WALK IN TARGU MURES
It brings us great joy that Targu-Mures, known as “The City of Roses”, is part of the eternal and fascinating Transylvania, being one of the oldest and most beautiful historical and folklore regions of our country. If you want to discover the city, to enjoy its picturesque colors and to blend in with the locals, we propose the following tourist attractions:
We consider ourselves very lucky to be the host of one of the largest and most beautiful zoos in Romania. Young and old, we invite you to discover its attractions!
Mures County Prefecture
The Mures Prefecture Palace, originally known as Targu-Mures City Hall Palace, is a landmark built in the Vienna Secession style between 1905-1907 at the initiative of Mayor Bernády György to serve as the Tg.-Mures City Hall. The Palace stands out through its 60 m high tower, initially built as a fire tower for the city. The architecture of its hall, with its neo-Gothic vaulted ceiling supported by carved marble pillars, with stained glass in pastel colors, is similar to that of the Knights’ Hall of Hunedoara Castle. The Palace Tower has a clock with dials on all four sides of the tower and its bells can be heard every quarter of an hour.
Targu-Mures Medieval Fortress
Built on the site of another citadel more than five centuries ago, the Medieval Fortress of Targu-Mures covers an area of 4.3 hectares. It is pentagonal in shape, with seven bastions connected by walls, and is one of the major tourist attractions in "The City of Roses", but also of Mures County. Currently, one of the Fortress’ buildings, namely the former Military Command Headquarters, hosts the Museum of History and Archeology, displaying aspects of the history of the region and promoting the cultural heritage of the Fortress.
Targu-Mures Citadel Boulevard
By stepping outside when visiting the Medieval Fortress of the city, you will find yourself walking on one of the most romantic boulevards in Europe. Children will also get their share fun in a multifunctional play complex designed in medieval style, equipped with modern equipment that allows children to play safely.
The Palace of Culture
The Palace of Culture in Targu Mures is an architectural monument representative of the 1900's with their “Secession” style and represents a valuable asset of the European heritage in terms of this new style's architecture. Several cultural institutions operate on its premises, such as the State Philharmonic of Targu-Mures, the Mures County Library, the Art Galleries of the County Museum, as well as the administrative department of the Palace.
The Tower of the Franciscan Church
The Tower of the Franciscan Church, a former Roman Catholic place of worship, rises in the Theater Square. The Franciscan Order had its headquarters here, presumably around 1230. The church and the monastery were demolished in 1971, when work began on the National Theater complex. Only the baroque Tower of the Church has been preserved. Below the Tower stands the entrance to the Monks' Tombs, also known as “the Catacombs”, which are a source of mystery and urban legends for the locals.
The Rose Square
The Square got its name from the rounds of roses bordering the Central Park, which stay in bloom until winter comes. In the middle of the Park sits the “Flower Clock”, symbol of the city. Dating from the '80s-’90s, it is one of the few clocks of this kind still in operation in Romania. Every spring, its dial is decorated with thousands of flowers in various arrangements. During winters, at the beginning of December, the Flower Clock is removed and replaced with the Christmas Tree – another attraction by itself: with a height of over 20 m and decorated with charming lights and tinsel, it creates a magical fairy-tale atmosphere.
The National Theatre
The landmark was built on the site of the old Franciscan Church and Monastery and completed in 1973, after about a decade of hard work. The bronze access doors with the look of modernist sculptures impress from afar, and the interior staircase shaped like a snail shell is an original decorative element. Its interior walls are clad in a embroidered and woven fabric upholstery, and the massive red velvet curtain is woven with gold thread.
The Cornesti Plateau
It is the highest area of the city and a true sanctuary in the middle of nature, with many leisure opportunities. A modern playground with colorful slides, suspended nets, climbing stairs, traction rings, little houses with fairy-tale characters will give children everlasting memories. The playground is complemented by an outdoor fitness area, a barbecue area, promenades and a running track for outdoor sports lovers.
“Muresul” Leisure and Sports Complex – WEEKEND
It is one of the largest recreation complexes in the country, spread over 40 ha, and includes 6 swimming pools of different sizes, shapes and depths, a connecting channel/boat pond, an Olympic-size swimming pool that is open all year round, promenade alleys, recreation and sports facilities on specially designed fields – tennis, basketball, sand volleyball, table tennis; the possibility to rent pedal boats for a journey on the Mures River, various terrace pubs and restaurants – all integrated in a “green” setting.
The Orthodox Synagogue
The Status Quo Ante Synagogue, also called the Great Temple, is a Jewish place of worship in Targu-Mures. It was built during the Austro-Hungarian dual system, between 1899-1900, in an eclectic style. In 2010, the Synagogue was included on the list of historical monuments in Mures County, developed by the Romanian Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.