Getting to Turda is very easy because it is on the junction of 2 major roads in Romania. Turda had a great importance in the history of Transylvania because here, for the first time in Christian Europe, was declared in 1568 the Edict of religious freedom, the religious tolerance, a more important edict for Transylvanian identity.
Because Turda doesn't have a train station you have to go to the nearest town called Cimpia Turzii and from there take a bus to Turda, the price of the bus is around 0.75 euro.
Turda is on the E60, E81 European roads so it has great access from all the parts of Romania. It is directly connected to the most important locations in Transylvania: Cluj-Napoca, Alba-Iulia and Tirgu-Mures.
You can pick up minivans with "CLUJ-TURDA" signs from Calea Turzii road. The trip costs 7 leis and takes 30 minutes.
- Salt Mine of Turda (Salina Turda). You can find 2 entrances to the mine; one is easy if you go by foot 1km west of the city and the other by car on the north-west. Make sure to dress warmly. 20 lei (adults), 10 lei (students).
- Unitarian Gothic church
- Catholic Gothic church
- Castra Potaissa (Castrul roman Potaissa).
- Turda Gorge (Cheile Turzii).
Swim in the salty lakes and swimming pools around the city. Entry fees are moderate. A map and more details can be found online.
Turda does not offer too many opportunities for shopping. For groceries you can try the local market in the town centre or one of the Kaufland supermarkets.
Typical for this region is the "Turda Roast" meat with garlic and pepper and a cake with honey that goes by the name of "Turda's honey cake".
- For a luxurious option go for "Castelul Printul Vanator".
- For a less expensive option, go for "Casa Margareta Turda", on Street Salinelor no. 71, very close to the Salt Mine