Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Timisoara

Lying near the Hungarian and Serbian borders, Timisoara is the gateway to the West and has a long history of cosmopolitan multiculturalism. It's the birthplace of the 1989 Romanian Revolution that ended the Ceauşescu's dictatorship, an important centre in recent Romanian history. It is a green, pleasant and walkable city with cosy cafes, lively markets and interesting museums, offering plenty of entertainment to fill your time, whether you are visiting for a day or a week.

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Piaţa Unirii

The main square of Timisoara’s Old Town is the most picturesque and a focal point for the whole city. Named "Union Square" after the two cathedrals that face one another across it, this is the perfect place to relax in a café and engage in some people watching.
Adresse: Piaţa Unirii, Timisoara

Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

Built in 1754, the same year as the Roman Catholic cathedral that it faces across the square, this immense building stands as a reminder that this city lies on the Serbian frontier, with a large Serb population calling the city home and many cultural ties across the border.
Adresse: Piaţa Unirii, Timisoara

Roman Catholic Cathedral

Located directly opposite the Serbian Orthodox cathedral, the Baroque Roman Catholic cathedral fills the eastern end of Piaţa Unirii. Have a look above the altar to marvel at a painting carried out by Michelangelo Unterberger of the Viennese Fine Art Academy.
Adresse: Piaţa Unirii, Timisoara

Huniade Castle

Now housing the Banat History Museum, this magnificent 14th century palace (the oldest monument still standing in the city) was built by John Hunyadi during the reign of the Hungarian king Carol Robert and redesigned by the Hapsburgs in the late 18th century.
Adresse: Piata Huniade 1, Timisoara

Cetate Synagogue

In 1864, when Timisoara was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the Jews of the empire were emancipated and in the same year, they were granted the right to build this impressive synagogue. It was turned into the Romanian Jewish History Museum years later.
Adresse: Str. Marasesti 6, Timisoara

Romanian Orthodox Cathedral

With 5,000 wooden struts beneath it to hold it up from the swamp Timisoara is built on, the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral was built between 1936 and 1946. It has memorial crosses to those who died during the revolution of 1989. Also, this cathedral, now considered one of the symbols of the city, is located in a central and quiet area surrounded by parks.
Adresse: Bulevardul Regele Ferdinand I, Timisoara

Banat Village Museum

This large open-air collection of 19th-century peasant houses offers a fascinating glimpse into a bygone age, including folk performances. Situated 6 kilometres northeast of the city centre, tram 1 goes there from the Timisoara-Nord train station.
Adresse: Str. Avram Imbroane 31, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 225 588
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Victory Square

This representative square is a great place from where to start your tour of Timisoara, since it's close to the Opera House, the Orthodox Church and the statue of Romulus and Remus, just to mention a few attractions. Furthermore, it is a nice place to visit for its own sake because of the cosy cafés and parks that surround it.
Adresse: Victory Square, Timisoara

Rose Park

If Timisoara is called "the city of flowers" it is largely due to this amazing park that offers a wide array of different, colourful flowers and lots of white benches that combine to create an extremely romantic atmosphere. Also, this park is pretty close to Bega River, so if you still feel like walking a bit, you should definitely check it out as well.
Adresse: Academician Alexandru Borza Street, Timisoara

Opera House

A must see in Timisoara is the Opera House, located right in the city centre by the beautiful Victory Square, full of cafes where you can relax after a visit to the Opera House. Built between 1871 and 1875, the architecture of this building is enchanting both within and without.
Adresse: Marasesti Street 2, Victory square, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256433020 / +40 256201284

Muzeul de Arta

This affordable museum located in the beautiful Plata Unirii is located in a suggestive and recently renovated baroque building. Both the permanent and temporary collections are worth a visit, especially to have a look at the paintings of some Romanian artists, a great way to immerse yourself a bit more into Romanian culture.
Adresse: Piata Unirii 1, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 491592
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Billetter: 10 RON. Free entrance for students and retired persons.

