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    The Serbian Orthodox Church

    by viddra Updated Aug 5, 2014

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    The baroque Serbian Orthodox Church was built in 1745-48 on the site of another Serbian church, dedicated to St George. This one's dedicated to the Ascension of Jesus. The iconostasis was completed by Konstantin Danil in 1843.

    The Serbian Orthodox Church is the venue of the cultural life of some 8,000 Serbs living in the city. It can be visited daily between 7am and 6pm.

    In the courtyard, there's a reading room which, together with the Serbian Church, played an important role in the life of Serbian famous writer Miloš Crnjanski (1893-1977).

    The mint green and white building close to it is the Serbian Bishop's Residence.

    Biserica Orthodoxă S��rbă a courtyard with Crnjanski's bust
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    A Jewel

    by viddra Updated Aug 5, 2014

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    Charming Union Square's surrounded by colourful 18th and 19th-century buildings, including the Catholic Dome, the Baroque Palace, the Serbian Orthodox Church, the monument of the Holy Trinity and a mineral water well.

    The Baroque Palace used to be a municipal building. Kings and such men of art as Franz Liszt or Johannes Brahms visited it. Since 1984 the building has been the home of the Museum of Fine Arts.

    The unusual Brück House, designed by Laszlo Szekely and built in 1910 for Salamon Brück, is a mixture of Art Nouveau and Secession. An original lift in this building is still in order.

    Piața Unirii Unirii Square the House with Lions
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    Museum of Banat

    by viddra Written Aug 5, 2014

    The Museum of Banat was founded in 1872. It houses rich archaeological, historical, ethnographic and natural science collections.

    The museum is located in a historic building built between 1307 and 1315 as the residence of the Hungarian King Charles Robert of Anjou. It was rebuilt several times.

    Opening times: Tuesdays- Sundays 10am - 4pm; closed on Mondays
    Admission fee!

    Muzeul Banatului
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    The Heart of the City

    by viddra Written Aug 5, 2014

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    Victory Square's the heart of the city. It's surrounded by the 1900s buildings and packed with restaurants and coffee-shops. You can always see people strolling, shopping, feeding pigeons or just relaxing on the benches.

    Piața Victoriei April 2014 April 2014 May 2014 a memorial
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    The Church of the Holy Cross

    by viddra Updated Aug 5, 2014

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    This church was built in 1909 by the Piarist monks who came to Timişoara in the 18th century. Before the completion of their new church, the monks used the Franciscan church. Today, the building belongs to the priests of the Roman-Catholic Theological School.

    Opening times:
    8-18 daily

    Biserica Piarista
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    The Dome

    by viddra Written Aug 5, 2014

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    The Roman Catholic Church is one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in the city. It's 35.5m tall.

    The Cathedral was built between 1736 and 1774 by four architects from Vienna and Timișoara. It's dedicated to St George.

    The interior's impressive and the acoustics is great. That's why they organise organ concerts here.

    Domul Romano-Catolic
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    The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

    by viddra Updated Aug 5, 2014

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    This beautiful 83m-tall narrow brick church is a real landmark of the city. It's the seat of the Archbishop of Timisoara and Metropolis of Banat.

    The impressive church was founded by King Michael of Romania and was built between 1936 and 1946, following the plans of the architect Ioan Traianescu.

    The magnificent church has 13 towers and 7 bells that weigh together 8 tones. The bells were made of rare metals imported from Borneo and Sumatra. Each bell corresponds to a music tone and has an inscription from the Holy texts. They were tuned by composer Sabin Dragoi.

    There's a mosaic floor in the style of the carpets from the Banat region.

    Opening hours: 6-20h

    Catedrala Mitropolitană din Timișoara November 2003 April 2014 April 2014 April 2014
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    The National Theatre & Opera House

    by viddra Updated Aug 5, 2014

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    The construction of the building started in 1871 and took 4 years to complete according to the designs of 2 architects from Vienna, Helmer and Fellner.

    Two well-known names connected to musical Timisoara are Joseph Strauss and Franz Liszt.

    This is the only theatre in Europe that houses 3 state theatres: Romanian, German and Hungarian. It's needless to say that they give plays in these 3 languages.

    Teatrul Național Timișoara the theatre
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  • Bike Rental and Bike Tours

    by JohnnyBr Updated Nov 11, 2010

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    Timisoara is now recognized as the most bike friendly city in Romania. Biking in the town is a pleasure for everyone who likes seeing things at it's own peace. We tried several bike rental shops in the city but by far the most accesible (timeframe and multiple locations) and good looking bikes we found at tBike - Rent a bike.

    a tBike bicycle in the middle of the city. A nice girl from Timisoara on the rented bike Bikers Meeting
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    The Roman Catholic Cathedral

    by xaver Written Oct 9, 2010

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    The roman Catholic cathedral is located on the east side of the square and it has been built betwen 1736 and 1754 and it is an example of Viennese baroque style. Inside, the main altar painting was done by Michael Angelo Unterberger who was the director of the fine arts academy in Vienna.

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    Union square buildings

    by xaver Written Oct 9, 2010

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    Nicolas Lenau College is located was built in 1761 and is located on the north side of the square and used to be the first theater of Timisoara. The baroque Serbian Orthodox Cathedral built betwen 1745 and 1748 and the serbian Bishop's Residence with its original decorations are located on the western part of the square.The cathedral can be visited all the days betwen 7 am and 6 pm.

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    Unirìi square (Union square)

    by xaver Written Oct 9, 2010

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    A few meters of walking distance from the Victory sqaure there is the union square named union for the orthodox cathedral and the roman one facing each other at the two sides of the square. The caratheristic of this square is the historical pastel painted buildings all around a garden. In the 18th century this used to be the main commercial point of the city and the place where military and religious processions had place.

    Unirii square Unirii square Unirii square
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    Victory square

    by xaver Written Oct 9, 2010

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    Victory square is not just the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, on the northen side of the square there is the opera theater and all over the square some really nice looking gardens with several flower compositions.

    Victory square Victory square Victory square Victory square theater
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    The cathedral

    by xaver Written Oct 9, 2010

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    The cathedral is probably the main point of interest of the city, or at least it was for me. Actually the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral is located at the south side of Victory square.
    It was built betwen the years 1936 and 1946 and in the green and red roof you can clearly notice some really well done mosaic designes.
    In front of the cathedral you can notice a memorial to those who lost their lives during 1989 revolution againsto comunist power.

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  • an awesome place

    by katilee Written Dec 12, 2007

    this place is the best sweet shop in the world. i go there every day for lunch. they have twenty-three different flavors of ice cream, and about a million other sweets. the best part is, the whole thing costs only about one USD

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