The Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, Timisoara

The Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, Timisoara (must see)

The Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral is a Romanian Orthodox cathedral in Timisoara, Romania. It was built between 1937 and 1940. It is dedicated to the Three Holy Hierarchs, Saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. It has 11 towers, of which the central and the highest are 96 meters high. It is home to many valuable religious objects such as old icons and early writings in Romanian, such as the 1648 Noul Testament de la Bălgrad and the 1643 Cazania lui Varlaam. The building's style is quite unusual among Romanian Orthodox buildings, although it is partly based on local religious tradition and partly on Byzantine architecture. Elements such as niches under the eaves, starry vaulting in the interior and lacquered discs in a variety of colours, can be seen in monasteries such as Cozia or Prislop. The church's interior and exterior paintings were created by the painter Atanasie Demian.
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Sight Name: The Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Sight Location: Timisoara, Romania
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Places of Worship in Timisoara Walking Tour   City Orientation Walk  

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.
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
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 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
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
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
Palaces and Castles Walking Tour in Timisoara

Palaces and Castles Walking Tour in Timisoara

The “Little Vienna” has amazed thousands of curious eyes for many years. This is thanks to the stunning palaces built in various styles, meant to lure visitors from all over the world. Take this tour to appreciate the most important historical buildings in Timisoara.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km