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Oradea Fortress

Piata Unirii nr 1, cam. 234, Oradea 410100, Romania
+40 259 435 835
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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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Piata Unirii nr 1, cam. 234, Oradea 410100, Romania
+40 259 435 835
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

its one of the best "'must see" in Oradea, it still has original sculptures more than 400 years ago, i has very nice collection of toy cars, nice old remebers things from hard times in Romania. The town organized a lot of activities over here....More

Thank ciprisam
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Very interesting history of the citadel, since 11th century. Take your time and read about it. Walls are not restored but the building inside are. Still waiting for more business initiatives regarding cafes and terraces. Good quality work in the new look of the buildings...More

1  Thank editura
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Still working on renovations, but what is finished is very nice. Good place for walking. The water lilies in the two lakes were superb. Lot of parking places nearby, accessible from several directions.

Thank dorin b
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This building is interesting, but a bit hard to comprehend fully. Parts have deteriorated significantly. Other sections have been rebuilt and appear to have modern uses. I figure this fort was used to stop invaders from threatening the city by sailing up the river, but...More

Thank Yankeehoya
Reviewed 25 May 2017

As far as I know there are only 5 similar 5 star shaped fortresses in Europe. It was recently beautifully renovated in the last few years. It is the venue to numerous festivals throughout the year. It has a huge exhibition hall, a museum and...More

1  Thank judineni
Reviewed 25 May 2017

There is a fortress and you can find further information about it under Oradea Fortress. The location mentioned here belongs to the town hall of Oradea which is also worth visiting and you can visit the clock tower and have an amazing panoramic view of...More

Thank judineni
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It has been renovated, and they did an amazing job. Also there is a hotel right inside the fortress. The museum is interesting. i thing it's a must see when visiting Oradea.

Thank Mihai M
Reviewed 1 April 2017

During the IX century of its existence the constructions what raised on this surface of 150.000 m2 had an eventful history. Until 1241 it had been a fortress with earthy ditch and a wooden bridge. Between 1247-1569 was raised a circular fortress of stone.The fortress...More

1  Thank OradeaPrincessC
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Over 1000 years old Fortress of Oradea town , incredible architecture , it has the shape of a perfect " star". Very well conserved . Must be seen if you ever are visiting Oradea. Is walking distance to the city centre. Wort the visit.

Thank bogei272
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

It is nicely renovated, artsy and interesting. The museum looks good, the renovations of the buildings were done in pleasant colours. Clean.

Thank Andreea O
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