"Winds Of Change" Top 5 Page for this destination Oradea by edvin_br
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Oradea has a special magic that there is no other which i been in that has it... you must see in your own eyes to understand what i mean!!!
Altough Oradea as not as modern as Bucharest with shiny office buildings and not known as a western city as Timisoara it is still a vey devaloped place, a a lot of investments going on here and you can see it in the cities elegance and cleanes. The Old town is built in Art Noveu architecture style... so there is no other city like this in the all country.
All this gives Oradea her prety amazing charm.
Oradea is situated on the western part of Romania, close to the border of Hungary and close to the West. Its population is about 225,000. All this turns Oradea to an importent financial, commercial, industrial, historical, cultural and transportation center.
There are a lot of international trains passing by and also some national roads (tha one to satu mare direction is in pretty poor condition and is geting fixed a bit slowly...). In the coming years there is a plan for a motorway in the area that will connect Budapest to Bucharest.
The city has an university and a lot more educational centers.
Oradea has increddible nightlife withs some great bars, clubs and pubs.
The city is a great place for shopping. The main shopping areas are Bulevard republici, the modern Lotus market(that is not relly a market unless a graet new shopping center) and the Crisul. department store.
Oradea is a great place for families because of its parks and Baile felix is very close to the city.
Today Oradea is one of Transilvanias most importent cities, but once, in the year of 1000 it was just a small location with no fixed ruler in the area.
Just then the Hungarians started to rull in Oradea and they turned it to be an importent catholic center. Since then Oradea was devolping as an importent commercial and trade center.
Between 1660-1692 the town was under Turkish occupation, this period wasn't a significant milestone in Oradeas history.
In 1692 the Habsburg empire defeated the Turks and started to rull the area. This times were the golden age of the Oradea because that the Habsburg empire Oradea to improve its administration, economy, finance, culture, religion and become a modern town for those days.
After WWI Romania controlled the city until the German-Hungarian occupation at the WWII. From the end of the war until today Oradea is one of the most beautiful and historical centers in all Romania and i think that in all eastern Europe.
This old curch that was planned by Szenczy Istvan in 1772 is one of the oldest buildings on the beautiful Republici... more travel advice
These is Oradeas most central department store. it consists today 3 floors (there are another 1 or 2 floors that are... more travel advice
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