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Oradea Highlights

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    oradea_dream says…

     es handelt sich um meine Heimstadt, selbstverstaendlich kann ich nur gutes ueber sie erzaehlen. 

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    Gabor1965 says…

     some arhitectural buildings need to be repaired 

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    Mique says…

     Don't visit so i'll be the only one knowing about this spot... 

Oradea Things to Do

  • Szigligeti Theater

    The theatre was constructed on the northern part of the Bémer square, although there have been debates over its location. Marking out the location was preceded by a „fight” over more decades, which can be easily understood if we consider the fact that there were multiple locations contending. In July 1899 (after almost seventy years of waiting!)...

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  • Roman Catholic cathedral inside

    Roman Catholic cathedral church in Transylvania and Romania's largest Baroque.Oradea is the largest Roman Catholic cathedral built in the Baroque style church in Romania. The monumental basilica. The length of the central nave is 70 m, a width of 30-40 m. The walls are covered with marble from Carrara, and Vasca. Two navies and two church towers....

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  • Roman Catholic cathedral church

    Roman Catholic cathedral church in Transylvania and Romania's largest Baroque.Oradea is the largest Roman Catholic cathedral built in the Baroque style church in Romania. The monumental basilica. The length of the central nave is 70 m, a width of 30-40 m. The walls are covered with marble from Carrara, and Vasca. Two navies and two church towers....

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Oradea Restaurants

  • Come to Capitolium restaurant

    - hungarian food- romanian food- good service and cheap for the western civilization- good and cheap beer- more photos here: http://utanozhatatlan.fotopic.net/c958010.htmland here:http://utanozhatatlan.fotopic.net/ - het vezer tokany

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  • ice cream paradise

    Futuristic and ergonomic design!They have a lot of great icecream .You can have it 2 go or inside .Plus they have a selection of sundaes made with fresh fruits,frappees and cocktails.If you are an ice cream lover that' s your place (for sure i know it's mine). WELL!!! It's called chilliatto and it's amazing:belgian chocolate icecream,caramel sauce...

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  • One to Miss!

    Outside seating in the warmer months and indoors has upstairs and downstairs with a special area for non smoking which they refused to let us in. As we did not want to sit in the smoke filled room (Many people smoke in Romania) we chose a bigger table. I could not believe how rude the staff were insisting we sat elsewhere and when asked why we...

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Oradea Nightlife

  • Iris Pub - Oradea

    Nothing Irish about about it. The service is terrible and I had to wait nearly 5 minutes for someone to come over. Even then that was only because another couple came in. The lady even went to the couple first. There are better places near by.

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  • Irish Pub

    Great little Irish Pub that has great Pizza and beer. Sit outside and enjoy the downtown atmosphere in this nice bar.Beware that you pay an attendant in the restrooms! I was surprised and had to run and get money from my wife :-)Romania has some very good beer ( light to Dark) I enjoy Ursus....I thought that it had a very nice flavor and several...

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  • Oradea dupa apusul soarelui

    Si tu as le temp necessaire pour boire une bierre dans le bistro situe sur un des rivages du Crisul Repede, tu vas apprecier la panoramma du nuit.

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Oradea Transportation

  • Use the Tram while in Oradea

    The best means of transportation ( if not walking) is the tram. This is a safe, cheap means of travel in any Romanian city. Make sure that you validate your ticket with the little orange box on the tram. the routs are mostly straight on and very difficult to get lost as they will return back to the center of town. Great to ride in order to get a...

