Touristic Potential of
Arad Municipality

1. Geographical data

¨  Location  - The Municipality of Arad is placed in the western part of Romania, in the alluvial field of Arad, at the intersection of some important national and international traffic highways. The Mures River crosses it from east to the west.
¨  Municipality surface:  4618 hectares.
¨  Total population (2002): 172.824 inhabitants out of which 82.6 % are Romanians, 12,9 % Hungarians, 1.7 % gypsy, 1.3 % Germans, 0.3 % Serbians, 0.2 % Slovakians, Bulgarians: 0,15%, other 0,85%.

 
¨ Average altitude  - 110 m,
¨  Climate - continental-moderate, with slight Mediterranean influences.
¨  Soils: predominant the chernozems.

2. The Touristic Potential of Arad Municipality

The Cultural and Historical Tourism:
The Municipality of Arad has a rich cultural and historical patrimony. It offers to the visitors a real out-door museum of the architectural styles specific to the XVIII, XIX and XX centuries, art and historical monuments, theatre performances, philharmonic orchestra concerts, plastic art exhibitions, history museum exhibitions, art and sciences of the nature, festivals and feasts.
The architecture lovers can admire buildings erected in baroque, renaissance, eclectic, classic, neo-gothic and secession style, and the most well known monuments of architecture being mentioned below:

Name

Address

Year

Architectural style

Administrative Palace Bulevardul Revolutiei 75

1876

neo-renaissance
Cenad Palace Bulevardul Revolutiei nr.73

1894

eclectic,  neoclassic
Neumann Palace Bulevardul Revolutiei nr. 78

1891

eclectic
The Palace of Justice Bulevardul G.Vasile Milea nr. 2-4

1892

eclectic
The Palace of Finances Bulevardul Revolutiei 77

1896

eclectic, rococo tower
Water Tower Str. Ceaikovschi nr. 11

1896

medieval dungeon
Kelemen House Str. Ştefan Cicio Pop nr. 16

1899

secession
National Bank Bulevardul Revolutiei 72

1906

neoclassic
Szantay Palace Str. Horea nr.3

1911

secession
Bohuş Palace Str. V.Goldis nr.1-3

1910

secession
Cultural Palace Pta. G. Enescu nr. 1

1913

neoclassic, gothic, renaissance, Corinthian
Cloşca Street Strada Cloşca

XIX

secession
   
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