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Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade

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Address: Piata Unirii, Oradea 410190, Romania
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+40 259 437 000
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This ensemble of buildings is one of the monumental architectural works in...

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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Very nice building

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Oradea. The building is renewed and is situated in a beautiful square. There are lots of bars, pubs and shops.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Micutzu-103
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Bucharest, Romania

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Oradea. The building is renewed and is situated in a beautiful square. There are lots of bars, pubs and shops.

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great architectural objective. This building represent one of the landmarks of Oradea City and it hosts many cafes, pubs and clubs.

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Thank Laurentiu1987A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only saw it from the outside. Breathtaking. Very nice combination of colors and the architecture was stunning. This is definitely a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the main attractions that Oradea offers. It is an architectural masterpiece and also hosts the most lively part of the city as a number of cafes, pubs and clubs are situated in this area. However, the building itself is truly beautiful.

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Oradea, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This a central building in Oradea city (actually named Black Eagle!!!! - you should correct it...) It hosts about 6-7 clubs/bars where you can sip a coffee during daytime and drink nice cocktails and beers and dance during night time (especially on week-ends). Some eateries are also to be found here is you want to grab something on the run.... More 

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Thank Szűcs N
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Black Eagle Palace is an architectural monument representative of Oradea. Palace, located at str. Unirii Plaza, was built between 1907-1908 by two architects in secession style

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The architecture is mind blowing, it looks extremely nice. The vibe around that place is amazing as overthere you always find lots of young people because of the amazing pubs! Also, there is a theatre hidden in this amazing building!

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Thank BenSinca
Staffordshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Helpful staff in the Lord's pub. Interesting interior and buzzing with a happy atmosphere. If you're the driver, try the lemonade, delicious!!

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Thank 101Benedict
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Veri nice architecture, great surroundings and lots and lots of clubs and pubs. Almost every night of the week the place is filled with young people, tourist and photographers. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Old passage, in reconstruction(Sept 2016), offers a nice sample of great architecture with a lovely stained glass at the entry. Based on the transformation of the area since 2005, I hope that this passage will be a great piece of architecture.

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