Bastionul Theresia
Bastionul Theresia
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I wouldn't go out of my way to see these Habsburg fortifications, but since they're in the very center you're sure to pass by them.
They were built when the Habsburgs took over Timisoara from the Ottomans in the early 18c to strengthen the city. Over the centuries they decayed and today we see only a small renovated part of them. Spaces in them are mostly used for private businesses like bars and restaurants.
Written March 26, 2023
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
May 2023 - Museums night Timisoara .. 13th of May to be very accurate gave the opportunity to bring the Theresia Bastion in the spot.
It is the last standing bastion of the former fortification of Timisoara and on the 13th of May was the spot where under the umbrella of the Museums night event, there was a very interesting event going on.
In the courtyard of the bastion , actors were performing reenactment shows - taking the visitor through the eons past. At specific hours cannons were shut, medieval and more modern weapons were on display for those interested.
And the grand final , a show with acrobats handling divers items on fire - providing a very interesting show of light, smoke and shadow all that with a nicely picked music to it.
The Banat museum , that has it's temporary home in the bastion had 2 exhibits that were open till Sunday 4 am in the morning - where entrance was free of charge (for the first time in my life I've seen queues in Timisoara at a museums entrance) - very interesting both.
1st about the city of Timisoara - titled Spotlight Heritage - depicting the neighborhoods of Timisoara , through the historical ages of the city - after the Habsburg conquest in 1716.
2nd - titled - Prince and Sultan - about the conflict between the Habsburg and Ottoman empire in the 17-18 century and obviously about the conquest of Timisoara by Prince Eugen of Savoy in 1716.
Overall a very interesting afternoon and evening - for those who love history and for the kids it was a great event ... definitely worth attending.
This review is about an event - however if you are in Timisoara it is definitely worth visiting - a very interesting place, the Theresia Bastion.
Written June 10, 2023
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Timisoara has been freed from the Ottoman rule in 1716 (Eugen of Savoy was the general - later to become feldmarschall - who besieged and conquered Timisoara) and after that the Habsburgs has started modifying and extending the fortifications of the city.
The fortress of Timisoara - with all fortifications - was extending over 138 ha (quite a big surface to have in sqm is 1,38 mil sqm) and it was a Vauban (polygonal fort based defessive system ) that was built by the Austrian armies engineering core, starting in 1717 and got to its maximum stage 1765 ....( after 1765 the fortifications were not extended anymore ).
Like the vast majority of fortresses in Europe the fortress of Timisoara became obsolete and between 1899 and 1910 an extensive dismantling process took place and the Theresia Bastion is the last almost complete piece of the once mighty fortifications of the city that can be seen (there are other 3 pieces of fortifications in the city 1 in 700 square , another 1 in the botanical parc - very small piece of wall and the 3rd in Marasti square).
The Theresia Bastion was renovated over the past years, between the walls and inside the courtyard are several restaurants and terraces in the summer , art galleries and walking areas - so it has a little bit of everything for everyone.
Overall a very interesting place and for those of you who are interested in history is definitely a must see place in the city.
Visiting is for free, parking in the area can be a real challenge but after 17:00 its free of charge - otherwise its paid parking.
So when you are in Timisoara , go and check it out.
Written August 29, 2020
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Daniel_ros
Sibiu, Romania133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012
this is one of the last remains of the impressive star-shapped fortress that timisoara had centuries ago. recently it has been renovated and become more alive with cultural activities and cafes around it. a good alternative to the union square and 5 minutes away
Written November 9, 2012
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TWP64
London, UK372 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Perhaps this is heaving in summer, but on a winter's day it was very quiet - well dead to be honest. Most of the units (cafes, restaurants, shops) appeared to have closed down - with the exception of one apparently decent restaurant. It all felt like a real shame as it's a beautiful environment with seemingly huge potential.
Written February 21, 2017
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carmen u
655 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
Maria Theresia Bastion was built between 1730 and is the largest piece of the old fortress wall that still exist and can be visited even representing one of the attractions of Timisoara.
Here you can find photo gallery, art gallery, various exhibitions...
So, if you arrive in Timisoara, visit the Maria Theresia Bastion, located close to the center.
Written October 21, 2016
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danilociganovicrs
Belgrade, Serbia53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
Good place to drink coffee and enjoy ambience and sun in one of fancy cafes, inside old Maria Theresia bastion.
Written August 23, 2016
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Corina N
Timisoara, Romania67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
I leaved next to the Bastion about 3 or 4 years and I was wondering why they don't care. Please see the pictures before being renovated. It was not a pleasure to pass walking thru it...awful smell. 😢
I am so happy today and every day since is new and well cared. I am happy I could go inside for different events. 😍

It is beautiful! awesome! When the traffic is light is a pleasure to have a drink around there.

Go take a walk and look! I am doing it all the time.

I just visited today for attending an expo: Our body or Human body!

I wish nice vacation and a nice walk! 😉😆
Written March 28, 2016
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Zlatan75Mitic
Pozarevac, Serbia1,316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Timisoara in most of its history was the fortifications - fortress. In the Middle Ages there was a so-called. old fortress, which was smaller, and at the time of the Habsburg monarchy, was built more forts. All squares, historical monuments Timisoara are part of the new, large fortress of Timisoara. Bastion Maria Theresa of XVIII century is one of the conserved parts of the new fortress of Timisoara and was the protection of the first ring of fortifications.
Written March 8, 2016
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Max It Out
Harrogate, UK1,190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
The bastion is part of the 17 hundreds fort of Timisoara, over the past few years it's been completely renovated but still has the old fort feeling,

It now home to many bars and cafes and it a lovely place to unwind, relax and read a little bit of Timisoara history.
Written February 25, 2016
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