The House with the Iron Axis

Architecture / Monument


Piața Ionel I. C. Brătianu, Timișoara, Romania


The House with the Iron Axis is one of the landmarks of the city.

Is it known that in the eighteenth century each house in Timișoara had to wear an emblem in order to be recognized.

The house located at 1 Ionel I.C. Brătianu Square has an iron axis with a length of 2.5 meters attached to it, resembling the axle of a cart and mounted at the wall intersection.

There isn't much historical data, but according to the legend, the iron axis is the axle from Prince Eugene of Savoya's cart, in which he drove into the city on October 18, 1716, defeating the Turks.

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