Top things to do in Tirgu Mures

Top things to do in Tirgu Mures

Târgu Mureş, with a population of nearly 150,000, is currently the sixth largest city in Transylvania. In addition to all the leisure, tourist and entertainment facilities that a medium-sized regional center should have, it is a key destination for both leisure and cultural tourism due to its international airport and cultural heritage sites.

A famous attraction of the city is the castle of Târgu Mureş, which is located in the city center and is one of the largest preserved castles in Transylvania. If you like to visit museums, the Mures County Museum has located its Archaeological and Historical Department in the castle – don’t miss it!

Also a must see place is the main square of Targu Mures, currently named Rose Square. From the Middle Ages until the 1950s, it served as a marketplace for the largest and most important fairs in the region, and was commonly visited by foreigners too. Despite the fact that in the era of the Romanian communist dictatorship the square underwent drastic interventions, similar to other historic centers of Transylvanian cities, still has a unique atmosphere.

The southern part of the square was taken over by socialistic block houses; a Franciscan monastery was demolished together with its church and school; only the tower of the church has survived. In the place of the demolished monastery was built the National Theater. But still, the square is surrounded by old houses and historical buildings. Continue reading »

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