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Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Oradea
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
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
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"stained glass"
in 7 reviews
"young people"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 3 reviews
"architectural masterpiece"
in 3 reviews
"night life"
in 3 reviews
"nice architecture"
in 4 reviews
"pubs and clubs"
in 2 reviews
"coffee shops and bars"
in 2 reviews
"under construction"
in 2 reviews
"pedestrian area"
in 2 reviews
"amazing building"
in 2 reviews
"nice place"
in 3 reviews
"old building"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"in town"
in 3 reviews
"passage"
in 14 reviews
"gallery"
in 6 reviews
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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 and has a lot of restaurants and coffee shops in the vicinity. Really interesting to see and admire.

1  Thank bugasm101
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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 gives you easy access to local bars, pubs and restaurants.

1  Thank pitzuri
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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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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.

1  Thank mhayden25
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