Cultural Tour of Oradea

Oradea, the Capitol City of Bihor County, is one of the important economic, social and cultural centers of north-western Romania, holding on to these characteristics throughout its history. The city 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, it is the gateway to Central Europe 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.

Informations about the trip:

Main category: Cultural
Difficulty: Easy
Nr. of hours: 3-4
Nr. of persons: 1-60
Price : 50 Euro / group
Season: All the year
Scope/Activities: History monuments, Monuments of culture, Landscapes, Monuments of nature
Notice The price does not include : Entrance and photo/video fees.


Queen Maria Theatre
Queen Maria Theatre
Queen Maria Theatre
  • Queen Maria Theatre
    Queen Maria Theatre
  • Palace Sztarill
    Palace Sztarill
  • Levay Palace
    Levay Palace
  • The Moon Church
    The Moon Church
  • Stern Palace
    Stern Palace
  • Apollo Palace
    Apollo Palace
  • Baroc Palace
    Baroc Palace
    The hall tower
  • Rymanoczy palace Oradea
    Rymanoczy palace Oradea
  • Oradea
  • Fortress Oradea
    Fortress Oradea
  • Nymphea Thermalis
    Nymphea Thermalis
  • The Black Vulture complex
    The Black Vulture complex
  • Oradea night picture
  • Greco Catholic Bishop
    Greco Catholic Bishop


Oradea Fortress is an architectural monument in Romania, 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.

Moskovits Miksa Palace \ Architecture – Stil secession Built –1911 Architects – Vago brother

Poynar House \Architecture – Secession Built – 1906 – 1907 Architect – Sztarill Ferencz

Fuchsl Palace \ Built – 1902-1903 Architect – Balint Zoltan, Jambor Lajos

Adorjan House\Architecture–Secession Style Built1903 Architect–Komor Marcell,Jakab Dezso

Apollo Palace \ Architecture – Secession Built – 1912-1916 Architect – Rimánoczy K.

The Moon Church \ Architecture – Baroque Built – 1784-1832 Architect – Iacob Eder

Rimanoczy Palace \ Architecture – Eclectic Built – 1905 Architect – Rimánoczy Kálmán Sr

The Bazaar Building \ Architecture – Eclectic Built – 1900 Architect – Rimánoczy Kálmán sr.

Levay Palace \ Architecture – Eclectic - Built – 1894 - Architect – Hanzlia

Sztarill Palace \ Architecture – Secession Built – 1902-1906 Architect – Sztarill Ferencz

and many others more........