Called the "City of Lights", Timişoara is one of the largest urban centres in western Romania. Filled with history and more open to the western civilization, the city was the starting point of the anti-communist revolution in Romania. Visiting Timişoara will give you the opportunity to discover its Habsburg-influenced architecture, to take a romantic walk on the bridges over the river Bega and to taste the Serbian-flavoured cuisine.
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Whether you plan a romantic rendezvous with your loved one, having fun with friends, spending time with the kids or just drowning in your own thoughts, the river Bega offers a wide range of entertaining activities, such as kayaks, paddle boats and water walking balls.
If you seek relaxation, the numerous parks spread along Bega offer the perfect setting. You can enjoy rare flora in the Botanic Garden or the smell of various types of roses in the Roses’ Park, learn about local important figures from the statues in the Central Park and let your kids have fun in the Children’s Park, a dreamland from where they won't want to go.
Art, music and dance lovers can opt to participate to the performances held at the Romanian National Opera and the Banatul Philharmonics. For your entertainment, you can also attend some popular events taking place in Timişoara, such as Plai Festival, Student-Fest and the Beer Festival.
If you are passionate about hunting, the hunting areas in the surroundings of Timişoara are a destination not to be missed. In these quiet areas, chic rural pensions are waiting for you.
In Timişoara you will also find a very special attraction, aeromodelling. Dozens of small planes take off every week from the specially designed track, situated outside the city.