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Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade

Piata Unirii, Oradea 410190, Romania
+40 259 437 000
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Not sure what the fuss is about!

It's little more than a shop/cafe mall! Ok, nice glass roof... Attractive architecture...but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Impressive renovation

It is a staple for the town and the city center. Quite unfortunate that the inside areas ar not all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bucharest, 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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Piata Unirii, Oradea 410190, Romania
+40 259 437 000
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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

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
Reviewed 16 September 2017

It appears to just be another beautiful building, but the story of its history and current renovation is very interesting. There are lots of shops and restaurantsto enjoy.

Thank mhayden25
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A good place where you can party with your friends and the music is to good to stay at home. Nice staff and good drinks to serve.

Thank BlaccDande
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The building is fantastic. It is worth to have a nice walk in the town, than to have a coffee/beer/drink at the square and enjoying the view.

Thank a_poth
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Oradea is a gem not heard about much. The architecture here is exquisite. This open place is surrounded by unusual and detailed architecture and churches. Is quiet during the day and full of lufe in the afternoons and evenings.

1  Thank Barry M
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