Map of Timişoara: Metropolitan Cathedral

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Since 1919, when Banat unites with Romania, starts the encouraging of the Orthodoxy, disadvantaged till then. Thus, in 1926 is the old parish from the fortress re-established and in 1939 is set up Timișoara's Bishopric, later on the metropolitan seat of Banat. The ambitious project of the Orthodox cathedral with a volumetric capacity of 5000 people was realized the architect Ion Traianescu. Its style combines the religious Byzantine tradition with the Moldavian one. Because of the marshland the edifice stands on a concrete plate supported by more than 1000concrete pillars, 20m deep thrust.
The construction workings lasted 4 years (1936-1940), but the paintings were only finished in 1946. At the inauguration of 1946 assisted King Mihai and Petru Groza prime minister. The 63 m long and 32m wide cathedral has 11 cupolas, the greatest of 83,7m.
A special attention is attributed to the 7 bells, harmonized by the composer Sabin Drăgoi; their sound impress through the unusual resonance and it can be heard in the whole town. The paintings were realized by Atanasie Demian. The cathedral harbors at the basement a rich collection of old religious art from Banat and a precious icon collection. The museum holds 3000 rare religious books, more than 800 icons and paintings and more than 130 religious objects. Here can be found the New Testament from Bălgrad (1648), the Homiliary of Varlaam (1643) and the relics of St. Ioan cel Nou from Partoș the protector of the Orthodox from Banat. The basement part from the altar includes the necropolis of Banat's metropolitan bishops.
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Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Ovidiu Bobu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Ovidiu Bobu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Iulian Maiorescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Iulian Maiorescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Zvanciuc Crina

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Zvanciuc Crina

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Zvanciuc Crina

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Zvanciuc Crina

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: pr. Marius Florescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: pr. Marius Florescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: pr. Marius Florescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: pr. Marius Florescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: pr. Marius Florescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: pr. Marius Florescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: pr. Marius Florescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: pr. Marius Florescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: pr. Marius Florescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: pr. Marius Florescu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Zvanciuc Crina

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Zvanciuc Crina

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Zvanciuc Crina

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Zvanciuc Crina

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Zvanciuc Crina

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Zvanciuc Crina

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Radu Capan

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Georgiana Corovița

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Marian Ghibu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Marian Ghibu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Ovidiu Bobu

Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·, Photo: Ovidiu Bobu

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GPS: 45.75078N, 21.22424E

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Map of Timişoara: Metropolitan Cathedral
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Timişoara: Metal Bridge

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Timişoara: Water Palace

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Timişoara: Roses park

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Timişoara: Metropolitan Cathedral

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Timişoara: City hall

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Timişoara: Fountain with Fish

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Timişoara: Loga High School

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Timişoara: School Piarist

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Timişoara: Museum of Banat

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Timişoara: The Huniazilor Castle

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Timişoara: Neuhausz palace

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Timişoara: Löffler palace

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Timişoara: Lloyd palace

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Timişoara: Timisoara

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Timişoara: Weiss palace

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Timişoara: Carmen Sylva High School

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Timişoara: Saint Ecaterina Church

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Timişoara: Palace of Culture, Theater and Opera

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Timişoara: The Military Casino

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Timişoara: Statue of St. Mary

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Timişoara: Decebal Bridge

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Timişoara: Dejan palace

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Timişoara: The old City house

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Timişoara: Guilds Tree

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Timişoara: Mercy house

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Timişoara: The Roman Catholic bishop

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Timişoara: Synagogue Citadel

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Timişoara: Franciscan Monastery

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Timişoara: Neptune public lavatory

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Timişoara: Dicasterial palace

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Timişoara: Academic library, Ormos house

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Timişoara: House of Prince Eugene of Savoy

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Timişoara: Emmer house

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Timişoara: The Art museum

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Timişoara: Maria Theresia Bastion

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Timişoara: Baroc Palace

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Timişoara: Discount Bank

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Timişoara: Brück house

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Timişoara: The Serb Orthodox Episcopal Palace

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Timişoara: Lenau High School

Timişoara: Lenau High School

Timişoara: Union Square fountain

Timişoara: Union Square fountain

Timişoara: The Evangelical Lutheran Church

Timişoara: The Evangelical Lutheran Church

Timişoara: Sfânta Treime or the Plague Statue

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Timişoara: The Serb Cathedral

Timişoara: The Serb Cathedral

Timişoara: The Romano-Catholic Dome

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Timişoara: House to the axis of iron

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