Cheile Turzii contain one of the richest and most scenic karst landscapes in Romania. More than 1000 plant and animal species (some of them rare or endangered, like the wild garlic or some species of eagle) live here.
The site has been inhabited since the neolithic.
More than 1,000 plant species can be found in the reservation: Allium obliquum, Dianthus integripetalus, Viola jobi.
There are some 60 known caves, almost all of them being of small size (the longest one is 120 m).
Other tourist attractions
Cheile Turzii is one of the main rock climbing sites in Romania.
Cheile Turzii seen from Turda
- Violeta Nicula, p. 64
- Turda, date istorice, Violeta Nicula, Editura Triade, pag. 64-66