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16 Things To Do In Timisoara, Romania’s Most Beautiful City

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Timisoara was the first place I visited in Romania and it remains one of my favourites to this date. Although there are plenty of things to do in Timisoara, it wasn’t the ‘must-sees’ that captivated me: it was the colourful corners and the slow, friendly pace of life.

As the European Parliament’s Capital of Culture in 2023 , Timisoara is overflowing with museums, galleries and well-preserved historical buildings. But it’s not a town of stuffy old museums. Every building in Timi is a vibrant colour, only rivalled by the rainbow ‘Umbrella Street’ that I wandered through at least six times a day. Timisoara is nothing like Bucharest (thank God!) and also nothing like traditional Transylvania. It feels distinct from the rest of Romania. Given that it’s only a €20 flight from many European capitals, I’m predicting a bright future for Timisoara!

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TIMISOARA ESSENTIALS Accommodation: Booking.com / Hostelworld Tours & activities in Timisoara: GetYourGuide Getting there: car hire ( Rentalcars.com ) / train ( CRF Calatori ) / bus ( Autogari ) / car pool ( BlaBlaCar ) Arriving from Central Europe : Flixbus Getting around: on foot

Timisoara introduction

Timisoara is located in the west part of Romania, just 4 hours from Budapest and 5 hours from Vienna . For that reason, it’s often the first stop travellers from Western Europe make when visiting Romania. As Dan, my hostel host, explained to me, it’s also the most westernised part of Romania. In Timisoara, you’ll find modern influences and forward-thinking attitudes that are less prevalent in the eastern part of Romania. Basically, the locals are an open-minded, friendly bunch, and the vibrant city is full of culture. I was ready to explore and suss out the best things to do in Timisoara.

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Getting to Timisoara, Romania

By air: Timisoara Airport services Romanian and international cities. Flights to London start from €20! I use Skyscanner to find the best prices. To get from the airport to city centre, catch a local bus, a taxi or an airport shuttle. The drive takes 15-20 minutes. From Central Europe – Flixbus doesn’t run between cities in Romania but it does drop you in Romania from other countries. It’s the cheapest way to get around Europe, if not the most efficient: there are often delays and sometimes it leaves you out of town or departs from unmarked bays at stations. It’s worth it for budget travellers: just have Uber downloaded for when you arrive in Timisoara.  Bus: To get between Timisoara and other Romanian destinations, search and book bus tickets on the Autogari website.

Train: Book your trains on the CFC Calatori website. My next stop was Sibiu but unfortunately, there wasn’t a direct journey. It was 7 hours with 2 changes so instead, I took… BlaBlaCar : This carpooling service connects travellers and drivers with spare seats. It cost just 40 RON and took 3 hours to reach Sibiu from Timisoara, plus I got to chat with some friendly locals.

The best hostel Timisoara

The best hostel in Timisoara is Inverve Hostel . Usually, I see accommodation as just a place to crash but this hostel and its friendly owners enhanced my stay and gave me a fantastic insight into Romanian culture. 

Inverve Hostel Timisoara Romania

Inverve hostel feels super new and modern; more like an apartment than a hostel. As a refurbished synagogue, it has retained its original features but been kitted out with lots of modern amenities and colourful artwork. It’s in the centre of town, close to the main Timisoara attractions. Dan and Simona who run the place have thought of every detail: hairdryers, diffusers, straightens, makeup remover, shampoo, coffee, homemade jam and free biscuits! Each bed is a little unit with a privacy curtain and its own lamp and power socket. Dan and Simona are so helpful and give you lots of advice for your stay. Dan even took me for food and ice cream when he had some free time, and I learnt so much about Timisoara and Romania from him.  Book your stay at Inverve Hostel from €18 .

Other accommodation in Timisoara

  • Budget hotel – Savoy Hotel has Art Deco rooms, onsite parking and a restaurant. Check availability from €40 a night .
  • Splash out – The Mercure is easily the best hotel in town with free parking, city views, a fitness centre, Wi-Fi, bar and restaurant with fantastic food. Check availability from €65 a night .
  • Apartment – Kiss Apartments right beside the city centre have all your amenities. Check availability from €30 a night . For a 2 bed apartment, stay at Heart of the City .

How long to spend in Timisoara

Well, how long do you want to spend soaking up the city? You could easily see Timisoara in a day. However, I loved spending two, especially in good weather. It’s a lovely outdoor city with lots of open squares and outside dining, perfect for whiling away a summer afternoon with a loved one (AKA myself) or a good book. 

Things to do in Timisoara

You don’t need to pack your practical shoes and pound the pavements from dawn to dusk. Instead, get up at your leisure and slowly sip your coffee before heading to the following places. Here’s what to do in Timisoara…

1. Union Square (Piata Unirii)

Union square

Begin your Timisoara adventures with a walk around Union Square, named in 1919 at the end of WWI. There are three main squares in Timisoara but this was my favourite. The buildings surrounding it are all so colourful and unusual, plus it’s a lovely place to sit with a drink in the summer. It’s also the cultural heart of the Timisoara with the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral and St George’s Catholic Cathedral sat opposite each other.

The following Union Square buildings are some of the best things to see in Timisoara…

2. St George’s Church

George church timisoara activities

Built in baroque style by an Austrian architect, this cathedral took 18 years to complete. It represents just one-half of Romania’s religious spectrum: Roman Catholicism, which has long sat beside the Orthodox Church, a type of Christianity widespread in Eastern Europe.

3. Casa Bruck

Casa Bruck Timisoara sightseeing

This unusual building immediately caught my eye when I arrived in Union Square. Casa Bruck is one of the most popular attractions in Timisoara, built in Art Nouveau style.

Casa Bruck

You may have noticed a bizarre amount of pharmacies in Romania, apparently due to a lack of drug regulation and the opportunity to make an income from this. An early pharmacy stood on this spot in the early 1800s, owned by a wealthy family. It was bought off them in 1910 by an architect called Salomon Bruck who re-designed it and named it after himself (modest!). There’s still a pharmacy on the lower floor today. 

4. Visit the Art Museum

Art Museum Timisoara

Inside this decadent Baroque palace beside Union Square is Timisoara’s Art Museum . Fans of traditional art will be in their element because most of the paintings date back several centuries. It was a little dull in my opinion, but I’ll let you make up your own mind. Visitor details: Opening times are 10am-6pm (last entry 5.30pm). I paid a reduced student price of 10 RON to enter but the standard fee is 20 RON.

5. Stroll umbrella street

Umbrella street things to do Timisoara Romania

Of all the things to do in Timisoara, none are more Instagrammable than Umbrella Street. I’m curious which world city had the first one and where the idea came from – I’ll get back to you on that. Timisoara’s Umbrella Street connects to Liberty Square.

6. Take the free walking tour

For an informative and funny tour that lasts around 2 hours, take a walking tour with Timisoara Free Tours . Romanian history is a long and complex one but I felt much more knowledgeable after my trip. The guide, Andrei, works full-time elsewhere and still manages to run the tour in his free time. I’m so glad he does because it was a fantastic intro to the sights of Timisoara. Book your tour in advance .

7. Victory Square

Victory square

Victory Square is Timisoara’s main square but I still preferred the feel of Union Square. Still, a few of Timisoara’s sights can be seen at Victory Square, and there’s a large paved area where locals relax and socialise. This is the best place to people-watch and soak up the atmosphere, especially on a sunny day.  Like many squares in Eastern Europe with the same name, Victory Square celebrates the fall of communism in 1989. It’s also known as Opera Square due to the sizeable opera house at its centre. Why not catch a show if that’s your thing?

8. The Orthodox Cathedral

orthodox cathedral timisoara activities

Measuring 90 metres in height and boasting 11 towers, the Orthodox Cathedral is the most popular Timisoara attraction for tourists and locals. Make sure to venture inside. Gold, gold, everywhere! It can hold 5,000 people at a time, making it one of the biggest orthodox cathedrals outside of Russia. Inside, I watched locals light candles to their loved ones while considering how different yet similar houses of worship are around the world…

9. Ride the trams

Yellow tram

… Or at least snap some photos of them! Realistically, you don’t need public transport while visiting Timisoara: the city centre is small enough to walk around, and much of it is pedestrianised. However, the trams are a sight to behold. Many cities in Europe have modernised their tram network, yet the ones in Timisoara look straight outta the ’80s. I loved their old-school facade, as well as the extremely low prices. A ride will cost you 2.5 RON (€0.50).

10. Walk the river and stop for a drink

Green canal walkway Timisoara

Timisoara is a green, leafy city surrounded by nature. The riverbank isn’t a tourist place to visit in Timisoara but that’s why I liked it. Ditch the crowds and stroll the riverbank, ideally with an ice cream in hand. During summer evenings, cafes and bars spill out onto the banks and DJs play ’til late. You’ll even find a few static boats where you can drink on the deck – a vibe I’d expect more from hipster Budapest than sleepy Timisoara!

