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Attractions in Arad

City Hall Palace

Revolution Boulevard

It is an impressive building, a reprezentative architectural monument for Arad City. It was built between 1874 and 1876, in a neo-renascentist style, after the plans of architect Francisc Pekar, in a "U" shape. In front of the palace, there is a plateau deocrated with alegoric motifs, specific to the communist era.

Red Church

Revolution Boulevard


The beautiful and historical Red Church was built in 1906 and got its name due to the red bricks of which its walls are made of. Its main tower rises up 46 meters, and its altar is made in a neo-Gothic style. The plans of the church belong to architect Szantay Laszlo.

Bohus Palace

1-3 Vasile Goldis Street

This gorgeous example of neo-classical architecture houses two permanent exhibits, dedicated to two significant personalities in Arad's culture - writer Ioan Slavici and composer Emil Montia. In the palace's park, visitors can admire statues representing other personalities of such cultural importance - Mihai Eminescu, Ioan Russu Sirianu, and Nicolae Stefu.

Ioan Slavici Theater

Revolution Boulevard

0257 280 016

Ioan Slavici Theater is housed in one of Arad's most impressive buildings, dating since the 19th century. It is an example of neo-classical architecture, and was designed by architect Anton Czigler. It is named after Ioan Slavici - great Romanian writer, native of Arad.

Arad Fortress

The Fortress stands on the left shore of Mures river and was risen at the request of Empress Mary Tereza. It was designed by Ferdinand Philipp Harsch, in a Vauban-Tenaille architectural style, in a star shape with 6 corners. Until 1918, it was one of the largest military prisons of the austro-hungarian empire, in 1919, being taken over the Romanian army. Today, the fortress is one of the most important historical monuments in the region, and will be transformed into a museum complex.

Other major attractions in Arad, include: the Art Museum, on Gheorghe Popa Street, dating since 1984, the County History Museum, in George Enescu Square, and the Natural Sciences Museum, also located in George Enescu Square.