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The cereal deposit from Giera

60 km away from Timişoara, only a short distance away from the Serbian border, is the Giera commune, documented in existence since 1332. Right on this village’s main road, at the house number 91 is the cereal deposit, with its wonderful architecture, reason for which it was declared a B category historical monument. Giera and […]

The story of Măreasa from Poieni

The story of Măreasa (word derived from “Măria Sa” in Romanian, “Her Holiness” in English, the way the villagers used to call her), the one who owned the Poieni domain in the 19th century, is not entirely unknown by those who used to go in the old times to the camp from the Poiana Ruscă […]

The Herendești mansion

Herendeşti is a village in the vicinity of Lugoj city, located at approximately 65 km from Timişoara (see map). Be very careful if you ever want to go there, not to make the same mistake that we did, completely missing the sign that showed the way towards the village. We arrived in the Victor Vlad […]

The Roman-Catholic Church of Vinga

Vinga is a commune in Arad county, documented around the 1300s and located just 32 km from Timişoara (see map). The main attraction of this place is the Roman-Catholic Church, built by the Bulgarian community of Vinga in just two years. It is practically impossible to pass through Vinga without noticing it (especially if you are traveling towards […]

Charlottenburg – the only round village in Romania

40 km away from Timişoara, on the way towards Lipova, hidden among the hills is the only round village in Romania: Charlottenburg. Due to its unique form, the entire village was declared a historical monument by the Minister of Cults and Culture. Still, when you get to Charlottenburg you need a few minutes to figure out […]

The Iron Tree House from Timișoara

We have passed many times by this house, in the city of Timişoara, without even noticing it. It took a Romanian tour guide book from 1983, which was forgotten in an old library, to get us to notice the house that still keeps the Iron Tree of Guilds trunk, held in place with a metallic […]