Lugoj

Lugoj is a city in Timiș County, Banat, Romania.

Understand

Lugoj is situated on both banks of the Timiş River (which divides the city in two quarters, the Romanian on the right and the German on the left bank). It is the seat of the Eparchy of Lugoj in the Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic. Two villages are administered by the city, Măguri and Tapia. Lugoj was once a strongly fortified place and of greater relative importance than at present. In August 1849 it was the last seat of the Hungarian revolutionary government, and the last refuge of Lajos Kossuth and several other leaders of the Revolution prior to their escape to the Ottoman Empire. In modern times, it was the home town of famous Dracula actor Bela Lugosi. Lugosi's real family name was Blasko; the stagename Lugosi is the adjective form of Lugos, the town's Hungarian name.

Get in

By train

From Lugoj the trains are leaving to Timișoara Nord station, Sibiu station, Caransebeș station, Bucharest Nord Station and other Romanian cities.One of the trains is going to Belgrade.Check timetables here

By car

Timișoara is 60km away from Lugoj, Caransebeș 40km away and Deva is 100km away from Lugoj. To get to Lugoj from Timișoara and Caransebeș you must take E 70 road. From Deva you must take E 68 and you must take left at Săcămaș on E 68A(E673) road to Făget.

By plane

You can fly in to Timișoara airport, 50km away from Lugoj.

Get around

Lugoj attractions can be easily seen on foot.

See

The church is a large building: length 42 m, width 21.5 m, 15.7 m height to dome vaults, iconostasis without canopy height of 9.3 m. The total height reaches 57 m. In the space with great acoustics of the church, the famous chorus "Ion Vidu" of the Lugoj Culture House supports traditional annual Easter concert.

The imposing structure of the market is the Greek Catholic Cathedral, built in classical style between 1843 to 1854. Each year the Lugoj Day is celebrated on December 20 , recalling that in December 1989 Lugoj was the second free city in Romania.

To build the bridge over 185 tons of iron were brought from Resita. The huge amount of metal was transported using carts pulled by oxes.

It is a monumental building that closes the east side of Joseph Constantin Dragan Square. The façade is imposing, sober, with aspects of neoclassical architecture.Over time, the interior was much altered, while preserving intact interior stairways and the floor, which were made of massive tree trunks.

It is a monumental building, neoclassical-style, with basement, ground and two floors.

Eat

Drink

Clubs

Sleep

Room facilities: refrigerator in room, hairdryer, bath tub, rooms with balcony, central heating, air conditioning, private bathroom, TV room

Room facilities: Internet in room, bath tub, jacuzzi room, central heating, air conditioning, private bathroom, TV room

Room facilities: Internet in room, refrigerator in room, hairdryer, bath tub, jacuzzi room, central heating, air conditioning, private bathroom, mini bar in room, TV room

Connect

Phone

Lugoj area code is 256 for Romtelecom or 356 for RDS.If you dial from Romania you must dial first 0256(0356) and if you dial from abroad you must dial +40256(+40356).

Internet

You can find some internet cafes in Lugoj.

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