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Arad (in Hungarian Arad, in German Arad) is a city in Arad (in Hungarian Arad) County of Romania close to the Hungarian border on the right bank of the Mures (Maros) River. The commune contains only the city. The city has got 190.114 inhabitants (29.828 (15,7%) Hungarians, 1992 census).
Neighbouring communities are: Iratosu / , Pecica / , Felnac, Vinga / Vinga, Sagu, Fantanele, Vladimirescu, Livada, Zimandu Nou / / Sofronya communities.
The territory of the city is inhabited from Ages. There were found some finds from the Bronze, Iron, Dacian, Roman ages.
The city has got its name from Knight Orod, knight of King Saint Stephen in 1029. Castle Orod later Arad became the capital of Arad County. The city was in Arad County of the Kingdom of Hungary till 1551. In 1514 it was destroyed at the time of the Dózsa peasant revolt. On 18th September 1551 it was occupied by the Turks. The Turks built a new fort and Arad became a sandsak seat. It was under Turkish rule till 1685. The Treaty of Karlovac (1699) reunited it with Hungary. 1699-1741 Arad was part of the Military Borderlands and was the district seat. Between 1763-1783 the new fort was built. 1741-1832 Arad was a town in Arad County. Free Royal City from 1832. At the time of the Independence War in 1848-1849 the Fort Arad took Habsburgs' part, and the fort bombarded the city. On 1st of July 1849 the ort was surrended. Arad became the capital of Hungary for a very short time 02.08.1849 - 09.08.1849. The fort surrended to the Russian troops on 17. August 1849. On 6th October 1849 there were executed the 13 generals of the Independence war (you can find their small obelisc between a football ground and the car parks).
ARAD- Imagini din municipiu si judet.
"Arad, "mica Wiena" Cenad Palace"
Palatul Cenad, monument istoric construit intre 1892-94, (Eclectic+Italian Renaissance elements, Arad-Cenad Raillway Company), pictura murala reprezentand Sfantul Gheorghe cu balaurul. Doritorii pot solicita fotopostere 60x90 cm. Sediu de institutii, intre altele in aceasta cladire se oficiaza casatoriile civile in Arad, mai multe imagini in albumul ARAD, PATRIMONIUL CULTURAL CONSTRUIT- THE HERITAGE, aparut in 2007.
Arad, arhitectura de ieri si de azi. In fundal Hotel Continental-Astoria.
Una dintre lacurile de la Ghioroc, jud. Arad, ptr. campare, pescuit sportiv, sporturi nautice, unitati de alimentatie publica, foarte aproape de municipiul Arad.
Arad city, situated in W Romania, in the Banat, on the Mures River, near the Hungarian border. It is an important railroad junction and a leading regional commercial and industrial center. Distilling, sawmilling, and the manufacture of machine tools and locomotives are the chief industries. Located on the site of an old Roman outpost, the first mention of Arad dates from the 12th cent. Long (c.1551–1685) under Turkish rule, Arad passed in 1685 to the Austrians and in 1849 to the Hungarians, who made it the headquarters of their insurrection against the Hapsburg Empire. In 1920, Arad became part of Romania. The city's educational and cultural institutions include a theological seminary, a teacher training school, a state theatre, a philharmonic orchestra, and a museum containing exhibits on the Hungarian revolution of 1848–49. The 18th-century citadel was built by Empress Maria Theresa. Arad has a sizable Hungarian population.
Levente_D's new Arad Page
Arad! The city placed on the side of the river Mures (Maros) and today unified with the city from the other side called Aradul Nou (Uj Arad) that means New Arad!
It has a beautiful center with some great architecture and relaxing park. Is the also an important gateway towards West. If you are ther Summer time don't miss one of the Discos placed on the side of the Mures where you can spend some good time as I did!
Where the Present meets the Past
Arad surprised me with all the atention given on the detalis of most of the buildings. I could think that its inhabitans have an obsession in the past with the facade of the personal or institutional buildings. You could enconter lions roaring with no sound or faces of people in a mute screeming. Or just structural designes at the corner of one house.
And all this gives to Arad an original air in which you could get lost thinking at the middle of the 19th century society and culture... Like I did.
We've been housed for two weeks at the Parc Hotel. This one looks common on the outside but once you are in it's like you've entered another world. Imagine a palace all gold, white, brown and red and you'll have an ideea. The price is under averege, this perhaps because the fact that the services are not so great (excepting the restaurant) and that all the shinies fall under a scrutinizing eye. However it is a good place to live if you aren't a captious person.
Even if outside were above 40 degrees Celsius, we've taken many walks along the Arad's streets. This way we've descovered the intresting aspects of the city of which I've spoken. The city hasn't got many parks, but the plentiful tall houses keeps the sun away from a sun-burned traveler ;)
In the centre of Arad lies the cityhall, a magnificant white building, splendid iluminated at night. In the past it was part of a castel built in the Renascentis syle. All the sorounding buildings are as old as the cityhall and so contributes to the half of the 19th century impresion.
At every step we've encontered new things, new shapes, new architectures and so there is not a problem: shourely you couldn't get borred there!
In the western part of Romania are to be found many churches crowded in one city. But giving the impressive architecture every site is refreshing. I couldn't believe the great number of architectural styles used for the same type of building. Now, thinking about this I've remembered Timisoara, a splendid Romanian city which I've descovered on run in one of my days of staying in Arad.
If in the Estern and Southern part of Romanaia almost all the churches are orthodox (as the majority of Romanians are), in Ardeal (aka. Transylvania) there are many tipes of Western-Europe etnicities (catholics, romano-catholics, protestants, and so on). Each of this group has its palce of worship which gives to the city an multicultural athnosphere.
And of course the inside of these palces of worship are as personalizated as possible,never finding two of them identical in this matter. It's interesting the big difference between the inside of an orthodox church and a catholic one. If in the case of an orthodox church the walls are painted depicting some biblical themes, the catholic ones are more formal I could say, living no space to the imagination of the painter. I'm not a believer, but these aspects are saying much about these two religions. Or it could be interpreted that the catholics don't need much for finding their God... I mean no offence to noone :)