Theresia Bastion

This eighteenth century fortification was named after Queen Maria Theresia (mother of Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France) who actually acted and was considered as an empress in the Habsburg states. Theresia Bastion is a nice venue for hanging out with friends during summer evenings because of the different cafés and bars that create a lively atmosphere.
Adresse: Hector street, Timisoara


After having wandered through the city for a while, spoil yourself with some time at this spa: whether it is a sauna, a hydro-massage or one of the different kinds of massages offered at Termalum (therapeutic, facial, energizing, anti-cellulite, etc.) just relax and enjoy.
Adresse: Avram Imbroane 56, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 0736 010333
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm


Romania has a large wine industry. In fact, just 25 km outside Timisoara you will find the Recas vineyards where you can take long wine tasting tours and then buy the genuine products they offer. The friendly staff and the wonderful location make the visit even more enjoyable.
Adresse: DC 66 Recas, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 330 100

Tökés Reformed Church

This church, located few minutes away from the city centre, has great historical importance since it was here the 1989 revolution began, when Father Lászlo Tökés spoke out against the regime, bringing people onto the streets to resist the attempts to arrest him.
Adresse: Str Timotei Cipariu 1, Timisoara

Memorialul Revolutiei

If you want to better understand Timisoara and the historical importance the city has, then you have to pay a visit to the Memorialul Revolutiei. Have a look at the short film about the role of Timisoara in the 1989 revolution and then start wandering in the museum, founded by a veteran of the same revolution.
Adresse: Str. Oituz 2B, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 294 936
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Billetter: Free entrance, but donation requested

Casa Bunicii

Casa Bunicii is a tribute to all the jam-making, love-generous and cooking-talented grandmas out there. The menu has been created from grandma’s old recipes and the feeling of the place is of joyful appreciation.
Adresse: Virgil Onitiu 3, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 356 100 870 / +40 723 656 918

Restaurant Dinar

Restaurant Dinar is an established family-run Serbian restaurant that offers big portions of Serbian-style barbecues as well as fish and local dishes, reflecting the multicultural variety of the city in an intimate environment.
Adresse: Strada Turgheniev 10A, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 22 96 96
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 12:00 pm - midnight

Cucina Moderna

Local recipes cooked in a more modern way, adding an exotic touch. If you're still not convinced that this restaurant is worth the visit, just think about the quantity and variety of food and wines, the refined presentations, the cosy atmosphere and you soon will be.
Adresse: Str. Eroilor de la Tisa 57, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 202 129
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm


Even if you're not vegetarian or vegan, this restaurant is definitely worth a visit because of its successful recipe to offer healthy but tasty food at the same time. Not to be missed: the delicious soups.
Adresse: Str. Francesco Grisellini 2, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 724637374
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Restaurant Merlot

If you are in the mood for a romantic dinner, then check out this restaurant where the interior design seems to be created just to celebrate S. Valentine, where the service is flawless and extremely professional and where the food, presented in a very elegant way, is simply excellent.
Adresse: Splaiul Nistrului 1, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 736 626 204 / +40 356 450 520
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Restaurant Sabres

Here seafood is the main protagonist, but obviously there is a lot to choose from, even for vegetarians, and always in the Mediterranean style. Not to be missed: seafood tagliatelle with tomato sauce and herbs.
Adresse: Str. Craiova 1, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 356 430 001
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

Suppa Bar

What's better than a soup for lunch during a cold day? At Suppa Bar you will potentially taste a different one every day; all of them, though, are prepared with fresh ingredients and offered at affordable prices. End your meal with a delicious but healthy dessert, such as carrot cake.
Adresse: Emanoil Ungureanu 17, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 721 707 403
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fast Food Libanez Beirut

Middle-east atmosphere in this fast-food located in the central Piata Victoriei that serves Lebanese food such as falafel, shawarma or hummus, making sure that everything they offer is authentic and tasty. It's common here to take away your order, but it is also possible to stay in and enjoy the meal in loco.
Adresse: Piata Victoriei 2, Timisoara
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - midnight

DAF Junior

Located just outside the centre of Timisoara is DAF JUNIOR, an exceptionally elegant restaurant with a magical, romantic location full of colourful flowers. Spoil yourself with well-presented dishes following the Romanian tradition, but also pizza or tasty meat.
Adresse: Strada Gloria 5, Giroc
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am

