Timisoara, the largest city in western Romania, has been influenced by many cultures. Turks, Austrians, Germans and Serbs all left their mark, and their influence can be seen in neighborhoods throughout the city even today.
The charm of this city, settled on the northern bank of the Bega River, lies in its distinct architectural character and vibrant cultural life. Frequently referred to as "Little Vienna," Timisoara is home to year-round musical and theatrical performances, art galleries, museums and a buzzing nightlife. A progressive, cosmopolitan place, Timisoara was the first city in Europe and second in the world after New York, to use electricity to illuminate its public streets.
Timisoara abounds with churches, a Jewish quarter, an elegant baroque square and a pedestrian-only downtown area. Some of the monuments in the heart of the city afford panoramic views, while the many parks in this "city of flowers" provide an idyllic spot to take a break from sightseeing.
In many respects, it is the abundance of Secessionist architecture that has provided Timisoara with its rather appropriate moniker, "Little Vienna." . Secessionism in Romania was an important link between the Byzantine style and later modernist architecture.
Some of the city's most interesting sites are its elegant baroque buildings, spread around town and particularly along the main square, Victory Square.
The focal point is the towering Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. In front of the Cathedral is a memorial to those who lost their lives during the 1989 Revolution which overthrew Communist rule. The Memorial Museum of the 1989 Revolution offers a full insight into the revolution in Timisoara.
Come here, and you will not regret ! Timisoara will always be a place to return to…
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