Speleologist "Emil Racovita" Museum - Cluj-Napoca



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Speleologist "Emil Racovita" Museum - Cluj-Napoca

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You might wonder what is the connection between the past and the Museum of Speleology, Emil Racovita:Well, the museum is housed in medieval prison in the city!
Organized into three rooms, is characterized by very thick walls and a very low temperature; on the other hand it was inevitable since it is a former prison.

It is said that before the execution, there have been imprisoned the famous Baba Novac, a rebel Serb who distinguished himself in battles against the Turks in the second half of the sixteenth century in the army of Mihai Viteazul, his confessor.
The Museum of Speleology , has become a must for the itinerary of every tourist visiting the city. In addition to valuables that can be seen, you may make a brief foray into the life of Emil Racoviţă, cave explorer and biologist,considered the father of biospeleology. And entry is free.

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Travel guide :

» Botanical Garden

» The memorial house of Emil Isac

Culture of Cluj:

» Romanian Opera and National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca

» Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra

» County Library "Octavian Goga"

Monuments and buildings:

» "Sfântul Mihail " Church

» Reformed Church

» The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of Cluj

» The Calvaria Roman Catholic Church

» The Franciscan Church

» The house and The Statue of Matei Corvin

» The Banffy Palace

» The Bastion

The Gallerz of Art :

» The National Museum of Art

» The History National Museum of Transylvania

» The Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania - with more then 80 years, it`s the largest in Romania

» The Speleologist Museum "Emil Racovita" - the only muzeum dedicated to the memory of the main speleologist of Romania