July 29, 2004
Timisoara was one of the first to go head on toward the Western way of life and you'll notice it just by walking down the street. It has many gardens and has a vibrant cultural life. On Victory Square (Piata Victoriei), you will notice crosses with the name of the people who died during the Revolution and the showpiece of this long square is the Metropolitan Cathedral, an Orthodox cathedral built between 1936 and 1946 following the design of architect Ioan Traianescu. It mixes the Byzantine style often seen in Orthodox churches with the more typically Romanian Moldavian style.
From journal Roadtrip to Romania