Altough Timisoara is a pretty old city and has a lot of history you can see today more and more new bulidings that are shining and made of glass. A lot of Banks built in this style but there are a lot of new Office Building, Hotels and Administrative Buildings. The thing that impresed me the most is that the new bulildings fit very well with the old once and it makes a very good harmony. I remember that i saw the BRD Bank on the way to the football stadium. A pretty big and impressive building.
Just walk around the old city of Timisoara and you will find loads of beautiful historic buildings, very often still in a very original state and in need of some serious restauration. Nevertheless, though, the diverse architecture and authenticity clearly reveals the city's large cultural heritage and its, by the way still present, history as a melting point of different cultures.
If you find time also check out other parts of Timisoara as it is not only around Piata Unirii that you can find wonderful architecture and squares, it will be well worth the effort.
Timisoara - Romania's Door to West
Timisoara is something I would call "different Romania". Timisoara is the richest city in Romania with virtually almost no unemployment. Its residents comprimised of various nationalitist bare strong sentiment of local pride.
The land around the Timisoara is quite flat, but Caransebes, a few hours away by train, makes a good day-trip. The town itself has a lazy, relaxed atmosphere, and the rolling hills and meadows around it are idyllic.
Another picture of the countryside around Caransebes.