We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oradea Fortress

Piata Unirii nr 1, cam. 234, Oradea 410100, Romania
+40 259 435 835
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$87.67*
and up
3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour of Oradea
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
ORADEA MEDIAEVAL FORTRESS HISTORY AND EVENTS WITNESSING THE PASSAGE OF TIME If nowadays we can hear about history in school and see it in museums, this is the best place to feel it. The fortress has witnessed the passage of time and continues to keep its old charm. It tells everlasting stories and passes on to its visitors some of the history it knows. The Fortress of Oradea is nowadays the living proof of those historical times and it continues to remind everyone of what it used to represent. Also, it is one of the symbols of the city along Crișul Repede river and the heart of its cultural events. LIVING HISTORY! The Mediaeval music concerts held here will take you back to an atmosphere of already forgotten times, while fighting demonstrations and guided tours accompanied by weapon and armour presentations will steal your attention. The Fortress is no longer literally under siege, but still there are many tourists and local people visiting it, our of a wish to live a bit of real history. Here are some of the new functions of the Fortress: - the City Museum - the Museum of Bread - the Bakery, dating more than 3 centuries back - cafés - traditional restaurants
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“queen mary” (3 reviews)
“tartars” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Piata Unirii nr 1, cam. 234, Oradea 410100, Romania
CONTACT
Website
+40 259 435 835
Write a ReviewReviews (159)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"beautiful park"
in 5 reviews
"queen mary"
in 3 reviews
"tartars"
in 3 reviews
"christmas market"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful plants"
in 2 reviews
"resting place"
in 2 reviews
"italian renaissance"
in 2 reviews
"afternoon walk"
in 2 reviews
"cultural life"
in 2 reviews
"toy cars"
in 2 reviews
"bread museum"
in 2 reviews
"tall trees"
in 2 reviews
"all kinds"
in 3 reviews
"old church"
in 2 reviews
"central europe"
in 2 reviews
"interesting history"
in 2 reviews
"few years"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 120 reviews

Reviewed today

We visit it in a sunny April day. It is beautiful and we were astonished how thick the walls are and how wide the channel who protected the walls. Unfortunately, at 6 pm all the museums, the church and the medieval exhibit were closed. It...More

Thank tomaciprian2004
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 18, 2018

So happy that Oradea has a beautiful gem for a tourist destination now! Love the changes being made!

Thank KAWarn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 13, 2018

It was a journey of life, I visited the most famous fortress with astonishment I felt nostalgic times when Vlad Tepez was still feeling its presence and the smell of those corners that I touched with fragrance cups that old smell feels when you are...More

Thank Agnieszka P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Oradea Fortress is newly renovating and it's hosing the Fortress' Museum. IT is a nice and quiet place for relaxation and observation of the medieval past of the city. Hopefully, there will be organized events in its premises due to the large open space. Still..it...More

Thank Adina M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

It is a nice place to visit but it has nothing impresive, all too commercial. One of the few things interesting to do here are arts and crafts classes that are great for the children but even for those you need to schedule ahead

Thank Tc4art
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 26, 2017

After the restoration, has become a beautiful place where to walk, to visit museums,to load history. Surely atourist destination from Oradea.

Thank danaA3626EE
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

The restauration work is impressive. If you see the before and after photo exhibition (which need some basic information!) You'll appreciate more the entire fortress ansamble and the work made. For sore in the next years the site will become the core point of the...More

Thank Marius C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 20, 2017

If you include the museum and the book shop you can spend an afternoon here. Very nicely renovated, even though there are still areas that need some attention, especially along the back wall. The museum is just now getting started, but it promises to be...More

Thank Magdaneagu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 25, 2017

The nearly 1000 year old Oradea Fortress has assumed many roles throughout its long history ... military, residence of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oradea, resting place for royalty, political and administrative centre and tourist attraction. The fortress has also been beseiged by the Tartars,...More

Thank John L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting to see especially if one wants to know more about this beautiful city. It is restored to former glory, walkable for everyone, with a lot of explanations about the times it was built and its historical importance. It hosts a hotel in a...More

Thank bugasm101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 24 hotels in Oradea
Continental Forum Oradea
221 reviews
.46 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oradea
746 reviews
.55 km away
Hotel Elite Oradea
56 reviews
.64 km away
Hotel Vulturul Negru
2 reviews
.79 km away
Nearby Restaurants
MEATic Restaurant
123 reviews
.84 km away
Rivo Restaurant & Lounge
367 reviews
.45 km away
Crinul Alb - Restaurant & Pizzeria
213 reviews
.56 km away
Hanul cu Noroc
80 reviews
.72 km away
Nearby Attractions
Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade
146 reviews
1.05 km away
Moon Church (Biserica cu Luna)
84 reviews
1.06 km away
Oradea State Theater (Teatrul de Stat Oradea)
68 reviews
1.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Oradea Fortress staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor