Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Târgu Mureş

Culture Palace

This ornate secessionist-style building, ostentatiously tiled on the outside and colourfully furnished within, is unlike anything else in Transylvania. Built 1911–13, the Culture Palace harbours busts and glass port…
Top Choice Museum in Târgu Mureş

Ethnographic Museum

Ethnographic exhibitions can be humdrum, so Târgu Mureş’ hay-strewn and vividly soundtracked museum is a welcome surprise. A voiceover (in Romanian), supplemented by a multilingual booklet, guides you through a racy…
Museum in Odorheiu Secuiesc

Haáz Rezső Museum

This lacey-looking building, 1900-built Haberstumpf cottage, seems slightly lost, standing next to the roaring main road through town. But the gallery within is excellent. It features mostly 20th-century art, much o…
Mine in Székely Land

Salt Mine

Believe it or not, boarding a bus that trundles down into a salt mine isn’t the most surreal part of visiting Salina Praid. Once inside, you’ll see ping pong tables, a kids’ climbing area, snack bars and a 3D cinema…
Museum in Sfântu Gheorghe

Muzeul Național Secuiesc

About 200m south of Parcul Elisabeta, this wide-ranging museum has exhibitions on natural history, local history, Székely crafts and costumes, plus displays of archaeological discoveries from around the region. Ther…
Brewery in Miercurea Ciuc

Csiki Sör Brewery Tour

Learn the secrets of Miercurea Ciuc's beloved brew at this factory tour, 12km south of Miercurea Ciuc, through tastings and traditional Hungarian beer snacks. After a few sips, you too will be singing the praises of…
Castle in Miercurea Ciuc

Mikó Castle

Miercurea Ciuc’s centrepiece, and the proud source of the Ciuc beer logo, is Mikó Castle. Today it houses the impressive Csíki Székely Múzeum, which hosts rotating displays of mostly Hungarian art within its venerab…
Notable Building in Târgu Mureş

County Council Building

Next door to the Culture Palace is the County Council Building (1905–7), also secessionist in style. Its decorative orange and green tiled roof and ornate 60m watchtower have made it one of Târgu Mureş' most photogr…
Lake in Băile Tuşnad

Lacul Ciucaş

From the modern church on the main road, Biserica Sfânta Maria, a cobbled path leads down to the lake. Wonderfully scenic thanks to a mountain backdrop and thick clusters of spruce, Lacul Ciucaş is the heart of Băil…
Church in Odorheiu Secuiesc

Chapel of Jesus

Some 2km south of town, a striking wooden gateway carved in filigree leads to the small, conical Jesus Chapel, encircled by a stone wall. Estimated to date to the 16th century, it's the only standing medieval remain…