Museum of Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

It was 1573 when the first pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca was opened in this house, and it has been an almost uninterrupted apothecary's haven for close to 450 years now (with a regrettable stint as a communist pastry shop).

For the last sixty years, the house has been a museum of pharmacy, holding within some of the most fascinating artifacts from a time when the lines between medicine and alchemy were still quite blurred.

This enthralling museum has one of the oldest, most unusual and intriguing...

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