Things to do in Oradea, Transylvania: The Best History Museums

May 17, 2022 Tonie Szymanski

The Baroque Palace of Oradea is simply epic. Now a museum, the 18th-century building is home to an outdoor bronze and marble statue park, Transylvanian folk art and a collection of animal remains that includes dinosaur fossils. You could spend days here, but try to make some time for other Oradea attractions, such as the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings of Str. Republicii, the astronomical clock of the Biserica cu Lună, and the Băile Felix thermal spa.
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1. Ady Endre Memorial Museum

Parcul Traian Nr. 1, Oradea 410033 Romania +40 259 412 724 http://hu-hu.facebook.com/AdyEndreEmlekmuzeum
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5.0 based on 13 reviews

Ady Endre Memorial Museum

Reviewed By Gab0rC - Kecskemet, Hungary

This is a very small museum dedicated to the life and art of Ady, probably the greatest modern Hungarian poet of the last century. The exhibits include objects used by the poet, like his desk or his hat. Objects related to the episodes of his love inspirations are also on show. The atmosphere of the small place brings you back one century, to the city of Nagyvárad (the name of Oradea at that time) the second largest city of Hungary at the beginning of the 20th century. Zoltán Imre, who was the keeper of the exhibition is a wonderful man. He made the objects live, and multiplied the impressions we got from the place itself. For example, to our question, what was the relation of Ady to the place where the museum is installed, he looked at his watch, and told us, at this time of the day, he would be sitting here, near this window, as this used to be a small confectionary, where he had written the draft of his articles... He told so many interesting episodes from the life of Ady...His knowledge was astonishing. I would love to read an Ady biography he authors which would include illustrations from the exihibits of the museum! He can make the explanation in Hungarian (the language of Ady's poetry) and Romanian for sure, I am unsure of other languages, but I strongly recommend this museum for art, literature, poetry and XXth century lovers.

2. Rodia Pharmacy Museum

Calea Republicii 33, Oradea 410032 Romania
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

Rodia Pharmacy Museum

This is the oldest pharmacy in town, it has 250 years old. It holds more then 1500 artifacts. Schedule 10 - 17 from Tuesday till Saturday.

3. Museum of Jewish History in Oradea

Strada Primariei no.25, Oradea 410209 Romania +40 771 140 168 [email protected] http://www.oradeaheritage.ro/muzeulorasuluioradea/
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5.0 based on 9 reviews

Museum of Jewish History in Oradea

Reviewed By ilieadrianp - Otopeni, Romania

Words are not enough to describe this place. Pure emotion, or the saddest museum seen in Romania so far and yet a stark reminder of what hate could bring and why such horrible past must never repeat. A must for anyone willing to understand better that dark period. Very well organized and run.

4. Museum and Treasury of the Roman Catholic Cathedral

2 Cannons' Row, Oradea 410161 Romania +40 771 612 714 http://tourinfo.varad.org/
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Museum and Treasury of the Roman Catholic Cathedral

Reviewed By Unnoig

It is a little museum built near the San Lorenzo cathedral by the arhitect Albini.Modern and made in a way so that you can see e erything is eposed on the museum.Verry interesting building

5. The Cris Country Museum

Calea Armatei Romane 1/a, Oradea 410087 Romania
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

The Cris Country Museum

The Cris Country Museum is the most important one in Crisana Region. As explanation the museum presents everything that is related with the Cris Rivers area. In has more departments as: Natural Science, Art, History, Ethnography, Science and others. The museum is one of the biggest in Romania in therm of prices hold. The museum was moved from the old location (Baroque Palace) to the new one.

6. Cris Country Museum

Str. Armatei Romane Nr. 1/A, Oradea 410087 Romania +40 259 706 101 [email protected] http://www.mtariicrisurilor.ro
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3.5 based on 17 reviews

Cris Country Museum

Open only for special collections

7. Aurel Lazar Memorial House

Strada Lazar Aurel Nr. 13, Oradea 410043 Romania +40 773 788 206 [email protected] http://oradea.travel/it/?p=2551
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Aurel Lazar Memorial House

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