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Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade

Piata Unirii, Oradea 410190, Romania
+40 259 437 000
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Stunning architecture

This is the single most stunning, civil, non-religious building in Oradea. It has a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Nice architecture

Nice architecture, painted decorations and colourful, original stained glass under the arcades.Some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cluj-Napoca, 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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Piata Unirii, Oradea 410190, Romania
Piata Unirii, Oradea 410190, Romania
+40 259 437 000
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the single most stunning, civil, non-religious building in Oradea. It has a wonderful façade, a walk-through arcade - Pasajul Vulturul Negru -, which main attractions are local sports bars and cafeterias. The location is near the river, on Piaţa Unirii, corner Primariei. The...More

Thank A D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice architecture, painted decorations and colourful, original stained glass under the arcades.Some coffee shops and bars, even pubs.

Thank SmileyKay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad to see that the building is newly renovated and its impressive design it's just beautiful. Unfortunately, there are some parts still to be renovated, the inside spaces. There are just a few coffee places/restaurants/pub/ but hopefully the city hall will maximize this building to...More

1  Thank Adina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Arcade is very beautiful and unique atraction . The style is Art Noveau. This Black Hawk Arcade is a small part of the construction in the same style from Oradea.. Must visit this.

Thank danaA3626EE
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

It's little more than a shop/cafe mall! Ok, nice glass roof... Attractive architecture...but the number 1 thing to do in Oradea?!?!

Thank sbizzle
Reviewed 20 November 2017

It is a staple for the town and the city center. Quite unfortunate that the inside areas ar not all rented out and active.

1  Thank Magdaneagu
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The central place in Oradea is great, wonderful. It's Oradea Vrijthof, a great place to spend time, enjoy, relax. A great place for concerts. This building makes it particularly lovely.

1  Thank Andrea O
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Right in the center of old town Oradea, adjacent to the pedestrian area with free wifi, it's worth the stroll. The building originally from the end of nineteenth century was restored to its original look, with emphasis to the smallest detail. It hosts a hotel...More

1  Thank bugasm101
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Even though in the last years was under construction and a big storm more than 10 years ago destroyed its colorful glass, it still keeps its beautiful charm and is a nice place to visit while in Oradea. Located in the center of Oradea, it...More

1  Thank pitzuri
Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you like art and architecture, then this is a must for you when you go to Oradea. You can find nice places to eat and drink, either for breackfast/lunch/dinner or a late night with the friends.

Thank Gi0rgiana
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