de Padure, which became
a town in 2003, is located on the middle stream of the Târnava
The settlement is a most ancient
one, traces from the Bronze and the Iron Ages were discovered.
Documentary evidence dates from 1333, in the papal registers,
under the name of Sancto Georgio. One of the most important
monuments in Sângeorgiu de Padure is the Rhédey
Palace, built by the Rhedey Laszlo family in a Baroque style
The Gothic Church dating from
the XIVth century is also a monument. It was restored in 1935
thanks to Queen Mary of England, great-granddaughter of count
Rhedey and grandmother of Queen Elisabeth II of Great Britain.
The grave of Claudia Rhedey, grandmother of Queen Mary of
England, is placed in the crypt of the Reformed Church.
village of Bezid was first mentioned in documents in 1566,
though the Gothic Church is much older. Bezidul Nou was
practically "swallowed" when a water storage
dam was built to prevent the frequent floods in the area.
The unflooded houses, though fallen into disrepair, are
still inhabited. Chalets have been built by the lakeside,
as people are attracted by the opportunities of recreation
offered to them: bathing, fishing, sailing etc.
Sângeorgiu de Padure
is the birthplace of Bodor Peter (1788-1849), the builder
of the "singing well", a pride of Târgu
Mures in olden times.