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Sinagoga din cartierul Cetate, Timişoara, şi stilul maur *** The Synagogue in the Cetate District, Timişoara, and the Moorish Revival

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The synagogue in the Cetate District, Timișoara, is a Jewish architectural gem within the Banat Region and across the country. The building erected between 1863 and 1864 based on the designs of Viennese architect Carl SCHUMANN and inaugurated in 1865 belongs, from a stylistic point of view, to the first wave of the movement called Moorish Revival that dominated European synagogue architecture in the second half of the 19th century. The article discusses the synagogue in a broader context of the Moorish Revival at that time and presents some details regarding the architect’s person, highlighting the most influential architectural influences on the synagogue.

Keywords: Timişoara, synagogue, Moorish Revival, Carl SCHUMANN, 19th century