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Address: Piata Unirii nr 1, cam. 234, Oradea 410100, Romania
Phone Number: 40259437000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours


ORADEA MEDIAEVAL FORTRESS HISTORY AND EVENTS WITNESSING THE PASSAGE OF TIME If nowadays we can hear about history in school and see it in museums, this is the best place to feel it. The fortress has witnessed the passage of time and continues to keep its old charm. It tells everlasting stories and passes on to its visitors some of the history it knows. The Fortress of Oradea is nowadays the living proof of those historical times and it continues to remind everyone of what it used to represent. Also, it is one of the symbols of the city along Crișul Repede river and the heart of its cultural events. LIVING HISTORY! The Mediaeval music concerts held here will take you back to an atmosphere of already forgotten times, while fighting demonstrations and guided tours accompanied by weapon and armour presentations will steal your attention. The Fortress is no longer literally under siege, but still there are many tourists and local people visiting it, our of a wish to live a bit of real history. Here are some of the new functions of the Fortress: - the City Museum - the Museum of Bread - the Bakery, dating more than 3 centuries back - cafés - traditional restaurants

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Nearly 1000 years of legends

Almost completely renovated, The Fortress of Oradea is a place where legends surround you everywhere: here rests the founder of the city, St. Ladislaus, here is the tomb of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Adrian B
Oradea, Romania
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Oradea, Romania
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Almost completely renovated, The Fortress of Oradea is a place where legends surround you everywhere: here rests the founder of the city, St. Ladislaus, here is the tomb of Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg and his wife, Queen Mary and many others. One can see the ruins of the Roman Catholic Cathedral, built in 11-th century and much more. You can... More 

Thank Adrian B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the first time i visited it could only be seen on the exterior, they have renovated the inside and it looks great. On the outside you can take a long walk through the park and it is very suitable if you want to take nice pictures, 'cause it has beautiful scenaries.

Thank AlexaB23108
Oradea, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently renovated,it is a top attraction from Oradea,it was also where the last Christmas Fair was held in a super decorated atmosphere.The renovasion of the fortress was very well done and it is a must have place to visit if one is in Oradea,even passing through town.

Thank AncaBlue
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

very nice place to visit. You may also enjoy a glass of wine in one of the wineries inside the citadel. do not try the food there from locals , it is really bad!

Thank Mariadanescu
VisitOradea, Owner at Oradea Fortress, responded to this review

Hello, we are glad that you like the Citadel of Oradea ! We are sorry for your bad experience with the food. We presume you visited the citadel in December during the Christmas Market, where we had only two temporary food food vendors. It would be highly appreciated if you would send us more feedback regarding the exact problems you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Architectural Style - renascentist, baroc With a history of almost 1000 years, Oradea Fortress has every asset to become a first rate tourist attraction, not only for the city on the banks of the Crișul Repede River, but also for the western region of Romania, and, in a wider sense, for the central-eastern-European area. Its historic past, architecture, the stories... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Oradea fortress was recently renovated through European founds, and it has a brand new face!! It is worth spending half an hour to walk around the yard or see the workshops opened by the side. This winter inside the fortress is located the Christmas Fair, so you can buy gifts or have a traditional Christmas meal. Definitely a place to... More 

Thank NeluT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I went to the Fortress because I heard it was freshly renovated and it hosted the first Christmas Market in Oradea. Although the Market was somewhat little and uneventful, the Fortress it worth seeing. There are work shops and gallery rooms to visit and it's a beautiful place to see in winter and summer. Read up on the history of... More 

Thank Corina C
Oradea, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

... and it is like WOW! You arrive in a whole new world when you enter the gates of this 500 years old man-made construction. Restoration of the outer court just finished and it is wonderful. You will find a bunch of activities inside those walls. I am sure you will like it as much as the local citizens do,... More 

Thank Bullwise
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I was on 09/12/2015. Inside the fortress walls and worth seeing. Christmas Fair, can not be compared with anything that I saw it, pt. that there is almost nothing. Drank or ate nothing special, nothing to buy.

Thank adrian i
Warsaw, Poland
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

It's not a huge fortress, but more like a park surrounding by old walls. The big plus is that the attraction is in the city centre, close to other interesting points in Oradea. There are a guided tours which might be more interesting.

Thank Piotr N

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