Târgu Mureş

Târgu Mureş

Târgu Mureş ( Marosvásárhely in hungarian, Neumarkt in german), is the seat and the largest city of Mures county, Transylvania, Romania.

The city of Targu Mures has a lot to offer for tourists. There are many sites to visit to better know the history of these places and the population that lives in this area.

Here you can visit the Medieval Fortress, The Cultural Palace, Teleki Library, The Administration Palace, one of the largest orthodox cathedrals in the country and last but not least – the fascinating architecture of the buildings in downtown.

The Best Of Targu Mures

Tourist Attractions:

  • The Medieval Fortress

In order to consolidate his power on Mures territory, Stefan Bathori orders the fortification of the monastic ans-amble in town, which was finished in 1492.  The old fort included the present territory from the south-west of the fortress, called “The Little Castle”.

  • The Old City Hall

To build this monument, the architects found inspiration in the other city halls that existed during the Renaissance, like Sienna’s town hall. Hence the clock tower on the north side, that stands 60 m tall, and can be seen from very far away. Above the entrance of the building, there is a  balcony from where the mare would address the people. 

  • Targu-Mures City Hall

Is the most representative public building from between the wars  period of time, when during the establishment of capitalism in Romania, starting in 1922, many industrial units and buildings of common interest are erected.

  • The Cultural Palace

The Cultural Palace is a remarkable construction in the city center. It was built upon initiative of the mayor of the town, György Bernády. Building works started in the spring of 1911. The most impressive composition is the mosaic on the main facade, an allegorical scene inspired by the Hungarian folklore.

  • The National Theater

The building of a theater was a must since it functioned in the Cultural Palace building with the State Philharmonic, both using the same big hall of the Cultural Palace building.

  • The Orthodox Cathedral

Was built between 1925-1934 as a stringent necessity in the spiritual life of  the romanians and is a representative monument of the Romanian Orthodox spirituality. It not only dominates the local architectural landscape but it is considered, in terms of inner space, the largest building of its kind in the country.terms

  • The Reformed Fortress Church

This religious edifice includes the former building of the franciscan monastery, the chapel and the bell tower.

  • The Wooden Church
Was built between 1793-1794, with the support of tradesman Hagi Stoian Constandin and his wife.
  • The roman-catholic church
  • The Stone Church
  • The Jewish Temple
  • The royal stone
  • The Natural Science Museum
  • Museum of ethnography and folk art
  • Teleki – Bolyai Library
  • Art Museum
  • History Museum
  • Ion Vlasiu gallery
  • Nagy Imre gallery
  • Monuments

source: Municipiul Targu-Mures