YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Bistriţa

From Wikitravel
Revision as of 18:44, 17 September 2010 by Axi (talk | contribs) (Get in: trains, buses)

Bistrita Nasaud : Bistriţa
Jump to: navigation, search
Bistriţa

Default Banner.jpg

Bistrita is a city in Bistrita Nasaud, Romania.

Understand

Get in

By train

Bistriţa is on a secondary railway and gets limited service: a few local trains, three commuter trains from Cluj (a three hours trip) and a night train from Bucharest (nine hours) via Brasov . Timetables can be found on the website of the railway operator CFR [1]

By car

Bistriţa is located on the DN17 road linking Transylvania with Southern Bucovina.

By bus

There are frequent buses from Cluj (two hours travel time), three-four buses from Suceava (four hours and half), Targu Mureş (three hours) and one bus from Iaşi (seven hours). Some of their schedules are available on autogari.ro [2].

Get around

See

Landmarks

  • Turnul Dogarilor (Cooper's tower), strada Dogarilor nr. 18. One of the few remaining parts of Bistriţa's medieval fortifications, it now houses a dolls and masks museum
  • Sugălete (Sugălete row), Piaţa Centrală. A group of thirteen connected homes built in the 14th-16th centuries
  • Casa Ion Zidaru, Piaţa Centrală nr. 30. One of the best examples of late Gothic architecture in Transylvania
  • Casa Argintarului (Silversmith's house), strada Dornei nr. 5. A beautiful 16th century Renaissance house

Religious sites

  • Biserica Evanghelică (Evangelical church), Piaţa Centrală. First built in the second half of the 14th century, has one of the highest Gothic towers in Transylvania
  • Biserica Intrarea Maicii Domnului în Biserică (Presentation of the Virgin Mary church), Piaţa Unirii. A former Catholic monastery built in the late 13th century, now an Orthodox church
  • Sinagoga (The synagogue), strada General Grigore Bălan nr. 10. Built in 1856 by the once thriving Jewish community

Museums

  • Muzeul judeţean Bistriţa Năsăud (Bistriţa Năsăud county museum), strada General Grigore Bălan nr. 19. Tu-Su 10AM-6PM (summer), 9AM-5PM (winter). Has ethnography, art, archeology, historical and geology collections

Do

Learn

Work

Buy

Eat

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Contact

Stay safe

Cope

Get out

Create category

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!