11. The Communist Consumer Museum

Another of the top things to do in Timisoara is soak up the rich yet troubled history. There’s nowhere better to do this than Timisoara’s Communist Consumer Museum. Here you can explore an apartment building decked out with furniture, technology and food products popular during the communist era. Visit between 10am and 11pm Monday to Saturday or 2pm-11pm on Sundays. Entrance is free.

12. Liberty Square

Statue in Liberty Square

As the oldest square in the city dating back to the 1700s, Liberty Square is another of the best places to visit in Timisoara. Here you’ll find buildings of interest including the Town Hall, plus modern statues and an artsy solar-powered tree to charge your smartphone. Don’t miss the umbrella alley leading up to it.

Foodie things to do in Timisoara

Like me, Dan from Inverve Hostel is a foodie. After showing me the main Timisoara sights, we headed to eat. I have to say I didn’t eat much Romanian food here but that’s maybe because I still had 2 weeks left for eating adventures.  These are some of the best places to eat in Timisoara , both international and local:

13. Jolie Bistro

Avocado and salmon burger at Jolie Bistro

Dan raves about Jolie Bistro and recommends it to all his guests. I can see why – the pork ribs were unbelievably rich and succulent. For my main, I ordered this amazing avocado burger with smoked salmon inside. It was so fresh and delicious. Along with a fruit lemonade, it came to 50 RON (€10) per person: on the higher end of Romanian prices but worth it. You can feel good about supporting a local business because Jolie Bistro is family-run with a friendly owner. Pizza, pasta, salads and meat dishes are also on the menu.

14. Neața Omelette Bistro

Omelette and coffee at Neața Omelette Bistro

If you’re craving brunch in Timisoara, you’re in luck. This scrambled egg and avocado breakfast was my first meal in Romania and I remember being stunned by the prices: less than €5 for breakfast and coffee. Make a visit to Neața Omelette Bistro and you’ll be set up for the day.  

15. Lera’s Bistro

Serbia burger at Lera's Bistro

One of the most interesting meals I ate in Timisoara was a Serbian one. What is Serbian food, you might ask? Like other Eastern European countries, there’s a meaty focus but unlike the others, there’s actually some spice. Hallelujah! Lera’s serve one of the most famous Serbian foods, pljeskavica, which is a bit like a burger. Flavoursome cuts of beef are served in a bready bun with chilli, pickles and sauce.  There’s no English menu at Lera’s which is how I ended up ordering a double burger patty. There aren’t too many options on the menu so you can’t go that wrong, but you can end up in an accidental meat coma… Still, it was a great meal and so cheap at 20 RON (€4) including a drink. I guess the single patty is even cheaper.

Tip – Belgrade, the Serbian capital is just 2.5 hours away so it’s an easy side trip from Timi. If you go, check out my things to do in Belgrade article!

16. Il Gelato Di Bruno

Ice cream at Il Gelato Di Bruno Timisoara

Dan took me to Il Gelato Di Bruno , explaining it serves the best ice cream in Timisoara. I couldn’t disagree! I had one scoop of cherry ice cream and one of chocolate. Delicious!

Other cafes and restaurants in Timisoara

Dan recommended these spots which I didn’t have a chance to try. They’re all renowned for their food and run by local families:

  • Casa Bunicii 1 – a local restaurant that serves all the classic Romanian foods like mici sausages and sarmale (meat-stuffed cabbage rolls).
  • Kos Greek Taverna – I wouldn’t have expected a Greek restaurant in Romania to be amazing but apparently the food at this family-run spot is well worth trying. The pictures I’ve seen of the souvlaki do indeed look very juicy and packed with fresh ingredients.
  • Gratarul cu Staif – the best grill restaurant in Timisoara, apparently!

Thanks for reading my Timisoara travel guide!

I hope you have a better idea of what to do in Timisoara. I only have good things to say about this colourful, friendly Romanian city. I’m sure you’ll love it just as much.

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Note: During my stay, I was hosted by Inverve hostel however all opinions are my own.

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Things to do Timisoara

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Walking Tour of Timisoara [2023 European Capital of Culture]

City tour of Timisoara

What you need to know about this Timisoara guided tour:

  • This is a private walking tour of Timisoara available all year round. Duration about 3h, flexible starting time
  • Learn about Timisoara's fascinating history also called 'Little Vienna' and visit its main sights and landmarks
  • Walk through the city's main squares (Union, Victory, Liberty) and admire the restored Art Nouveau and Baroque architecture
  • Pass by Timisoara's major landmarks and find out about their significance: Orthodox Cathedral, Opera Square, City Hall
  • Enjoy a typical street snack from Banat region from the best place in town - in my humble opinion :)

Additional information

Starting point: in front of McDonald's in Victory Square. Starting time to be agreed. There are no entrances to any sights on this tour. We will be walking on cobble stones so please wear comfortable shoes. * Read our Timisoara travel guide in the 'Main Attraction' section of Romanian Friend

Moments to expect during the Timisoara walking day trip:

Victory square.

Our starting point for this tour of Timisoara will be the splendid Art Nouveau inspired Victory Square, one of the most important hotspots in the city, centrally located. Did you know that Timisoara is the European Capital of Culture in 2023? I can tell you more about the city's plans!

Victory Square

Maria Theresia Bastion

This last-standing bastion was part of a defensive structure built 300 years ago by the Habsburg Empire in response to military technological advancements of those times (gun powder and cannons). What today seems trivial, in those times was considered state-of-the-art strategy and planning. Today, it's a cool place where the locals hang out and have fun.

Maria Theresia Bastion

Admire 'Little Vienna'

The city had a Vienna-inspired aristocratic life in the 18-19th century, with splendid, imperial looking buildings scattered all over its main squares. A superb mix of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture, I will show you the best spots in the city to admire what was once called 'Little Vienna' and tell you more about those times.

Admire 'Little Vienna'

Enjoy a typical street snack

During our tour we'll also stop for a delicious treat: a street pastry or sweet desert, depending on your preference. I'll tell you a little about traditional Romanian food and typical cuisine in this region which blends Balkan, Hungarian and Romanian influences in its own way!

Enjoy a typical street snack

Other guides for this tour

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Cancelation & refund policy

Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Timisoara
  • Nearest airport: Traian Vuia Timisoara
  • Nearest train station: Timisoara North Train Station
  • Landscape: Urban

Reviews from travellers

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Perfect tour with Alex, giving detailed and sophisticated explanations, always surprising and good transitions to the next topic :-) Highly recommended

On Sept 6, 2023 I met with Mark-Alex in mid-morning to begin our Walking Tour of Timisoara. I had just arrived in Timisoara the afternoon before, so I was just beginning to know the city when we met that morning. Mark-Alex is easy to engage with and very easy to have conversation with. We talked about many things during the tour and I asked many questions during our walk. So we had good back and forth discussion throughout the walk. Beginning the tour, we walked through and explored the three main squares (Victoria, Liberty, Union) of the city, St. George Square, Eugene Savoy Street and into the Maria Theresia Bastion area where Mark-Alex gave me plenty of background on how the Habsburg Empire made Timisoara into a fortress town after they had captured the town from the Ottomans in the early 1700's and how nobles like Eugene of Savoy were instrumental in this process. There was good focus on the history of the city, which I enjoyed. We then walked back through Union Square to explore some of the fabulous buildings and architecture located there. Near the end of the tour we walked out to the Piata 700 area to stop in and see the food and flower markets in this area and to try some ethnic foods and get a coffee. This was a nice ending to a very good tour. I felt very pleased with the outcome and I give Mark-Alex the credit for it.

The tour was very easy to book and extremely informative. In addition to providing a great overview of the city, our guide answered many questions and shared insightful information about the history, culture, modern-day living, and more — plus some excellent practical tips for our stay in Timisoara.

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We had a great experience with Romanian Friend in Timisoara last week. I am planning our wedding in Timisoara this October and wanted to organise a short walking tour for our guests. With all my questions and queries Marius has been very patient and helpful. Whilst visiting this February we met with Alex-Mark our guide who took us on a private tour of the city. He was able to share is wealth of knowledge and experience to give us a interesting, historical and fun tour. Thank you for a great experience we can't wait to see you again in October! Isabelle and Dorin

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Alex was wonderful. He was flexible and very attentive. He gave us a great tour of the city and taught us many things about the city. Even though my wife is actually from there, she even learned some about her own history. This was a very good company and Alex was a very good guide. I am looking at Romanian Friend for other tours while we are staying in this country

Highly recommended. Our guide Alex was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic in talking about the history of Timisoara. We enjoyed the walk through Timisoara's past!

