Walking Tour of Timisoara [2023 European Capital of Culture]

Timisoara is the 3rd largest Romanian city with a fascinating history! Caught Ottoman Empire expansion and Habsburg (Austrian) monarchy, the city always had a rebel and independent spirit. It's where the anti-communist revolution of 1989 began! Join me on this guided tour of Timisoara to learn the city's history, see its major sights and discover its Art Nouveau beauty!

What you need to know about this Timisoara guided tour:

  • This is a private walking tour of Timisoara available all year round. Duration about 3h, flexible starting time
  • Learn about Timisoara's fascinating history also called 'Little Vienna' and visit its main sights and landmarks
  • Walk through the city's main squares (Union, Victory, Liberty) and admire the restored Art Nouveau and Baroque architecture
  • Pass by Timisoara's major landmarks and find out about their significance: Orthodox Cathedral, Opera Square, City Hall
  • Enjoy a typical street snack from Banat region from the best place in town - in my humble opinion :)

Additional information

Starting point: in front of McDonald's in Victory Square. Starting time to be agreed.

There are no entrances to any sights on this tour.

We will be walking on cobble stones so please wear comfortable shoes.

* Read our Timisoara travel guide in the 'Main Attraction' section of Romanian Friend

Moments to expect during the Timisoara walking day trip:

Victory Square

Our starting point for this tour of Timisoara will be the splendid Art Nouveau inspired Victory Square, one of the most important hotspots in the city, centrally located. Did you know that Timisoara is the European Capital of Culture in 2023? I can tell you more about the city's plans!

Victory Square

Maria Theresia Bastion

This last-standing bastion was part of a defensive structure built 300 years ago by the Habsburg Empire in response to military technological advancements of those times (gun powder and cannons). What today seems trivial, in those times was considered state-of-the-art strategy and planning. Today, it's a cool place where the locals hang out and have fun.

Maria Theresia Bastion

Admire 'Little Vienna'

The city had a Vienna-inspired aristocratic life in the 18-19th century, with splendid, imperial looking buildings scattered all over its main squares. A superb mix of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture, I will show you the best spots in the city to admire what was once called 'Little Vienna' and tell you more about those times.

Admire 'Little Vienna'

Enjoy a typical street snack

During our tour we'll also stop for a delicious treat: a street pastry or sweet desert, depending on your preference. I'll tell you a little about traditional Romanian food and typical cuisine in this region which blends Balkan, Hungarian and Romanian influences in its own way!

Enjoy a typical street snack
2 x 25 Euro
How to book this tour?
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Timisoara
  • Nearest airport: Traian Vuia Timisoara
  • Nearest train station: Timisoara North Train Station
  • Landscape: Urban

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