Discover Timiș County, Romania – Timișoara city, The Blue Cave, Mlaștinile Satchinez Ornithological Natural Reserve …
The county seat of Timiș County is the city of Timișoara, which is a strong cultural center with many first runs in its history. We just mention a few:
– The first brewery in Romania attested – 1718
– The first city in continental Europe with electrically illuminated streets -1884
– The first horse-drawn tram on the territory of Romania – 1869
– First phone network on the territory of Romania – 1881
– The first film screening on the territory of Romania – 1897.
The city has special attraction sites for tourists including its buildings, parks and cultural objectives. It is difficult to determine what you should see first, and it is no doubt that a short holiday is not enough. Here are some guidelines:
– Historic buildings
Romanian National Opera, Hunyadi Castle seat of the National Museum of Banat, Dicasterial Palace, Baroque Palace – the Museum of Art, Löffler Palace, Palace Hilt, Count Mercy House, Turkish House, Firemen Caserne of Iosefin and many more.
– Military Museum,
– Banat Village Museum,
– Museum of Church Art,
– Parks: Roses Park; Anton Scudler Central Park; Alpinet Park; Botanic Park, etc.
Timişoara has a lot of cultural events on various themes including; music festivals, film festivals, theater festivals, festivals of literature, fashion, combined arts and traditional markets.
In the county, visitors may be interested in resorts, nature reserves or cultural objectives.
Buziaş Resort is famous for its thermal water springs and for its architecture with Byzantine-style buildings. The city park, with an area of 20 hectares, is the place where you can admire many rare species of trees, among which the most important is the maple.
Another resort with thermal waters located in Timiș County is Calacea Baths. It is located in an impressive park with trees and a lake with white lilies.
In Lugoj, you can stop to visit the Museum of History, Ethnography and Fine Arts. Here you can see archaeological, ethnographic, memorial, fine art and history collections, as well as historical documents and objects collected throughout the county of Timiș.
History passionate can go to Sânnicolau Mare to visit the city museum housed in Nako Castle which was owned by Count Nako Kálmán.
Grot from Românești is one of the most famous caves in Timiș County. It spans on three levels, and not all rooms are accessible to the public. In the cave there is a room special for its acoustics where various musical performances have been organized since 1984.
In the area there is also the Blue Cave, famous for the blue color of its rocks that dominate inside. It is fully open to visitors.
The Ornithological Nature Reserve Satchinez Marshes is the most beautiful natural protected area of the county, called “Delta of Banat “. On the 122 hectares, it includes five ponds where from April to September bird lovers can see stilt, heron and egret, species protected by law.
At Bătești there is another natural reserve of meadow with daffodil, which is approximately 20 hectares in size.