Turda & Coltesti

Turda & Coltesti
  • Turda, Cluj

Turda, ( Thorenburg in german, Torda in hungarian, Potaissa in latin) is a town in Cluj county, Transylvania, Romania.

The Lapidarium is located in the rectangular park from downtown, and has an impressive collection of artifacts from the Roman era, found around Turda (sarcophagus, statues, columns, etc.), and the statues of Traian and Decebal.

There are many hystorical and cultural landmarks, like:

  • Turda salt mines – in Turda Nouă-Durgău
  • The Princely Palace in Turda (History Museum) – downtown area
  • The Reformed Church – Calvin, in Turda-Veche (“Tower Church”) – downtown area
  • Thermal baths – Băi Sărate area
  • Zoo park – Băi Sărate area
  • Mihai Viteazul’s tomb
  • Liteni Fortress

  • Coltesti, Alba

Colţeşti (called Sângeorgiu in the past; Torockószentgyörgy in hungarian) is a village in Alba county, Transylvania, Romania. Colţeşti fortress and the old Franciscan monastery (sec.XVII-XVIII) are on the List of Hystorical Monuments of Alba county.

Colţeşti Fortress, found west of Coltesti village and 5 km south-west of Rimetea village, Alba county, was built around 1296, under the rule of Thoroczkay from Colţeşti, as an inhabitable fortress and refuge.