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Resita Travel Guide, Romania

Resita, Travel Guide – Location

Resita travel guide offers reference information on Resita, the capital city of Caras-Severin county, located in the picturesque south western Romania near Timisoara and Arad.

Resita, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate

The city is set on the course of the Barzava River in a wonderful area with gorgeous landscape and attractive tourist sights. The city is surrounded by spectacular limestone mountains full of caves and deep valleys, the major local attractions for tourists.

The climate is temperate continental with sub Mediterranean influences which bring higher average temperatures throughout the year, rainy autumns and milder winters. Temperature inversions and warm winds are common phenomena here occurring especially in winter and autumn.

The main water course in the city is the Barzava River which springs from the nearby Semenic Mountains crosses the city and flows into Timis River 166 km down stream.

Resita, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna

Flora is mainly represented by cultivated species which decorate and embellish all the parks, public gardens and other smaller areas in the city. Some of the original flora is still preserved mostly at the city’s periphery where the forests come down and meet the city. The representative species here are the coniferous and deciduous ones like the black pines, Duglas fir tree but also beech, hornbeam, linden and durmast trees. One of the unique floristic attractions in Resita is the presence of several tree species, very rare in Europe like the Mimosa, Tulip-tree, Gingko, Cypress and Sakura which is the Japanese cherry.

The green areas are the favorite place to live for different species of birds, rodents and others. Some of these animals are considered valuable game like the red fox, wolf, deer, boar and numerous species of birds.

Resita, Travel Guide – Population

Resita has a number of 86.363 inhabitants most of them of Romanian origin and Christian Orthodox. Back in the nineteen thirties the population used to be in smaller number and with other ethnic and religious majority than now. Then the Germans represented the largest community and the dominating religion was Roman Catholic but the things changed when the activity of the heavy industry diminished and the German ethnics started migrating to other countries in Europe.

Resita, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts

Resita has been considered for a long time one of the most important Romanian city both economically and culturally. Local museums and public libraries are the host of many such events, museums like the County Museum, the Steam Engine Permanent Museum and the Mountainous Banat History Museum. The city also houses the Union Culture House and the G. A. Petulescu Theatre which are the hosts of numerous theatrical events. Other popular places for cultural events are the book shops housing numerous book releases and the art galleries like the “Agora” Art Gallery.

Resita, Travel Guide – Transports

Resita is strategically located near major European roads, railroads, airports and ports making access very easy. There are two national railway stations in the city, two national roads crossing this area and connecting Resita to other cities in the county and the neighbor Timis County and two secondary local roads. The nearest international airport is 123km away in Timisoara and the naval transportation is made through Moldova Veche Danube port located only 97km away.

Within the city tourists and locals can use the public transportation system which offers the best service.

Resita, Travel Guide – Festivals

The city houses numerous events throughout the year from the outdoor traditional ones to the ones from the clubs and bars. The most important traditional festivity in Resita is the “Ruga Banateana” which takes place every year on Saint Peter’s day, the city’s protector saint. The event is usually organized by the City Hall and has a traditional character with specific dances and music lasting for six entire days. The manifestations usually begin with a folk concert and continue throughout the six days with the Check Festival, live concerts in the main square, traditional music concerts and religious ceremonies.

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