Romania // The Banat //

Piata Victoriei

The focal point of Piața Victoriei is the huge Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, completed in 1946 with a blend of neo-Byzantine and Moldavian architectural elements – this is where most of the protesters were gunned down in 1989. At the opposite end, the unattractive Opera House stands near the castle, which now houses the Museum of the Banat’s broad collection of archeological and historical artefacts.