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    Timisoara

Small Vienna – Timişoara

The most western city in Romania

The Old Town of Timisoara, with strong Baroque and Classical influences, gives it an air of Little Vienna, although it is many times also called the City of the Flowers or Parks due to its luscious green areas. The heyday of the city was around 1718, after the withdrawal of the Turks, when the Habsburgs came to rule.

Here the Unity Square (Piata Unirii) was built in the Baroque style and it hosts a series of important monuments: the 17th century Romano-Catholic Dome (St. George Cathedral), the Baroque Palace which hosts the Art Museum, the Orthodox Serbian Cathedral, a series of baroque houses, the Mineral Water Fountain and, last but not least, the Column of the Plague, a monument which celebrates the ending of the plague epidemic in the 17th century that had killed thousands across Banat.

In this city we can also admire the Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, the tallest cathedral in Romania and also  the seat of the Archbishop of Timișoara and Metropolis of Banat. 

Timisoara was the city that sparked the Romanian Revolution of ‘89 which led to the overthrow of the Ceausescu dictatorial regime. Today, in the Victory Square, you can see candles and flowers on a simple wooden cross, dedicated to the memory of the victims of the uprising in Timişoara.

 

MUSEUMS WE RECOMMEND

The Banat Museum

Banat Museum, Ethnographic section

Memorial Museum of the Revolution from 1989

The Art Museum

Banat Village Museum

The collection of the Serbian Bishop

 

NOT TO BE MISSED

Victory Square

The union square

The Nikolaus Lenau School

The Roman Catholic Cathedral

Freedom Square

Cafes and bars of the Old

 

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Arad

Lugoj – Densus – Colti

Hunedoara

Retezat National Park

Herculane Baths

Cheile Nerei

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