First mentioned as town in 1342... first town in Europe which used electricity for the streets lightening in 1884 and the first European city to introduce horse-drawn trams (in 1869)...
Timisoara was built on a swamp; the Metropolitan Cathedral has 5000 oaks supports underneath it;
Timisoara is known also as "little Vienna" and the "town of roses"...
The most loved and hated city of Romania at the same time because it was always one step ahead and one step closer to Europe... the end of Communist period begun here...
Due to its many parks, public gardens, squares and green spaces, Timisoara has earned its name of garden-city. The cultural scene enjoys also a good representation: 3 important theatres - Romanian, German and Hungarian, The Romanian Opera and the Philarmonic Orchestra and many other art galleries, museums and exhibition centers.
Johnny Weissmuller, Hollywood’s original Tarzan, was born here.
Gustave Eiffel(actually his company), the creator of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, built a foot bridge over the Bega.
The world record for drawing "speed cartoons" is held by Timisoara's artist Stefan Popa (131 cartoons/minute)
Explore Romania by starting with Timisoara. Feel surprisingly great!