The tour was great. Alex had incredible knowledge about his hometown of Timisoara and delivered in it a fun and easy to understand way. He kept it interesting with little fun bits of information and you could really tell he loves his job. Two hours was barely enough. Also thanks to Romanian Friend for setting up the tour in very little time - on the evening for next morning!

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Without doubt the most interesting part of my visit to Romania was taking a guided walking tour of Timisoara, and I would strongly recommend Romanian Friend’s tour. Marius from Romanian Friend was incredibly helpful overall with planning my trip to Romania, and also in connecting me with the historical encyclopaedia that is Mark-Alex, a local resident and tour guide. During his walking tour I learnt so much about not only Timisoara and Romania, but also Europe’s history; and how the city played such a crucial part in that. This extensive and fascinating tour taught me more about European history than I ever learnt in school and Mark-Alex’s knowledge and enthusiasm for his home city was just staggering!

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17 Cool Things to do in Timisoara: Museums, History and Travel Guide

December 10, 2023 | Posted in: Romania

Things to do in Timisoara

Timisoara is a city located in western Romania, 450 kilometers (279) miles northwest of the capital Bucharest. Timisoara lies in the historical region of Banat, which has given the city a diverse cultural heritage, including Hungarian, German, Serbian and other influences. It has been part of Romania since 1919, after World War I. It is the largest city in western Romania and the third largest in Romania after Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, with a population of 306,500 as of 2023.

Timisoara has a diverse cultural heritage due to being ruled by the Habsburg Monarchy, Hungarian Kingdom and Ottoman Empire over the centuries. The city exhibits Hungarian, German, Serbian and other cultural influences in addition to its Romanian roots. The city played a pivotal role in Romania's 1989 revolution against communism, emerging as an important center of political and public dissent that grew into a countrywide uprising. Timișoara is a dynamic Romanian city rich with cultural attractions and architectural beauty.

Timișoara attracts visitors with its pedestrian-friendly historic center showcasing a mix of Baroque, Rococo and Art Nouveau architecture. Top attractions in the city include the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral with its interior and murals, the Roman Catholic St. George's Cathedral and the Liberty Square, which features 18th-century buildings like the Baroque Palace. The Bega River captivates the visitors as it passes parks, monuments and modern art installations. Timisoara's historic plazas, cathedrals, museums, riverside promenades and pedestrian zones make it an engaging city to explore for tourists interested in architecture, art, history and culture. Timisoara is located in the Eastern European Time Zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and 7 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

Listed below are the things to do in Timisoara.

  • Union Square (Piata Unirii). Union Square (Piata Unirii) is located in the center of Timisoara. It features colorful Baroque and Art Nouveau-style buildings, including the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral and the Roman Catholic St. George's Cathedral facing each other. Visitors can relax at one of the many cafes or restaurants or take photos of the scenic square.
  • The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral “Three Hierarchs”. The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, known as the “Three Hierarchs” Cathedral, is next to Victory Square in central Timisoara. It was built in the Byzantine-Romanian style between 1936-1946. The interior has impressive murals and iconostasis. Visitors can see the sarcophagus of St. Nectarios and St. John the New. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Timisoara.
  • Victory Square (Piata Victoriei). Victory Square (Piatta Victorei) is a large square in central Timisoara surrounded by notable buildings like the Opera House, National Bank and Orthodox Cathedral. It was named Victory Square after WWI. In 1989, rallies were held here during the Romanian Revolution. It is a lively square with fountains, statues and the site of markets and other events. Visitors can relax or photograph the scenic square.
  • Liberty Square (Piața Libertății). Liberty Square (Piața Libertății) is located near the Bega River. It features many 18th-century Baroque buildings like the Roman Catholic Church, the Serbian Bishop's Palace and the Lloyd Palace, which hosts the Art Museum. Visitors can see the modern solar-powered Charging Trees, stroll through the umbrella alley or relax at one of the cafes or restaurants around the square. It was named Liberty Square after the 1989 revolution.
  • Art Museum (Muzeul de Artă Timișoara). The Art Museum of Timișoara (Muzeul de Artă Timișoara) is an art museum located in Timișoara, Romania, inside the historic Baroque Palace on Union Square (Piața Unirii 1, Timișoara 300085). The museum has a unique collection of over 90 works and personal belongings of the renowned Romanian painter Corneliu Baba. Visitors can view the permanent exhibits across three floors and special temporary exhibitions held on the ground floor. Popular events hosted at the museum include concerts, lectures and art workshops open to the public.
  • Roses Park (Parcul Rozelor). Roses Park (Parcul Rozelor), previously known as Rosarium, is a rose garden and public park located north of the Bega River in central Timișoara, Romania (between Str. George Enescu, Str. Academician Alexandru Borza and Str. Michelangelo). The park was established in 1891 and has over 400 varieties and 9,000 rose bushes arranged in flower beds throughout its paths and lawns. Visitors can stroll through the fragrant park, picnic, take photos, attend cultural events like concerts and festivals or simply relax in nature.
  • St. George's Cathedral (Catedrala Sfântul Gheorghe). St. George's Cathedral is a Romanian Orthodox cathedral in Timișoara, Romania. It was built between 1936 and 1946 in Byzantine-Romanian style and is dedicated to Saint George. The cathedral is located in the city center of Piața Unirii. Visitors can see the impressive iconostasis and tombs of Romanian figures like Ionel Pop and Cornel Grofșorean. The cathedral holds regular Orthodox services and is an important landmark and religious site in Timișoara.

1. Union Square (Piata Unirii)

Union Square (Piata Unirii) is located in the center of Timisoara. The address is Piața Unirii 1, Timișoara 300001, Romania. It is known as Dome Square (Piața Domului). Union Square is the oldest square in Timisoara, dating back to the 18th century. It was named Union Square in 1919 to commemorate the union of Banat with Romania after WWI. The square features colorful Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture, including the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral and Roman Catholic St. George's Cathedral facing each other. Union Square's historic architecture and statues, including the Plague Column from 1740, make Union Square special. It is considered the most important reserve of Baroque buildings in Timisoara.

Union Square (Piata Unirii)

Visitors can relax at the many cafes or restaurants around the square, go sightseeing and take photos of the scenic square. It is a lively square and a popular tourist attraction. Union Square appeals to all visitors, couples, families and solo travelers interested in architecture, history and culture. There is no admission fee to enter the square. It offers a nice place to sit, relax and soak in the atmosphere of Timisoara's old town for free.

2. The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral “Three Hierarchs”

The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, known as the “Three Hierarchs” Cathedral, is next to Victory Square in central Timisoara at Str. Mitropolit Andrei Șaguna 1, Timișoara 300232, Romania. It was built between 1936 and 1946 in the Byzantine-Romanian architectural style. Three Hierarchs Cathedral has an interior with beautiful murals and iconostasis. It contains the sarcophagus of St. Nectarios and St. John the New. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Timisoara.

Visitors can admire the Byzantine-style architecture and interior artwork, including the murals and icons. The cathedral also holds regular Orthodox services that visitors can attend.

The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral 'Three Hierarchs'

The cathedral appeals most to Orthodox Christian visitors and those interested in religious architecture and Byzantine art. There is no admission fee to enter the cathedral.

3. Victory Square (Piata Victoriei)

Victory Square (Piata Victoriei) is located in central Timisoara, with the address Piaţa Victoriei, Timișoara 300030, Romania. It was originally called Parade Square, later renamed Victory Square in 1922 to commemorate Romania's victory in World War I. Victory Square has notable surrounding buildings like the Opera House, National Bank and Orthodox Cathedral. It was the site of major rallies during the 1989 Romanian Revolution that overthrew communism.

Visitors can relax on the benches, admire the architecture and statues or take photos of the scenic square. It is also a hub for transportation with access to trams and buses. Victory Square appeals to all types of visitors interested in architecture, history or just a lively urban square to spend time in. There is no admission fee to enter the square. It offers a pleasant public space to sit and take in the atmosphere of Timisoara.

Victory Square (Piata Victoriei)

4. Liberty Square (Piața Libertății)

Liberty Square (Piața Libertății) is located near the Bega River in Timisoara, with the address Strada Mărășești 7, Timișoara 300054, Romania. It was originally named Elisabeth Square but later renamed Liberty Square after the 1989 revolution. Liberty Square features scenic 18th-century Baroque architecture, including the Roman Catholic Church, Serbian Bishop's Palace and Lloyd Palace, which hosts the Art Museum. It has modern solar-powered Charging Trees and an umbrella alley.

Visitors can stroll through the square, admire the historic buildings, relax at one of the cafes or restaurants and take photos. It offers a nice place to sit and take in the atmosphere. The square appeals to all visitors interested in architecture, art, history or just a lively open square to spend time. There is no admission fee to enter Liberty Square.