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  • taxi to Baile Felix

    - to go to Baile Felix which is a very famous turist atraction , you can go with the tram number 3 to the end of the Nufarul district. And than you can take a private(not legal) taxi that is charging you only 10.000 lei (the same as theunconfurtable bus) per person to the Baile Felix

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  • Oradea to Timisoara,by train

    The blue arrow,speedy train,convenient departure from Oradea &arrival to Tim;good conextion to my region.High price,not too much place for the luggage i always have.But clean and safe.I should like to travel with a such train ,without the stop in Timisoara

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Oradea Shopping

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  • Pastry Shop

    Immediately noticeable street store opening Fresh, warm, slightly crispyBatter fried cheese wrapped in sausage datedcocoa ringmarmalade ringcheese cubes About 2 - 2,5 Lei / ring

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  • Crisul

    These is Oradeas most central department store. it consists today 3 floors (there are another 1 or 2 floors that are being renovated right now.at the ground floor there is a big mcdonalds+terrace. opening hours: sunday-friday: 8:30-21:00saturday: 9:00-18:00 There is a small supermarket, cosmetics, decorations, mobile phones, electrisions, clothes,...

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  • A Mall In The Outskirts

    Lotus Market is a nice, new modern shopping center in the suburb of Oradea. In the all city you will find advertisment to this shopping center and you wont have problam to get there. There is a free parking in the area, in the mall there are about 50 shops, some cafes and restaurants, a big supermarket and 5 screen cinema which is the hit of the...

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Oradea Local Customs

  • Neologic Synagogue

    It was built in 1878. Architecture from the East borrowed marks decorated historicist building plan David Busch, chief engineer of a city. Interior decoration: Mor HorovitzThe Jewish community of OradeaHungarian peculiarity that the Jews first settled in the cities do not, but under the protection of the landlords. Royal few Jews lived in towns,...

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  • Packed buildings

    Oradea has many historical building, in the central europe baroque style. But because of the scarcity of public money, many are sitll waiting for a full restoration. In the meantime, in order to prevent the fall of stone from walls and roofs, they are tightly packed, something that reminds me some of the perfomances by the famous artist Christo.

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  • Goulash - Gulyas

    when the people are going to a pic-nick they often make food in a cauldron Goulash recipe: Finely chop a large onion and lightly fry in 2 tablespoons of fat. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of red paprika, toss in 400 g beef cut into cubes, add salt, a green pepper and a tomato and steam under lid until almost tender. Add 200 g of mixed sliced carrot and...

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Oradea Warnings and Dangers

  • - be carefull with the taxi drivers

    More photos here: http://utanozhatatlan.fotopic.net/- be carefull with the taxi drivers- some off tham are charge you much more if he/she knows that you are a foreigner- ask the driver how much is 1 kilometer before the ride

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  • Beware the border crossing

    When travelling from Hungary I was thrown off the train 10 miles before Oradea at the border.Apparantly because my passport was a fake! I had to wait for 2 hours in a freezing cold office on the border before the police decided to let me go, I think they were more interested in the football on tv.On the way out again, my case was searched by a...

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  • Bihor County Mountains

    Who is planing to go to mountains, in caves or rivers, it would be advisable to announce :MOUNTAIN RESCUE - BIHORRescue Line: Mountain Rescue County Line: (0259) 982, 112 (FREE NUMBER) Mountain Rescue National Line: 0-SALVAMONT (0725-826 668) Address : Bihor County Council - Bihor Mountain Rescue Public Service, Oradea , 5 Traian Park, zip code...

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Oradea Tourist Traps

  • Taking the tram

    Cave viatorBeware, traveller, when you take the tram not to carry large bags, backpakcs or suitcases with you unless you have made sure to validate a ticket for every large bag you carry along with you. Ticket inspectors, mostly of them Gypsies will much enjoy making you pay a senseless fine

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  • traps on the roads

    - the roads in Romania are in general in a bad shape , so we can say that there are some traps on the roads for tourists if you are coming to Romania(Oradea) by car. - come with a Range Rover or something like this- or chouse a road that is not so bad, ask the local people.. - hitchhiking

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Oradea What to Pack

  • Bottled Water

    Batteries, extra tapes for cam recorder. Bottled Water if traveling with a baby or child or boil tap water.It is very difficult to find water that is not mineral and it can cause huge gas problems on their little stomachs.( This is from experience)

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  • traducator in Irlanda

    Organizatia Ireland Literature Exchange ofera o bursa rezidentiala inIrlanda unui traducator literar pentru o perioada de pana la patrusaptamani in anul 2006, pentru a contribui la traducerea unei operedin literatura irlandeza moderna. Termenul limita pentru depunereacererilor de înscriere este 28 aprilie 2006. Mai multe...

