniquely situated equidistant between Budapest and Bucharest. Both Hungarian and Romanian influences abound, and the city is home to the country's second-largest Hungarian community.

A major university city, Cluj has in recent years become well known for both its highly-skilled workforce (a number of major tech companies are based in and around the city) and storming nightlife and cultural scene.

Where once major bands only played the capital when visiting Romania, now many stop in Cluj too: some swerve Bucharest altogether and simply head for Cluj. The already legendary Untold Festival, held in the city every August, has quickly become one of the biggest and most popular music festivals in Europe since starting in 2014.

Given such a glowing reference, we at In Your Pocket thought it was about time we pocketed this rather splendid multi-cultural city.

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