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.
Romania offers a wide range of accommodation opportunities, as diverse as the country itself. From luxurious 5* hotels to inexpensive hostels, from traditional pensions to modern apartments, here you can find something to suit every style and budget.
Nightlife in Romania is something that you definitely have to experience during your stay here. As the sun goes down, … no, it’s not Dracula coming to life, but the cities seem more alive than ever. You don't want to miss all the fun after dark!
On any given day (and night), in Romania you will find thousands of lively bars to choose from, which include in their drinks lists everything from classy cocktails or sophisticated coffees to ice cold beer or elegant wines.
No matter what is it that you are looking for, you’ll find a specialized shop where you can buy it from. From large malls to small boutiques, the Romanian shopping options are diverse in both product range and appearance.
If you want to move from one place to another, Romania offers many possibilities and options to choose from. The numerous companies providing transportation services will ensure high quality services at affordable rates.
Romania provides numerous possibilities for sports and outdoor activities throughout the year. If you like to move and fill up with adrenaline, browse this category in order to find the most suitable activity for you.