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Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade

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Address: Piata Unirii, Oradea 410190, Romania
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+40 259 437 000
06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This ensemble of buildings is one of the monumental architectural works in...

This ensemble of buildings is one of the monumental architectural works in Oradea and Transylvania, typical for the secession style. The architects Komor Marcell and Jakab Dezső won the contest for the construction of this complex. Two Jewish lawyers, Dr. Kurlander Ede and Dr. Emil Adorjan, decided to finance, using their own resources, the construction of a noteworthy building in Oradea. The work started in 1907, under the supervision of the civil engineer Sztarill Ferenc, and in December 1908 the building was completed. Consisting of two unequal and asymmetrical buildings, connected to a third one, placed in the middle and more isolated, the complex housed a theatre, ballrooms, a casino and offices. The Y-shaped gallery (passage) has three entrances. The Vittorio Emanuele Gallery in Milan inspired the glass-covered interior. The gallery or the Passage, as the local people know it, concentrates the most popular bars, coffee houses and pubs in the city, being the entertainment high spot of the city.

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Amazing arhitecture

One of the top attractions in Oradea, this building has a stunning arhitecture. The inside is inviting you to stay at a drink. Some parts inside, on the ceiling is in renovation... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautifully been redone and I was amazed by the detail on all the architecture of Oradea but this one and the Royal hotel is ready for tourist to enjoy. I must admit it was pretty boring inside with no real proper shops and they were still busy with some Renovations inside but otherwise grab a coffee on... More 

Thank karen6111
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

One of the top attractions in Oradea, this building has a stunning arhitecture. The inside is inviting you to stay at a drink. Some parts inside, on the ceiling is in renovation. The black hawk is painted on the glass above. Must be seen.

Thank Gabriel G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The design of the building is very beautiful, and it has been refurbished and it looks amazing. It is still undergoing some remodeling in some areas but the rest is very nice, fool of pubs with a good atmosphere.

Thank Bruno R
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The gallery was still under renovation but we were able to walk around and it is a really interesting place to check out. Definitely a must see in Oradea. There are plenty of pubs there to have some drinks.

Thank Oanaphpl
Oradea, Romania
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

One of the emblematic places from Oradea, very nice the restorations done outside and inside the passage

Thank bogdanh630
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Oradea. The building is renewed and is situated in a beautiful square. There are lots of bars, pubs and shops.

Thank Micutzu-103
Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It is a great architectural objective. This building represent one of the landmarks of Oradea City and it hosts many cafes, pubs and clubs.

Thank Laurentiu1987A
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I only saw it from the outside. Breathtaking. Very nice combination of colors and the architecture was stunning. This is definitely a must see.

Thank Anamaria U
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the main attractions that Oradea offers. It is an architectural masterpiece and also hosts the most lively part of the city as a number of cafes, pubs and clubs are situated in this area. However, the building itself is truly beautiful.

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Oradea, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This a central building in Oradea city (actually named Black Eagle!!!! - you should correct it...) It hosts about 6-7 clubs/bars where you can sip a coffee during daytime and drink nice cocktails and beers and dance during night time (especially on week-ends). Some eateries are also to be found here is you want to grab something on the run.... More 

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