Palaces and Castles Walking Tour, Timisoara

Palaces and Castles Walking Tour (Self Guided), 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.
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Palaces and Castles Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Palaces and Castles Walking Tour
Guide Location: Romania » Timisoara (See other walking tours in Timisoara)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: HelenF
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hilt Palace
  • Szechenyi Palace
  • Dauerbach Palace
  • Merbl Palace
  • Neuhausz Palace
  • Lloyd Palace
  • Weiss Palace
  • Löffler Palace
  • Huniade Castle
  • Dejan Palace
  • Dicasterial Palace
  • Baroque Palace
Hilt Palace

1) Hilt Palace

Hilt Palace or Hilt & Vogel is a historical building in Piata Victoriei, Timisoara. It was built between 1912 and 1913 according to architect László Székely's plans. The style, which is quite diverse among the buildings in Timisoara, is Art-Nouveau and makes the building fit in well with the city’s architectural collection.
Szechenyi Palace

2) Szechenyi Palace

Szechenyi Palace is a historical monument which was built between 1900 and 1914 by Szechenyi Society, according to architect László Székely's plans. It is a four-level building with balconies and a tower at its corner. During the Revolution in December 1989, scenes occurring in front of the Cathedral were recorded from one the building’s windows; its historical importance is evident. The palace is located on the “Corso” side of the Victory Square.
Dauerbach Palace

3) Dauerbach Palace

Dauerbach Palace was built in 1913 for Georg Dauerbach, who in 1911 bought an empty property 1240 square meters big; his aim was to build a house with places for rent. The architect of the building was László Székely, a well known specialist at that time. The Dauerbach Palace is one of the many Timisorean buildings designed by Székely.
Merbl Palace

4) Merbl Palace

The Merbl Palace is a Grade II listed building on Piata Victoria. The three-storey palace was built in 1911, designed by architect Arnold Merbl in an eclectic style with elements of Baroque and Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession). On the ground floor of the building is the Mihai Eminescu Bookshop.
Neuhausz Palace

5) Neuhausz Palace

Neuhausz Palace is a historical building in Piata Victoriei, Timisoara. It was built following László Székely’s architectural plans in a combination of eclectic, secession and Hungarian Art Nouveau. The palace is a symmetrical, four-storey building; the middle part of the façade, which stands out, is covered with a copper roof.
Lloyd Palace

6) Lloyd Palace (must see)

Lloyd Palace is a monumental venue, which was built between 1910 and 1912, according to the plans of architect Leopold Baumhorn. The building’s architecture is eclectic with influences of secession. Before the Second World War, on the palace’s ground floor there was a Café, where the city’s elite would meet. Today, the palace serves as the seat of the Polytechnic University’s rector.
Weiss Palace

7) Weiss Palace

Weiss Palace, which was built in 1912, is located at the beginning of Republicii Avenue. The building was designed by Arnold Merbl Co. and the gable is the result of Székely László’s efforts. Weiss Family had many well known personalities in Timisoara that were doctors and businessmen; this building’s construction was a profitable deal for them.
Löffler Palace

8) Löffler Palace

Löffler Palace from Piata Victoriei was built between 1912 and 1913 by the family and firm of businessman Leopold Löffler, in order to serve as firm headquarters and home for him and his three sons. The Palace is a four-storey construction with beautiful façades; the one which faces Piata Victoriei has a much more simple design.
Huniade Castle

9) Huniade Castle (must see)

Huniade Castle is the oldest building in Timisoara. It was built between 1443 and 1447 by Iancu de Hunedoara, on the ruins of an old castle from the 14th century. Despite numerous changes, the castle kept its boundaries within a quadrangle yard, the position of the donjon tower and “Knights Chamber”. The castle’s tower has a rectangular form, small height and little windows; the roof is not visible, due to some decorations at the top.
Dejan Palace

10) Dejan Palace

Dejan Palace or Deschan, also known as the Scherter Palace, is an edifice in Timisoara built in 1735 by councillor Deschan in Neoclassical style. Its name comes from the family of French origin de Jean, who subsequently changed his name to Deschann de Hansen. Later the first bazaar was founded in Timisoara. The palace was returned after the revolution and in recent years, has changed owner and has been completely renovated.
Dicasterial Palace

11) Dicasterial Palace

Dicasterial Palace houses the headquarters of Timisorean Court, Timis Tribunal and Court of Appeal. It was built between 1855 and 1860 and it was originally designed to serve as the residence of Banat’s governor. The palace is a monumental construction, which for a long time, was the grandest building in Timisoara, due to the fact that it was built on a long, three-street stretch. At the beginning, the palace had 273 offices, 34 rooms for servants, 34 kitchens, 65 cellars, 27 warehouses; all of these were grouped within three interior yards. The building was raised in the Italian Renaissance style, imitating the Medici Palace in Florence.
Baroque Palace

12) Baroque Palace (must see)

Baroque Palace is a historical building located in Piata Unirii. Since its construction, the palace served several purposes, namely military and administrative. In the present time, the palace houses the Museum of Art; the features of the building contributed to its election for the museum’s location.

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.
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