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Tailors' Bastion, Cluj-Napoca

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The Cluj-Napoca Tailors' Tower (Romanian: Bastionul Croitorilor din Cluj-Napoca, Szabók bástyája) is located at the southeast corner of the old Cluj-Napoca citadel. It was built in the 15th century and rebuilt between 1627 and 1629, assuming its present form. It was named after the Tailors' Guild, who took care of and guarded this part of the city. Near the tower — where Baba Novac, general of Michael the Brave and Saski priest, was killed in 1601 by General Basta — there is a statue of Baba Novac.Deserted until 2007, the municipality of Cluj-Napoca undertook to include the tower in the city's touristic itinerary, financing its restoration.The tower is now a Centre for Urban Culture, based on a project offered by the Transilvanian Branch of the Architects’ Chamber of Romania in collaboration with BAU (Birou de Arhitectura si Urbanism). The Centre hosts an flexible exhibition space on its three floors being also used for different events such as conferences.
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  • This is the best thing to see in Cluj Napoca and has excellent toilets in the basement. With steel various floors have been created and you can get good views over the town.  more »
  • This is actually a lovely little building which was obviously part of the old city walls. When we were there it housed an exhibition related to a historic geographical society and was free to visit. N...  more »
  • A really nice building..and when you go inside it has classical music playing!.Worth a visit,and some lovely photography on display of the old town cluj!  more »

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As Romania's largest city, Cluj-Napoca boasts a plethora of accommodations suitable for all budgets. Most of the hotels are located in and around the Old Town city center. Stay in this area to be within walking distance of many popular sights, restaurants, and bars. Budget-conscious travelers will be pleased by the choice of hostels, and those seeking more will find a full range, from economy to five-star hotels.
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