Top Big Cities in Transylvania
The unofficial capital of Transylvania, Cluj is a historical city, a beacon of culture, and a vibrant student town. Whether you’re interested in monuments or nightclubs, in greenery or modern art, you’ll likely find Cluj a place worth visiting and getting to know in depth.
Brasov is considered the most important touristic city of Romania, thanks to its rich historic architecture, charming city center, beautiful natural surroundings, and many attractions located within a short drive from the city.
Nestled between the gentle hills of western Romania, Oradea is one of the most important economic and cultural centers in the region. Thanks to its strong manufacturing and services sectors, Oradea has become an economic powerhouse that competes with other prosperous Transylvanian cities like Arad and Cluj-Napoca.
The city of Arad houses an impressive number of historical buildings, combining a variety of architectural styles, form baroque to neoclassic. Among the many cultural landmarks found in this centuries-old city, Arad is home to one of the first conservatories in Europe and the first school for Romanian-language teachers in Transylvania.
In 2007, Sibiu was designated the European Capital of Culture, along with the city of Luxembourg. Sibiu was also included in a top of the best places to live in Europe, thanks to its charming appearance and idyllic surroundings.
Targu Mures is a city in northern Transylvania, known for its rich cultural and historic heritage. With its sizeable Hungarian speaking population, as well as smaller German and Gypsy minorities, Targu Mures is a charming multicultural town inhabited by friendly and welcoming people.
Considered one of the most picturesque cities in Romania, Baia Mare is located along the Sasar River at the foothills of the northern Carpathian Mountains. At about 115,000 inhabitants, Baia Mare, the seat of the beautiful Maramures County, is the most populous city in the northern part of Romania.
Located in northwestern Romania, only minutes away from the border with Hungary, Satu Mare spans over 150 square kilometers and has a population of about 109,000 inhabitants. As the capital city of Satu Mare County, the city is a cultural, academic, and industrial center of the region.
Bistrita, the capital city of the Bistrita-Nasaud County still maintains a medieval appearance in some areas, thanks to the beautiful houses that local merchants built in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Alba Iulia is a place of a great historical importance for the Romanian people, and is home to a well-preserved medieval citadel and other historical landmarks.
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