Darvas- La Roche House

Darvas- La Roche House, Oradea: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Darvas- La Roche House Reviews: 4.5/5

Darvas- La Roche House
4.5
Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings
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Darvas-La Roche House, built between 1910 and 1911, adorned with numerous Viennese elements, with essential geometrical shapes, with white stone plate ribs and ceramic corner studs with metallic enamel, giving it a distinctive appearance. Today is the most beautiful Art Nouveau Museum.
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tgalis
New York City, NY107 contributions
Beautiful Art Nouveau house - don't miss!
Jul 2021
The Darvas House is a gorgeous legacy of Oradea's pre-war past. It is a rare insight into the life of Central European families at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a must see for people interested in Art Nouveau, private histories and people just wanting to see a beautiful home.
Written July 2, 2021
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Diana P
Oradea, Romania398 contributions
A GEM in the middle of the city
Aug 2020 • Friends
If you end up visiting Oradea, you cannot leave without a visit at Darvas La Roche House.
It’s absolutely stunning. It was recently renovated and I can guarantee you will feel like taking a journey back in time.
Written April 30, 2021
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Fla
Oradea, Romania456 contributions
A gem of Oradea
Feb 2021 • Friends
I decided to finally become a tourist in my own city so myself and a friend visited a recently renovated house that is sure to make you fall in love with thr Art Nouveau style. The tour is lovely, cheap, they have tablrts to tell you the story and a lovely and classy little giftshop. You must visit it!
Written February 25, 2021
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Adrian
Otopeni, Romania1,181 contributions
La Belle Époque
Feb 2021 • Solo
A true gem, way beyond my expectations. It goes back in detail to the days of 1910s, with focus on the Art Nouveau. Artifacts, tablets for multimedia presentations for each room (free of charge, in Romanian, English or Hungarian), a mind blowing video in the projections room, a lot of detailed boards on the history of this place and its owners/architects. Worth mentioning also the souvenir shop, cash / card, and the friendly staff.
I got to enter just before the closing, for 30 minutes (last entry by 4:30 PM), but I was the only guest. Probably I would have stayed much longer inside, if I had entered earlier. Next time I will spend more time, I promise to myself.
Written February 17, 2021
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ViewsAndReviews
Constanta, Romania1,002 contributions
Impressive Style, Renovation, History and Presentarion
Nov 2020 • Business
Don’t miss this! Casa Darvas-La Roche is a beautifully renovated and immaculately maintained masterpiece. It’s a block from Strada Republicii and Piata Ferdinand. When you enter, you step on a machine that seals plastic coverings over your shoes - no wonder there isn’t a spec of dirt or dust inside! Downstairs where you pay, there is also a mini-gift shop with treasures. Self guided tours are via iPads provided and you can choose Romanian, Hungarian or English. Admission fees are minimal.

Darvas partnered with La Roche (a Swiss investor) and formed a hugely successful timber company in the early 1900s. Darvas passed away about five years into their partnership, so this home is essentially the La Roche home. Wander through curated items reflecting the Belle Époque period when culture was exquisite and sophisticated.

Don’t miss the views and terrace upstairs facing the river and synagogue. The children’s room displays an animated film on the walls- partly whimsical and partly a bit creepy.

Step back in time and into an elaborate home-turned-museum. Afterwards continue on Strada Libertăți to the park along the river toward the picturesque pedestrian bridge.
Written November 8, 2020
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Roxana I
12 contributions
Great experience
Nov 2020
An amazing surprise! The house is fully renovated and it also offers an interactive experience, with various integrated technologies, such as cool animated projections related to Art Nouveau and the history of the place.
The interior design is mesmerizing and the garden is also nice, especially if you get there on a sunny day.
The entrance fee is very affordable.
Written November 5, 2020
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Daniel S
Bucharest, Romania184 contributions
A museum and a house but a must-see for everyone.
Oct 2020 • Family
I was expecting at many different things but was above my expectations. Everything it’s on the right place in this house.
I liked the exhibition from ground floor but the amazing thing is on the first floor.
You travel back in history in one of the most beautiful days.
One more thing about the “ children’s room”: great job ! My daughter was amazed and delighted
Written October 15, 2020
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Bogdan A
Bucharest, Romania414 contributions
A must-see!
Oct 2020 • Friends
A place worth visiting. Recently renovated and well maintained, the house ( Secession/Art Nouveau style ) has been the home of a businessman from the woodworking industry in Oradea since the beginning of the 20th century.
Written October 10, 2020
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gabi d
9 contributions
Interesting house
Oct 2020 • Friends
The house is really nice and also the outdoor space. You really need to see the short movie, it isn t long, but it's like an experience.
Written October 3, 2020
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,635 contributions
Unfortunately, now in this pandemic, the house cannot be visited inside.
Aug 2020
Made in the Viennese Art Nouveau style, between 1910-1911, the building has a facade adorned with Zsolnay ceramic decorative buttons that have six distinct decorative motifs. Their color is blue-green, with metallic reflections of the enamel. The balcony and the statuette in its corner are also very beautiful. If you have the opportunity to visit the interior, there you will discover absolutely beautiful stained glass windows and hardware, rococo style furniture, the fountain in the hall decorated with geometric elements of Zsolnay ceramics, as well as the two radiator masks made of stamped copper, perforated with cutouts, in Viennese Secession style.
Written August 19, 2020
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