Going on a Resita trip will have you visiting the south-western part of Romania, a very picturesque geographical area with plenty of tourist sights and attractions. The town itself is one of the oldest industrial centres of the country and of south-eastern Europe on the whole.
At least officially, Resita has existed since the second half of the 17th century, when it is mentioned in a document, however there may be some unconfirmed sources that have a settlement being here since the 15th.
Steam locomotive enthusiasts will love this place because it has a museum dedicated to them. This is where you can see the first steam locomotive that was brought to Resita, a St.E.G. 52 made in Vienna after the designs of the renowned English engineer John Haswell. Three more steam locomotives were built here with the same design and the museum features sixteen locomotives from various eras, all of which were actually built here.
Then there’s also the Mountain Banat Museum, which is dedicated to conserving the old industrial artifacts of the town as well as the local culture. Even though the museum has a relative short history, having been created in 1957, it has seen a lot of development and moving about, due to a variety of circumstances, mainly the Communist era urban reconfiguring that happened in order to make space for industry.
The current building of the museum started being built in 1975 and ended in 1987, but most of what you’ll see has been done and arranged in the past two to three decades, after the Revolution of 1989. Even though the museum is a small one, considering the others in the country, its exhibits and work rival those of much older and well-manned institutions.
These are just a couple of the places that you can see while in Resita, make sure you employ our Resita car hire services in order to get the most out of your trip.