Sights in Tirgu muresEdit This
Tirgu Mures lies in the heart of the Transylvanian countryside in north central Romania, and any trip to this country would be incomplete without a stop at many of the famous Tirgu Mures sights. The excellent location of this relatively small city (population of 150,00) means that it is a great jumping-off point for travelers looking to see a variety of different areas of Romania. Still, if you stay within the several hundred km surrounding Tirgu Mures, you're still sure to find a number of exciting activities. Read on for a brief overview of some of the most important and famous sights around this city.
City Fortress and Protestant Church
The city fortress of Tirgu Mures is one of the must-see sights in this town. The city itself is around six centuries old, and the fortress was one of the first structers of the city to be built. It provided barricades and protection for the early inhabitants of this land, and it still stands in nearly complete fashion today. A highlight of the fortress is the Protestant church, which features a unique mixture of Romanian and Hungarian architecture and design.
St. John the Baptist Church
The church of St. John the Baptist is one of the foremost buildings in all of Tirgu Mures. With Gothic architecture reminiscent of other buildings that were constructed in Western Europe at the same time, St. John the Baptist is an interesting sight for any traveler with a remote interest in religious history of the area or in the architectural development of Romania over the centuries.
The Teleki-Bolyai Library is both one of the cultural centers and one of the most-happening places in Tirgu Mures. It serves as both a museum and an active public library, with architecture dating back to the turn of the 19th century. It contains one of the most active collections of Hungarian artifacts in the area, and the outside of the building is adorned with monuments to great Romanian and Hungarian intellectual figures.
Additionally, many people choose to explore outside of Tirgu Mures while staying there. It's a short distance to some of the most picturesque and famous medieval castles in the area, including Count Dracula's. You can also reach the coast of the Black Sea within a day's time, and this serves as a great way of getting some outdoor activity while seeing a beautiful and inexpensive part of the country.