Liberty Square (Piața Libertății)

5. Art Museum of Timișoara (Muzeul de Artă Timișoara)

The Art Museum of Timișoara (Muzeul de Artă Timișoara) is an art museum located inside the historic Baroque Palace on Union Square (Piața Unirii 1) in central Timișoara, Romania. The museum has a unique collection of over 90 works and personal belongings of the renowned Romanian painter Corneliu Baba. It also holds large collections of contemporary, decorative and European art from the 15th-20th centuries, including famous European artists. The museum has a rare collection of works by Corneliu Baba. It also holds wide-ranging European art collections spanning 500 years and hosts cultural events like concerts and art workshops open to the public. The historic Baroque building itself is an attraction.

Art Museum of Timișoara (Muzeul de Artă Timișoara)

Visitors can view the permanent collections across three floors and special temporary exhibitions on the ground floor. They can also attend cultural events like concerts and art workshops at the museum. The museum appeals to art aficionados interested in Romanian and European art. It attracts culture lovers wanting to see the historic Baroque building and event attendees.

6. Roses Park (Parcul Rozelor)

Roses Park (Parcul Rozelor), previously known as Rosarium, is a rose garden and public park located north of the Bega River in central Timișoara, Romania. The park is located in central Timișoara, north of the Bega River. The exact address is between Str. George Enescu, Str. Academician Alexandru Borza and Str. Michelangelo in Timișoara, Romania. Roses Park has over 400 varieties and 9,000 rose bushes arranged beautifully throughout its paths and lawns. It also features 12 charming white pergolas, an open-air theater stage, statues of its founders and lovely nature scenes.

Roses Park (Parcul Rozelor)

Visitors can stroll the fragrant park, have a picnic, take photographs, attend cultural events hosted there, like concerts and festivals or simply relax in nature, admiring the roses.

The park appeals to all ages. Families, couples, tourists, photography enthusiasts, nature lovers and attendees of special events held there. Entry into Roses Park is free and open to the public. There are special events and there may be ticketing fees.

7. St. George's Cathedral (Catedrala Sfântul Gheorghe)

St. George's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Piața Unirii (Union Square) in the historic city center of Timișoara. The cathedral was constructed between 1736 and 1774 in Baroque architectural style. It has a 65-meter-high central dome surrounded by eight smaller domes. The ornate interior contains nine lavishly decorated Baroque altars, religious paintings, tombs of bishops and a monumental pipe organ.

St. George's Cathedral has played an important role in Timișoara's history. It served as a refuge during 18th-19th century conflicts and was damaged during bombing in WWII when citizens took shelter inside. The cathedral has been the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Timișoara. The cathedral holds regular Catholic services and concerts showcasing its exceptional acoustics.

Visitors can tour the cathedral to admire the impressive architecture, ornate interior and iconic dome visible from afar. Guided tours provide insight into the cathedral's history, art and significance in Timișoara. Attending a concert allows visitors to experience the cathedral's renowned acoustics. The cathedral square outside hosts community events like markets and festivals. St. George's Cathedral is considered one of the most important Baroque monuments in Timișoara and all of western Romania.

St. George's Cathedral (Catedrala Sfântul Gheorghe)

8. Brück House (Casa Brück)

Brück House is an architectural landmark at 2 Emanuil Ungureanu Street in central Timișoara. It was built in 1911 by renowned Hungarian architect László Székely in the Secession style for wealthy merchant Hugo Brück. The house features elaborate facades decorated with floral and plant motifs, wrought iron balconies and stained glass windows. Székely masterfully incorporated elements of Viennese Secessionism to create one of the most magnificent residential buildings in Timișoara from the early 20th century.

The symmetrical corner house has two stories and an attic with a mansard roof. Decorative details include floral reliefs, pilasters, bay windows and a beautiful main entrance with a small balcony. The building's corner location allows it to be admired from both street facades.

Brück House (Casa Brück)

The interior originally contained a large stairwell, rooms with coffered ceilings, a music salon and a billiards room. Brück House is considered a pioneering example of modern urban architecture in Timișoara, moving away from Baroque and Neoclassical styles.

The house has been classified as a historical monument by the Ministry of Culture since 2004. Visitors can view the well-preserved exterior along Emanuil Ungureanu Street near the city's Fabric District. Brück House remains an exceptional example of 20th-century Secessionist architecture and Timișoara's cosmopolitan character during Austria-Hungary. The floral motifs and ironwork showcase Székely's artistic mastery and make the building a true architectural gem in Timișoara.

9. Bega River Walk

The Bega River Walk is a scenic pedestrian and cycling path that follows along the Bega River through Timișoara for around 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). The pathway starts near the Bega Cheese Factory in the northern part of the city and continues south through parks like Parcul Justiției, Parcul Carmen and Parcul Alpinet. The river walk offers beautiful natural scenery, with willow trees lining the banks and small verdant islands dotting the river. Highlights along the way include historic landmarks like the old Bega Canal, abundant wildlife, including swans and herons and outdoor art installations. The pathway also passes by the striking Roses Park, home to over 10,000 roses in the summer.

Benches are provided along the river walk for people to stop, rest and enjoy the water's pleasant views and surrounding greenery. The walkway is mostly flat and paved, making it accessible for cyclists, runners, walkers, parents with strollers and wheelchair users.

Bega River Walk

The Bega River Walk provides a peaceful natural oasis within Timișoara. It's a popular spot for local residents and visitors alike to go for relaxing strolls, bike rides or runs while enjoying the fresh air and scenic river views. The riverside cafes offer nice places to stop for a drink or snack.

Participating in the Bega River Walk is an ideal way to explore the city from a different perspective along the banks of the Bega River.

10. Pedestrian Street Alba Iulia (Strada Pietonală Alba Iulia)

The Pedestrian Street Alba Iulia is a vibrant pedestrian zone in the center of Timișoara. The lively street connects Piața Victoriei and Piața 700, two of the main squares in Timișoara. the pedestrian street is closed to cars and buses, allowing visitors to stroll leisurely without traffic. The street bustles with shoppers browsing the various clothing boutiques, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants that populate the pedestrian zone. Street musicians and performers can often be found entertaining passersby, adding to the energetic atmosphere.

Pedestrian Street Alba Iulia (Strada Pietonală Alba Iulia)

At night, the pedestrian street transforms into a hub of nightlife. Terraces spill out onto the street as people gather for drinks, dinner and live music. Historic buildings like the Baroque Palace or the Art Nouveau Hotel Timișoara are illuminated, giving the pedestrian street a magical ambiance. Major landmarks along the route include the 18th-century Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral and the imposing National Bank Palace. The pedestrian street also connects to several historic plazas like Piața Unirii and Piața Libertății.

Visitors to Timișoara can stroll down the Pedestrian Street Alba Iulia offers a taste of the city's history, architecture, culture and vibrant energy. It is a top attraction where one can experience the heartbeat of Timișoara's city center. The pedestrian street provides an unforgettable experience.

11. Communist Consumer Museum (Muzeul Comunismului)

The Communist Consumer Museum is located in Timișoara, Romania, at Str. Arhitect Laszlo Szekely 1. It is housed in a former apartment converted into an interactive museum showcasing everyday items from the communist era in Romania. The museum expands upstairs into a bar area with more items on display. It is an intriguing and informal way to learn about Romania's recent past.

Visitors can explore room recreations like a kitchen, living room and studio filled with thousands of original objects ranging from furniture and household items to toys, electronics, food packaging and communist memorabilia. The museum offers an immersive experience of daily life during Romania's communist period. Things to do include handling the objects, looking through books and photos, listening to Romanian records and examining consumer goods and propaganda from the era.

Communist Consumer Museum (Muzeul Comunismului)

12. Timisoara Free Walking Tour

Timisoara has a vibrant free-walking tour scene that allows visitors to explore the city affordably and informally. The Timisoara Free Tours offered by the Alternative Tourism Association are a popular option, lasting 2 hours and hitting seven main attractions and landmarks in the city center. These pay-what-you-want tours rely on tips to compensate the passionate local guides. Other tour companies and sites like MyLittleAdventure, Freetourexpert and Tripadvisor organize similar 2-2.5 hour walking tours covering Timisoara's history, culture and architectural gems. Tips are customary on these tours as well. There is a self-guided walking tour app like GPSmyCity. Local tour operators like Timisoara City Tours and Romanian Friend run excellent 2-3 hour private or small group guided walking tours that provide deeper insights into the Orthodox Cathedral, historical squares and more. Timisoara has great free and affordable walking tours to discover this city.

Timisoara Free Walking Tour

13. Visit the Old Town of Timișoara (Centru Timisoara)

The Old Town of Timișoara (Centru Timisoara in Romanian) is the city center located along the Bega Canal, Timisoara. It contains many of the main attractions and landmarks of Timișoara. The Old Town is characterized by its beautiful Baroque, Art Nouveau and Secessionist architecture dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries when Timișoara was part of the Habsburg Empire. Key sites in the Old Town include the imposing Piața Unirii central square and Union Square, surrounded by sights like the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Serbian Orthodox Cathedral and Baroque Palace. Piața Victoriei is another historic square containing the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, Opera House and other lavish buildings. Pedestrian-only Strada Alba Iulia is lined with lively cafes and restaurants. Other highlights are the Bega canal promenade, old fortress walls and bastions, Fabric District and many museums and churches in the Old Town.

