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TARGU MURES

Târgu-MureșTârgu Mureș is the seat of Mureș County in the north-central part of Romania. As of 2011 the city had a population of 127,849 inhabitants, being the 16th largest city in Romania.

The city is located in the Mureş River valley. The city spreads out from Fortress Church in the center of the town, built in the 14th century, to form an area of 49.3 square kilometres. The city is located at the centre of the historical region of Transylvania and covers an area of 49.3 square kilometres. It lies at the junction of three geographical regions of Transylvania (Transylvanian Plain, Mureş Valley and Niraj Valley) at 330 m above sea level. The city extends onto both banks of the Mureş river, however, the downtown area and the greater part of the districts are located on the left bank. The Corneşti-plateau is the city’s highest point (465 metres above sea level).

02 targu-muresTargu Mures is also considered an important touristic city. The Reformed Fortress Church is the oldest church in the town. According to historical evidence, less than a century had passed after the first appearance of the Franciscan order in Transylvania, Hungarian Kingdom, that the Franciscan friars arrived at Vásárhely. The building of the church took an entire century, from the middle of the 14th century until the middle of the 15th and it consisted of a monastery building, an older chapel, the church and the steeple. The church was finalized between 1400 and 1450. The church may have been originally decorated with frescos, as traces of mural paintings were found inside.

The first fortress in the town was erected in 1492 upon order of Transylvanian voivode Stephen Báthory, and was accomplished somewhere between 1602 and 1652 under judge Tamás Borsos. Having a pentagon plan, surrounded by a defense wall, the Citadel has seven forts, five of them bearing the names of the guild which – according to tradition – supported its maintenance: the leather dressers’, the tailors’, the butchers’, the ironmongers’, the coopers’. After the Citadel was taken over by the Austrian troops, it became the headquarters of the military garrison based in the town. In the mean time the Baroque style building was built (on the left hand side of the road in front of the entrance gate) and in the second half of the 18th century the construction works of the „barkey” were started, an addition finished in the 19th century. On the occasion of the Târgu_Mureş days – which have as central point of performance the Citadel – a museum center was opened in the gate fort (erected in 1613) presenting the history of the town and of the Citadel.

03 tmThe old City Hall was built in 1906–1907 after the construction plans of Komor Marcell and Jakab Dezső. The entrance area, including the corridor and the staircase leading to the first floor, is the most representative in this regard. The ribbed stellar vaults that cover this area were inspired by Gothic architecture.

The Cultural Palace is a remarkable construction in the city center. It was built upon initiative of the mayor of the town, György Bernády. Building works started in the spring of 1911.

 

PLAZA HOTEL, TARGU MURES

01 hotel_plaza_v_8-mPlaza Hotel guarantees an unique experience to every visitor regardless of frequency of visits. Every time you enter the Plaza you will remain pleasantly surprised throughout the stay.

02 hotel-plaza-executive-targu-mures-125171Established at the kilometer 0 of Targu Mures, the Plaza hotel is the revolutionary new hotel in the city. The diversity of rooms, their uniqueness, innovation and revolutionary design, open a new hotel concept, unique in Romania. Our guest will be able to interactively choose the room that wants to spend time in, will impress with a new approach to gastronomy and leisure.

02 hotel 130276402142068The International Forum for Health Tourism will take place in the Plaza Grand Conference Room.