.The city of Târgu Mureș is highlighted not only by its undisputed history, but also by the buildings erected over time and used every day. In addition to the impressive panorama of the city that tourists can admire at each visit, the Administrative Palace in Târgu Mureș tests the physical condition of each visitor, through the 203 stairs that must be climbed. Even though the exterior is truly spectacular, the interior of the building offers enviable architectural details. Discover with us a part of the palace, and you will be convinced of the rest of the things right at the location!
History and presentation
Built between 1905 and 1907, the Administrative Palace in Târgu Mureș was initially recognized as the City Hall of the Royal Free City of Târgu Mureș. From the very beginning, the building was thought of as the first fortification capable of completely transforming the appearance of the city center at the beginning of the 20th century. This is how the characteristic style of the building is Hungarian secessionism, of a captivating beauty.
The cost of the construction process of the Administrative Palace in Târgu Mureș amounted to 700,000 crowns, while its beneficiary was the Royal Free City of Mureș-Oșorhei. Initially, the contract for the building did not exceed 437,000 crowns. Subsequently, it was financially supplemented until the cost it finally had, in 1908.
In fact, the intention to build a fortification for mayor's office was the mayor György Bernády. This decision was harshly criticized, which is why the whole process was postponed from 1903 to 1905.
The Administrative Palace in Târgu Mureș respects all the requirements that the mayor had. Thus, the fortification has an imposing stature, being at the same time modern and sober, in accordance with the function it was meant to fulfill.
Elements of architecture
Over time, between 1962 and 1989, the Administrative Palace in Târgu Mureș was used as the headquarters of the PCR County Committee. Currently, this is the administrative headquarters of the Mureș County Council and the Mureș Prefecture.
From an architectural point of view, the building has a tower with a height of 60 meters. It was originally thought of as a gazebo. The architectural aspects are similar to those found in the Knights' Hall in Hunedoara Castle. Both the lobby with vaulted ceiling in neo-Gothic style, as well as the sculpted marble columns and the impressive stained glass windows due to the pastel colors fall into this category. Also, the existing bells in the palace tower are heard every 15 minutes throughout the city.
The Administrative Palace from Târgu Mureș is located in Victoriei Square number 2, in Târgu Mureș locality.
The Administrative Palace from Târgu Mureș can be visited based on the tickets purchased from the Palace of Culture. Its program is:
In order to visit the Administrative Palace in Târgu Mureș, the established rates are:
Regarding the visit of the tower, tourists will have to pay an additional fee of 3 lei per person.