Darvas-La Roche House


This delightful Secession-style burgher house (1912) designed by brothers József and László Vágó, who also built Oradea's stunning Moskovits Palace, has now opened as a museum of interiors, furnishings and applied arts. Don't miss the stunning stained glass and dining room. A 10-lei entry fee includes admission to the Zion Neolog Synagogue and Town Hall Tower.

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1. Zion Neolog Synagogue

0.09 MILES

Of the reformist Conservative (as opposed to Orthodox) branch of Judaism and dating from 1878, this synagogue, with its graceful dome, is one of the most…

3. Statue of Mihai Viteazul

0.19 MILES

A memorial to Michael the Brave (1558–1601), prince of Wallachia and Moldavia and one of Romania's greatest national heroes.

4. Town Hall Tower


The 50m-high tower, which is now open to the public, counts four main levels, three of which have viewing platforms. A 10-lei entry fee includes admission…

5. Oradea Town Hall

0.21 MILES

This enormous neoclassical structure completed in 1903 has a 50m-tall tower that can be climbed for views of Oradea and surrounds.

6. Moskovits Palace

0.22 MILES

Don't miss this Secession-style masterwork built by brothers József and László Vágó in 1905. It was being renovated at the time of research.

7. WWI Memorial

0.23 MILES

This memorial to the combatants of WWI is in the middle of Central Park.

8. Orthodox Synagogue

0.28 MILES

Oradea's Orthodox synagogue dates from 1890 and was the main house of worship for around a third of the city's Jewish residents before WWII. It survived…