Bastionul Theresia, Timisoara

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Theresia Bastion, named after the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa, is the largest preserved piece of defensive wall of the Austrian-Hungarian fortress of Timișoara. It covers about 1.7 hectares of the city center. It was built between 1732–1734. Today it is used as a passage, but it also houses commercial spaces, restaurants, bars, a disco and a library, and two permanent exhibitions of the Museum of Banat, the Information and Communications Technology "Violin - a passion for life", and the Ethnography Museum Village. The bastion is included on the list of historical monuments in the Timiș County with classification code TM-II-m-A-06103.03.HistoryAfter the conquest of Timișoara by the Habsburgs in 1716, it was realized that the old fortifications could not cope with new fighting techniques, therefore it was decided to rebuild the whole city in Pagan style (a fortress-stronghold of a stellar shape). It had an area larger than the Ottoman medieval fortress. The city was surrounded by three stellar belts that could be filled with water. Access was via three gates: of Vienna, Petrovaradin and Transylvania (completely demolished in 1891). The nine bastions of the fortress were named after kings and queens or generals. In the second half of the 19th century, the majority of the city walls was demolished to make room for the rapidly expanding city.Literature Mihai Opriș, Timișoara: Monografie urbanistică, vol. I: Descoperiri recente care au impus corectarea istoriei urbanistice a Timișoarei, Timișoara: Ed. BrumaR, 2007, Valentin Capotescu, Arhitectura militară bastionară în România, vol. I: Cetatea Timișoarei, Timișoara: Ed. Bastion, 2008,
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  • Old stronghold which has given way to commercial activities. Many empty premises. I didn't see this styruttura nothing really worth to be recommended ...
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  • The stronghold is located in the city centre, a short walk from piata unirii and is perfectly preserved. Inside there are only restaurants and in my opinion it would be nice to take advantage of the empty premises for exhibitions and cultural events. In general it is cute!
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  • Impressive, perfectly preserved. Right in the Center. Too bad that once there is pretty much nothing but bars, restaurants, shops ... in the Centre a structure made of glass and metal left to itself and full of rubble. Yet another restaurant failed?
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  • Sad place. Modern architecture but does not work for people. No parking space.
  • I recommend a visit at the Christmas market. Just opened.
  • Dating from the 1700s, the last remains of the Austro-Hungarian empire's fortress in Temesvar. Now museums, terraces and a bistro.
  • One of the most interesting POIs in Timisoara. It haz nice bars and restaurants inside of it, a good place to visit.
  • Nice remnant of old city walls.
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