history - TÂRGU-MUREȘ


Târgu Mureş is located in the central-northern area of Transylvania, on the river of the same name, at 46°32′ north latitude and 24°52′ east longitude, at an average altitude of 320 m, with a total area of 4,930 ha.

Our city was first attested in 1332.

Having a special geographical setting, Târgu Mureş is considered to be a “quiet city”, often being given as an example in terms of interethnic tolerance.

Our city is the residence of Mureş County and has approximately 150,000 inhabitants: 53.2% Romanians, 39.3% Hungarians, 6.9% Gypsies and 0.3% Germans.

Currently, it is the Romanian city with the greatest dynamics of real economic development. The cultural interference between Romanians, Germans, Hungarians and Szeklers, formed one of the most disciplined and best qualified workforce in Romania.




The Medieval Fortress dates back from 1492, is located near the city center and consists of a fortified enclosure, with 7 bastions joined by walls.


Located at the highest point of the city (488 m), the Plateau opens a wide panorama over the city and the valley of the Mureş River, offering nature lovers the possibility to go hiking on the many existing mini routes. The main attraction of the plateau is the Zoo, the second largest in the country.


An imposing building, put into use in 1913, home to the museums of history and art, the philharmonic, and the public library. Famous for the famous hall of mirrors (Venetian) and the impressive interior hall, 45 meters long, made of Carrara marble.


Located 40 minutes from Târgu Mureş, called the “museum city”, Sighişoara is home to the only medieval fortress in Europe inhabited to this day.


Scaunul Domnului located in Călimani Mountains, at 1308 m. altitude, Fancelu Peak (1684 m. altitude) and Saca Mare peak (1777 m. altitude) in Gurghiului Mountains, Bucin Pass located at 1287 m. height, Băile Tuşnad and Sfânta Ana volcanic lake, Cheile Bicazului and the natural dam lake Lacul Roşu, Băile Sovata, Sîngeorgiu de Mureş, the natural reservations from Mureş county and the neighboring counties, Dracula’s Castle.


BY AIR: Târgu Mureş-Bucharest; Târgu Mureş-Timişoara; Târgu Mureş-Budapest.

BY ROAD: E60 – Oradea, Cluj-Napoca, Târgu Mureş, Sighişoara, Braşov, Bucharest, Constanţa; DN 15 – Târgu Mureş, Reghin, Topliţa, Borsec, Piatra Neamţ, Bacău.

 By railway: Line 405 – Războieni-Târgu Mureş-Deda with direct links from Războieni to Oradea, Cluj-Napoca, Braşov, Bucharest; from Deda to Satu-Mare, Baia Mare, Braşov, Ploieşti, Bucharest.


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