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  • 1 Historic Centre or Citadel Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Victoriei RO - Timisoara

    The Count of Mercy built a citadel on the right bank of the River Bega, of which all that remains today is a bastion. The streets and squares laid out within its walls now form the historic centre, best explored starting from the river frontage of th..

  • 2 Unity Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Unirii RO - Timisoara

    This huge square constitutes one of the country's finest urban ensembles. Its primarily Baroque buildings have been superbly restored. In front of their coloured façades which have rediscovered their original brightness, the square comes alive on fin..

  • 3 Catholic Cathedral of St George Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piata Unirii RO - Timisoara

    Undoubtedly one of Romania's finest Baroque ecclesiastical buildings, this cathedral was built between 1736 and 1744 to plans by Austrian architect Josef Emmanuel Fischer von Erlach, continuing the work of his illustrious father Johann Bernhard (1656..

  • 4 Brück House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Urinii RO - Timisoara

    This lopsided, whimsical Secession-style residence was built in 1910 by László Székely.

  • 5 Brück House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Urinii RO - Timisoara

    This lopsided, whimsical Secession-style residence was built in 1910 by László Székely.

  • 6 Orthodox Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    B-dul 16 Decembrie 1989 RO - Timisoara

    Built by Ion Traianescu between 1936 and 1940, this brick building blends neo-Byzantine and neo-Romanian styles along the lines of Moldavian churches. Rising 83m above the city, its bell tower has a renowned carillon of seven bells weighing a total o..

  • 7 Victory Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Victoriei RO - Timisoara

    Dominated by the Orthodox cathedral and the Romanian Opera House, this elongated pedestrianised square was laid out in 1906. It is split in two (the Corso to the left and the Surogat to the right) by a central garden. A fountain supplied by an old ar..

  • 8 Liberty Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Libertatii RO - Timisoara

    This symmetrical square was laid out in 1734 to plans by Italian architect Pietro del Bronzo. Flanked by the Baroque Old Town Hall and Military Club, it also has one of the city's most famous Baroque monuments, the monument to St John Nepomucene (175..

  • 9 Serbian Bishop's Residence Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Piata Unirii RO - Timisoara

    This 1747 residence has a fine Baroque façade. It is rendered even more spectacular by the traditional, Serbian-style decorative elements added in 1906.

  • 10 Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Piata Unirii RO - Timisoara

    Dedicated to St Nicholas, the cathedral was built in 1748 for the city's Serbian inhabitants. Its iconostasis is the work of wood sculptor Mihailo Janic and painter Constantin Daniel.

  • 11 Timisoara Art Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Palatul Baroc, p-þa Unirii nr. 1 RO - Timisoara

    The museum has contemporary works by Timisoara School artists, as well as around a hundred pictures by Corneliu Baba (1906-1997), renowned for his portraits of cultural figures (George Enescu, Tudor Arghezi, Mihail Sadoveanu...). European painting is..

  • 12 The Banat

    Nature and gardens

    RO - Timisoara

    Hungarians, Turks and Austrians, who prior to the First World War held this region on the Serbian border, have naturally left their mark here, most notably in Timisoara, the regional "capital", but also in its villages which retain a strong..

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