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  • don't forget your good mood

    - don't forget your good mood- a botle of your national drink, only if you want, it's not compulsery, if you come to the English Club from Oradea - swiming suit - digital photo camera

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Oradea Off The Beaten Path

  • dictionar roman-chinez

    In aceasta casa isi are sediul ziarul Bihoreanul, ziarul meu preferat din Oradea, cu articole de investigatie foarte incisive. Spor la treaba. Pentru a achizitiona un dictionar roman-chinez scrieti-mi la adresa mmoldovan@mail.oradea.net Va astept

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  • The english club of Oradea

    Every friday there is an english club meeting from 18.00 till 20.00 in the Ady Endre school which is just behind the state theater. Anybody who is interested can walk in. I got an invitation to drop by via VT-member Gabor1965 and so i did. And it turned out to be much fun. Because it is not just the hours they spend discussing topics so they can...

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  • toothache

    Daca aveti probleme cu dintii puteti merge la urmatorul cabinet stomatologic unde veti primi 10 la suta reducere din pretul final daca le veti pomeni ca ati aflat de ei de accesind pagina de internet a lui Mircea. Cabinetul se afla pe strada Tudor Vladimirescu nu departe de cladirea primariei.Medicii respectivi sint Petru Dusescu, medic specialist,...

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Oradea Sports & Outdoors

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    by hohanyo Written Sep 28, 2005

    If you like Rafting, Kayac, Canoe, Trekking, Skiing, Mountaineering, Canyoning, Danube Delta, Speleoturism, Climbing, Mountain biking, Endurance Tours or Adventure programmes and you are in Romania, than you should contact Bihor Mountain Rescue Association :
    Phone no.: 0040-359-436.022
    Fax no.: 0040-259-441.326
    e-mail: salvamontbihor@yahoo.com.
    Pintér István - 0745 - 618981
    Marin Adrian - 0744 - 185081
    Nistor Lucian - 0740 - 186260
    Popper Zoltán - 0745 - 590345
    Varabecz Csaba - 0788 - 636532 varabeczcsaba@freemail.hu (hohanyo)

    Equipment: We provide:
    - Guidance
    - Training
    - Adventure programmes
    - Equipment
    - Mountain rescue assistance
    - and of course the thrill

    Tax:
    Under 5 persons - 40 Euros / day / pers.
    More than 5 persons - 30 Euros / day / pers.

    Related to:
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Rafting

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  • The Bishop's Palace

    The Bishop's Palace in Oradea in the late Baroque architecture.In 1762, he founded Baron Patachich Adam Bishop, a large Roman Catholic Diocese of Oradea as the center. The baroque palace and the entire city quarter of the eighteenth. One of the most famous architects century Europe, in Vienna, Franz Anton Hillebrandt planned that a number of...

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  • Nice little stay

    the people, easy to get around. This really is a nice place to use as a base camp during your travels to Transylvania. Just watching the people enjoy life no matter how hard it is. It really puts things in line for you by visiting.

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  • sinagoga orotodoxa

    Aceasta sinagoga, construita la 1890, seamana in mare masura cu cele de la Dej si Satu-Mare. Ea incorporeaza in decoratii si arhitectura elemente maure.Este singura sinagoga functionala din Oradea. Oricum, accesul este permis gentililor doar cu aprobare, cel putin asa stau lucrurile dupa spusele gardianului vigilent de la poarta, multumita caruia...

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