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Birthplace of the Revolution
- Piata Victoriei
- Reformed Church
- Stay in Ceausescu's Villa
- 1989 Revolution Museum
- Memorials of the Martyrs

- Palace of Parliament
- Piata Revolutiei
- National Library
- former Central Committee building
Ghencea Cemetery


Memorial Sighet
(former Prison of the Ministers)


Red Horizons (Ion Pacepa)
The Lost Footsteps (Silviu Craciunas)
Looking for George (Helena Drysdale)
Land of Green Plums (Herta Muller)
The Passport (Herta Muller)
Kiss the Hand you cannot Bite
(John Sweeney)
The Life & Evil Times of
Nicolae Ceausescu (Edward Behr)
Stealing from a Deep Place (Brian Hall)
Once upon Another Time
(Jessica Douglas-Home)
The Lost Footsteps (Silviu Craciunas)
In Another Europe (Georgina Harding)
The Long Shadows (Alan Brownjohn)

NEW Theft of a Nation (Tom Gallagher)

Several titles are also available in
the Romanian Language


22 December 1989

1989 Revolution Memorial Museum, Timisoara
The "Memorial Revolutiei 16-22 Decembrie 1989" comprises a museum, together with several
monuments to the Martyrs dotted around Timisoara, and the Heroes Cemetery


Ceausescu's Era of Light - Romania's Communist Legacy ERA OF LIGHT

Diary of the 1989 Revolution, Timisoara, Tours 1989 REVOLUTION

Prison of the Ministers, Sighet - victims of Communism, Maramures

Ana Blandiana's poem TOTUL TOTUL

Flights to Romania with Transylvania Uncovered FLIGHTS


The Association "Memorial of the the Revolution of Timisoara 16-22 December 1989" was created in 1990 with the aim of honouring the memory of the victims of the Romanian Revolution. They created a Memorial in the Heroes Cemetery (Calea Lipovei) and subsequently a series of 12 commissioned monuments to the Martyrs of the Revolution which stand in parts of the city where people were killed during the uprising. They were funded by public donations and comprise:
  • The Target Man "Omul Tinta" - bronze by Bela Sakats
    (Piata 700, in front of the Greco-Catholic church)
  • Martyrs' Fountain "Fântâna Martilrilor" - by Victor Gaga
    (behind Capitol Cinema)
  • Martyrs "Martiri" - bronze by Petru Jecza (behind Banata Museum)
  • The Winner "Învingatorul" - bronze, by Constantin Popovici
    (Bulevard Take Ionescu)
  • Evolution "Evolutie" - bronze by Gheorghe Iliescu-Calinesti
    (Beside Continental Hotel)
  • Heroine "Eroica" - bronze by Pail Vasilescu (Calea Lipovei)
  • Liberty Bell "Clopotul Libertatii" - Stefan Calarasanu (Piata Traian)
  • The Weeping Church "Biserica Plângatoare" - by Marian Zidaru
    (Piata Küttl in Iosefin)
  • Opening "Descidere" - naval steel (Calea Martirilor)
  • Memorial of December 1989 Student Martyrs - Stefan Keleman
    (University Campus, Strada Cluj)
  • St.George "Sf.Gheorghe" - bronze, Silvia Radu (Piata Sf.Gheorghe)
  • Piety "Pieta" - bronze by Petru Jecza (Decebal Bridge)

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In 1995 the association purchased and commenced the restoration of an old town building with a central courtyard on Strada Ungureanu (close to Piata Unirii). This now comprises a centre for documentation, research and information about the 1989 Revolution. There is an Exhibition room or Museum which charts the Revolution through photographs, paintings and other exhibits, and where an excellent, hour video presentation of the Revolution is offered to visitors.
The Heroes' Chapel at the Memorial Museum in Timisoara:
The Resurrection and the Holy Trinity
Exhibits in the Memorial Museum including
uniforms of militia and military
A longer video charting the rise and fall of the Ceausescus may be shown on request. There are also rooms containing archives - written testimonies of victims, witnesses and participants in the Revolution, official and personal documents, an audio-visual archive, a library and collection of newspapers, and books for sale. A recent addition is the new Heroes' Chapel with beautiful frescoes.
Painting in the museum depicting the crowds gathered in the
Opera Square (now Piata Victoriei) in front of the Orthodox Cathedral
The Memorial Museum is open to the public daily 09:00 - 17:00
There is no official entrance fee but a donation should be left in the honesty box

Associatia Memorialul Revolutiei 16-22
Memorial of the Revolution
Strada Emanuil Ungureanu Nr.8
RO-1900 Timisoara
Tel./Fax. +40 (0)256 294936
Email: [email protected]

President: Dr Traian Orban

Transylvania Uncovered offer a selection of Timisoara city tours including
a special Revolution tour which incorporates the main flashpoints of the
Revolution and a video show at this excellent museum

Poster for the Revolution
Memorial Museum

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