The foyer of the Cultural Palace, a remarkable Art-Nouveau style building built between 1911 and 1913 in Targu Mures, Romania.

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Târgu Mureş

Târgu Mureş is Transylvania’s most underrated town. This spirited place is an ideal starting point to explore Székely Land; its own population is almost an even Romanian-Hungarian split. Târgu Mureş' showpiece is Piaţa Trandafirilor, which preens with statues, two cathedrals, and the unique Culture Palace, the region's most riotously decorated building. Given its location at the heart of Transylvania, there are plenty of ways to whittle a Târgu Mureş detour into your travels – you’ll be very glad you did.


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