Culture Palace

Culture Palace information

Transylvania , Romania
cnr Piaţa Trandafirilor & Str Enescu
+40 265 267 629
adult/student €1.40/€0.70
Opening hours
09:00-18:00 Tue-Sun
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By far Târgu Mureş' top attraction dominates the square's southwestern corner, the Culture Palace, the city's beloved landmark. Built in 1911-13, the secessionist-style building is unlike anything you'll find around Transylvania. Inside its glittering, tiled, steepled roofs are ornate hallways, colourful walls, giant mirrors imported from Venice, and an often-used concert hall (with a dramatic 4463-pipe organ). Not to mention several worthwhile museums (all included in the entry price).

The best is the Hall of Mirrors (Sala Oglinzi), with 12 stained-glass windows lining a 45m hallway - a tape in various languages explains the Székely fairy tales each portrays. The Art Museum (2nd floor) houses many large late-19th and early 20th-century paintings; the Archaeological Museum (1st floor) explains Dacian pieces found in the region (English subtitles).