A citytrip to Timisoara (in Romania) was on our agenda at the end of June. Most of the people we told about our trip had never heard of this city before. Until Ryanair added it to their destination list, we hadn’t heard of it before either. Plane tickets were available for less than € 20,- (from Weeze, Germany) and because we had never been to Romania before, we decided to take a chance. It’s just so much fun to explore new places! Timisoara is not only a beautiful city (as you can see in our article Timisoara through our eyes), you can also find a lot of street art here. In this article we share our favourites.
All over the city you can see a kind of print street art: mostly small prints (combined with 1 to 3 words or numbers). The man with the risen fist and the date seems to suggest it’s about a revolution. That would fit Timisoara, because in 1989 the Romanian revolution started (a liberation from communism). Do you happen to know more about these prints? In Gdansk we saw similar ones all through the city too.
The lady at the tourist office adviced us to check out the area alongside the river Bega; there were supposed to be great bars to go for a drink. We didn’t find any, but we did see some street art on the other side of the river.
In the quarter behind our apartment we found a small food market where you can buy fresh fruit and veggies. It looked like people here are not very used to tourists yet. Especially at the market people were staring at us. But they were also very friendly and loved to be in our pictures. The grey concrete apartment buildings and walls were perfect spots for graffiti and street art.
Sometimes you can find street art in the weirdest places. In Timisoara there’s a big shopping mall called Iulius Mall. In the car park below the mall you can find a huge collection of street art. We found it while looking for the entrance to the mall.
The 4th day of our trip to Timisoara, we walked all the way to the quarter Fabric. In this area of the city used to be some branches of the river Bega, which were convenient for trading. Between 1880 and 1910 in this quarter a lot of factories and beautiful big buildings were build, mostly in Secession style. Nowadays street art can be found here too, as you can see in the picture below.
We both really like to explore cities with an alernative atmosphere and a little bit of a raw edge, just like Timisoara. In cities like that most of the time street art is part of the streetview. Do you like street art too? And where did you find some beautiful street art? Do share your tips in the comments below this article!