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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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    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Oradea, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Roman Catholic Basilica, Baroque Palace, and Catholic Bishop's Palace Museum. Municipal Stadium and Cris Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Oradea Station is 10 minutes by foot.

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      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Oradea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ady Endre Museum and Cris Museum. State Theatre (Teatrul de Stat) and Baroque Palace are also within 15 minutes. Oradea Station is 16 minutes by foot and Biserica Emanuel Tram Stop is 22 minutes.

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          Situated in Oradea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ady Endre Museum and State Theatre (Teatrul de Stat). Baroque Palace and Catholic Bishop's Palace Museum are also within 15 minutes. Oradea Station is 17 minutes by foot and Biserica Emanuel Tram Stop is 20 minutes.

          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oradea $69
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          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oradea

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            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Oradea, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aquapark Nymphaea, 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 27 minutes by foot.

            Quiet & Stylish 2 bedroom Central Apartment
            Quiet & Stylish 2 bedroom Central Apartment

            Quiet & Stylish 2 bedroom Central Apartment

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              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Oradea, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Baroque Palace and Catholic Bishop's Palace Museum. Roman Catholic Basilica and Emanuel Baptist Church are also within 1 mi (2 km). Biserica Emanuel Tram Stop is 19 minutes by foot and Oradea Station is 20 minutes.

              Classical 4 Bedrooms Central Apartment
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              Classical 4 Bedrooms Central Apartment

              Oradea, BH
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Oradea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ady Endre Museum, State Theatre (Teatrul de Stat), and Cris Museum. Primaria Oradea and Vulturul Negru are also within 15 minutes. Oradea Station is 16 minutes by foot and Biserica Emanuel Tram Stop is 20 minutes.

                Ultra Central apartment $40
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                Ultra Central apartment

                Oradea, BH
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Oradea, this apartment building 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 10 minutes. Biserica Emanuel Tram Stop is 20 minutes by foot and Oradea Station is 16 minutes.