Hello my lovely readers!!

It’s been a while since our last meet, so here I am, coming back to you with a new and unique travel article. I’ll show you there eight locations in my town and two in its county. Historical buildings which are perfect for a set to film something or take photos. #instagrambleArad #instagramblebuildings #historicalplaces

You know, I’ve had this idea for a while, like to search for amazing and historical places in my town and in its county, to make Arad known for its beauties and history. So, as some of you may seen on my official account on Instagram, and on blog’s official pages on Instagram and Facebook, I let you choose the theme of this article, and one of you sent me this idea that I’ve had for some time, and I’m glad she did.

So, with that being said,

enjoy!


1.Classical theatre Ioan Slavici

It was built between 1872-1874 in a neoclassical style and its actual facade was built between 1958-1960. The main entrance was from the adjoining building, The White Cross Hotel , not from the central square as it is now. Many actors visited the theater and performed there too, also, as a tradition for many years, the theater became a ”home” of the freshmen ball of each high school in Arad. Unforgetable nights and balls that are one more unique than another.

As times passed by, this theater has seen so many faces and emotions, so many laughs and wonderful moments that it became somehow the story teller of our town.

#bbmn2019

2. Arad Cultural Palace

It was built between 1911-1913 according to the plans of the Arad architect Lajos Szantay.

Over time, great personalities were present in the beautiful concert hall: Richard Strauss, Bela Bartok, George Enescu, Traian Grozăvescu and others. The main facade is inspired by the models of Greek temples. The monumental stairs, the columns with capitals and the triangular pediment decorated with a bas-relief is dedicated to the muses (worked by the sculptor Geza Rubleczky) stand out. Inside, we must mention that the stained glass windows for the hall of honor, the metallic decorations, the vegetal and geometric hardware, the chandeliers and the applications are amazing and breathtaking.

Currently, the Cultural Palace building houses the headquarters of the County Museum and the State Philharmonic.

3. Cazino

The casino from Arad is a historical monument building, located on General Dragalina Boulevard no. 27, in the municipality of Arad. The building was built in neo-baroque style and was completed in 1872. Over time the casino was visited by many historical personalities, known at national level, such as Vasile Goldiş, Ştefan Cicio Pop, Ioan Suciu, Ioan Slavici and the mayor of that time ,Salacz Gyula. What’s very interesting in my opinion, is that this historical monument is connected with the history of a beer brand with a long history in Romania, namely Timişoreana. During events organized in this place, the brand beer received a bronze and a silver medal.

4. ANDRÉNYI WAREHOUSES

This warehouse was built between 1890-1900 by the Andrényi family of merchants, originally from Ghioroc. Baron Andrényi Karoly owned a hardware store. After their business became famous and once they reached the performance of receiving or shipping through Arad Station between 1 and 8 freight wagons, they built this warehouse, which lately became a workplace for some people. Also, Andrényi Karoly Jr being an artistic soul, recommended their architects to combine the useful with the pleasant, preferring the construction of the two Warehouses in eclectic-secession style.

5. Arad fortress

Arad fortress was built on the left side of Mureș river during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa, between 1762-1783. Inside the fortress there is the Franciscan Church, also a historical and architectural monument. The last four Franciscan monks lived in the fortress until 1861. Over time, the fortress was one of the biggest military prisons of the The Austro-Hungarian Empire. Also, Horea, Cloșca ,Crișan and the prisoners of the French army, were locked in the casemates of the fortress, used as prisoners, between 1790 and 1815.

6. Water tower of Arad

The water tower is a building in Arad, made by the English company Shone and Ault, it takes care of an execution of an executing water supply project in Arad. The water tower has a storage capacity of 300 cubic meters, a height of 34 meters and was built in 1895, for water supply to the city and for signaling fires, the reason why it was built in the vicinity of the fire station. At the time of construction, it was the highest building in Arad. It’s a massive construction of stone and brick, care is distinguished by the decoration of the balconies and windows. The tower served in the use of water supply in the city until 1956.

7.Kelemen house

Built for Földes Kelemen in a secession style, the building has a corner tower and medallions with the owners of medicine and pharmacy: Hippocrates, Hygiene and Aesculapius. Kelemen house is a large building, it has a floral-vegetal-symbolist decoration and a tower that ends with a flower bud.

8. Arad Administrative Palace

The initial location of the town hall was in the Avram Iancu Square from the 17th century. Following the development of the city and the shift of the center from Avram Iancu to the new areas, the city council decided to build another one closer to the new core of the city. It was inaugurated in 1877. Its tower is reminiscent of the Flemish town halls and the ornamentation draws from the Flemish renaissance. The timepiece was brought from Switzerland in the year of the inauguration and it still is functional. The stained glass were painted by the Aradean artist Sever Frentiu and they represented the seasons.

 

9. Birtolon Manor

Located in Barațca village in Arad, it belonged to Birtolon family, descendants of Ștefan Cicio Pop. The manor is divided in three parts: the principal house which was built in the first decades of the XX century , the house with columns built in a neoclassical style and the tower house. The manor is surrounded by a dendrological park with many species of flowers, plants and trees.

10. The Royal Castle from Săvârșin

Well, it’s actually a manor , but however.

It was built in XVII century and nowadays is the property of the royal family. The building was transformed many times until it looked like now. The king Mihai I bought the manor from a noble Hungarian family while the World War II was in full swing.


What a long article right?!:))

To be honest i absolutely love to write travel articles. I really hope you like it and found it interesting❤ !! Next time i’m coming with some BIG NEWS. Also, i’m back to travelling this month, so stay tuned guys because Lore is going to spam you with beautiful, interesting and magical #travelarticles.

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~Lore^^