See Oradea Fortress, an architectural monument in Romania and one of the few functional castles till now. They say that the city could not be conquered because of the vast underground network of links with the outside. The dike with water of the fortress was filled in case of siege with thermal water (through supplies) from Peta spring. Today, inside the fortress was founded the Department of Visual Arts, University of Oradea.The construction belongs to King Ladislau I (1077-1095) who decided to build a monastery in honor of Virgin Mary, a place called Varad - Chronicle painted in Vienna (Chronicon pictum Vindobonensae) the cradle of the future Catholic bishopric. Around the old fortress, of an irregular shape, slightly oval, the new fortress was built , of pentagonal shape, to protect the buildings inside and the settlements around.
Other sights you will see on this 3-hour walking tour are Moskovits Miksa Palace (Stil secession, built 1911, architects: Vago brothers), Poynar House (Secession, built 1906-1907, architect: Sztarill Ferencz), Fuchsl Palace (built 1902-1903, architect: Balint Zoltan, Jambor Lajos), Adorjan House (Secession Style, built 1903, architect: Komor Marcell, Jakab Dezso), Apollo Palace (Secession, built 1912-1916, architect: Rimánoczy K.), The Moon Church (Baroque, built 1784-1832, architect: Iacob Eder), Rimanoczy Palac (Eclectic, built 1905, architect: Rimánoczy Kálmán Sr), The Bazaar Building (Eclectic, built 1900, architect: Rimánoczy Kálmán sr.), Levay Palace (Eclectic, built 1894, architect: Hanzlia) and Sztarill Palace (Secession, built 1902-1906, architect: Sztarill Ferencz).
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