Targu-Mures Travel Guide

  • Entering Targu Mures
    Entering Targu Mures
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    Targu Mures main street
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    Romania
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Targu-Mures Highlights

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    Levente_D says…

     Nice city 

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    lotharscheer says…

     A lot of kommunist stile architecture as well 

  • In a nutshell
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    yumyum says…

     Worth visiting for a day! 

Targu-Mures Things to Do

  • CATHEDRALS & CHURCHES IN TARGU MURES

    In this category, there are quite a few to be seen!Unfortunately, I didn't make it inside any of them, too much traffic around!My favorite would be my 1st & 2nd photos, which are of Targu Mures second biggest Romanian Orthodox church. Built in 1926-36, it was at first intended for Greek Catholics, a Christian denomination that recognizes the Pope...

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  • THE PALACE OF CULTURE

    I thought the Palace of Culture, located next to the Prefecture Palace, was another interesting building. This building is a fraction older as it was built between 1911 - 1913, in Transylvanian Secession style. Highlights of the exterior, is the shimmering tiled roof made from Zsolnay enamel from Pecs in Hungary, which was popular among Budapest...

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  • PREFECTURE PALACE

    What an eye-catching building the Prefecture Palace was! This building was City Hall for 55 years. It was built in Secession style between 1905 - 1907, a very attractive style is what I thought!The 60 metre high Tower, originally built as a fire watchtower of the city, and the tiled mosaic roof were beautiful! The clock in the Tower chimes every...

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  • Perfecture

    The Perfecture is an imposing building dating back to 1905-1907. It was designed as city hall by Jakab Dezsö and Komor Marceli in the style of the first period of secession. The tower is 60 meters high. Today it houses the perfecture and the Mures County council.In the garden in front of the building you will find a "she wolf" monument like in a...

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  • City Hall

    The city hall dates back to 1936-1940 and was built in neo-brancovenesc style. I must admit that I had to check Wikipedia to find out what Brancovenesc style is. Well, in the Romanian province of Wallachia there used to be a prince by the name of Constantin Brâncoveanu in the 17th/18th century who started this style of architecture.The city hall...

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  • Franciscan tower and theatre square

    Just of the main square Piata Trandafirilor you will notice a tower standing all by itself. This is the tower of the former Franciscan monastery standing at the edge of Piata Teatrului another large square but a pedestrianised one. There was not only a tower but a monastery and a church, both monastery and church were demolished in 1972. From 1735...

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  • Small cathedral

    The Small Cathedral dates back to 1934-36 and caters to the Greek-Catholic congregation. We peeked in but were motioned to get in by a lady. We only had a quick look as there was actually a service going on. The statue in front is dedicated to the founder the then Mayor Dr. Emil A. Dandea.

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  • Avram Iancu

    On the first picture you see a monument to Avram Iancu on Piata Trandafirilor. Avram Iancu was a leading figure from Transylvania in the revolution against the Hungarians. Those fights eventually led to the joining of Transylvania to Romania.Targu Mures like other cities have a big Hungarian minority. In Targu Mures you will notice that a lot of...

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  • Orthodox Cathedral

    The Orthodox Cathedral called Ascension of the Lord is dominating the Piata Trandafirilor. The cathedral is relatively new as it was only built from 1925 till 1934. The church is huge and is constantly vistited so that we only view it from the entrance as we wanted to see as much of the city as possible in the late evening sun.

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  • Roman Catholic church

    This impressive church you will find on the main city square, the Piata Trandafirilor, in close neighborhood to the orthodox cathedral.The church dates back to 1728-1764 when it was built by the Jesuits in Baroque style. From 1933-35 one part was rebuilt in neo-nenaissance style.Since we were there one late afternoon we couldn't visit the inside as...

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  • Orthodox stone church

    As you approach the cemetery coming form Avram Iancu street turning into Mitropoli street you will see the orthodox Resurrection church dating back to 1793/4 like the nearby wooden church. This is a greek orthodox church. The first Romanian school in town was also in that complex.The church was closed but you could have a look inside from the metal...

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  • Orthodox wooden church

    On Mitropolit street you will find the cemeteries and this lovely wooden church dating back to 1794. It is dedicated to St. Michael, the archangel.When we arrived one late afternoon the church was closed. In front of the church a man was painting a bench and ask in Romanian if we wanted to visit it. We made each other understood by hand gestures...

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  • Reformed Church (Fortress)

    Inside the fortress walls you will find the reformed church which is very much in use. Apparently it is the oldest building in Targu Mures built between the 8th century and 1490. It was last renovated in 1986. Everything is in Hungarian.When we visited it was open because a church service just finished and we quickly entered to have a look before...

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  • Medieval Fortress

    The Fortress can be found very close to the main square in the city center, slightly uphill. As you approach you will see the walls and bastions. The first fortress was built in the 15th century and was owned by the voivode of Transylvania. The current fortress dates back to 1602/1952. When we visited a big area seemed to be under reconstruction...

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  • The Palace of Culture

    The Palace of Culture is one of the highlights of the city. It looks astonishing from outside and surprises on the inside too.Located on the corner of Piata Trandafirilor and George Enescu street you cannot miss it. The shiny roof with different coloured tiles as well as the other decorations on the facade make it special. Built between 1911 and...

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  • Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic...

    Saint John the Baptist Church is a baroque style church in the city center of Targu Mures, built in 1764 on the place of a former church, as the catholic population had increased.

