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First city to cry ''Freedom!''

Timișoara was the first city in Romania to cry out for "Freedom!"

Traces of the bullets that were fired at the people can still be seen on the buildings in Victoriei Square. Today, the city has an urban planning regulation to preserve the historical traces of the December 1989 Revolution.

Here you can find permanent and temporary exhibitions, and films about the Revolution and communism with subtitles in several international languages.

The Memorial of the Revolution in Timișoara, a private initiative, is the place where the memory of that dramatic December 1989 has remained alive. The memorial offers visitors an overview of important moments from the recent history of Romania and Europe.

The future National Museum of the Anti-Communist Revolution of December 1989 is being set up in the former Timișoara Garrison Command in Libertăţii Square. The location was not chosen by chance, as it was here that the first shots were fired against peaceful demonstrators on the 17th of December 1989. The building now hosts exhibitions as part of the cultural programme Timișoara – European Capital of Culture.

The Memorial of the Revolution in Timișoara, a private initiative, is the place where the memory of that dramatic December 1989 has remained alive. The memorial offers visitors an overview of important moments from the recent history of Romania and Europe.

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Archive photos by Costi Duma