Old Town of Timișoara (Centru Timisoara)

The historical architecture combined with street art, cafes, shops and museums makes wandering through the Old Town a top activity in Timișoara. It offers a glimpse into the city's multicultural history and showcases why Timișoara is known as “Little Vienna”. Visitors can easily spend hours exploring the Old Town's pedestrian lanes and discovering its many architectural and cultural gems.

14. Dine at Scârț Loc Lejer

Scârț Loc Lejer is a café, bar, museum and independent theater located in Timișoara, Romania. Its full address is Strada Arhitect László Székely nr. 1. The cafe features a communist-era decor, a laidback atmosphere, delicious drinks, yummy snacks, live music and regular theatrical performances. Scârț Loc Lejer offers visitors a uniquely Romanian experience.

Visitors can relax with a craft beer or homemade cordial in the cafe, check out the quirky communist-themed memorabilia in the basement museum, enjoy an absurd comedy show put on by the independent Auăleu theater troupe or challenge friends to a game of table tennis in the garden. Scârț Loc Lejer is open Monday to Wednesday 10 am to 11 pm, Thursday-Saturday 11 am to 2 am and Sunday from 1 pm to 12 am. The venue suits all ages and does not charge an entrance fee, though the basement museum welcomes small donations.

Dine at Scârț Loc Lejer

15. See the Opera House (Opera Națională Română Timișoara)

The Romanian National Opera House, located in Victory Square at Strada Mărășești nr. 2, is an ornate performing arts venue and Timișoara's premier spot for ballet, opera and operetta. Its facade combines Neo-Byzantine, Neo-Romanian and Baroque architectural elements, while the 750-seat performance hall inside sparkles with crystal chandeliers, red velvet seats and gold accents.

Opera House (Opera Națională Română Timișoara)

Visitors can admire the intricate murals, frescoes and sculpted pillars on tour during the day or attend an evening show to experience the opera house's full splendor. The opera shows, running from September through July, feature classics like Verdi's Aida, Puccini's La Boheme and Romanian works. The Opera Națională Română Timișoara encapsulates the city’s Austrian and Italian architectural influences. It's a must-see for visitors who want to experience Timișoara’s vibrant performing arts scene in an unforgettable setting.

16. Explore the Fabric District of Timisoara

The Fabric neighborhood, known as the Fabric District, is a must-see area located just northeast of Piata Unirii, Timisoara's main square. Once home to numerous textile factories and workshops, this former industrial zone has blossomed into a trendy hub filled with cafés, art galleries, boutiques and pedestrian-only streets, perfect for strolling. Visitors can wander through the colorfully painted passageways, stopping to admire the striking street art and creative graffiti that adorn many building facades.

Fabric District of Timisoara

Visitors can visit unique shops selling handmade crafts, funky fashions, accessories and more. Getting to the Fabric District is easy since it sits across the Bega Canal from the central square. The Fabric District offers a distinctly modern contrast to Timisoara's historic central core, giving visitors a well-rounded experience of both old and new in this dynamic Romanian city.

17. Drink Timisoreana Beer

No trip to Timisoara is complete without sampling the city’s claim to brewing fame: Timisoreana beer. This unfiltered wheat lager has been produced in Timisoara since 1718, using purely local ingredients like two-row barley malt, Saaz hops and yeast sourced from the city’s air. Locals refer to it as “Timisoreana,” and this iconic beer is a matter of pride for residents. Visitors can sample Timisoreana at one of the many cafés or pubs found all over the city, especially concentrated in the pedestrian zone around Victoriei Square and the Fabric District. Timisoreana is lower in alcohol at 4.7% ABV, making it easy to enjoy more than one over an extended afternoon or evening of bar hopping.

Visitors can pair beers with classic Romanian small plates like mititei grilled sausages, cheese pies, cured meats and pickles for an authentic local experience. Timisoara’s residents proudly order pitchers of Timisoreana to wash down their meals. Visitors can embrace the local custom of relaxing with a glass or three of this much-loved Romanian beer.

Drink Timisoreana Beer

What are the best museums to visit in Timisoara?

Listed below are the best museums to visit in Timisoara.

  • Banat Village Museum. The Banat Village Museum is an open-air ethnographic museum in Timisoara's Fabric district. The museum contains over 300 authentic peasant houses, farmsteads and community buildings relocated from villages across the Banat region. Visitors can explore the traditional rural architecture while learning about the culture and folklore of the area's Romanian, German, Serbian and Hungarian communities. The museum brings the multiethnic villages of the Banat plains to life.
  • Memorial of the 1989 Revolution. The Memorial of the 1989 Revolution is a museum dedicated to the Romanian anti-communist revolution that began in Timisoara in December 1989. The memorial occupies a former military barracks and contains artifacts, photos, videos and text documenting the revolution that overthrew Nicolae Ceausescu's communist regime. Exhibits convey the heroism and sacrifices of those who stood up for freedom and human rights. An emotional 20-minute film with English subtitles shows the tragic events.
  • Timisoara Art Museum. The Timisoara Art Museum is located in the Baroque Palace on Unirii Square in Timisoara. It houses an extensive collection of Romanian and European paintings, graphics, sculptures and decorative art from the 15th to 20th centuries. Highlights include works by major Romanian artists Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ștefan Luchian and Octav Băncilă. Exhibits are displayed in 37 rooms on two floors, with descriptions in Romanian and English. The museum shop offers art books and souvenirs.
  • Museum of the Communist Consumer. The Museum of the Communist Consumer in Timisoara offers an immersive look at daily life in communist Romania. This museum recreates a typical communist-era apartment filled with period furniture, toys, appliances, food products and other everyday items from the 1950s-1980s. By showcasing the modest consumer goods available to Romanians under communism, the museum provides insight into the society and culture of that time.

What are the best things to do in Timisoara with kids?

Listed below are the best things to do in Timisoara with kids.

  • Parcul Copiilor. Parcul Copiilor is a large playground and amusement park perfect for families visiting Timisoara. This park offers tons of fun activities for kids of all ages. Children can enjoy playground equipment like slides, swings, climbing structures and more. Other attractions include trampolines, mini golf, bumper cars, a petting zoo, pony rides and carnival games. Parcul Copiilor has an area for skateboarding, rollerblading and biking. The park has shaded seating and snack bars; parents can relax while kids play. Entry is free, with additional fees for rides and games. Parcul Copiilor provides hours of entertainment in a safe, enclosed environment. It's ideal for burning off energy on a family trip.
  • Timisoara Zoo. The Timisoara Zoo is a top attraction for families visiting the city of Timisoara. The zoo is home to over 100 species; kids can see wildlife like lions, bears, monkeys, reptiles and more. The zoo has large, naturalistic enclosures that allow animals to roam. Highlights include feeding times, petting areas, a small train ride and an aquarium. The zoo also offers a fun learning experience about Romanian animals and exotic species. Timisoara Zoo makes for an easy and engaging family outing.
  • Boating on Bega Canal. Boating along the Bega Canal in a small boat is a family activity in Timisoara. The canal flows gently through the city center, allowing kids to see landmarks on the water. Rowboat, pedal boat and hydro bike rentals are available from operators along the canal near the footbridge. Life jackets are provided for safety. Boating the canal offers a unique perspective of Timisoara for families and kids. It is an affordable way to explore that is relaxing and enjoyable.
  • Village Museum. The Village Museum in Timisoara showcases traditional Romanian village life, making it fun and educational for kids. Kids can see how people lived in past centuries through the exhibits, architecture and staff in historical dress. The museum also has gardens, orchards, animals and traditional activities like pottery and weaving demos. The Village Museum brings history to life in an engaging way for children.
  • Children's Park. The Children's Park in Timisoara is designed just for kids to play. This small park has equipment like slides, climbing structures, see-saws and swings within a safely fenced area. Benches allow parents to supervise easily. The Children's Park is perfect for letting kids burn energy during sightseeing. With no entry fee, it's an affordable spot for families to take a break. The central location in the city makes it easy to access.

What are the best activities for a business traveler in Timisoara?

Listed below are the best activities for a business traveler in Timisoara.

