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Târgu Mureș

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Târgu Mureș, sometimes abbreviated Tg. Mureș is a city in Transylvania, Romania.

Understand[edit]

Famous for its Art Nouveau buildings, Târgu Mureș is the cultural and economical centre of the region. Once a prosperous Hungarian town and the most important city of Székely Land.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By train[edit]

  • 2 Târgu Mureș train station (southwest of the centre). There are five daily trains to/from Brasov, (6½-9 hours), two to/from Bucharest (9½-10 hours), and one to/from Timisoara (6½ hours). There is also a daily train to/from Budapest. Service to Cluj-Napoca (4 hours) is available with a transfer and 1-hour layover. There is also a daily direct train from Cluj that takes just under 3 hours and arrives at Târgu Mureș at 19:00. Tickets start at around 30 lei. Târgu Mureș Railway Station (Q9363802) on Wikidata

By bus[edit]

There are frequent buses to/from Brasov (3 hours), passing through Sighișoara and Cluj-Napoca (2½ hours). These have their terminus at 3 Bega street, in the south of the city. Most other intercity buses start/arrive at 4 Autogara.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

A bus is by far the cheapest option to get around. As of September 2019, a one-journey ticket costs 2 lei and a day ticket 5 lei. The route is posted on the front window of the bus.

By taxi[edit]

Rate for most companies is 2.64 lei per km. The cab drivers can speak Romanian and usually Hungarian. Many are also fluent in English.

By bike[edit]

At the football stadium, you can rent a bike for free for two hours, but you have to sign a contract in Romanian and submit your photo ID.

See[edit]

Culture Palace
  • 1 Art Nouveau city center (main central plaza and surroundings). The main plaza (Trandafirilor Square) and nearby streets have many Art Nouveau (Hungarian Secession) style buildings.
  • 2 Culture Palace (western edge of the main plaza). It is a remarkable building built between 1911-1913 in the Hungarian Art Nouveau style.
  • 3 Targu Mures Fortress (right northeast of the main plaza, up on a small hill). It was built in the 17th century as a protection for the citizens in times of war. In the 19th century the Habsburgs converted it to a military fort. It is now a place for relaxation, with events and exhibitions. The main Calvinist church of the city is within the fortress.

Do[edit]

  • 1 Platoul Cornești (East of the city). A hill near the city, good for walking, hiking, or picnic. Zoo Târgu-Mureș, considered by many one of the nicest zoos in Romania, is also here.
  • 2 Weekend (Near Mureș river). Open-air aquapark, swimming pools, sports grounds. The pools are open only in the summer.
  • The Târgu-Mureș Historical Society occasionally holds seminars on local history and mythology in English.

Buy[edit]

The main shopping area is the Trandafirilor Square which is the center of the city.

There are also shopping malls:

  • 1 Mureș Mall. Near the city center. The mall has 5 floors, each of them hosting renowned brands and names, some of them for the first time in Romania.
  • 2 Promenada Mall. Located near the industrial park, on the outskirts of the city.

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Tempo, Strada Morii nr. 27. A restaurant with a vast array of dishes and specialties. A lot of character, and a Hungarian musical band every night.
  • 2 La Teo Restaurant, Alexandru Papiu Ilarian nr. 1 (next the Medieval Fortress), +40 265 212244. 11:00-00:00. International dishes and local food. Great coffee, winebar, and house made cakes and deserts. Run by a friendly owner, Teo.
  • 3 Shusha, Str. Horea, nr. 21 (Very close to city center.), +40 742 581 307. M-Th 08:30-22:00, F 08:30-00:00, Sa 18:00-00:00. A small very friendly fast food place. They have the tastiest burgers in town and probably the best in the region.
  • 4 Pizza Sole, Str. Chinezu nr. 1 (north of the center). Very tasty Italian food.

Drink[edit]

Bars[edit]

  • 1 The Back Stage, Piata Trandafirilor nr. 53, +40 722 274149. A quiet place with good music and pleasant service. Live music on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • 2 Dublin Irish Pub, Strada Mihai Viteazul nr. 31, +40 757 570777. An Irish-themed pub that serves Guinness and many other drinks! There is a decent menu of Irish and other dishes. A little on the expensive side.
  • 3 Piaf, Strada Bolyai nr. 10. Nice and cozy bar close to the main plaza.
  • 4 Sörpatika, Strada Plutelor. Near the Mureș river, close to Weekend aquapark

Clubs[edit]

Being a university town, there are plenty of clubs to go out at night to have fun with local and international students. Smoking is generally allowed in the clubs.

  • 5 Club Sense, Pavel Chinezu 10, +40 765 239726. Th-Sa 21:00-04:00.
  • 6 Jazz & Blues, Sinaia 3 (in the rear building). It has a non-smoking area.

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Hostel Mures, Strada Victor Babeș nr. 11, +40 744643528. HI hostel
  • 2 Hotel Concordia, Piața Teatrului nr. 5-6. A swanky luxury hotel in the center of town with a beautiful view of the churches. €90.
  • 3 Hotel Continental, Piața Trandafirilor nr. 45 (a five-minute walk from the center of town). Decent rooms popular with tour groups. €30.

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