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Oradea Fortress

Address: Piata Unirii nr 1, cam. 234, Oradea, Romania
Phone Number: 0259.435.835
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Oradea
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks

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Oradea, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is the Oradea place of birth. A lot history here. The 5 angle fortress is under reconstruction right now. The works should be over this ear and after that tourism should flourish here. The fortress is surrounded by a beautiful park.

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Oradea
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

With a history of almost 1000 years, Oradea Fortress has every asset to become a first rate tourist attraction. Throughout its history, the Oradea Fortress served as residence for the Roman-Catholic Diocese of Oradea (1092 – 1557), as well as a strictly military fortress (1557 – 1857) governed by various successive administrations. Inside the citadel are some institutions as: Art... More 

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Oradea, Romania
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74 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Fortress is going into a great process of transformation and restoration. The park that is located in the Fortress moat is great for walks. It is one of the symbols of Oradea and it's well worth visiting.

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Timisoara, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is another place this part of the country should be proud oIt is relatively well kept but from my understanding it is still being restaurated. A very good example of a fortress, and i might ad one of the few of it's type.

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Cary, NC
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12 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I really can't understand the good reviews for this place. There is a pleasant park outside, true, and the walls are quite massive, but it is a castle, after all. The whole of the inside was supposed to be off limits to visitors, as it is basically one big construction site. I was allowed to walk through, but it was... More 

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Oradea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The good part is that it's an iconic place for Oradea and you can learn much about the city's history here. The not-so-good part is that it's been in renovation for a long time and still it doesn't look as good as it could look. Compared to fortresses of other cities, I don't like it that much, especially because it's... More 

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Oradea, Romania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

With a lot of historical events in his backround this Fortress was partial restaurated. Oradea Mairy still work on this! In the beginnig period of this Fortress it was built a very famous catholique cathedral inside his walls! It was the second place of pelgrimage in Europe, after Rome! A lot of hungarians kings was burried here! Unfortunatlly, when the... More 

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Oradea, Romania
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

you should visit the medieval fortress, there is a lot of ground to cover, it can be a great place to spend a few hours on a sunny day.

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Unfortunately is still in renovation and I wasn't able to go inside the walls, but they did a good job outside - the whole moat of the fortress was transformed in a nice park.

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Oradea, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First there are some works for renovation so a part was closed and we couldn't enter, the rest is not bad but not really a place to come from fare away to visit but if you are in Oradea and you have time so you can have look

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