  • Timisoara Convention Center. The Timisoara Convention Center is a modern venue next to the Iulius Mall that hosts international conferences, corporate meetings and exhibitions. The convention center has the facilities to accommodate events of all sizes. Business travelers attending a conference here can expect to find state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, on-site catering and excellent business amenities like free WiFi. The location next to shops, restaurants and hotels makes it convenient for attendees. The center hosts over 100 events annually, from medical conferences to IT expos.
  • Walking in Central Park. Central Park in Timisoara offers business travelers a pleasant respite from meetings and conferences. This park contains rose gardens, fountains, pathways and benches perfect for taking a relaxing stroll. The mature trees and colorful flowers create an oasis in the middle of the city. Taking a break in Central Park allows travelers to refresh mentally and physically between business obligations. The park often hosts small markets, chess games and live music. With entry free of charge, Central Park is an easily accessible place for business visitors to unwind.
  • Exploring the Iulius Mall. The Iulius Mall is a massive shopping center in central Timisoara, making it a convenient spot for business travelers. Business travelers can dine at international chains like KFC or local eateries, browse the latest fashions at stores like Zara and H&M or catch a new film at the IMAX cinema. The mall hosts events like product launches and fashion shows. With so much to see and do just steps from major hotels, the Iulius Mall is a go-to spot for business travelers in Timisoara.
  • Museum of the Communist Consumer. Business travelers can visit the Museum of the Communist Consumer. Located in central Timisoara, this museum recreates an apartment from the 1950s-1980s filled with everyday items and products from that era. The museum provides an important historical context useful for doing business in Romania. Explanations are provided in English.
  • Dinner on Victory Square. Victory Square is the historic center of Timisoara, making it a nice place for business travelers to get dinner. The square is filled with ornate buildings, plazas, fountains and cafes with outdoor seating. Business visitors can choose from a range of international and Romanian restaurants on the square or just steps away. The ambiance is lively when locals and tourists gather in the square in the evenings. Sitting outside offers the chance to dine alfresco while taking in the architecture and city vibe. It is the perfect way to cap off a day of meetings.

Where is Timisoara?

Timisoara is a city located in western Romania, 450 kilometers (279 miles) northwest of the capital Bucharest. It sits in the historical region of Banat, near the borders with Hungary and Serbia. Timisoara lies on the Bega River and is the largest city in western Romania. It is the capital of Timis County and the third largest city in Romania after Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca. Timisoara's location in western Romania has given it a diverse cultural heritage, with Hungarian, German, Serbian and other influences in addition to Romanian throughout its history. The city's proximity to Western Europe also gives it strong economic ties to countries like Germany, Italy and France.

What is the history of Timisoara?

Timisoara's origins trace back to the 13th century when it was part of the Kingdom of Hungary. It became an important fortress town in the Middle Ages. The Ottomans conquered Timisoara in 1552 and it was part of the Ottoman Empire for over 160 years. The Austrian Habsburgs captured Timisoara from the Ottomans under Habsburg rule. Timisoara was rebuilt and modernized. It was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918, when it became part of Romania after World War I. Timisoara played a key role in the Romanian Revolution of 1989 against communism, being the starting point of the uprising. Timisoara retains influences from its Hungarian, Austrian and Ottoman past, seen in its diverse architecture. It has grown into an important economic, educational and cultural center in western Romania.

What language is spoken in Timisoara?

The language spoken in Timișoara today is Romanian, the official national language of Romania. Romanian is the native language for the majority of Timișoara's residents. The city has a diverse cultural heritage and has been part of different empires. This has led to several minority languages being traditionally spoken in Timișoara. The most common minority languages are Hungarian, German and Serbian. Around 6% of Timișoara's population are ethnic Hungarians; many speak Hungarian as their first language. There are Romanian Germans who speak German and ethnic Serbs who speak Serbian. Timișoara remains a multicultural city where Romanian, Hungarian, German and Serbian can still be heard today. English is increasingly common, especially among youth and for business.

What time zone is Timisoara in?

Timisoara and all of Romania are located within the Eastern European Time Zone. Timisoara falls under Eastern European Time, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Timisoara uses EEST (UTC/GMT +3 hours) in the summer months and EET (UTC/GMT +2 hours) in the winter months each year.

How many people live in Timisoara?

Timișoara has a total population of 306,500 as of 2023. There are 148,400 males and 156,800 females, resulting in a gender ratio of 49% male to 51% female. There are 45,600 people aged 0-14, representing 15% of the population. The working-age population between 15 and 59 years old is the largest segment, comprising 65% or around 199,000 people. There are 61,900 people in Timișoara who are aged 60 years and above, reflecting an aging population.

What are the most interesting facts about Timisoara?

Listed below are the most interesting facts about Timisoara.

  • Currency. The currency used in Timisoara and Romania is the Romanian Leu (plural form is Lei). Romania is not part of the Eurozone, so Euros are generally not accepted except at some tourist-oriented businesses. Local currency is needed for most transactions.
  • Time Zone. Timisoara is located in the Eastern European Time Zone, 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) and 7 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is observed from the end of March to the end of October, temporarily putting Timisoara 1 hour ahead (GMT+3) during summer.
  • Language. The official language is Romanian, which belongs to the Romance language family (as a descendant of Latin) and is the native language of over 90% of Timisoara's residents. English and German are prevalent as second languages in Timisoara, especially in central areas. Some basic Romanian phrases are still helpful to know.
  • Power Plugs. Power sockets in Timisoara and all of Romania are Type F, which have two round pins, similar to most European countries. The standard voltage is 230 V. Travelers from America will need power converters and adapters for U.S. plug types. Many modern devices have built-in voltage converters, but power adapters are still needed to fit Romanian outlets. Checking devices' input voltage/frequency compatibility is recommended.

How many days are needed to see Timisoara?

It is recommended to stay in Timisoara for three days, which is enough time to see the highlights of the city. 3 days is enough to see the top attractions like the Orthodox Cathedral, historic squares and Bega riverside, plus another day to take a day trip or dive deeper into the city's museums, architecture and culture. This number of days is enough to get a superb introduction to Timisoara and have a wonderful trip.

Is Timisoara worth visiting?

Yes, Timisoara is worth visiting. Timisoara is known as “Little Vienna” for its Austrian-influenced buildings. Timisoara charms visitors with its pedestrian-friendly historic center, leafy parks and lively cafe culture. Top attractions include the Orthodox Cathedral, Liberty Square and the Bastion fortifications. Timisoara offers great museums, theaters, festivals and nightlife. The city played a key role in Romania's 1989 revolution against communism, adding historical significance. Timisoara is easy to explore, with efficient public transit and a compact center. Its cafes, pubs and restaurants offer a diverse food scene. Timisoara is a must-visit destination for history, culture, urban exploring and an authentic Romanian experience.

Is Timisoara expensive to visit?

No, Timisoara is considered an affordable destination for travelers, especially compared to other cities in Europe. It ranks in the top 10% for affordability in Europe. The average daily cost for a traveler is estimated at €56 ($61, £48). This covers food, local transportation, accommodations and some sightseeing/entertainment and costs can vary widely based on your travel style.

Hotels and vacation rentals are found to be quite affordable compared to much of the world. The average hotel room costs €37 ($41, £31) per night. Food is around 50% cheaper than the average cost in the US. A meal at a mid-range restaurant averages €10 ($11, £9) per person. Groceries from supermarkets are also estimated to be around 50% less than in the US.

Timisoara does offer a very good value compared to much of Europe. Budget-conscious travelers can easily control costs by choosing affordable accommodations, eating cheaply and using public transportation.

Is Timisoara safe to visit?

Yes, Timisoara is very safe to visit. It is one of Romania’s most popular tourist destinations. Timisoara has low crime rates, especially violent crime, which is rare. The city center and main tourist areas have a visible police presence and crimes against visitors are uncommon. Standard precautions like avoiding deserted areas at night still apply. Pickpocketing can occur in very crowded areas, but violent muggings are extremely rare. Timisoara has good infrastructure and services for visitors. The city's historic center is very walkable and public transportation like trams, trolleybuses and buses are safe and convenient options for getting around. Timisoara's welcoming atmosphere, visible security and lack of threatening crime make it a very safe city for tourists to explore.

Is Timisoara easy to visit with kids?

Yes, Timisoara is easy to visit with kids. The historic city center is compact and walkable, with pedestrian zones perfect for strolling with a stroller. Major sights like the Orthodox Cathedral are accessible for families. There are many parks and playgrounds for kids to run around, such as the huge Rose Park, which has a mini amusement park. The Bega River promenade offers space to bike or skate. The city is safe for families and has efficient public transportation like trams, trolleybuses and buses. Museums like the Village Museum have interactive exhibits to engage children. The Timisoara Zoo provides entertainment and education. There are playgrounds and attractions at Iulius Mall. Most restaurants are kid-friendly and the local cuisine offers options children tend to enjoy. Timisoara makes an ideal city break with children.

What is Timisoara famous for?

