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Address: Bulevard Dacia 1-3, Oradea 410464, Romania
Phone Number:
+40 259 412 724
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Open only for special collections

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A beautiful building

This is one of the most beautiful building in Oradea. It is built in a baroque style. It has 365 windows, matching the number of days in a year. Unfortunately, the building has... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful building in Oradea. It is built in a baroque style. It has 365 windows, matching the number of days in a year. Unfortunately, the building has not been recently refurbished. Also, the building used to host the local museum. It is my understanding that most of the exhibits moved to another location. However,... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Disappointing - not a great collection. Followed by attendants who switched lights on and off as we went in and out of rooms. Not worth a visit.

Thank 101Benedict
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

When I reached the museum it was dark but I liked the greatness of the structure. Hard to resist if you like new places. New beliefs and hard to keep looking at how they are preserved at this day

Thank Pushan D
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Only two exhibition were open at the time of our visit. There is not English description of the items on display. Beautiful building but it has no direction signs. Display piece are some what repetitive.

Thank Melania G
Oradea, Romania
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Museum has moved from this location, it can now be found on Calea Armatei Române 1/A, Oradea. This building can still be visited, but only a small part of it. Anyway, the gardens surrounding it are splendid, especially in spring-summer, when the flowers bloom. There are a few magnolia trees in the gardens which spread a wonderful smell :)

Thank Ally M
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

It was founded in 1762 by the Baron Bishop Adam Patačić, as bishopric palace of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Magnovaradimum. Illustrious Viennese architect Franz Anton Hillebrandt, designer of many Austrian palaces and one of Europe's 18th century best, designed the palace and planned the city's posh side as Baroque quarter, while engineer A.J. Neumann was in charge of the... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

The building was returned to the Catholic Church, so Cris Country Museum was disbanded. In the immediate vicinity you can visit the Catholic Cathedral and the Corridor of Canonical monks

Thank Sandu G
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

1872 marked the beginning of the activity for the Bihor County Archeology and History Society, one of its main goals being the construction of a county museum. With the support of local authorities, Oradea’s first museum was opened in June 1896, in an eclectic building that was finalized in 1895, especially designed by the famous architect Rimanoczy Kalman with this... More 

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Oradea, Romania
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Not really much in the museum. Guess that's what happens post communist days. Rather dingy inside not well kept up.

Thank haggistea
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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

It was closed, it had open some kind of contemporary art galery , not so many helphul signs . They have some sort of problems with the hungarians

Thank Cuturicu A

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