Cultural Palace

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Cultural Palace Info

Attraction Name(s)   LocationAttraction TypeVisitation Info
Cultural Palace
Palatul Cultural
Piața George Enescu 1, Arad, RomaniaHistorical Monument
Architecture
Museum
Open Mon-Sun
9am to 7pm
09.00 – 17.00
Resources

The Cultural Palace (Palatul Cultural in Romanian) is an early 20th century diverse architectural style palace located in the city of Arad, Romania. The architecture of the building contains classic, Italian Renaissance, Romanian Baroque, and French Gothic, elements and designs. Inspiration for some parts of the palace came from the 15th century Corvin Castle, of Hunedoara, Romania. The idea for the Cultural Palace came from the Kölcsey Cultural Society of Arad. The Kölcsey Cultural Society wanted the city to have a multi-purpose building which would house a library, museum, art gallery, and concert hall. Continue reading “Cultural Palace”

Szántay Palace

Szantay Palace

Szántay Palace Info

Attraction Name(s)   LocationAttraction TypeVisitation Info
Szántay Palace
Palatul Szántay
1911 / 3-5 Horia Street, Arad, Romania Historical Monument
Architecture
Open Daily
Hours Vary per Establishment

Ludovic Szántay
Ludovic Szántay

The Szántay Palace (Palatul Szántay in Romanian) is a three-story (counting the ground floor), early 20th century Secession style architectural palace located in the city of Arad, Romania. The architect of the building was the tremendously gifted and world renowned Arad native Ludovic Szántay (1872 – 1961) from whom the palace also derives its name from. Szántay was one of Arad’s chief architects of the late 19th early 20th century eras. He is credited for designing over 100 different buildings in Arad and its surrounding areas. He is recognized for developing the plans for some of Arad’s most famous and influential buildings, such as The Kohn Palace, The Red Church, The Railway Station, The Cultural Palace, The Bohuș Palace, and of course The Szántay Palace. Szántay designed The Szántay palace specifically to be the place of his dwelling. It is one of the few buildings whose development he oversaw until its completion. Construction of the palace lasted 6 years, from 1905 to 1911. Inspiration for the palace came from the architecture and designs of British museums of that time. Continue reading “Szántay Palace”

Bohuș Palace

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Bohuș Palace Info

Attraction Name(s)   LocationAttraction TypeVisitation Info
Bohuș Palace
Palatul Bohuș
Str. Vasile Goldis no. 1-3, Arad, RomaniaHistorical Monument
Architecture
Open Daily
Hours Vary per Establishment

The Bohuș Palace (Palatul Bohuș in Romanian) is a four-story, early 20th century neoclassical style architectural palace located on Vasile Goldiş Street in the city of Arad, Romania. The principal architect of the building was the extremely talented and highly renowned Arad native Ludovic Szántay (1872 – 1961). The palace was custom created at the request of, and to also provide a living headquarters for, the aristocratic, Romanian noble Bohuș family, from whom the palace also derives its name from. The palace served as a multi-purpose building that, besides apartments, also contained retail shops, a movie theater (Arad’s first), and different banks. It was the first building in Arad to serve such a broad category of establishments. Completion of the building happened in 1910 but it didn’t get inaugurated and go into use until 1913. Continue reading “Bohuș Palace”