Timisoara is most famous for being the starting point of the 1989 Romanian Revolution against communism. Secondly, Timisoara is known as the first city declared free of communism during the revolution. Thirdly, Timisoara is also well-known for its stunning Austrian-influenced architecture, earning it nicknames like “Little Vienna” and “City of Flowers”. Key architectural sights include its pedestrian-friendly historic center showcasing a mix of Baroque, Rococo and Art Nouveau buildings, the towering Orthodox Cathedral and the remnants of medieval fortifications like the Huniade Castle. Lastly, Timisoara has a reputation as an economic and education hub in western Romania. It is a dynamic center of business, technology and manufacturing and is home to several universities. The city's high quality of life, culture and cafes attract many visitors.

Who are the most important people born in Timisoara?

Listed below are the most important people born in Timisoara.

  • Iosif Constantin Drăgan (1907-2008). Iosif Constantin Drăgan was an influential Romanian businessman and philanthropist born in Timisoara. He founded the Drăgan Group, a large European petrochemical company. Known as the “peasant billionaire”, he donated over $100 million to fund humanitarian projects worldwide, including orphanages, hospitals, churches and schools.
  • Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984). Johnny Weissmuller, born in Timisoara, Romania, was an American competition swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s. He was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals for swimming and one bronze medal for water polo.
  • Corneliu Coposu (1914-1995). Corneliu Coposu was a Romanian politician and dissident against the communist regime born in Timisoara. He was a founding member and first president of the Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party after communism fell. He is remembered as a symbol of anti-communist resistance.
  • Ion Dacian (1930-2004). Ion Dacian was a renowned Romanian opera singer and professor born in Timisoara. A dramatic tenor, he had an international career performing major roles at La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden and other top opera houses. He later taught at the Timisoara Music Conservatory.
  • Octavian Ursulescu (1931-2016). Octavian Ursulescu was a Romanian conductor born in Timisoara. He conducted orchestras across Europe, serving as principal conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic and guest conductor at the Vienna State Opera, among others. Highly influential in Romania, he helped found the Banatul Philharmonic Orchestra.

What to eat in Timisoara?

Listed below are what you can eat in Timisoara.

  • Mici. Mici is called “mititei” in Romanian. Mici are grilled skinless sausages normally made from a zesty blend of ground pork, beef and lamb before being served alongside spicy mustard, crusty bread or crispy fries. Mici is a popular food and is served at most markets in Timisoara.
  • Sarmale. Sarmale consists of minced pork and rice tightly wrapped and rolled within pickled cabbage leaves before being simmered in aromatic tomato sauce and finished with cooling sour cream and soft polenta. Sarmale is one of the popular foods visitors are raving about in Timisoara.
  • Plăcintă. Plăcintă is a crispy, flaky Romanian pastry that encases fillings like tangy cheese, savory minced meat, fresh fruit or sweetened cocoa paste before being baked or fried to golden perfection. Plăcintă is a delicacy for visitors to try in Timisoara.
  • Papanasi. Papanasi are sweet, fried Romanian doughnuts stuffed with fresh white cheese, fruit jam and lightly sweetened sour cream. Papanasi is a popular finger food in Timisoara markets.
  • Ciorba. Ciorba refers to sour Romanian soups like silky tripe stew, hearty bean and smoked meat soup, always paired with vinegar or lemon wedges, cooling sour cream and crusty bread on the side. Ciorba is a popular soup served at restaurants in Timisoara. Ciorba is one of the best food to eat in Romania.

What are the best places to eat in Timisoara?

Listed below are the best places to eat in Timisoara.

  • Casa Bunicii. Casa Bunicii is one of the famous restaurants to eat in Timisoara, offering a taste of traditional Romanian home cooking. The menu features classics like sarmale, papanasi, ciorba and mititei and daily specials made from seasonal ingredients. Dining at Casa Bunicii feels more like gathering around your family's table than a typical restaurant experience. This homestyle restaurant truly captures the spirit of traditional Romanian cuisine and hospitality.
  • Beraria 700. Beraria 700 is a historic beer hall located in Piata 700 square, on the site of an old fortress, Timisoara. It is known for its wide selection of traditional Romanian dishes like ham hock, goulash and mici and its house-brewed beer, which dates back to 1761. The restaurant has a lively, festive atmosphere, especially on weekends when there are live music performances. Beraria 700 features a spacious indoor seating area decorated in a traditional style and a large outdoor terrace for alfresco dining. The restaurant is an excellent place to sample Romanian fare and regional beer in a historic beer hall setting.
  • Restaurant Continenta. Restaurant Continental is an elegant fine-dining restaurant in Timisoara, Romania. It offers classic Romanian cuisine made with high-quality ingredients and refined techniques. The ambiance is upscale and refined, with white tablecloths, dark wood accents, crystal glassware and attentive service. The menu features elevated takes on Romanian favorites like sarmale stuffed cabbage rolls, ciorba sour soup, mititei grilled meat patties and papanasi fried doughnuts, as well as freshly caught fish and seafood dishes. Visitors highlight the excellent service, with knowledgeable and professional wait staff catering to guests' needs. The wine list offers a wide selection to complement your meal. The romantic atmosphere also makes Restaurant Continental a nice spot for a special date night or celebration.
  • Crama Timisoreana. Crama Timisoreana is a bar located in Timisoara, Romania. Housed in a historic building near the city's main square, it offers a cozy, inviting atmosphere with rustic decor. The wine list spotlights vintages from the Banat wine region, providing an excellent introduction to local Romanian varietals. Crama Timisoreana serves small, shareable plates and appetizers to accompany your wine. Visitors highlight the knowledgeable and friendly staff who can offer expert guidance in selecting the perfect wine pairing.

What are the best areas to stay in Timisoara?

Listed below are the best places to stay in Timisoara.

  • Cetate. Cetate in Timisoara immerses tourists in top attractions like the iconic Union Square, stunning Orthodox Cathedral and elegant Opera House. Its abundance of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues exude a lively atmosphere. The neighborhood feels lively yet secure for solo wanderers both day and night.
  • Iosefin. Iosefin's streets, artistic flair and cultural venues have tourists perceiving it as a creative and cool neighborhood in Timisoara. Solo travelers will feel at ease wandering the neighborhood by its sidewalks with museums, art galleries and leafy parks. Its abundance of daytime activities gives it a relaxed vibe, making it safely navigable for lone visitors.
  • Fabric. Fabric in Timisoara offers beautiful pastel-hued architecture, which lends it an idyllic, old-world European-style neighborhood. Its historic buildings now house cozy cafés and markets, retaining Fabric's neighborhood character. Fabric is a secure, laidback oasis for solo tourists wanting to immerse themselves in local life.
  • Circumvalatiunii. Circumvalatiunii's proximity to modern conveniences like the Iulius Town shopping complex contrasts with old-world attractions like the Central Park and Botanical Garden in Timisoara. The neighborhood's blend of peaceful green spaces and commercial centers is perceived by tourists as cosmopolitan yet comfortably low-key for wandering alone during daylight hours.

What are the best accommodations to stay in Timisoara?

Listed below are the best accommodations to stay in Timisoara.

  • Hotel Timisoara. Hotel Timisoara is centrally located in the center of Timisoara, right next to Opera Square and within walking distance of key landmarks like Union Square, Victory Square and the Orthodox Cathedral. The hotel is a 4-star hotel with elegant and spacious rooms featuring air conditioning, free WiFi, minibars and modern amenities. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant, lobby bar and secured parking. Visitors praise the excellent central location, friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms and good breakfast. Hotel Timisoara is one of the best hotels to stay in Timisoara, with its prime location, great facilities and high-end accommodations.
  • Hotel Central. Hotel Central is a modern 3-star hotel in central Timisoara, close to the main squares and Bega Canal. It offers contemporary, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a breakfast buffet area. The hotel provides clean, comfortable accommodations at a more affordable price point. The central location makes it easy to explore Timisoara on foot. It is a solid mid-range choice.
  • Atlas Hotel Timisoara. Atlas Hotel Timisoara is a modern 4-star hotel in the center of Timisoara. The hotel has contemporary and comfortable rooms with free WiFi, air conditioning, minibars and flat-screen TVs. Visitors praise the central location, clean and spacious rooms, helpful staff and good breakfast. On-site facilities include a restaurant, lobby bar, fitness center and private parking. The hotel is near top attractions like Union Square, Victory Square and the Orthodox Cathedral. Atlas Hotel Timisoara is regarded as one of the best hotels in the city center, offering modern amenities and excellent service in a prime location. It is a great option for those looking for a comfortable upscale stay close to the main attractions.

How to get from Timisoara to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport?

