Timisoara Travel Guide

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Timisoara Highlights

  • Pro
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     Many students, many clubs, pubs and good beer 

  • Con
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     Ugly trainstation 

  • In a nutshell
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     Timisoara - the most European city in Romania... 

Timisoara Things to Do

  • The Opera House

    The opera is the a very important institution of music and culture. It was built between 1871-1875, it was destroyed twice and rebulit. It is situated at the end of Victory square.

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  • Bike Rental and Bike Tours

    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.

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  • The Roman Catholic Cathedral

    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

    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...

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  • Unirìi square (Union square)

    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...

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  • Victory square

    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.

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Timisoara Hotels

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Timisoara Restaurants

  • fried sandwiches

    As the hotel breakfast was served untill 10 am and I usually woke up later, I had to find another place to eat something. Bars have some really nice cakes, but my favourite breekfats became the fried sandwiches they give in the stalls of victory square, they are simply delicious specially, if like me you prefer a salty breakfast than a sweet...

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  • good Illy espresso

    This is one of the many bars that overlooks Victory square. Here you can both have breakfast, an icecream or a real meal.I came here just to have coffe as it was the best in town, not as good as in Belgrade but still a decent espresso. Illy espresso.

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  • excellent ciorba

    Though the name sounds italian this is not an italian restaurant, it has some italian dishes in the men nu but all the staff is romanian and romanian are the main dishes of the menu.It's in the heart of the city just next to Victory square. Ciorbas, romanian soups are definitly their specialites but the best dishes I had were: chiken liver and...

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  • Serbian food of Timisoara

    Karadjordje is a very interesting, "cellar-type" restaurant. As soon as you walk downstairs, you are greeted with what sounds like Serbian manele...it's very good!! :) You may have a difficult time choosing what to order because there are so many options. I recommend trying the Schnitzel with french fries...it's some of the best I've ever had. The...

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  • Awsome corner cafe and open 24 hrs!

    I really liked Cafe Colt; which btw stands for corner cafe, because of the ambiance and service. I also really like the fact that I was sitting at the bar one night with my brother and it was about 1:30am so naturally I asked the bartender when they close and he said: "we don't". I live in Calgary, Canada now but was born in Timisoara. For me it...

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  • As good as home-made

    Don't get fooled by the italian name, most of the dishes are Romanian.The owner worked a few years in Italy, hence the name. The owner and her daughter are serving in the restuarant.It's small, nice, most of its customers are regulars.I'd say it has the best cook in town, even if there are other, larger, restaurants, which look better and serve...

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Timisoara Nightlife

  • Comfy bar-club

    Komodo Lounge is probably Timisoara's nicest club. It's quite a big place with an Asian theme, decorated with Buddha statues and very comfy sofas, perfect for a cappuccino in the afternoon or a cocktail at night. Their Mojitos (10 lei) are excellent. Despite its rather chic, upmarket ambiance it's not a pretentious place. They have DJs at night,...

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  • The Note

    Probably the best bite of heaven–is its mottoOne of the first lounge clubs in Romania that introduce a new concept of entertainment .Good music, intimate atmosphere, live concerts,dancing. Depend on the theme party : sometimes casual, sometimes glamorous

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  • Guliver bar & mini-disco

    This bar is in the student complex (Complexul Studentesc). It's very popular with university students. Sometimes there are also high school kids that get in because no one is carded at the door. There are usually a few people in their 30s as well. They have a bar/cafe outside. During the day only the outside terrace is open. In the winter it's...

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Timisoara Transportation

  • Taxi!

    After having lived in Timisoara for over a month, I am quite satisfied with the taxi services of the companies Fan and Tudo. In my opinion, they are cheap, reliable, quick to respond to calls, and they so far have not cheated us of any money. Definitely recommend these two companies to get around Timisoara when it's too hot to take the bus or to...

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  • Taxi

    As the hotel I was staying in was pretty far from the centre or at least was far enough to not go walking, I used taxi to move around. Fortunatly infact Hotel Valentina was at least close to a taxi station and, still fortunatly taxi fares in Timisoara were cheap, from the campus to the city centre which was about 5 minuts trip I used to pay one or...

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  • Airport

    Timisoara has also a small airport served mainly by low cost companies such as wizzair and carpet air. Specially wizzair has many flights coming to Timisoara from eastern and northern europe.The airport is about 16 kilometers far from the city centre and it's also used as low cost airport for Belgrade citizens as it's about 200 kilometers far from...

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Timisoara Shopping

  • green market

    first, this is not a shop, is an open space and is not the only one. you can buy from here fresh fruits and vegetables, and you can negociate the price. Look mostly for old sellers because they are villigers, they can negociate (the others are small companyes). there can be a problem: old people doesn't speack english (the most of them). Ask...

