Zion Neolog Synagogue


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 striking elements of the Oradea skyline. It's open to the public and a 10-lei entry fee includes admission to the Town Hall Tower and Darvas-La Roche House.

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1. 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…

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5. Orthodox Synagogue

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6. Town Hall Tower

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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…

7. 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.

8. Moskovits Palace

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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.