Places of interest in Miercurea-Ciuc
Places of interest in the old centre of the town:
The Mikó-castle P-ta Cetatii nr. 2.). It is registered among the historic monuments of Harghita county together with the remains of the moat.
The Mikó-castle is the most significant historic monument of Miercurea-Ciuc. It was built in the old administratve centre of the city. It can be approached from several directions (str. Petőfi S., str. Dózsa György, str. Nicolae Bălcescu). Today it houses the Ciuc Szekler Museum and it is the scene of the annual old music festivals.
The castle was built between 1623-1631, in neo-Renaissance style. It can be regarded as a border-fortress built in order to hold up the enemy invading from the direction of the Ghimes-passIn the garden behind the castle a Village Museum was created in 1969 representing the typical folk architecture of the Ciuc-basin. Inside the museum several exhibitions can be visited (local history, natural history, handicrafts, book art, religious art and temporary exhibitions). The documentary library can also be found here.
In the small park in front of the entrance of the castle The bronze statues of Petőfi Sándor (on the left) and Nicolae Bălcescu on the right.
The Dózsa György street
In the Dózsa György street, the houses no. 1, 3 and 5 are registered as historic monuments.
The Petőfi Sándor street
The George Coşbuc street
The Flowers street (Str. Florilor)
Others: Greek Catholic church, built in modern style in 1930, today Orthodox church. The building of the National Bank (Bul. Timisoarei 17.; Historic monument built in Secessionist style in 1930. Indoors icerink "Vákár Lajos" (str. Patinoarului) one of the symbols of the town since the 1970s. The town is called "the country od winter sports" because of the several ice-hockey championships held here. The building of the Hospital (1888), theRailway station (1897). New buildings on the P-ta Libertatii: the Administrative centre of Harghita county, the Union trade Culture Centre, the former Harghita Hotel (today university building).
The first Reformate church of Miercurea-Ciuc was inaugurated on 23.September 2000. The number of the Reformate people has increased from 570 (1977) to 2,260. The small meeting house could not hold such a big number of people, so they started the building of the church in June 1991.