In Crivina de Sus, a village situated on the right bank of the Bega river, right at the border between the Timiş and Hunedoara counties, a real 300 year old treasure is kept: the oldest wooden church of Banat. This place of worship with the patron known as “Cuvioasa Paraschiva” (Pious Paraschiva), dates back to […]
Beregsău Mic is a village located in Timiş county, that only started to benefit from the presence of a Serbian population after the last waves of Serbian colonization, at the end of the 17th century. Today, the village has a population which is mainly of Serbian origin. This is also the place where we find an […]
We have seen many abandoned churches in Banat but none of them match the charm and beauty of the one from Bobda. Initially constructed to serve as a mausoleum for the Csávossy noble family, due to its great size, it was later transformed into a Roman-Catholic place of worship. The last religious service to take […]
Catherina Zelenak is 91 years old and is among the last Swabians who still live in Clopodia. She lives alone and, because of a train accident suffered during her youth, she has lost her legs, but this doesn’t stop her, not even at her old age, to take care well of her house. We have […]
Starting halfway through the road between Timişoara and Arad, on the DN69 / E671 (and then DJ692, see map) and until the Carani village, you are delighted by signs that lead to the Castle of Count Mercy. The disappointment starts from the moment you arrive in front of the historical building and realize that you […]
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 […]
Prin Banat represents travels, stories and fondness for the Banat lands. Until not long ago, Banat was one of the most visited and praised regions, this mainly due to some premiers that have been well marked in history and that deserve to be remembered. Another reason that has encouraged us to start making these journeys through Banat was the advanced state of degradation that has taken over a lot of the historical monuments. Therefore, we will go around Banat from now on, we will visit all kinds of places, we will find out their stories and we will pass them on, however they are, good or bad, beautiful, full of nostalgia or sunk in mystery.