Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County and has 319.279 inhabitants.

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Timișoara, Saint Ecaterina Church

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45,75428 N, 21,22835 E

The church is the successor of the medieval church, dedicated to the same patron saint. In the medieval church's crypt was buried in the 13th century the wife of King Carol Robert de Anjou, Maria Ecaterina, who died in the period when the court of Hungary's kings was Timișoara. The church was the property of the Reformed Franciscan monks from the Sanctissimi Salvatoris province, who in the 18th century also possessed a monastery besides the church. Due to the construction of the fortress, around 1723 the church was demolished.

The monks were moved in the center of the town, on the present Bolyai Street, where between 1753-1756 a church was built in the place of a former mill. In place of the demolished church in 1763 an obelisk was built in remembrance of the personalities buried there. Once the street was widened, around 1935, the obelisk was moved in the cemetery from Calea Lipovei, but since then nothing has been known of the graves. The new church was built in a pure Baroque style, containing several cult objects from the old church.

Between 1887 and1889 the church was reconstructed, this time in a neoclassic style, but preserving several Baroque elements.

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Open hours:

Monday-Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00

Contact:

Tel: 0040-256-434-885

You can speak with us in:

Romanian, Hungarian, German

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