ROMANIA: CLUJ-NAPOCA

THE JURY SPEAKERS

Iulia (12)
Hello, my name is Iulia Sibianu, I am 12 years old and I am in the 6th grade. I go to  Gheorghe Sincai High School in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

I really like drawing and listening to music. I enjoy almost any kind of music, from Rock all the way to Jazz and Classical Music. I am also a huge animal lover! I actually have three pets: a dog and two turtles and I love them all very much. Speaking of sports, I have to say I am not the biggest fan of it ... I do go to horse riding lessons and I really like it. It is also fun because I get to interact with animals and that is always a good thing.

So ... that was me, hope you liked it, bye!
Paul (12)
I’m from America, but my family is from Romania. I lived there for eight years then came here. Don’t ask me which place I like best. I’m not telling you. Anyway, I’m in the sixth grade. I have pretty decent marks. My favorite school subject is sports. I’m a pretty sporty guy. I also do tennis. I think sport is very important for a healthy life. Speaking of healthy, did I tell how healthy food is? Or how much I love food? I’m pretty sure my stomach doesn’t exist. It’s just a black hole that sucks up food.

Another thing I like is music. I can multitask pretty easily. Like, reading and listening to music. Some people say they can’t concentrate on the book with music, but I can! Anyway, I also love books. I mean I love books. Without books, well I don’t know what would happen without books. I don’t want to know what would happen. And just as much as I love books (almost), I like playing video games. But not any ordinary video games. No, I like strategy games. Give my brain a workout. Just like the rest of body. Just kidding. I’ve never lied before. I’ve just go around the truth sometimes (sorry mom and dad). But I do it like, once a year. 

That’s about it. My (amazing) looks, a part of my past, and my hobbies. There’s nothing left to say except, bye! 

Bine ati venit în Cluj-Napoca !

inhabitants: 324,576
kids: 43,493
cinemas: 3 art-house cinemas + 2 multiplexes

The name Cluj comes from Castrum Clus, first used in the 12th century as the name of the citadel surrounding the city. Clus means "closed" in Latin and refers to the hills that surround the city.
German merchants, who arrived here in the 12th century, rebuilt the medieval earthen walls of Clus in stone after the Tartar invasion of 1241. Known as Klausenburg to the Germans and Kolosvar to the Hungarians, Cluj became Cluj-Napoca in the 1970s, when the communist regime added the name of the old Roman settlement to emphasize its Daco-Roman origin.
The main square, resplendent with 18th and 19th century buildings and home to many shops and restaurants, is dominated by the 15th century St. Michael's Church, one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Romania. The square also claims the 18th century baroque Banffy Palace, housing the weaponry and Romanian art collections of the Art Museum. Visitors who want to learn more about the region should pay a visit to the open-air section of the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania, a true display of folk architecture. For entertainment, spend an enjoyable evening at the Opera or attend a classical music concert offered by the Cluj Philharmonic.
The roots of cinema in Transylvania date back to the beginning of the 20th century: In 1913 director Jeno Jenovics began working with the French film company Pathé and started shooting several movies in Cluj-Napoca.