100 Places to See in Romania: The Cities; Romania Insider
This article is part of a series of stories divided by main categories, meant to celebrate Romania and its richness.
If your first and only experience of a Romanian city was Bucharest, then getting out there to visit some more is a must. Ancient settlements, medieval towns, or Art Nouveau architecture, Romanian cities will surprise the traveler with unexpected offerings.
This city is for many locals the first that comes to mind when thinking “medieval town.” Its old center preserves lots of medieval buildings and the tourist programs it offers, including a highly popular summer festival, is centered on its medieval heritage. The citadel dates back from the 12th century and it has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nature, architecture, arts, and street cafes are among Timisoara’s top attractions.