|Loaf of white bread||$0.57|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.16|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$32.39|
|Local draught beer||$1.23|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$493.23|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$5.71|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.62|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.84|
Târgu-Mures, literally meaning “market on the Mures River” is located in north-central Romania. The town has proved to be an important tourist destination not only due to it immense heritage, superb examples of old religious buildings, attractive museums but also for being the base for some interesting sightseeing trips in its surrounds. As visitors have discovered a holiday here especially with the many cheap flights to Târgu-Mures can be extremely charming.
The laying of the railway line in the 19th century paved the way for its transformation; however, much of the heritage remains alive even today. The Apollo Palace, built in 1822, was originally a two-storied Baroque commercial-cum-residential building that was converted in early-20th century style architecture in 1927; the premises now house the Art School. The Old Prefecture Building served as the prefecture seat but was subsequently expanded with the ground floor being used as a prison and the top floor an assembly hall. Presently, the building serves as artist workshops. The Palffy House, now housing the Music School of the Targu-Mures University of Theatrical Arts, was one of the first examples of Baroque architecture in the town. If you are a history-lover, go ahead and book yourself on one of the cheap flights to Târgu-Mures for a fantastic and enriching holiday.
St. Michael Wooden Orthodox Church, a harmonious combination of traditional rural Romanian art and Baroque influences, is the city’s oldest Orthodox Church. The Teleki Library is a vast repository of documents pertaining to Transylvanian history, scientific and mathematical manuscripts; there are more than 250,000 books now. The Targu-Mures Fortress, built in 1492, is a splendid example of the defence fortifications of the times.
Outside the town too, there are a host of attractions; Reghin is famous for its violin makers and there is a wonderful town square with historic buildings. Turda is well-known for its fabulous salt mines, impressive stone houses and a natural outdoor spa. Wine lovers will love a sojourn at Jidvei Winery to taste some fine wines. A visit to admire the pottery craftsmanship in Cordund is a must. There is so much to see and do that booking a room in any of the hotels in Târgu- Mures is worth considering.