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Oradea Fortress

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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
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ORADEA MEDIAEVAL FORTRESS HISTORY AND EVENTS WITNESSING THE PASSAGE OF TIME...

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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A glimpse into the past

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melania G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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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 

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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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Thank Gabriella A
Ramat Gan, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

For local people the fortress is important , but nothing special for tourists who travel the world and visited real fortresses.

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Thank moshe n
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

The fortress or Oradea has a very beautiful park with two small lakes in it, packed with tall trees and beautiful plants. The park surrounds a fort with several buildings in it which soon will be open for visit. Presently they are opened only occasionally when they give place to all kinds of showcases

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

very nice old place, you can find many informations about history of this region, now it is still repaired, but biggest part is all ready done

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This is quite an amazing fortress next to the city center. The gardens sorounding it are beautiful. You can easily spend half a day roaming inside the fortress and visiting its museums.

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

A well known historic spot to visit in the city of Oradea- Nagy Varad, is the local, renaisance style Foetress . Lately it went under masive partial renovations and reconstructions. It is housing the art school of the city and other functions. Festivals and happenings are celebrated among it's walls, geting a charming and somehow authentic athmosphere. I felt the... More 

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