Top attractions in Tg Mures

 

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We continue our journey in the heart of Transylvania and we visit this time Targu-Mures. Top attractions in Targu Mures will highlight the main spots you must see during your trip. They represent symbols of the city and are nationally recognized.

Israeli Temple

Israeli Temple was built in 1900 in an eclectic style. The interior is decorated with floral rosettes, indented profiles and the arch above the church’s ark is inspired from the Muslim culture. Still, the interior resembles more a catholic church where Romantic, Gothic and Baroque styles are combined. In the present times, the temple is one of the most valuable buildings in the city from an architectural point of view. It has 522 seats, 314 downstairs for men and 238 for women in the balcony. A white marble monument was placed near the church in the memory of the deported Jews in the Germany concentration camps. On it you can read a commemorative plate in the eastern part of the temple. At the entrance of the temple we discover another plate, which reminds us of the Jews from Sovata deported to concentrations camps. Consolidation and restoration works for the temple were started in 2000.

 Palace of Culture

The Palace of Culture is located in the center of the city and was built between 1911 and 1912. It represents and impressive building with an Italian tile roof. The mosaic in the exterior ornaments has bright colors while the scenery on the main façade is inspired from the Magyar folklore. The Palace has 5 levels on the first one we have the Mirror’s Hall (6 Crystal mirrors and 12 stained glasses), on the second floor we have the small room dedicated to shows and to the history museum. The last floor hosts Art Museum floors. The concert halls where George Enescu and Pablo Cassals hold concerts can host 800 seats.

Orthodox Cathedral

Ortodox Cathedral © geograph.org.uk

Located in the Roses Square, the church was initially called the Church of the Orthodox Christians. The church dates from 179. Later on, it was built on the location of the famous singing fountain of Bodor Peter. The fountain had a byzantine style in the shape of a cross with equal arms. The architect of the church was Iosif Vlad and it combines elements of neo-byzantine and neo-Romanian style while the Dome was painted by Aurel Ciupe and is a true masterpiece of the Romanian painting. The frescos and the interior paintings were made by a group of artists under the lead of Nicolae Stoica. The cathedral has the largest area of interior painting in the country. The icons are decorated with Romanian traditional towels tied by a tri-color ribbon.

These are only three of the Top attractions in Targu-Mures, icons of the city and representatives for the history and culture of this nation.

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