Oradea Fortress


Oradea's fortress dates from the 15th and 16th centuries and played a key role in conflicts between the Turks, Austrians and Hungarians over the years. The fortress is shaped like a pentagon, with five towers and thick defensive walls, and has frescoed interior walls. It is largely still under reconstruction but you can stroll around the grounds.

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1. WWI Memorial

0.37 MILES

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

2. Orthodox Synagogue

0.47 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…

3. Zion Neolog Synagogue

0.52 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…

4. Darvas-La Roche House

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This delightful Secession-style burgher house (1912) designed by brothers József and László Vágó, who also built Oradea's stunning Moskovits Palace, has…

5. Moskovits Palace


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. Statue of Mihai Viteazul

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

8. Oradea Town Hall

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