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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…
Top Choice Hungarian in Gheorgheni

Basa Fogadó

Driving the Gheorgheni–Sovata road, it's impossible to miss this folksy inn, marked with a giant roadside knife and fork. Fifteen kilometres west of Gheorgheni, this country dining room with knee-slapping hospitalit…
Top Choice Hungarian in Sfântu Gheorghe

Szentgyörgy Pince

Vaulted ceilings and brick walls adorned with crests of bygone nobles establish the tone of this restaurant within an old wine cellar. Plates are heavy with Hungarian fare such as deer goulash, Transylvanian pork so…
Top Choice Romanian in Târgu Mureş

Laci Csárda

Shaped like a wooden church, this striking restaurant with an outdoor terrace prepares heaving platefuls of nourishing peasant fare such as koloszvari-style stuffed cabbage (with pork and rice), paprika mushrooms, a…
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…