The Banat

Hungarians, Turks and Austrians, who prior to the First World War held this region on the Serbian border, have naturally left their mark here, most notably in Timisoara, the regional "capital", but also in its villages which retain a strong cultural identity. Lovers of wild landscape and winter sports will appreciate the Semenic mountains dotted with ski resorts, and the Danube gorge which is renowned for the spectacular Iron Gates.

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Orthodox Cathedral
Orthodox Cathedral
Built by Ion Traianescu between 1936 and
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Victory Square
Victory Square
Dominated by the Orthodox cathedral and
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Liberty Square
Liberty Square
This symmetrical square was laid out in
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Serbian Bishop's Residence
Serbian Bishop's Residence
This 1747 residence has a fine Baroque
Brück House
Brück House
This lopsided, whimsical Secession-style
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Brück House
Brück House
This lopsided, whimsical Secession-style
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