Oradea Fortress

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Oradea Fortress
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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06raelene
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The museum has a minimal entrance fee that opens the medieval world and its charm to the modern museum-goer. My kids loved visiting the textile and craft club that demonstrated the entire process of weaving on an ancient loom. The artisan showed them how the wool looks after shearing and treating, then how to dye it, spin it on a spindle into yarn, and then weave a rug on the loom. Local artisans gather once a week for a craft club to teach and hone their skills in these ancient cultural arts and crafts. Handmade jewelry, scarves, ponchos, crocheted dolls, stuffed animals, and coloring books with arts and crafts information are available for purchase. Great way to support local culture and traditions!
Written February 12, 2020
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Doris
Ramnicu Valcea, Romania2 contributions
Family
Although I came across the covid restrictions, it was worth the visit. Almost everything was closed except the small Transylvanian Monk workshop inside the fortress where all kinds of natural leather things are handmade, besides the fact that Mr. Monk is talented in his job he also has a vocation as a guide, I did not leave the small workshop without a good and beautiful portion of history, of course I even received a souvenir made by him. Thank you ! Congratulations !
Written October 27, 2020
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ViewsAndReviews
Constanta, Romania1,029 contributions
Friends
The grounds of the fortress are massive with lots of open space, so enjoy a long walk. The exterior has larger open spaces with dirt paths, huge trees perfect for photo shoots, and even a lily pond.

Once inside the fortress walls, it is hit or miss with what is open. The buildings are an odd mixed of attempted restoration combined with renovation that loses the original character. What were they thinking? Some vendors may be in the piata/ square and a couple restaurants have nice terraces.

If you stop at their public restroom, bring your own toilet paper. And ladies don’t wear high heels - the streets inside are cobblestone!

No admission.
Written November 4, 2020
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Daniel R
Bucharest, Romania9 contributions
Couples
There is nothing special to see at this fortress. It is still under restoration after all these years and in my opinion they didn't keep the original atmosphere. They have there a lot of cars parked inside, modern coffee places with loud electronic music. If you want to see a real fortress you will be disappointed here.
Written August 18, 2020
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Roxana I
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The Fortress hosts the Oradea Museum, which was very interesting even for me, although I'm not passionate about history. They had many realistic dioramas and it was obvious they had put a lot of work into offering a valuable and memorable experience to visitors. You can find exhibitions regarding various periods, from the Middle Ages to World War I and even the 70s and 80s.
Outside the museum, through a separate entrance, you can also visit a small but nice museum of templar knights.
Written November 5, 2020
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Miss Natasha Crist
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As a senior member of The Imperial Historical Order of The Teutonic Knights, I have to visit Oradea often. While there I often visit this fortress as it's part of our history.

It is a very interesting and lovely building, full of momentos of Romanian and Oradea's history. There are many levels to climb, and many rooms with memories of the Fortress's past and memories of Romania's terrible time when it was a Russian State.

Romania, thankfully is now an independent state, hopefully it's Monarchy will be reinstated very soon.

I love this Fortress, and will always visit here when I'm in Romania.
Written January 14, 2020
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Diana P
Oradea, Romania437 contributions
Friends
If you are looking for a chill way to spend a sunny afternoon, Oradea Fortress is the place to go.

Plus, you’ll be able to find two great restaurants inside. Corsarul is in my top 3 favorite restaurants in the city and it’s located inside the Fortress.
Written April 30, 2021
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Gabriella A
Cluj-Napoca, Romania219 contributions
Friends
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.
Written May 24, 2016
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Jazzumbo
Romania1,578 contributions
At a glance it seems there's not much to see here except for some old walls and the ruins of a star shaped fortress.
There are actually so many things to be explored behind those walls. The museum is modern and very well maintained. There were three exhibitions hosted by this museum in July 2019, when we have visited Oradea Fortress . The ceramic exhibition was really interesting, displaying Transylvanian clay pottery since XVIII and XIX century, from private collections. The contemporary art gallery, as well as the photo exhibition was also interesting.
We didn't end up exploring everything, as we decided to visit this place in the last day of our stay in Oradea and we run out of time. Now we're quite sorry about this poor plan and are going to pay more attention to the fortress if we'll ever visit Oradea again.
Written August 20, 2019
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Nick T
Turin, Italy6 contributions
Couples
I see this days the city of Oradea a verry beautiful city verry close to hungarian border, with a nice fortress verry old since 1100 rebuilt in the 16 century is going a large process of restoration, is surended by a verry nice park with alee small lakes, in few year problably you can see a verry nice fortress. The old city center of ORADEA is fully with beautiful barroc and art-nouveau palace and many beautiful church. The river Crisul Repede is very beautiful and atractive , you can see manny fishermans along the river.
Written October 30, 2012
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