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Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade

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Address: Piata Unirii, Oradea 410190, Romania
Phone Number: 40259437000
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This ensemble of buildings is one of the monumental architectural works in...

This ensemble of buildings is one of the monumental architectural works in Oradea and Transylvania, typical for the secession style. The architects Komor Marcell and Jakab Dezső won the contest for the construction of this complex. Two Jewish lawyers, Dr. Kurlander Ede and Dr. Emil Adorjan, decided to finance, using their own resources, the construction of a noteworthy building in Oradea. The work started in 1907, under the supervision of the civil engineer Sztarill Ferenc, and in December 1908 the building was completed. Consisting of two unequal and asymmetrical buildings, connected to a third one, placed in the middle and more isolated, the complex housed a theatre, ballrooms, a casino and offices. The Y-shaped gallery (passage) has three entrances. The Vittorio Emanuele Gallery in Milan inspired the glass-covered interior. The gallery or the Passage, as the local people know it, concentrates the most popular bars, coffee houses and pubs in the city, being the entertainment high spot of the city.

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The most wonderfull place I knew in Oradea

This is the place I like mostly in Oradea. Right now the square in front of this building is under refurbishment but hopefully in spring everything will be done. This palace were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Gabriel M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is the place I like mostly in Oradea. Right now the square in front of this building is under refurbishment but hopefully in spring everything will be done. This palace were built at begin of 20 century. and it were built for multiple purpose. Mostly to become a hotel and the first cinema in the city, and lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Now everything is under renovation and will be ready when deserved stay for one day there. Location cocktail bar and a nightclub is great, because the passage is surrounded by historic buildings, architectural styles that reflect more European, and that, at a place in Europe can not be met.

Thank adrian i
Oradea, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Around and in Black Hawk are big rehabilitation, some people like it, some don`t, you can see its and decide what is the result of this new square and in Palace Arcade.

Thank Steluta49
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It was built in 1907-9. It is one of the best example of the Hungarian Art Nouveaux. Originally it was a hotel, as one part of it is today. The passage inside has got restaurants, café, shops, cinema. The innder decoration is breathtaking. It is a must in Oradea.

Thank 545medva
Oradea, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is probably the most representative building and example of Art Nouveau in Oradea. Located right across the City Hall by the Crisul Repede river it is now the headquarter of Romania Data System company. It has been recently partly renovated and it's due to be fully restored by the beginning of next year. During weekends Black Hawk is the... More 

1 Thank Razvan_RGR
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Built some one hundred years a go this is a beautiful Art Nouveau covered shopping street ( a grandpa of today's shopping malls). Impersonate building and interesting concept rare in this part of the world. The place is undergoing massive restoration work like the entire city center expected to be completed by Christmas 2015. The place hosts some coffee shops... More 

1 Thank decenu
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Brand new renovated! It looks fantastic. It has a unique shape with inner bifurcated passages. There are some nice coffee shops inside.

Thank catherine477
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

great place to spend an evening. Lively and fun. Head for Lords Bar but then try all the others. Great place

Thank chris c
Timisoara, Timis, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

This building is part of a large area of art nouveau buildings in the center of town. They need renovations and happily they are working now on renovations. There are some pubs in this Black Eagle but not much more. It's lots of desertes old shops, so it has a unique feel of ancient times. Hopefully the area will restore... More 

2 Thank Diana S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This arcade is situated in a larger beautiful building in Secession style (Art Nouveau). Inside there are several details that capture the eye; such as the floral motives on the floor, the lampfixtures, the glass roof, and of course the stained glass window with the black hawk after which the arcade was named. There are several cafés restaurants and small... More 

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