Arad has a range of attractions including a vast number of architectural monuments and palaces. Use your car rental to travel to some of the city's finest fortresses and take a guided tour. One fortress worth visiting is Soimos Fortress. Alternatively, rent a car and take a look at the variety of architectural styles present as you travel through the city center. Note the neo-classical architectural design of the Ioan Slavici Classical Theater and the Cenad Palace, the renaissance architecture of the Administrative Palace and the eclecticism of the Neuman Palace. You can also rent a car and travel 30km east of the city to Minis Maderat Vineyard where there are plenty of hiking trails.
On April 10, 1913 the first electrical railway in Eastern Europe was lunched on the Arad Podgoria route.Today, Arad is an important industrial center and transportation hub, as well as home to two universities, a Romanian Orthodox theological seminary, a training school for teachers, and a music conservatory. Churches and cathedrals in the city span four centuries, several denominations, and architectural styles ranging from baroque to neoclassic.