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Timisoara – designated the EU Cultural Capital for 2021 There are easy ways to travel to Timisoara, in the West of the country, by plane. Low cost air...

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Timisoara – designated the EU Cultural Capital for 2021
There are easy ways to travel to Timisoara, in the West of the country, by plane. Low cost airlines have even more affordable tickets than by train so you can save money and time as well. It is just one hour distance by air instead of driving or travelling by train about 10 hours from Bucharest. The airport is well connected to the city by bus.
The city is renowned as “small Vienna” due to its history and baroque architecture, the first in Europe with electric light and the first in the country to change the communist era. Nowadays it is an active business and cultural hub. In the central part there is a street covered with colorful umbrellas as you can see it on my Instagaram account. It is something cheerful and popular already in many European cities.
I was impressed by the cathedral but disappointed by the small and deteriorated center as well as the forgotten Botanical Garden. The main square is a mix of influences; the most beautiful is Unirii square with beautiful and colorful houses, large teraces around and small streets from it. The prices are high and do not reflect the reality only that it may be the West proximity. The work force is also very expensive and difficult to maintain as compared with the rest of the country. There are also few beautiful parks to explore and at the end of May the Roses Parks near Bega river are very pleasant with many spaces to relax. There are also quiet streets with sumptuous old buildings, imperial heritage and a provincial atmosphere of retired people. It is also known that tribes of rroms took many real estate properties with patrimony value.
The local food is Pleskovita, a kind of hamburger with “mici” (small meatballs) an influence from the neighboring Yugoslavia. There are many shops of second hand things and outlets. As I understand from locals people are interested to buy valuable things from West, sometimes quite new and qualitative with lower prices. This is definitely a different mentality influenced by Austro-Hungarian ancestry. A day trip from small Paris to little Vienna to explore the city.
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