The easiest way to understand and accommodate with your new environment is to discover it step by step by visiting its important symbols, admiring the diverse architectural styles that were marked by external factors throughout history, taking walks in green parks or along the Bega river in our case or exploring different museums, each of them having different attractions to display.
Timişoara, also called Little Wien, can be a great choice when it comes up to taking part in artistic manifestations and history museums. The city is well-known for its Romanian National Theatre and Opera House, The Hungarian State Theatre, The German State Theatre, The Art Museum, Museum of the 1989 Revolution, Communist Consumers Museum, Banat Village Museum. Other areas you must visit include the Roses Park, Central Park, Justice Park, the City Zoo, located in Pădurea Verde, or Timișoareana Brewery Factory and Recas Wine Cellar.
Union Square (Piața Unirii)
Across the square center is the picturesque Habsburg-era, so-named for the imposing sight of the Romano-Catholic and Serbian Orthodox Cathedrals facing each other. Historic pastel-hued buildings line the square. During the 18th century, this was the city's commercial centre and the venue for numerous military processions and religious ceremonies.
Victory Square (Piața Victoriei)
Some of the city's most interesting sites are its elegant baroque buildings, spread around town and particularly along the main square, Piața Victoriei.
The focal point is the towering Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral at the south side of the square. Built between 1936 and 1946, its green and red roof tiles are arranged in a mosaic design. In front of the Cathedral is a memorial to those who lost their lives during the 1989 Revolution which overthrew Communist rule.
On the other part of the square you can find the Opera building, one of the symbols of the city.