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Târgu-Mureş is a city in Transylvania, Romania.
Târgu Mureş International Airport (TGM) is located 14km southwest of the city. From airport to city you can take a wizzair microbus or a balint trans microbus. Or just use any minibus from tirgu mures passing ungheni and the airport and get off on the road outside the airport or vice versa.
There are five daily trains to/from Brasov, (6.5-9 hours), two to/from Bucharest (9.5-10 hours), and one to/from Timisoara (6.5 hours). There is also a daily train to/from Budapest. Service to Cluj-Napoca (4 hours) is available with a transfer and 1-hour layover.
There are buses every 2 hours to/from Brasov (3 hours) and bucharest, passing through Sighisoara and Rupea. This bus go from autogara at Strada Bega . To Brasov go microbus, to bucharest classic bus.
A bus is by far the cheapest option to get around. A ticket costs 2 lei and can be purchased on board from either the driver or an attendant who is usually sitting elsewhere on the bus. It is an honor system so if you're caught without a ticket or proper ID, you have to pay a fine. The route is posted on the front window of the bus.
Taxis are cheap. Different companies charge slightly different rates. The average per km rate is about 1.68 lei. The cab drivers can speak Romanian and usually Hungarian. Many are also fluent in English.
Targu-Mures main districts:
City Center (in romanian: Centru)
Cornesti (nice view of the city, home of the Zoo)
7th November (in romanian: 7 noiembrie, it accomodates the regions biggest public hospital and the University of medicine and pharmacy
Tudor Vladimirescu (or simply Tudor, it accomodates one of the most modern dental implant center in Transylvania
Gheorghe Doja district (around the railway station)
Unirii district (on the right bank of the Mures river).
Carpati Alley (Aleea Carpati)
Dambu Pietros (or simply Dambu)
What to see
Targu Mures Fortress, (right in the centre of the city on the hilltop). This fortress was erected in the 15th century around a monastery and church. In the 17th century 6 bastions were added. Originally there were houses inside the citadel, but these were destroyed to make room for military buildings. free. edit
Cultural Palace. It is a remarkable building built between 1911-1913 in the Hungarian Art Nouveau style. The Filarmonica de Stat Targu Mures holds regular classical concerts in the splendid hall, which is supposed to have the best acoustics in Romania.
What to do
The Târgu-Mureş Historical Society occasionally holds seminars on local history and mythology in English
Krim-Jacob City Walks, guided walking tours with focus on historical figures and events of the Mures Valley.
The main shopping area is the Trandafirilor Square which is the center of the city.
There are also shopping malls:
Mures Mall, near the city center. The Mall has 5 floors, each of them hosting renowned brands and names, some of them for the first time in Romania.
Promenada Mall, is near the industrial park, on the outskirts of the city.
Tempo, Morii St. A restaurant with a vast array of dishes and specialties. A lot of character as well with a Hungarian musical band every night.
La Teo Restaurant, Alexandru Papiu Ilarian Nr.1 (right next the Medieval Fortress). 11AM-midnight. International dishes and local food. Great coffee, wine bar, and house made cakes and deserts. Run by a friendly owner, Teo, who lived in Italy for 10 years and helps in the kitchen. Good non-smoking section.
Coffeehouse and Tearoom
Kashmir (tearoom), Strada Nicolae Iorga (Next to the fortress on top of the hill. It's across the street from La Teo and across the street from the University Petru Maior). 8:00 - 0:00. This stylish Jugendstil tearoom has everything to offer for tea sipping students. Great romantic feel. teapot 7 lei.
Ama deus (bakery and coffeehouse), Revoluției Str. This bakery with tasty pastry, nice coffee and fresh bread is popular among locals. It has lots of pictures of local churches on the walls. The friendly staff serves you coffee in mugs decorated with Hungarian bible texts, so you get your caffeine with a shot of holy spirit to-go.
Piaf (coffeehouse), Bolyai Str 10. This uptown place with artistic design is popular among students and foreign visitors. Open till 3h Fri and Sat. Pasta and burgers on menu.