5 Places to visit in Timisoara (Romania)
Sometimes I visit special and unique places, I want to see and life different things, during the summer of 2013 I visited Timisoara in Romania, from Hungary or Serbia you’ll find great bus connection, also by plane with low cost companies from occidental Europe.
For me was a great surprise Timisoara, you’ll feel that you’re in the Austro-Hungarian empire, most of the architecture remember this glorious past.
In that time, Timisoara was one of the most develop cities in Europe, was the first in use public street lights or the first city using tram, nowadays in my opinion it’s a ”poor” city that life in past.
Timisoara is called the little Viena, because you can find palace, theatres , historical buildings and gardens,
1- Unification Square
Pedestrian area, it’s the place where you can see cultural events or protest against the goverment, during our visit we saw a peaceful demostration.
I really recommend you this square because here you can drink a cold beer (or if you are visiting this city in winter a hot coffee) , great views, cheap prices!.
2- Liberty Square
It’s one of the first squares in Timisoara, it’s very small but it’s between Unification Square and Victoria Square.
It’s close to Military museum
Was built in 1.000 for celebrate the hungarian colonization . Unfortunately was closed, we just visited the hall and see the inside of the cathedral through some bars, it’s really nice. Localization: Piata Romanilor nr.
It’s near the next point, Trajano Square
4- Trajano Square
Isn’t in the old town, the market was there years ago, in my opinion it’s worth to visit this place because you can see the ” non touristic city”. We visited this place by bike, but it’s true that we have seen some gypsy slums near this place.
Here you can see the oldest orthodox church in the city.
The main square of the city, in this pedestrian place we can see most of the historical places as churh, theatre or gardens. Also it’s a great place to eat romanian gastronomy, here we can visit the metopolitan cathedral.
We were lucky because we have been here on Sunday and to many people were in the streets, also the people were praying in the metropolitan cathedral and was really nice to see it. The architecture of this place remember an islamic legacy.
In my opinion, Timisoara it’s a great place to visit if you are in Belgrade or if you want to do a city break of two days, to many places to visit, if you like the theatre you should know that this is the unique city of world that has 3 national theatres (in 3 different languages). If you are architecture fanatic you have to visit this city because over the time there has been conquered, invaded or visited by Hungarians, Germans, Austrians, Serbs, Bulgarians, Czechs, all of them left their mark on the city.