St. George's Cathedral, Timisoara

St. George's Cathedral, Timisoara (must see)

The St. George's Cathedral, Timisoara or The Dome is located in Timisoara, Romania, at Piata Unirii, in the centre of town. The cathedral's foundation stone was put on 6th of August, 1736. It was designed by Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach from Vienna, and then Hans Lechner continued working on the building as of 1750. In 1774, it was finished by two architects from Timisoara, Johann Theodor Kostka and Carl Alexander Steinlein. The Dome was built in Austrian Baroque style and it was dedicated to Saint George, the diocese's patron saint. The picture located at the high altar was painted by Michel Angelo Unterberger, director of the fine arts academy of Vienna, illustrating the patron saint. The side altars were painted by Johann Nepomuk Schöpf in 1772. The precious oil-lamps were made by Josef Moser. The organ was made by Leopold Wegenstein, and it provides an impressive experience for the ears. The cathedral's bells were renewed in Germany in 1998.
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Sight Name: St. George's Cathedral
Sight Location: Timisoara, Romania
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Places of Worship in Timisoara Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Timisoara, Romania

Create Your Own Walk in Timisoara

Create Your Own Walk in Timisoara

Creating your own self-guided walk in Timisoara is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums and Galleries Self-Guided Tour in Timisoara

Museums and Galleries Self-Guided Tour in Timisoara

Home to amazing museums and galleries, Timisoara is the largest city in western Romania. Its greatness comes as a result of cultural interaction, which influenced the country in the past. It comprises local and foreign paintings, archaeological findings, war items and documentation, which left a painful mark on the lives of the survivors. Take this tour and live the emotions which culminated...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
The Fabric District of Timisoara

The Fabric District of Timisoara

Fabric is a historical district in Timisoara. This district was well known for its factories,as the name implies. Fabric became the most populated district of Timisoara in the 19th century. Aside from being a multicultural neighbourhood, it is also a place with many historical monuments worth seeing. Take this tour and visit the most astonishing venues of Fabric.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

One of the largest cities in Romania, Timisoara holds an honorary spot on one's travel map. One will be thrilled with the city’s harmoniously grouped landmarks and of course, it is incredible that the city houses quite a number of squares with historical value. Are you curious to visit Timisoara? Check out the city’s prominent landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Architecture in Timisoara, Part I

Architecture in Timisoara, Part I

Timisoara is one of the largest cities in Romania and the capital of Timis County. Among the treasures the city boasts, there are architectural monuments (in Baroque, Art-Nouveau styles), which traveled through time to tell us about the various aspects of Timisoara’s past. This tour unravels the enchanting side of Timisoara.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Places of Worship in Timisoara Walking Tour

Places of Worship in Timisoara Walking Tour

The city of Timisoara boasts an incredible number of religious venues that will even attract the attention of the most spoiled and dull creature on Earth. The main feature of the city’s worship places is the mix of uncommon architecture and varied history, which comes as an irreplaceable additional flavour to this walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Architecture in Timisoara, Part II

Architecture in Timisoara, Part II

Time had a strong impact upon Timisoara’s architecture, and because of this, many modern venues have a historical value and stand as reminders of important events which occurred in the past. These buildings are pieces of art, which reveal the true skill of a city’s famous architects. Take this tour and walk the streets designed by the most astonishing architecture in Timisoara.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km