University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca
Since 1869

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Gymnasium

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The Botanical Garden

The Agrobotanical garden situated in the campus of the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca shelters more than 1800 plant species that can be admired by visitors. As the garden was founded in 1903, near the ruins of a XIth century monastery, it is probable that part of the plant species that had been cultivated by the monks were kept, considering the fact that they owned a medicinal plant garden and a pharmacy. In the beginning, the Agrobotanical garden occupied only half a hectare, but in 2007 it was expanded to its actual surface - near 7 hectares.

During the first decades following its foundation, new species of the spontaneous flora of Romania, as well as of other areas with temperate climate, were planted. After a difficult period that occurred as a consequence of the change in the political system in 1989, the garden was completely rehabilitated and reorganized starting with the year 1998, when the first special collection of the garden was created: the rock plants. Especially, during May, the rocks in the Agrobotanical garden are covered with flowers, some of them rare species in nature, for the delight of the visitors. The founding of the second special collection, of succulent plants, counting at the moment over 400 species of cacti and other succulent plants, began in 1999. The beautiful flowers of the cacti may be admired, from spring until autumn, in a natural environment alike to the one where they usually grow.

The Agrobotanical garden represents a genuine living museum, its sectors sheltering– the colorful ornamental sector, the tessellated ecologic sector, the modern systematic sector and the broad sector of biodiversity – a large number of animal species, relevant for the tremendous biological diversity of our planet.

Aquarium

The USAMV Cluj-Napoca Aquarium is located at no 3, Mănăștur Street and was sat up in 2003 as part of the Faculty of Animal Science and Biotechnologies, department of Pisciculture. The Aquarium Room is in the basement of the Rectorate building. Here there are 14 aquariums the volumes of which range between 300-400 liters. The aquariums shelter more than 30 species of fish from all over the world: Piranha, Biocelat, Scalari, Paradise fish, Livebearer, Swordtail, Indian catfish, Zebrafish, Guarami, Guppy, Callistus, Flameuss, Cichlasom, Neoni,etc.

In the center there is an aquarium of more 20000 liters where one finds species of the fish originating in natural basins: Catfish, Common carp, Prussian carp, Zander, Northern pike, Perch, Common bream, etc.

The Aquarium also holds a terrarium with turtles.

The Aquarium may be visited according to the following schedule:

Tuesday-Friday: 08-19
Saturday & Sunday: 10-14

 Scheduling may be done by calling: 0264-596384, int. 114; 348 or 0744 898818

Ticket cost:    3 RON for Adults

                        2 RON for children, pupils, students and retired individuals

 

Contact

The University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca
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3-5, Mănăştur str.
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
Tel: +40264-596.384 int.: 242
Fax: +40264-819.725
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