Cultural attractions in Timisoara

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A city without history and culture is a deserted city. It is a city that cannot teach anything to its citizens. That is definitely not the case for the capital of Banat region. We will bring focus on the cultural attraction of Timisoara. 

Orthodox Cathedral

The Ordodox Cathedral was built between 1934 and 1936. The style of the Cathedral is Byzantine mixed with one from the North part of Moldova. The cathedral overwhelms you with its dimension but also with its glass cover, shinning from far away. You will probably “feel” the cathedral when you hear across the city the cathedral’s seven bells. Inside the cathedral one can admire a collection of old religious art from Banat and the holly remains of the bishop Iosif that were removed from Partos Monastery in 1956. The paintings and the architecture of the church are based on the Romanian traditional style but also reflect the talent and the art of those who brought their contribution to the beautification of the city.

 The Palace of Culture

The Palace of Culture is one of the most beautiful architectural and cultural buildings of Timisoara. It was built between 1971 and 1975 by two architects from Vienna in a Renaissance style. The palace has a main room dedicated to hosting shows and a couple of outbuildings. The building burned twice, original remaining the lateral wings of the palace. When the building was renovated, the style was changed to Neo-Byzantine.  The paintings of the hall have traditional motives on wall and Romanian popular fairy tales. Today, the National Theater “Mihai Eminescu” and the Romanian Opera host shows in the theater’s hall while the German and Germanic Theater present their performances in the ball hall of the Palace.

Banat Museum

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The idea to found a Banat Museum belongs to Banat Museum Associations and to its founder, Sigismund Ormos in 1872. The initial collections presented pieces from history and biological fields, while later on artistic pieces were added. An important section is the archeology and history that presents the evolution of dwelling in Banat since Neolithic times. The Neolotic sanctuary from Panta was rebuilt in a Museum. Bronze period is represented by ornaments and tools made of ceramics. The iron period is represented by the discoveries from Sacsu Mare in the Green Forest. The Palace of Culture represents a way of researching and cherishing the past.

These are three of the most representative edifices for the cultural attractions in Timisoara so make sure you don’t miss the chance to discover them.

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