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  • Timisoaras Mall

    The Shopping center is a modern one not like other department stores in Romania. It has approximately 40-50 shops that sell clothes, cd's, souvenirs, jewlery, electronics and more. There are also hair drasser and an exchnage office. Nothing special, the stuff there is like in any other place. The Shopping center is prety overpriced but its...

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  • Timisoaras Main Shopping And...

    This streets are located close to the Victory square where there are a lot of shops, especially sport shops such as Nike and Adidas and a lot of clothes shop... mobile phone shops and a lot of very good restaurants and cafes. The shops are continuing until the Unirii square where there is too a lot of restaurants but less shops. You can buy there...

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Timisoara Local Customs

  • exchange offices

    Just as in Belgrade, something that impressed me was the massive presence of exchange offices all around the city. I must believe they were there before the atm started working and still exist as, the cash machines work perfectly so I do not see the sense of so many exchange offices.

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  • How to stand in line

    When I first arrived in Timisoara I thought everyone was trying to cut in line everywhere I went. I told my Romanian teacher about this and she asked me where I was standing. I told her I was standing right behind the person in front of me just like we do here in the USA. She told me the people didn't know if I was in line. She said that in Romania...

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  • A Meeting Of Cultures...

    Timisoara is a city where a lot of ethnic groups live together for hundreds of years already. There are Romanians, Hungarians, Germans, Serbs and more. Timisoara is the only city in europe that has three state theaters in three languages, there are also a lot of kins of churches: Metropolin Cathedral, Orthdox Cathedral, Roman-Catolic Dome, Serbian...

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Timisoara Warnings and Dangers

  • Don't stay at Vidican Apartment by...

    Dear Travellers,Be aware of so called Mr Marius Vidican, he is a self proclaimed "Doctor" but reality is that he is a "Cheater and a Pimp".Timisoara is such a nice city and Romanian people are really good but if you get into trap of this particular Guy then he will make your stay a real hell and full of troubles.I booked his apartment for 2 weeks...

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  • mosquitos

    I went in Timisoara in october and the average temperature was about 18 degrees and still both the hotel and the restaurants and the city in general were plenty of mosquitos. So I must guess that if you go in summer, you'll need more than a repellent. People used to tell me it was because of the river which I can believe, but still I found the...

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  • Don't rent apartments from "Doctor...

    We rented an apartment from a web page owned by somebody called "Marius Vidican", who says is a doctor:http://www.renting-tm.ro/en/The apartments are apparently so nice, but I doubt they exist. We had to pay the first night beforehand with a money transfer, which is kind of ok, but I hoped that that meant we had the flat reserved.First of all, he...

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Timisoara Tourist Traps

  • no street indications

    I could not find one single street indications in the city centre which I found pretty weird as it is a touristic city, plus I was coming from Belgrade where the tourist indications were excellent and spread all over the city centre. Get a map. Stress the poor lady of the tourist info as I did.

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  • traveling by car

    take care to the roads. in this moment (18.08.2006), the city is under constructions. The roads are not the strongest point in Romania swear and drive slow :) the city is not SO big. let your car somewer (buy a TELPARK ticket for parking. If you forget about this Telpark, you may have an adventure to retrieve the car, and also you must payfine...

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Timisoara Off The Beaten Path

  • Romanic church

    This romanic church is just a few minuts of walking from the centre but I found it totally ignored by tourists. To get there leave the cathedral of Victory square on your right and just go streaight on, cross the bridge and keep going untill you arrive in Balcescu square. I could not find so many information about this church, the lady at tourism...

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  • Best time to visit the city

    Timisoara is a beautiful city, but there are a few times during the year when it just looks incredible. In spring, the magnolias on both sides of the Bega river blossom. During summer it gets hot, but the Rose Park is a perfect place to take a break. Fall is great for those who love to wander around the old streets. If you manage to arrive in the...

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  • Did You Know That...

    Timisoara is the first city in Europe that introduced electric street lighting, it was on November 12th 1884. Its a very interesting fact about the city.

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Timisoara Favorites

  • Students quarter 'On' 24 hours a day

    Just south-east of town centre, a 5 minutes walk from the canal, in Dalei st. and its side streets, there are tens of students’ bars and almost as many discos. One place to eat is the Millennium, where you can see very local food on the counter and it is also good value for your money. There seems to be a crowd of youths having a good time at...

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  • First city with electrical street lights

    In 1889 Timisoara got electrical street lights. It was the first european city to have it. There is a street lamp just outside Huniades palace (The history museum) that commemorates this. In case you might not know about it..

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  • The University of Tibiscus Timisoara

    The different departments at the University include:Visual ArtsEconomicsComputer scienceLawSport and Physical EducationPhilosophyJournalismModern LanguagesFor more Information, check out their web site at :Tibiscus University Timisoara

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