Piata Victoriei (Victoria Square)
Victoria Square (Piata Victoriei), known as the Opera Square, the main square of Timisoara. On two sides of the square is small Opera House (north) and the Metropolitan Cathedral (south), two dntre most representative architectural monuments of the city. Side of the promenade from the Opera of the Cathedral is called Corso, and the other, Surrogate. Victoria Square was designed in the early twentieth century, the place of the old fortress fortifications, which were demolished to allow development of the city.
Initially the market was seen as an esplanade with restaurants and luxury shops. In the mid twentieth century, the market was practically closed by the appearance of the cathedral and blocks of flats on the side Substitutes. In the 80s of last century, with the removal of tramways, the market has become a pedestrian only area. On December 20, 1989, the crowd here was to proclaim Timisoara close as the first city free of communism in Romania.