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  • Greek Catholic church

    The Greek Catholic church Biserica Buna Vestire , is at the end of Piata Triandafilor, opposite to the Orthodox cathedral. It was built between 1926-1936, following the model of St. Peter’s Basilica of Rome.

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  • Ascension of the Lord Orthodox Cathedral

    The Ascension of the Lord Cathedral stands at the end of Piata Triandafilor. It was built between 1925 and 1934 on the initiative of an Archpriest. Actually, it is not a cathedral but a church, as is not the seat of a bishop, but is commonly referred to as a cathedral.The cathedral was built in the form of a Greek cross. The iconostasis was built...

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Targu-Mures Restaurants

  • Cheap and good

    Simple place, selfservis, meat dishes (with Polenta), Ciorbe (sour soups). I had a excelent Ciorba de fasole verde (string bean soup), it was to hot to eat anything else that day (35° C)

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  • NYC pub & grill

    We were walking along Piata Trandafirilor looking for Pizzeria Leo. The place was under refurbishing and we don't know whether it will reopen again as Pizzeria. We saw two other restaurant in backyards of Piata Trandafirilor but we kept on walking. At the end of Piata Victoriei we spotted the Mures Mall shopping center and on its top floor you will...

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  • Starbucks, Watch Out!

    Alright, well after years and years of mediocre cafes, it seems that finally Targu Mures has caught up with the rest of Europe and cafe culture. With the opening of "Cafe Galeria" the standard of cafes has been elevated and the Galeria will be the bar for which all new cafes will be measured. I've often touted the idea that Romania will develop and...

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  • A True Transylvanian Delight

    For an authentic Transylvanian culinary experience, look no further than that offered by the restaurant 'Emma'. Located a few meters away from Piata Trandafirilor and the Palace of Culture, this Transylvanian restaurant offers quality cuisine at a very competitive prices. As you enter the massive double doors, below the neon sign, a short staircase...

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  • Restaurant Leo

    'Leo' has been a Targu Mures staple for years. Frequently revamping its interior and exterior, it has most recently completed an overhaul of its furniture and awning. However, the quality of food remains, as good as ever. 'Leo' is wildy popular with the young and the old. On any given day, you can see older individuals sitting and reading the paper...

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  • Tea House

    '6 Fix' is a quaint, quite, out of the way (in terms of feel) cafe. Located one street down from the Citadel, across from one of the post offices. It is situtated nicely on a quiet street, nestled in between the bustle of the city center and the relative peace of the Citadel. While they do serve coffee, beer and soda, what this establishment is...

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Targu-Mures Transportation

  • To the Airport

    Balin Trans has buses connecting with Wizzair flights. Departures are made from the center of the town, Piaþa Trandafirilor, near the Orthdox Cathedral and Tarom Agency at the City bus stop, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11.30, with intermediate stops at OMV station near train station, bus Station and Airport. Tarom Claims they don´t know...

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  • By bus to Sighisoara

    Although Targu Mures has a train station, it's best to travel to Sighisoara by bus. We walked from our hotel to the Voiajor autogara only to find out that there are only two buses a day leaving from there (at 14.30 and at 23.30). Since the wait would have been almost 2 hours, we decided to check out the Autogara Siletina on Bega St. as there was...

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  • From the airport to Targu Mures

    Since we hadn't prebooked any transport from the airport into town, we were pleased to see a minibus waiting there in front of the terminal. It seemed that you could prebook this transfer with Wizzair, but we were able to use the bus as well by paying RON 7 (less than 2 Euro). We got a ticket for that amount. I noticed that some locals didn't get a...

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Targu-Mures Tourist Traps

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    by gajner Written Mar 12, 2008

    If you arrive by plane (Vidrasau Airport - cca 15 km from the city) be aware of the tricky taxi drivers. Some of them even have two taximeters: a normal one and an other for the wealthy-looking tourists.

    Unique Suggestions: The usual price is about 10-15 Euros (35-45 RON). Take care that the driver starts the taximeter, or agree the fare in advance.

    Fun Alternatives: Take the bus or the so called Maxi Taxi (small buses of 16-20 persons)

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Targu-Mures Off The Beaten Path

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    by yumyum Updated May 7, 2012

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    You will find the small Lutheran church which used to be the old hospital church at the corner of the streets Toplita and Spitalul Vechi.

    We enjoyed walking through those small streets.

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Targu-Mures Favorites

  • NEW HOMES

    When we left Targu Mures and travelled by road to Oradea, we saw lots of old villages where people were still living in the traditional way.THEN, we came across what my photos are of - Multi-story buildings that looked like they were homes! Most were built in the same style with the same decorations. Surely many families must live in one home?Some...

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  • Visit the tourist office

    We visited the tourist office located at the corner of the Cultural Palace. The man spoke English and was friendly. We ask for a city map. The one you see on picture no. 2 is extremely useful so try to get one.Please note that you have to ask detailled questions as information isn't easily forthcoming. So it makes sense to think beforehand of...

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  • Send a postcard

    The ordinary small kiosk in the streets don't sell any postcards but there is a souvenir shop where we found some. The shop is located across the street vom the tourist office just about where the Piata Trandafirilor goes into the Piata Victoriei. Later we saw that postcards are also on sale in the cultural palace.We bought our stamps (RON 2.10...

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