George's Snack Hut

Not particularly advertised, but still loved by the citizens of Timisoara, George's Snack Hut will be noticed not because of colourful neon signs or people handing flyers on the street, but because of the delightful flavour and the long queue. Don't miss the chance to try the best hamburgers in Timisoara.
Adresse: Strada Emanoil Ungureanu 11, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 722 563 291
Åpningstider: Monday - Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm and Thursday - Friday 10:00 am - midnight and Saturday 7:00 pm - midnight

La Pizza Napoletana

This pizzeria is an authentic hidden gem characterised by a unique atmosphere, indoors and outdoors in the lovely terrace, as well as by their high-quality and fresh ingredients. Keep in mind that only pizza is served here, and drinks can be bought in the nearby bar.
Adresse: Strada Arges 18, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 722 234 345
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Papillon Cafe

This café-bar, which can be found while wandering in Piata Unirii, is often frequented by art students, since Papillon Cafe is considered to be a sort of cultural centre in the area, featuring art shows, live music and exhibitions of photos or paintings.
Adresse: Piata Unirii 8, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 724 300 858
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 am and Sunday 8:00 am - midnight


Great variety and quality of every item on the menu in this pastry shop that is literally a paradise for all those who have a sweet-tooth out there. Here you'll find sweet delicacies from different cultures such as Romanian, French or Italian, served by a friendly staff.
Adresse: Gheorghe Lazar 30-32, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 0356 461 112
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Cafeneaua Verde

In this central but quiet café you can have a simple espresso, but also a fresh and healthy juice, a variety of sandwiches or tasty waffles. There are two different rooms, one for smokers and one for non-smokers, where you can enjoy your order in a colourful environment.
Adresse: Str. Coriolan Brediceanu 2, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 724 084 324
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - midnight and Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am - midnight

Carturesti Mercy

Tea-lovers and book-lovers just can't avoid Carturesti Mercy, one of the cosiest places in town that offers a wide variety of teas and a library. Go there and relax for a while after having toured the city.
Adresse: Strada Florimund Mercy 7, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 356 458 210
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Irish Public House

Irish pubs all over the world serve as a friendly place for people to get together, drink beer and meet new friends. The Irish Public House, located just one minute away from Piata Unirii, is no exception.
Adresse: Eugeniu de Savoya 4, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 742 944 847

Symphony Café

The highly regarded Opera House is an 18th-century marble building situated on the square where protesters gathered during the 1989 revolution. After an evening at the Opera you might want to stop for a cocktail or a hot chocolate at the Symphony Café, which is located in the same building as the Opera.
Adresse: Alba Iulia 2, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 724 521 527
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - midnight


D'arc is located in Piata Unirii, in the centre of Timisoara. This is the city's main entertainment venue, the place to be when going out with friends. The atmosphere has an old-style feeling where you can dance to live music as well as to what the DJ is playing.
Adresse: Piata Unirii 5, Timișoara
Telefon: +40 722 891 085
Åpningstider: Thursday - Saturday 10:00 pm - 6:00 am


For all the beer-lovers out there, check out this cosy combination of a café, a pub and a record store whose staff is always ready to talk about music and beer and to help you pick the right one in both cases.
Adresse: Str. Henri Berthelot 6, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 0256 707 107
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm and Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm and Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fratelli Lounge & Club

Perfect venue for a night of dancing with good music of all ages and lots of people to have fun with during the weekend, well into the morning. Check the events to come on the website while you're in town and choose the one you prefer.
Adresse: 1 Corneliu Coposu Street, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 0722 122 123
Åpningstider: Friday - Saturday 11:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Spirit Cafe

If you're in the centre touring the city, stop by Spirit, a café that offers wine and cocktails as well. Good music is always on and the modern interior design will surely enchant you.
Adresse: Str. Mercy 3, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 744 641 377
Åpningstider: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 am, Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 am, Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 am and Sunday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Lobby Bar