There are a few ways to get to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport from Timisoara. These are by plane, train, bus and car. Firstly, regular direct flights are from Timisoara Traian Vuia International Airport to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport. The flight time is 50 minutes. Airlines like Tarom, HiSky and Wizz Air offer this route. Secondly, visitors can take a direct train from Timisoara Nord Railway Station to Bucharest Gara de Nord Railway Station. The journey takes 9-10 hours. Thirdly, visitors can take a bus from Bucharest's main railway station to the airport. There are regular buses from Timisoara to Bucharest's main bus stations. The bus journey takes around 8-9 hours. Visitors can take the express bus line 783 from the bus stations to the airport. Fourthly, driving from Timisoara to Bucharest and Henri Coandă International Airport takes 6-7 hours, depending on traffic.

Where to go shopping in Timisoara?

There are several great places to go shopping in Timisoara. These are Iulius Mall, Bega Shopping Center, Shopping City Timișoara, Kapa Shopping Center and Galeria Mall. Firstly, Iulius Mall is the largest shopping center in Timisoara, spanning over 120,000 square meters across five floors. It has over 450 stores, including popular international and local brands like Zara, H&M, Pull & Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, Kenvelo, Lee Cooper, Nike, Mango, Massimo Dutti and Tommy Hilfiger. There is a hypermarket, 12-screen cinema, food court with various restaurants, a world-class fitness center and entertainment options like a casino, bowling alley and children’s playground. Secondly, Bega Shopping Center is located in the city center of Timisoara. Bega Shopping Center offers a mix of over 70 international and local brands like Steilmann, Leonardo, DM Drogerie Markt, Bodo Sport, Carrefour supermarket and more. It is accessible by public transportation and has additional amenities like restaurants, cafés, banks, beauty salons and opticians. Thirdly, Shopping City Timișoara is a large mall that opened in 2015 and spans 100,000 square meters. It has major retailers like H&M, C&A, Kenvelo, Lee Cooper, Nike, Adidas, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Sephora, Douglas and more. There is a food court, supermarket, playgrounds and entertainment options. Fourthly, the Kapa Shopping Center in central Timisoara opened in 1999. It includes over 80 stores with apparel, shoes, accessories, furniture, electronics, toys, supermarkets, restaurants, beauty salons, banks and more. Brands include Steilmann, Takko Fashion, Jolidon and Triumph. Lastly, Galeria Mall opened in 2005 and includes over 70 stores with apparel, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, perfumes, electronics and souvenirs. It has a cheerful, seasonally decorated interior. Brands include Kenvelo, Motivi, Lee Cooper, Colin's, Triumph, Sephora and Douglas. There are cafés and hair salons inside.

What festivals or events are taking place in Timisoara?

Listed below are the festivals or events that are taking place in Timisoara.

  • Timisoara Day. Timisoara Day is an annual event held on August 3rd, celebrating the day in 1919 when Timisoara became part of Romania. The event starts with a public ceremony followed by concerts and parties that continue late into the night. It is a commemoration of an important day in the city's history.
  • Central European Film Festival. The Central European Film Festival is a 7-day event held annually at the end of summer showcasing the best seven films from Central Europe and the Balkans, Timisoara. It features some of the past year's most exciting Romanian and international films. The festival connects audiences with actors and directors from the region and hands out awards. It is attended by numerous film enthusiasts.
  • Euroregional Theatre Festival (TESZT). Euroregional Theatre Festival (TESZT) is an annual international theatre festival in Timisoara since 2008. It features theatre performances, concerts, exhibitions and other events. The festival promotes cross-cultural dialogue and introduces new theatrical trends and forms. It brings together artists and specialists from Romania, Hungary, Serbia and beyond as a celebration of theatre in the region. TESZT is one of the much-awaited festivals in Timisoara.


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Romania's third largest city is probably its most beautiful. Timisoara is a city of elegant squares and boulevards, tranquil gardens and fairy-tale churches, all with a fun-loving party vibe as well.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Timisoara

1. a history of freedom.

Timisoara was the epicenter of Romania's rebellion against Communism, and you can find out all about it at the inspiring Museum of the 1989 Revolution.

2. Superb Historical Sights

The city has over a thousand years of history to celebrate and wonderful architectural sights like its Old Town Hall and the stunning Baroque cathedral, as well as the impressive Timisoara fortress.

3. There are Plenty of Great Galleries

Timisoara has become a major cultural center in recent years. Independent galleries like Jecza or Helios are the major reason, and the Timișoara Art Museum is spectacular as well.

4. The Gorgeous Parks and Gardens

Timisoara is famous for its blossom and flowers, and the city maintains a gorgeous array of green spaces, like Roses Park, the Botanic Park and Poporului Park.

5. It's a Great Base to Explore the Banat

On the borders of Romania, Hungary and Serbia, the Banat is a magical region, offering spellbinding towns like Arad, ancient ruins, caves and dramatic beauty spots like the Nera Gorges.

What to do in Timisoara

1. piața victoriei: ever victorious.

Every visit of Timisoara starts at Victory Square, with its central fountain, the Fantana cu Pesti, joyfully lighting up Timisoara's night sky. South of the square is Catedrala Mitropolitană, whose eleven towers rise in perfect symmetry up to 300 feet in the air. For a cultural fix, visit the Romanian National Opera House, or discover the palace-turned-archeology-museum Castelul Huniade.

2. Memorialul Revoluției: The Results of Resistance

Timisoara was the starting point of the 1989 Romanian revolution, a bloody but successful revolt that overthrew the country's communist regime. Starting with this city of a few hundred thousand inhabitants the movement quickly spread throughout the whole country. This research center chronicles the rapid process, as well as the history of the hated dictatorship. First-hand documents, photographs, and videos will have you enthralled, creating an experience you will not soon forget.

3. Piata Unirii: Baroque Beauty

This majestic square is the other central hub of the city, surrounded by possibly even more gorgeous attractions. The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint George offers a window into traditional religious life in this part of Romania, while the Serbian Church offers a different cultural perspective. Visit the ornate Baroque Palace as well, whose intricate design is mirrored in the centerpiece of the square - the incredible Holy Trinity Monument. The Botanical Gardens aren't far either.

4. Parcul Rozelor: In the City of Flowers...

This urban park is one of many in Timisoara, but it is by far the most beautiful and memorable. With the Bega Canal babbling calmly through the green, the surrounding lands have been groomed and designed to perfection. Walk along the water, beneath the canopied walkways, and stop and smell the roses. Events are also held in the park's large outdoor theater.

5. Izvorul Bigăr: Shreds of Water

For travelers feeling a bit more adventurous, the Bigar Waterfall natural preserve awaits just a couple of hours away from Timisoara, at the heart of the national park lands. Deemed one of the most beautiful of its kind, this waterfall is unique in the way the water spreads and shreds over the moss. Equally strange is its location on the 45th parallel, exactly halfway between the Equator and the North Pole...

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Where to Eat in Timisoara

Timisoara has some genuine gourmet restaurants that match the best in Bucharest. Standout places include Caruso - which serves up experimental and traditional Romanian dishes - as well as Nora, where the grilled meats are exceptional. Meal prices start at about RON20.

When to visit Timisoara

Most visitors arrive in summer, between mid June and early September. If you love rock and dance music, early July is a good time to go, as Timisoara hosts its Revolution Festival.


How to Get to Timisoara

Most people fly into Traian Vuia International Airport, which has connections to cities like Berlin and London. From there, take bus number 4 (RON2.50).

Trains arrive in Timisoara from as far afield as Vienna, Budapest and Munich, and the station is very centrally located.

From Bucharest, take the E81 then the A1 at Sibiu. Take the E70 from Belgrade, or the E75 then the A1 from Budapest.

Viitorul Transport and Normandia provide daily buses from Bucharest to the central bus station, which is just behind the train station.

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Excellent hotels in Timisoara's historic center include the Do Stil Boutique Hotel, the North Star Continental Resort (which has a handy spa facility) and the Hotel Timisoara.

Popular Neighborhoods in Timisoara

Cetate - The historic core of the city, Cetate was built by the occupying Ottomans as a fortress city, with the castle at its heart. Nowadays, it's a beautiful, cosmopolitan center for shopping and culture.

Fabric - Named after its high concentration of textile mills (now gone), Fabric is dotted with historical sights like Millennium Church and is also home to the Timişoreana brewery.

Calea Șagului - This southern suburb is home to the Museum of Communist Consumerism, a cluster of good hotels and fine restaurants like Homemade.

Where to stay in popular areas of Timisoara

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Trolleys, buses and trams ply the streets of Timisoara. Tickets cost RON2 for most journeys (a little more on Express buses).

Expect taxis to cost about RON2.20 for the meter drop, then RON3 per mile after that.

Car rental options include Budget, Agar and Maya, and you can find deals for as little as RON50 per day.

The Cost of Living in Timisoara

Shopping streets.

Timisoara is a great place to shop for vintage fashions, with huge weekend flea markets like Piaţa Mehala offering hundreds of stalls. Otherwise, Piaţa Victoriei is the main shopping area.

Groceries and Other

Local supermarkets include Billa and Kaufland. To give an idea of prices, 12 eggs will cost around RON6.50.

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