Bistriţa attractions

Museum in Bistriţa

County Museum

Did you know that Bistriţa is the only place in Transylvania where men’s traditional headwear involves a crown of peacock feathers? Inside a former garrison, Bistriţa’s County Museum offers interesting tidbits of lo…
Church in Bistriţa

Evangelical Church

Bistriţa’s number one landmark is the Evangelical Church, whose 76m Gothic tower dominates its main square. Construction began in the 14th century, and Italian architect Petrus Italus de Lugano gave it a Renaissance…
Historic Building in Bistriţa


Facing the church on the north side of Piaţa Centrală is Şugălete, a row of 13 terraced buildings constructed between 1480 and 1550. This two-floor Renaissance structure, with elegant archways and colourful facades,…
Park in Bistriţa

Parcul Municipal

With long boulevards for cycling and walking, as well as a lily pond with giant goldfish, this park is a good spot to stretch your legs, especially if you have kids. Strolling through its greenery you’ll see a statu…
Museum in Bistriţa

Silversmith's House

Formerly the home of Bistriţa’s most renowned jeweller, this restored Gothic and Renaissance building is worth a peep for its rotating exhibitions of art and local history.
Church in Bistriţa

Orthodox Church

Down pedestrianised B-dul Rebreanu, which is lined with cafes and restaurants, is the oldest building in Bistriţa, an Orthodox church (1270–80). There are echoes of Cistercian, Gothic and baroque styles from across …
Historic Building in Bistriţa

Turnul Dogarilor

One of the original 18 towers linked by Bistriţa's 13th-century city walls (not possible to enter).