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Timisoara

 

Timisoara is Timis county capital and the largest city of the historical region Banat, western part of Romania.
Timisoara is situated in south part of the West Plain, on the Timis and Bega rivers.

Among the main tourist attractions of  Timisoara, we can enumerate:
  • Metropolitan Cathedral – one of the symbols of the city, built between 1936 – 1946. The cathedral has 11 towers and a height of 96 m. The basement of the Cathedral houses the art collection of the Archdiocese of Timisoara.
  • Wolf – was received as a gift from the Rome's officials in 1926, and it is the bronze copy of the Capitoline Wolf from the V century BC, the symbol of Rome and Latinity.
  • Opera – National Theater – certified in 1753. In 1846, there has held 3 concerts by Franz Liszt, and in 1847 Johann Strauss-son directed one spectacle. In 1868, the band Pascaly, in which was also the great poet Mihai Eminescu, had three performances.
  • Baroque Palace – dates from the XVIII century. Over the time, it has been the Timis Committee official residence (in the XVIII and XIX centuries), the residence of the Banat Timisan and Vojvodina Governors (1849-1860), the Prefecture residence (XX century). Since 1984, it houses the Museum of Art.
  • Monument of the Holy Trinity – was made of sandstone in 1740 in memory of the great plague victims from 1738 to 1739, by French architect Jean.
  • The Cathedral (Roman Catholic) – is the most valuable work of Baroque architecture in Timisoara. The main altar, made of marble, is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and it has gold statues of saints and angels. The interior altars are in Gothic style and the decorations are in baroque style with rococo elements and have been created by renowned artists from Vienna in the XVIII century.
  • Liberty Square – Old Town Hall – was built between 1731-1734, according to the plans of Italian architect Pietro del Bronzo. It was modified several times in 1782, 1850 (rebuilt after the shell fire in 1849), 1935 (renovation). The facade style combines elements of Baroque and Renaissance ornamentation.
  • Synagogue from the Citadel – was built between 1863 – 1865, in Moorish style, on the architectural project of Ignatz Schumann. The plan of the Church has the form of a  Greek cross, the dome is hemispherical, the exterior has few decorations of enameled ceramics.