Museums and Galleries Tour (Self Guided), 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 during the World Wars and the Revolution as of 1989.
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Museums and Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Museums and Galleries Tour
Guide Location: Romania » Timisoara (See other walking tours in Timisoara)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: HelenF
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Memorial Museum of the 1989 Revolution
  • Serbian Bishops' Collection
  • Timisoara Art Museum
  • Military Museum
  • Calina Gallery
  • Banat Museum
  • Helios Gallery
Memorial Museum of the 1989 Revolution

1) Memorial Museum of the 1989 Revolution

Memorial Museum of the 1989 Revolution is dedicated to the event, which represented the fall of the communist system. Military and militia uniforms from those times are exhibited in special rooms, as well as testimonies of those who witnessed the Revolution, personal and official documents and collections of newspapers; all of these offer a full insight into the Revolution in Timisoara. The entrance is free, but there is an honesty box, so one can leave a donation.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm.
Serbian Bishops' Collection

2) Serbian Bishops' Collection

If you are interested in religious art, the city of Timisoara has a great offer for you. The Serbian Bishops' Collection, which is located in Piata Unirii, displays a collection of portraits and outstanding icons dating back to the eighteenth century.
Timisoara Art Museum

3) Timisoara Art Museum (must see)

The history of the art collection begins with the Banat Museum’s establishment in 1872. To the humble beginnings of the actual section of art, dating back to 1879 when the first painting was registered, is added an important donation from Ormòs Zsigmond’s collection, who was one of the museum’s founders, in the period between 1888 and 1895. His donation, which included Italian, Dutch, German, Austrian, Hungarian and Romanian paintings, formed the nucleus of the Timisorean museum. In 1979, the Art Section of the Museum had a collection of 7000 pieces, which from 1987 continued to evolve under a new roof in the west wing of the Baroc Palace, located in Piata Unirii. Since 2006, the Art Section is an independent museum.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Military Museum

4) Military Museum

The Military Museum operates in the historic monument building, the Military Casino, and it is organized in six sections: “Decebal”, “Early Middle Ages”, “Middle Ages”, “Mihai Viteazul”, “The Union of the Romanian Principalities and the World Wars” and the section called “Weapons and military uniforms Chamber”. The Museum’s patrimony represents a collection of over 2000 pieces: maps, documents and models of historical monuments and photographs.
Calina Gallery

5) Calina Gallery

The Contemporary Art Center, Calina Gallery was inaugurated in February, 2007. The Gallery aims to exhibit local contemporary artists as well as foreign ones and to encourage young talents. The exhibitions are filled with catalogs, movies, flyers and postcards about the artists and their work.
Banat Museum

6) Banat Museum (must see)

The Museum of Banat is a museum headquartered in Hunyad Castle. It was founded in 1872 under the name "Societatea de Istorie și Arheologie" (The Society for History and Archaeology). It hosts the largest collection of archaeological objects Banat. The ground floor houses the Neolithic sanctuary from Parța, a unique monument in Europe.

The museum includes departments for history, archaeology, ethnography and natural sciences. It also has a laboratory for conservation and preservation of objects of cultural heritage and history.

The museum is located in a historic monument building. The permanent exhibition presents archaeological material on the Neolithic, Daco-Roman periods and the Middle Ages. The museum owns goods listed in the National Cultural Heritage Treasure.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Helios Gallery

7) Helios Gallery

If one is looking for contemporary art in Timisoara, there are numerous galleries to be checked. Helios Gallery is not just an art gallery, but also an exhibition salon; special events on an international level are held here. One can visit the gallery from Monday until Friday and on Saturdays too.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm

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.
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 or 0.9 Miles
Timisoara Introduction Walking Tour

Timisoara Introduction Walking Tour

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 or 2.2 Miles
Palaces and Castles Walking Tour

Palaces and Castles Walking Tour

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: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

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: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Architectural Jewels, Part I

Architectural Jewels, 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 or 3.6 Miles
Architectural Jewels, Part II

Architectural Jewels, 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 or 1.4 Miles