Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour in Bihor county and explore the city of Oradea and its cultural highlights with your guide. Oradea, the capitol city of Bihor county, is one of the important economic, social and cultural centers of north-western Romania. The city is holding on to these characteristics throughout its history. Oradea is nestled among hills that divide and unify the Crisana Plains and the hill-like limits of the Apuseni Mountains in a harmonious way. Located on the Crisul Repede River, which divides the city into almost equal halves, Oradea is the gateway to Central and Western Europe. Located about 10 km from Bors – the biggest border point on the western border – Oradea ranks tenth in size out of the Romanian cities.
Be picked up from your hotel by your guide as well as dropped back off at your hotel after your walking tour.See Oradea Fortress, an architectural monument in Romania and one of the few functional castles till now. They say that the city could not be conquered because of the vast underground network of links with the outside. The dike with water of the fortress was filled in case of siege with thermal water (through supplies) from Peta spring. Today, inside the fortress was founded the Department of Visual Arts, University of Oradea.The construction belongs to King Ladislau I (1077-1095) who decided to build a monastery in honor of Virgin Mary, a place called Varad - Chronicle painted in Vienna (Chronicon pictum Vindobonensae) the cradle of the future Catholic bishopric. Around the old fortress, of an irregular shape, slightly oval, the new fortress was built , of pentagonal shape, to protect the buildings inside and the settlements around.Other sights you will see on this 3-hour walking tour are Moskovits Miksa Palace (Stil secession, built 1911, architects: Vago brothers), Poynar House (Secession, built 1906-1907, architect: Sztarill Ferencz), Fuchsl Palace (built 1902-1903, architect: Balint Zoltan, Jambor Lajos), Adorjan House (Secession Style, built 1903, architect: Komor Marcell, Jakab Dezso), Apollo Palace (Secession, built 1912-1916, architect: Rimánoczy K.), The Moon Church (Baroque, built 1784-1832, architect: Iacob Eder), Rimanoczy Palac (Eclectic, built 1905, architect: Rimánoczy Kálmán Sr), The Bazaar Building (Eclectic, built 1900, architect: Rimánoczy Kálmán sr.), Levay Palace (Eclectic, built 1894, architect: Hanzlia) and Sztarill Palace (Secession, built 1902-1906, architect: Sztarill Ferencz).