Oradea City Hall


city of Oradea photo gallery


The beautiful city centre is worth visiting, as are the Băile Felix health spas, accessible by bus and located just outside the city.

Other sites worth visiting include:

Building of the theatre

  • Baroque Palace of Oradea – today Muzeul Țării Crișurilor, a wonderful Baroque museum with 365 famous windows. It was the Roman Catholic bishop’s palace until 1945, when the Communist regime took the building into public ownership. It was returned to the Roman Catholic Church in 2003. Its collection includes many fossils of dinosaurs and birds from the bauxite mines at Cornet-Brusturi.
  • Roman Catholic Basilica-Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, or simply “Baroque Cathedral” (“Catedrala barocă”) – the largest Baroque cathedral in Romania, and home to a skull relic and 2 statutes of St. King Ladislaus I of Hungary.[21]
  • Cetatea Oradea – Oradea’s Fortress, with a pentagonal shape, is a fortification with walls of rock on some portions and wood towers situated at the gate and at the corners.[22]
  • Biserica cu Lună – a church unique in Europe, with an astronomical clock depicting the phases of the moon.
  • Pasajul Vulturul Negru – the “Black Eagle Palace” (or “Eagle Palace”) shopping galleria, named after its famous stained glass eagle in the ceiling.
  • Ady Endre Museum – a museum dedicated to one of the greatest Hungarian poets and a native son.
  • Teatrul de Stat din Oradea|Teatrul de Stat – the State Theatre in the heart of the city, plans for which were designed by two Austrian architects who had built around 100 theaters and opera houses in Europe by the end of the 19th century.
  • Str. Republicii – one of the most beautiful streets of Transylvania, displaying a great number of Art Nouveau buildings.
  • Some 100 religious sites of different denominations in Oradea, including three synagogues (only one still in use) and the largest Baptist church in Eastern Europe, Emmanuel Baptist Church