Arad, the seat of Arad County, is situated in the western extremity of Transylvania. The city could be considered as a tourist stopover if you are coming to Romania from Hungary, or leaving the country.
Acces to Arad by car can be taken from highway 12. Buses can be taken from Cluj Napoca, Brasov, Bucharest, Sibiu and Constata City. For plane access there is a small domestic Airport with flights to Bucharest 2 times a week. There is a train station with services from Brasov, Cluj Napoca and Sibiu.
THe town is relatively small, so you can walk from end to end in 20 minutes. Buses run through the town with 5 stops and taxis are availible.
Arad Cathedral is a must see it has beautiful paintings inside. Also a must see is Fagarov Castle which features fantastic carvings. Arad museum also has some nice exhibitions on the areas history. Besides that if you like your Cigars you should go to the Cigar factory which produces fine Romanian Cigars.
Outside of the town there are some mountains with hikng trails
The romanian cgars they vary from $20US to $100US. they have an oaky flavour and a creamy texture and last for 2 hours.
Around the town there is a surprising number of foreign cuisine resteraunts. Lings Chinese serves excellent black bean pork and chilli squid. La Pizzeria makes good pizzas and pastas. Burger house makes good American style food such as burgers, fries and beef ribs.Grogars is the best Romanian cuisine resteraunt with good beef oyster stew with extra lamb chops for $2US.
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