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Tirgu MuresRomania

Once part of the Kingdom of Hungary, this bustling city offers an intriguing mix of Romanian and Hungarian culture. 

Târgu Mures is nicknamed the “city of roses” because of its many flower-filled gardens. Given its population by nearly as many Hungarians as Romanians, you’re likely to hear both languages spoken on the streets. Find most of the city’s attractions around its central square, Piaţa Trandafirilor. Dine at charming street-side cafés, wander along paths lined with colorful art nouveau buildings and discover a rich history stretching back to the Neolithic Age.

Don’t miss the splendid Cultural Palace, with its striking architectural blend of Viennese Secessionism and local folk art. Venture inside to the city’s Art Museum, which features Hungarian Revival works from the late 1800s and 1900s. The neighboring Prefecture Building features a 192-foot (58-meter) spire that once served as a watchtower over the town.

Head a few blocks northeast of the Cultural Palace to see the Ethnographic Museum, housed inside the lovely Baroque Toldalagi Palace, which dates back to 1762. Inside are displays of traditional costumes, crafts and everyday items, many of which are labeled with informative English-language descriptions.

The neo-Byzantine Orthodox Cathedral reflects some of the tensions that have existed between the city’s Romanian and Hungarian populations over the years. Step inside and look for a controversial mural depicting Jesus as a Romanian peasant being whipped by nobles dressed in traditional Hungarian clothing.

Stop at the Teleki Library, which was founded in the late 18th century by the chancellor of Transylvania, Count Samuel Teleki. The library has more than 250,000 rare books, including a number of first editions and important manuscripts documenting Transylvanian history and science. Highlights include first translations of the Bible into both Romanian and Hungarian, as well as several works by French enlightenment philosophers.

Târgu Mures Airport is 9 miles (14 kilometers) southwest of the city center, with a shuttle bus running regularly into town. The city is also well connected to Braşov, Sighişoara and Bucharest by bus. Enjoy this lively town’s cultural attractions and its interesting combination of cultures.

Top hotels in Tirgu Mures

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Business Hotel Conference Center & Spa
Business Hotel Conference Center & Spa
3 out of 5
Bulevardul 1, Decembrie 1918 No. 250, Tirgu Mures
The price is £56 per night

Situated in Tirgu Mures, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tirgu Mures Fortress, Piata Trandafirilor and Tirgu Mures Cultural Palace. Culture Palace ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)

"We chose the hotel for the spa and stayed there for one night only. It was totally worth it! On weekends the spa is open till 11 pm and that's the time you want to experience it. During the day it can get a little crowded because it's good value for money."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2019

Business Hotel Conference Center & Spa
Continental Forum Tirgu Mures
Continental Forum Tirgu Mures
4 out of 5
Piata Teatrului 5-6, Tirgu Mures
The price is £42 per night

Located in the heart of Tirgu Mures, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piata Trandafirilor, Tirgu Mures Fortress and Tirgu Mures Cultural Palace. Culture ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)

"The renovations have definitely done this place some good. The room was clean and had a nice overall look. The bed was pretty terrible however. Staff were friendly enough though not particularly helpful. I would say this hotel is a decent stay for the price, but a far stretch from a western standard ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2019

Continental Forum Tirgu Mures
Black Lord
Black Lord
Strada Insulei, Tirgu Mures, MS

Situated in Tirgu Mures, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Culture Palace, Tirgu Mures Cultural Palace and Piata Trandafirilor. Tirgu Mures Fortress is ...

Black Lord

Popular places to visit in Tirgu Mures

Tirgu Mures Cultural Palace
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Tirgu Mures Cultural Palace

A stunning combination of Viennese Secessionism and local folk art, this well-loved building houses several of the city’s main museums.

Top things to do in Tirgu Mures

Day trip Turda ( Saltmine and Gorge National Park) + Rimetea Village
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Day trip Turda ( Saltmine and Gorge National Park) + Rimetea Village

£120
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Sighisoara - half day trip
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Sighisoara - half day trip

£59
Per adult
Tirgu Mures Airport Private Arrival Transfer
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Tirgu Mures Airport Private Arrival Transfer

£14
Per adult

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2 Jul 2019

A small town, nice place to kill time but nothing hugely interesting to do.

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