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Attractions in Targu Mures



Apollo Palace

5 Roses Square (Piata Trandafirilor)

The Palace was built between 1820 and 1822 at the initiative of count Teleki Samue, and was initially decorated in the late Baroque style and had only two stories. The facade was modified in the 20th century, and the only remaining Baroque elements are the reinforced vaults with double arcs. Today, the building is home to the local Art School, and it is one of the city's most significant landmarks.


Palffy House

12 Bolyai Street

Dating from the mid 17th century, the building is now home to the Music School of the University of Theatrical Arts of Targu Mures. Just like Apollo Palace, it is one of Targu Mures' most signigicant landmarks.


St. Michael Wooden Orthodox Church (Bisercia din Lemn Sf. Arhanghel Mihai)

13 A Saguna Street

It is the oldest church in the city and harmoniously combines Romanian rural traditions with Baroque influences. It was built between 1793 and 1794, with the help of trader Hagi Stoian Constandin, who bought the land, proceeded to obtain all the necessary building approvals from the City Council and personally financed the works.


Targu Mures Fortress (Cetatea medievala)

It is, perhaps, THE most historical attraction in Targu Mures. Completed in the late 15th century, the fortress is impressive both inside and out. Within its walls, there is the Targu Mures Citadel Church, which, along with the fortress, forms an architectural masterpiece. The fortress plays host to various events, throughout the year, and also offers visitors a museum.


Art Museum

2 Enescu Street

Art-passionates can enjoy here fabulous contemporary art exhibits, including displays of interbelic Romanian art works.


Ethnographic and Folk Art Museum (Muzeul de Etnografie si Arta Populara)

11 Roses Square

The museum is housed within Toldalagi Palace, named after count Toldalagy Laslo, the man who originally built it, considered to be one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Transylvania. It has been in operation since 1984, and features numerous folkloric exhibits, which reveal the regional culture.


History and Archeology Museum

2 G Enescu Street

065-163 960

The museum features exhibits that include tools, weapons, ceramics, coins, and other historical items that show the material and spiritual life in the area, from prehistoric to modern times.


Other major attractions in Targu Mures, include: Teleki Library, founded at the end of the 18th century by Samuel Teleki, chancellor of Transylvania, which contains a large collection of first editions and important manuscripts, documenting the Transylvanian history, as well as mathematical and scientific works, and the Prefecture Building (Palatul Prefecturii), the first building out of a series meant to change the appearance of the new city center.