Theresia Bastion (Romanian: Bastionul Theresia), 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 and 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.
After 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.
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Virgiliu Pop | Mar 31, 2018
Well restored, a location where many events (a lot of them free) take place.
Kozo 0908 | Dec 28, 2017
I went there for a concert. It was great. Great location for concerts. Unfortunately, it is not very used for events.
Gabriel Lozba | Feb 25, 2018
An interresting building. You can take a good cofee.
Mihai Andrey | Jan 12, 2018
Nice place to visit and there are some good pubs to spend time , i usualy go in mgm
Ilona Postolache | Mar 11, 2018
Go to the museum and have a free funny portrait in Stefan Pops Popa's museum!
Augustin Hamza | Sep 30, 2017
Sad place. Modern architecture but does not work for people. No parking space.
Jolly Joker | Jun 23, 2018
The former defense system of the city of Timisoara, built in the 17th century are named after Maria Theresa, one of the best known empresses of former glory. The bastion was renovated and is now one of the points of interest, with Cafés and restaurants offering great services and ambient, especially during summer, when a beer on the terrace cools down the heat experienced during the day. It's in walking distance from Unirii Square. The prices are a bit higher in this area, but it's well wirth a visit.
Remus P | Jul 2, 2018
Old otoman building very nice . Shakira was here for dinner
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