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Roman Catholic Basilica

Listen to an organ performance while admiring the interior of Romania’s largest Baroque church.

The Roman Catholic Basilica, also known as the Assumption Cathedral of Oradea, is part of the city’s impressive Baroque Complex. Constructed in the late 18th century, the cathedral features beautiful oil paintings and valuable religious artifacts. Attend one of the organ performances regularly hosted here and examine the historic chest containing the relics of St. Ladislaus.

The church was constructed between 1752 and 1779. Look for a bronze statue of St. Ladislaus, the King of Hungary and one of the country’s important Christian heroes, which is set prominently in front of the cathedral’s grand exterior.

Enter the cathedral and admire the gorgeous interior walls, which are made from marble imported from Carrara and Vascau. Admire the stunning fresco inside the cupola, the work of Austrian painter Johann Schöph. The church also contains a lovely 18th-century organ. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear it being played during one of the recitals often held here.

Head to the church’s small museum to see a chest containing the relics of St. Ladislaus. The museum also features Gothic and Renaissance tombstones recovered from the Fortress of Oradea as well as other interesting religious artifacts.

Save time to see the Corridor of Canons, which is located outside, just east of the cathedral. The corridor actually consists of 10 individual buildings, with numerous archways creating the illusion of an infinite line. Part of the cathedral’s original Baroque design created by Austrian master architect F.A. Hillebrandt, the corridor’s buildings were constructed between 1750 and 1875.

Spot the Baroque Palace near the Corridor of Canons. The cathedral, along with the palace and canon row, are collectively known as the city’s Baroque Complex.

Find the Roman Catholic Basilica under 2 miles (3 kilometers) north of the city center. Get here using public transportation. The museum is closed Sunday and Monday. An admission fee is required to enter. Check out this historic cathedral and its neighboring buildings, all of which are stunning examples of Baroque architecture.


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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oradea $66
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oradea

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oradea

9 Aleea Strandului, Oradea
     
    4.6
    of 5, from 166 reviews
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    Located in the heart of Oradea, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cris Museum and Ady Endre Museum. Fortress of Oradea and State Theatre (Teatrul de Stat) are also within 1 mi (2 km). Oradea Station is 28 minutes by foot.

    Ramada Oradea $53
    Ramada Oradea

    Ramada Oradea

    9, Calea Aradului Street, Oradea
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 71 reviews
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      This family-friendly Oradea hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Oradea Zoo and Moon Church. Vulturul Negru and Baroque Palace are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Silver Hotel Conference and Spa $34
      Silver Hotel Conference and Spa

      Silver Hotel Conference and Spa

      Louis Pasteur St, 102, Oradea
         
        4.0
        of 5, from 23 reviews
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        Located in the heart of Oradea, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cris Museum, Ady Endre Museum, and State Theatre (Teatrul de Stat). Fortress of Oradea and Roman Catholic Basilica are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Qiu Hotel Rooms
        Qiu Hotel Rooms

        Qiu Hotel Rooms

        Strada Republicii 15, Oradea
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 18 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Oradea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ady Endre Museum, State Theatre (Teatrul de Stat), and Primaria Oradea. Cris Museum and Vulturul Negru are also within 15 minutes. Oradea Station is 17 minutes by foot.

          Hotel Nevis Wellness & SPA $56
          Hotel Nevis Wellness & SPA

          Hotel Nevis Wellness & SPA

          Lapusului street no. 2, Oradea
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 18 reviews
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            Situated in Oradea, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Emanuel Baptist Church, Primaria Oradea, and Oradea Zoo. State Theatre (Teatrul de Stat) and Vulturul Negru are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Continental Forum Oradea $43
            Continental Forum Oradea

            Continental Forum Oradea

            Aleea Strandului 1, Oradea
               
              3.9
              of 5, from 82 reviews
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              Situated in Oradea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cris Museum, Ady Endre Museum, and Fortress of Oradea. State Theatre (Teatrul de Stat) and Primaria Oradea are also within 15 minutes. Oradea Station is 22 minutes by foot.

              Deluxe 2 Bedroom Oradea Apartament $76
              Deluxe 2 Bedroom Oradea Apartament

              Deluxe 2 Bedroom Oradea Apartament

              , Oradea
                 
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                Situated in the city center, this historic apartment building is close to Emanuel Baptist Church, Primaria Oradea, and State Theatre (Teatrul de Stat). Also nearby are Vulturul Negru and Oradea Zoo.

                Oradea Central Studio With Amazing View
                Oradea Central Studio With Amazing View

                Oradea Central Studio With Amazing View

                , Oradea
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Oradea, this vacation home is steps from Primaria Oradea, Vulturul Negru, and State Theatre (Teatrul de Stat).