LUGOJ - my town

LUGOJ - my town

Lugoj is situated on the middle course of the river Timis in the south-western part of Romania . From the landscape point of view it is surrounded by a hilly zone for grape culture .Population reaches apr50,000 inhabitants .

Lugoj is known as a town were orthodreligion has always been worshiped . Here appeared for the first time the first Romanian theatre . The first type of culture organisation appeared in the same time with the first publications of the local newspaper : " Desteptarea "; "Drapelul "; "Actiunea "; "Banatul "; "Rasunetul". It is also famous for the enthusiastic participation of his dwellers at the "Marea Unire " , which took place in 1 Decembre 1918.

Lugoj’s Churches

In Lugoj always existed religious and orthodactivities. Here were built many churches which shelter old books and many worship objects . The name of this town is also bound of the creation of the "Philarmonic orchestra" –which is the first school construction built with the help of the church (1736 ) and also with the help of many famous people who contributed at the spiritual evolution of the town , as , for exemple :Coriolan Brediceanu , A.C.Popovici , Ioan Vidu , Traian Grozavescu , Tiberiu Brediceanu .

The main attraction is yet represented by the old spirit of Lugoj . Here we can admire the lepart of the "Sfantul Nicolae " church which was built in 1402 , in the memory of Nicolae Paraianu , by his wife . Nicolae Paraianu was a local governor who died heroically fighting the Turks , together with other brave fighters from Banat . The cultural institution are represented by the Hystorical and Etymological Museum , The Culture house , The Theatre , The Music House.

Another important historic monument , which was built in the Baroque style is the "Adormirea Maicii Domnului " church . This monument shelters important historical and artistical values . The church has become the symbol of the town . It was built between 1759-. The main founder of this monument was Gavril Gurean . We can also admire in Lugoj monuments like "Hanul Postei "; "Monumentul Unirii"; and "Obeliscul " which is rising on "Campia Libertatii ".

The Religious Art Collection

It is to be found at the "Hanul Postei " which is an historical monument having more then 300 art objects . Most of them proceed from the parishes which are in Faget or near Lugoj . Here we can see old icons , worship objects , crosses , manuscripts , and ancient heraldic pieces . This little museum has a historical , reference , literary and artistic importance .

The Historical Graveyard

The Historical Graveyard represents a really citadel of the silence and of the eternal peace , being also a saint monument representing the Romanian virtues . It is situated at the outskirts of the town at the foot of the hills "Dealul Viilor ".It dates from the second part of the 18th century and it has a chapel which now is a prayer place . Here are burried famous people from the Romanian political and culture life who had a major influence in the life of the town . They dedicated their lives to the community service and to noble ideals.

Liana Corneanu