The Administrative palace of Arad (Palatul Administrativ in Romanian) is a 19th century architectural marvel located in the city of Arad Romania. Construction of the palace lasted four years, from 1872 to 1876, however, it was not inaugurated until 1877. The palace was constructed to provide a new administrative building located in a more focal point of Arad after expansion of the city made the location of the old town hall, located in Avram Iancu Square since the 17th century, less accessible. Continue reading “Administrative Palace of Arad”
The Fortress is open to tourist visitation once a year on the holiday of Armed Forces Day, October 25th. Resources
The Fortress of Arad (Cetatea Aradului in Romanian) is a solid fortification system which was built in the 18th century at the orders of, and with the funding from, the then Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa. The fortress was constructed and is found in what is now the present city Arad, Romania. It was built as an inner fortification system to protect the outer region of the Habsburg empire from conflicts in that region. The fortress is found in the city’s Subcetate neighbourhood, on the left bank of the Mures River, right in between the former military border of the Ottoman and Habsburg Empires. The fortress has alternated in use from being a military prison, that in 1794 housed 1,200 french soldiers from the Napoleonic wars, to being a military garrison. Continue reading “The Fortress of Arad”
Arad is the capital city of the Arad County of the NW Romanian Region of Crişana. Its territory is mainly in Crişana but also partly spills into the northern region of its southern bordered region of Banat. Arad is the 3rd largest city in the Western part of Romania, and the 12th largest city overall. It boasts a population of 160k. The ethnic makeup of the city consists of 85% Romanians, 10% Hungarians, 1.71% Romani, 0.84% Germans and 1.22% other nationalities. The top religions in the city are Romanian Orthodox (72.7%), Roman Catholic (12.1%), Baptist (4.5%), and Pentecostal (4.4%). The climate of Arad is continental, it has warm to hot summers, and cool, damp winters.