Approximately 170,000 people call Arad in Western Romania home.
From Arad, Bucharest is 260 miles (418 kilometers) to the southeast from here and Belgrade, Serbia is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the southwest.
Piata Libertatii and Piata Avram Iancu are great spots to relax and to experience the seasonal colors of Arad. Enjoy a picnic lunch, watch locals at their most relaxed, and you’ll soon understand why these spots are so loved by Arad residents.
If you are keen to learn more about the battles of long ago, tour the historical defensive walls and buildings dotted around this area. Despite its rather formidable exterior, the Arad Fortress is today a welcoming place, perfect for reflecting on the sacrifices and struggles of this city’s past citizens.
The New Orthodox Cathedral is an old religious building that has stood the test of time. Photograph the symbolic features of this interesting building, learn its history and realize why it is so popular with visitors to the area.