Timişoara is a city in the west of Romania. The city and its architectural gems can be explored by foot and the city centre is fully pedestrianized. Timişoara is at its best at dusk. Its landmark baroque buildings date from the second half of the 19th century.
Points of interest in Timişoara
Timişoara has many buildings in Secession style. Many of these are designed by László Székely. One of the bridges over the channelled Bega River is designed by Gustave Eiffel. In addition, some of the many parks in the city stretch along the river. Most of the attractions of Timisoara are located in and around the three large squares in the city centre: Victory Square (Piața Victoriei), Liberty Square (Piața Libertatii) and Unity Square (Piața Unirii).
Rose Park, with more than 600 species of roses, is the best-known park in Timişoara. It’s one of the oldest parks in the city and it exudes a romantic atmosphere. 'The city of roses' radiates serenity and seduction with its wooden pavilions covered with climbing roses.
History of Timişoara
Over the years, Timişoara fell into the hands of different rulers: Hungarian Ottoman rule (1552), Austrian rule (1716), and Ottoman rule (1788). The second half of the 19th century was a golden period for Timişoara. The city was connected to the rail network and the Bega River was canalized. Since the end of the First World War, Timişoara belongs to Romania. Timişoara owes its name to a castle on the Timis River which was first mentioned in 1154 by the Arab geographer al-Idrisi.
Eindhoven – Timişoara airline tickets
Wizzair flies from Eindhoven Airport to Timişoara.