Oradea is a beautiful city, situated in the nort-west of Romania, at about 10 kilometers from the western Romanian border with Hungary. The city is crossed by the "Crisul Repede" river.

It has a long history, being mentioned for the first time in a document in the year 1113. Oradea was declared town in 1235.

Nowadays, Oradea is a modern city, with a population of about 225 000 citizens. Combining the features of the modern age with the architecture of last centuries, Oradea is indeed a place to visit.

Sights of Oradea:

Note: This data was compiled using several touristic guides. However, there may be omissions or mistakes, especially where I tried to translate into English some Romanian specific names or denominations. I appologise if such things occured. I also encourage you to tell me about what's missing here, or about my mistakes. Thank you for your understanding.

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Follow the links below to see several pictures of Oradea.

Links related to Oradea

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**I stood proud (and flattered) noticing that this exact description (and translation) of "The Church with Moon" appeared in the number for November 2003 of a leaflet describing the Oradea airport :-o I sallute the unknown publisher, and hope he/she will continue to browse my home pages and use them as inspiration for future advertising accomplishments :-P ;-)