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  • 1 Unity Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Unirii RO - Oradea

    Partly flanked on the river side by the Baroque-style church of St Ladislas (1773), the square is bordered by two large eclectic buildings. One is the town hall, the second (a neo-Gothic fantasy-piece) houses the regional library. Beynd this stands t..

  • 2 Black Eagle Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Unirii RO - Oradea

    Built between 1907 and 1909 by two Hungarian architects, Marcell Komor and Dezso Jakab, the palace is a huge Art Nouveau structure. Its polychrome decor and bold curves cannot leave the viewer indifferent. Between its two blocks runs the Black Eagle ..

  • 3 Church of the Moon Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Piata Unirii RO - Oradea

    This Baroque-style church was built between 1784 and 1790 by local architect Iacob Edner, thanks to funding provided by the local faithful. It owes its name to the half-black half-gold sphere above the doorway on its bell-tower, depicting the night-s..

  • 4 King Ferdinand Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Regele Ferdinand RO - Oradea

    Dominated by the harmonious neo-Classical facade of the national theatre (the work of architectural duo Hellmer and Fellmer), the square has a fine selection of Secessionist buildings, including, on the left at n°1, Ferenc Sztarill's amazing Hotel As..

  • 5 Republic Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Calea Republicii RO - Oradea

    Shops and cafes enliven the pedestrianised Republic Street. Beyond the old bazaar and church of St Anne (both undergoing restoration) are Secesionist palaces with fine façades, some of which are being restored to their full glory. Onion domes, elabor..

  • 6 Petofi Sándor Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    RO - Oradea

    This pleasant triangular park is of interest on account of its Baroque Catholic church. Built in 1752 to plans by Vienna-based Italian architect Giovanni Battista Ricca (1691-1757), the concave-fronted building is Romania's largest Baroque church. It..

  • 7 Endre Ady Museum

    Museums and art

    Parcul Traian nr. 1 RO - Oradea

    Oradea has dedicated this small museum to one of its most famous inhabitants: Endre Ady (1877-1919), pioneer of the Hungarian poetic revival. The writer of New Poems (1906) and Blood and Gold (1907) began his career here as a journalist at the beginn..

  • 8 The Crisana

    Nature and gardens

    RO - Oradea

    Like the neighbouring Banat region, the Crisana only became Romanian in 1920. The towns of Oradea and Arad dislay the Habsburg coat of arms, as do its spa resorts that recall the days when eastern European aristocrats came here to take the waters. Th..

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