Swimming Pool in Târgu Mureş

Weekend Park

In high summer when the mercury tops 40°C, this complex, 2.5km north of the centre, is a welcome oasis. There's a couple of giant pools, a few kids’ pools, plus a beach volleyball area. Take Str Revoluţiei north, th…
Museum in Târgu Mureş

Ethnographic Museum

On the square’s western side, just past adjoining Piaţa Teatrul, is the simple Ethnographic Museum, housed in the baroque Toldalagi Palace (1762). The collection of traditional fabrics, pots, looms and tools is dryl…
Museum in Târgu Mureş

City Museum

The citadel’s most appealing attraction, in the 1492 gate tower on the western wall, is a small museum, with pottery fragments and old decrees.
Museum in Târgu Mureş

Teleki Library/Bolyai Museum

The Teleki Library (under renovation at the time of writing) contains some 230,000 (and counting) rare books. The adjoining Bolyai Museum (if locked, ask the front desk to open it) is dedicated to Târgu Mureş' sons …
Museum in Târgu Mureş

Culture Palace

Built 1911–13, this 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 Veni…
Jewish Site in Târgu Mureş


A block west of the Ethnographic Museum is an ornate and well-preserved synagogue from 1900. Before WWII, 5500 Jews lived in Târgu Mureş; now only about 100 live here.
Notable Building in Târgu Mureş

County Council Building

Next door to the Culture Palace is the County Council Building, with a tiled roof and bright-green spires. Its 60m watchtower may open for visitors, but presently the only glimpse of the building's interior you can …
Museum in Târgu Mureş

Memorial to Victims of the 1989 Revolution

On Piaţa Unirii, just past the Romanian Orthodox Greco-Catholic Cathedral, is a memorial made of five connected wooden crosses in tribute to the eight locals killed here.
Church in Târgu Mureş

Orthodox Cathedral

The dominating Orthodox Cathedral (1925–34) was designed to impress, with gold icons (as well as a politically charged mural of a ‘Romanian peasant’ Jesus being whipped by nobles in Hungarian costumes inside; look t…
Church in Târgu Mureş

Roman Catholic Church

Across the street from the Orthodox Cathedral is this airier, baroque-style church, which dates from 1728.