First mentions about the city date back to the early 13th century. At that time a Roman fortress was situated on that territory. In the Middle Ages it was conquered by the Turks and remained in their hands until the 18th century. The modern city represents a unique mix of architectural styles and cultural traditions; there are historical sites from different eras in its territory.
Timisoara doesn’t feature noisy entertainment venues and night clubs; however, it provides tourists a decent selection of leisure activities. The charming Roses Park garden is perfect for hiking....
It is worth to start exploring attractions of the city with a visit to Victory Square; next to it there are several iconic objects. The Orthodox Cathedral is very impressive and unique architectural monument; it was built in the middle of the last century. Its main distinguishing feature is the bright red-and- green roof lined with multi-colored tiles.
Opposite the cathedral there is a beautiful monument dedicated to those killed during the revolution of 1989. There is also Memorial Museum of Revolution (Memorial ul Revolutieri) that will allow learning a lot of important and interesting facts about this historic event. Among the exhibits there are uniforms, historical documents, books and a collection of newspapers, an interesting library and a rich collection of personal belongings of revolutionaries. The museum often hosts representations of interesting historical films.
One of the oldest and most picturesque cities of the country, Timisoara was founded in the beginning of the 13th century. The city is named after the river Timis, on the banks of which have appeared...
Those who want to appreciate the diversity of the local architecture are recommended to go to Libertatii Square. The beautiful castle Guniade is situated there. The last large-scale reconstruction of it took place in the 18th century. In the Middle Ages there were numerous fortifications on the site of the Liberty Square.
One of the most interesting cultural institutions of the city is the Banat Village Museum. The museum is a massive cultural open air complex; its main exhibits are old farm buildings, their age is about a hundred years. Beautiful pottery and wooden cabins were moved to the museum from various suburbs. The museum often hosts exciting recreational activities for guests. Visitors can witness colorful folk performances or take a couple of lessons in craftsmanship.