Timişoara attractions

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Museum of the 1989 Revolution

This is an ideal venue to brush up on the December 1989 anticommunist revolution that began here in Timişoara. Displays include documentation, posters and photography from those fateful days, capped by a graphic 20-…
Museum in Timişoara

Communist Consumers Museum

This museum houses an odd collection of pre-1989 consumer goods manufactured in Romania. It fills to the point of overflowing three rooms and a hallway below a popular cafe south of the centre. Most of the toys, app…
Synagogue in Timişoara

Synagogue in the Fortress

Built in 1865 by Viennese architect Ignatz Schuhmann, the synagogue acts as an important keynote in Jewish history – Jews in the Austro-Hungarian Empire were emancipated in 1864, when permission was given to build t…
Church in Timişoara

Reformed Church

The 1989 revolution began at the Reformed Church, where Father László Tőkés spoke out against Ceauşescu. You can sometimes peek in at the church, and it is usually open during times of worship.
Monument in Timişoara

St John of Nepomuk & Virgin Mary Statue

The statue of St John of Nepomuk and the Virgin Mary, located in the centre of Piaţa Libertăţii, was made in 1756 in Vienna and brought to Romania in memory of the victims of the 1738–9 plague. Etched around the mon…
Museum in Timişoara

Timișoara Art Museum

This museum displays a representative sample of paintings and visual arts over the centuries as well as regular, high-quality temporary exhibitions. It's housed in the baroque Old Prefecture Palace (built 1754), whi…
Cathedral in Timişoara

Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

The Orthodox cathedral was built between 1936 and 1946. It's unique for its Byzantine-influenced architecture, which recalls the style of the Bucovina monasteries; the floor tiles remind of traditional Banat carpets…
Museum in Timişoara

Banat Village Museum

This open-air 'village' was created in 1917 and exhibits more than 30 traditional peasant houses dating from the 19th century. Take tram 1 (black number) from the Northern Train Station.
Monument in Timişoara

Memorial to Victims of 1989 Revolution

In the form of a crucifix shaped by massive nails, this memorial to the anticommunist uprising of 1989 is at the southern end of Piaţa Victoriei.
Historic Building in Timişoara

Old Town Hall

Fronting the square to the north, the Old Town Hall was built in 1734 on the site of a 17th-century Turkish bath. It was here that the leader of the 1514 peasant revolt, Gheorghe Doja (Dózsa György in Hungarian) was…