Oradea attractions

Synagogue in Oradea

Orthodox Synagogue

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 the war intact, but was badly neglected afterwards and at the …
Museum in Oradea

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 a…
Synagogue in Oradea

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 pub…
Tower in Oradea

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 to the Zion Neolog Synagogue and Darvas-La Roche House.
Fortress in Oradea

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 th…
Architecture in Oradea

Canon's Corridor

Just east of the Roman Catholic cathedral, Canon's Corridor forms a series of 57 arches built between 1750 and 1875, part of the original baroque design as laid out by the Austrian master architect Franz Anton Hille…
Church in Oradea

Roman Catholic Cathedral

This cathedral, 2km north of the centre, was built between 1752 and 1780 and is the largest baroque church in Romania. Organ concerts are occasionally held here.
Historic Building in Oradea

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.
Historic Building in Oradea

Oradea Town Hall

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

Bishop's Palace

Southwest of the Roman Catholic cathedral, the opulent Bishop’s Palace (1770) contains 100 fresco-adorned rooms and 365 windows.