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Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade

Piata Unirii, Oradea 410190, Romania
+40 259 437 000
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Really nice

Really nice building, my opinion, the most beautiful building in oradea. Must to see. Very nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
zsolt e
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budapest
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Belongs in Budapest!

It actually reminded us Bucharest but the beauty of the building and promenade could easily belong... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony_and_Teodora
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Satu Mare, Romania
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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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“stained glass” (8 reviews)
“night life” (3 reviews)
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Piata Unirii, Oradea 410190, Romania
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+40 259 437 000
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"beautiful square"
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"night life"
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"nice architecture"
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"nice glass"
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"pubs and clubs"
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"architectural beauty"
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"coffee shops and bars"
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"under construction"
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"unirii square"
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"pedestrian area"
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"in town"
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"building"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice building, my opinion, the most beautiful building in oradea. Must to see. Very nice glass paintwork.

Thank zsolt e
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It actually reminded us Bucharest but the beauty of the building and promenade could easily belong in Budapest. It was a shame to see so many empty shops. But even still you can close your eyes and imagine a time gone by when it was...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

OK, you cannot pass from Oradea without visiting Vulturul Negru, otherwise you have been to another city. It is a masterpiece of Oradea's attractions.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely arcade..pity a lot of the premises seem to be closed...guess the global recession had an impact here too.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The building is considered as one of the most beautiful landmarks in the city which define its true face along with other stand-outs, such as the theater or the roman-catholic cathedral. Its construction is also unique is definitely worth a visit (especially now, that it...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is one of the main interest points of Oradea. Even now is at the start of the renovations, this place will definitely be full of people and bars soon.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

One of the most beautiful buildings that I have ever seen. And the exterior is only the start, as the interior is even more beautiful. The entrance from the Piati Unirii starts off with a glass mosaic, and it is filled with stores and cafes,...More

Thank BiSMitic
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This is a very beautiful building placed in Unirii square, recently renovated with an amazing arcade inside.

Thank taniamilovanov
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

It is recent renovated, but from the stained glass from the past it remained only one at the entrance. Moreover, in the past you may find here many stores (clothes, a book shop, a consignment store etc). Now there are just pubs!

Thank tomaciprian2004
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The palace, located at Independence Street No. 1, was built between 1907-1908 by the Marcell Komor and Dezső Jakob architects in the Secession-style . The Black Eagle Palace is the most important building of its style in Oradea. Currently, there are many clubs, cafes, restaurants...More

Thank Anca2006
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