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Oradea Fortress

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Address: Piata Unirii nr 1, cam. 234, Oradea 410100, Romania
Phone Number: 40259437000
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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You can see one of the oldest and largest fortres in Transylvania, following the first centuries of the Midle Age.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Turda, Romania
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Oradea, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fortress of Oradea it's a really splendid place to go an relax, especially after the renovations that have been made in the past years. Now it's perfect for a peaceful walk, amazing for festivals and other events like watching a movie outdoors. Place filled with history that came alive again after the renovations.

Thank Cristina S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here 5 years ago when it was a depressive sight, like many monuments after the communist regime effects. Now after the restoration it was a blast to see the entire complex again, from the outside parks to the interior courts. The museum has 4 areas/sections, each quite interesting, the underground lapidarium being a special experience. All of this... More 

Thank Anca S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A state theater of culture and a fort my candid opinion beleive in the marbel of the clasic european culture of music and dance

Thank Pushan D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They did a nice job renovating the old city fortress. I know they're in the process of renting out vendor spots and restaurants, etc. They just need to do more to bring people there.

Thank danny s
Turda, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see one of the oldest and largest fortres in Transylvania, following the first centuries of the Midle Age.

Thank vaspa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The whole location has been renovated, however it still holds true to old time lifestyle construction. There are four museum, to see all of them you pay a sum of three Ron per person. Although I forgot the name of the museums, one is a bread museum, a prison museum, an art museum and a prison museum. All museum capture... More 

Thank Melania G
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We visited in June 2016. This is a very nice place to visit, but one thing that struck us was that it seemed like it was only partially restored. We enjoyed our visit, but don't expect to get a lot of history here. I really liked Oradea, and am looking forward to seeing this place in a couple years, because... More 

Thank mike m
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I am happy to see that the Oradea fortress is finally getting some attention and it is transformed into a tourist attraction. It has a lot of history and the festivals held there will be brilliant. Tge Christmas fair held there brought some magic to the city. Keep it up!

Thank FlaFla13
Oradea, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It was built around 1100 by Ladislas I, king of Hungary, it is the only medieval fortress where five kings were îngropţi. Between the years 1464-1667, Meridian Zero was in Oradea, currently largely restored, the city is rendered public events being organized historical and cultural. It hosts the headquarters of some Foundation chivalrous and medieval organizations (Templars and Teutonic Knights... More 

Thank LiviuOradea_Romania
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

You can get some info about the old fortress and see some of the buildings, but not to much to do. There are some temporary exhibitions in one of the buildings. Hopefully things will improve in the future.

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