Chic bar open to both the clients of the hotel and to visitors, especially recommended in the summer for the lovely terrace where you can spend the night sipping your drink and chatting with some friends in an elegant environment.
Adresse: Str Marasesti 1-3, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 498 852

Piata Victoriei

In this central square you will find countless lines of shops selling all sorts of souvenirs and modern conveniences. Check out Galeria Helios and Galeriile de Arta Populara for beautiful local crafts.
Adresse: Piata Victoriei, Timisoara

Bega Shopping Center

For everything under one roof – from designer clothes to jewellery, electronics or music – head to Bega Shopping Centre, a shopping mall located in the historical centre where you will find different kinds of shops and brands such as Carrefour, Unicredit Bank and Yves Rocher.
Adresse: Str. Carol Telbisz 3, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 293 112

Outdoor Markets

The Banat region is also justifiably famed as the fertile agricultural heartland of Romania. Consequently, there are lots of markets worth visiting for local products on Str Coriolan Brediceanu or in Piata Badea Cartan. Have a walk there and immerse yourself in the smells, colours and tastes of the Romanian culture.
Adresse: Piata Badea Cartan, Timisoara

Iulius Mall

One of the biggest shopping mall in Romania, where you will find a cinema, supermarkets or brands like H&M, Bershka and Zara. Furthermore, on the third floor there are countless restaurants serving food of different countries that will satisfy all your desires, as well as well-known cafés or fast food such as Starbucks, Pizza Hut or Subway.
Adresse: Str. A. Demetriade 1, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 401 600 / 601
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Enoteca de Savoya

This is paradise for wine-lovers. Here you'll find every kind of wine you may need: red, white, still or sparkling, international or local. As already mentioned, Romania is famous for its tradition as a wine-producing country, so don't miss the chance of getting a bottle of good wine from the area of Recas.
Adresse: Str. No. Eugene of Savoy. 11, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 433 644 / +40 256 433 472 / +40 724 544 423
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Amely Shoes

As a renowned brand in Romania, so that you will find countless Amely Shoes shops while wandering around Timisoara. It offers a great variety in terms of footwear (sandals, boots, high heels, flip flops), but also many other kinds of accessories such as purses, belts or wallets.
Adresse: Piata Victoriei 7, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 356 441391 / +40 256 489592

Timisoara International Airport

Timisoara International Airport, located 12 km north-west from the town centre, is linked by the bus Express no.4 (E4) to the city centre and the central railway station of Timisoara city, with service available 24 hours. There is also a taxi service between the airport and the town centre (run by Omnitour). Furthermore, you are also offered all major car hire companies, ATM machines and currency exchange facilities within the airport.
Adresse: Str. Aeroport 2, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 386 089

Public Transport

Timisoara has an extensive bus, tram and trolleybus network. Buses and maxitaxis can be taken from the bus station on B-dul Maniu Iuliu to nearby cities, as well as Hungary and Turkey. For travelling around the city, the trams and trolleybuses offer the best option with 11 tramlines and 9 trolleybus lines connecting all the major venues, run by Regia Autonoma de Transport Timisoara (RATT).
Adresse: Bvd. Take Ionescu 56, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 356 803 700


The main train station in Timisoara is the Gara Timisoara-Nord (north train station), which is, confusingly, in the west area of the city on Str. Garii 2. There are eight fast trains a day to Bucharest, plus daily services to other major Romanian cities as well as Budapest and Belgrade. Tickets can be purchased at Agenţie de Voiaj CFR at Piata Victoriei 2.


It is possible to hail a taxi on the street, especially in the city centre or around the airport and train stations, but they can also be ordered from companies. Euro Taxi is one of the major taxi companies in town.
Adresse: Str. Carol Davila 34 A,Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 941 / +40 256 219 144


Stamps can be bought at the post offices that are usually open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during the weekdays and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday. Details of the main post office in town:
Adresse: Blvd. Revolutiei 2
Telefon: +40 0256 492.871


Pharmacy services are available at Sensi Blu Pharmacy, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Romania.
Adresse: Piata Victoriei 7, Timisoara
Telefon: +40 256 201 217
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm and Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm


Country code: +40 Area code: 256


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