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Oradea

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Oradea the capital city of Bihor County and Crișana region, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development in the western part of Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. The city is nestled between the hills that separate and unify in a harmonious way with plain Crișana. Located on the banks of Crișul Repede River, that divides the city into almost equal halves, it is the gateway to Central and Western Europe. The city is located in the north-west of Romania.Located about 10km from Borș, the most important crossing point on the west border (with Hungary), Oradea ranks tenth in size among Romanian cities; it covers an area of. The city is at an altitude of 126 m above sea level, in the opening of the Criș valley and the plain area, in an area of contact between the extensions of the Apuseni Mountains and the extended plain Crișana-Banat. It lies as the area of transition from relief hills, to the Pannonian plain. City topoclimatic action is determined by the prevailing Western winds. Climate is Temperate Continental (Köppen climate classification Dfb), with some oceanic influences.GeographyThe city lies at the meeting point of the Crișana plain and the Crișul Repede's basin. It is situated 126 meters above sea level, surrounded on the north-eastern part by the hills of Oradea, part of the Șes hills. The main part of the settlement is situated on the floodplain and on the terraces situated down the river Crișul Repede. Oradea is famous for its thermal springs. The river Crişul Repede crosses the city right through the center, providing it with a picturesque beauty. Its flow depends on the season; the dykes near Tileagd have partly controlled it since they were built in the early 1980s.
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Oradea Fortress
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Architectural Building
Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade
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Spas
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Turkish Bath
Aquapark Nymphaea Orade
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Apuseni Natural Park Northwest Romania
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Religious Site
The Holy Cross Monastery
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Lotus Center
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Military Museum
Military Museum
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Architectural Building
Palace of Greek-Catholic Bishopric
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Museums in Oradea

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History Museum
Ady Endre Memorial Museum
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Specialty Museum
Memorial House of Iosif Vulcan
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History Museum
Cris Country Museum
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Art Museum
Aurel Lazar Memorial House
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Oradea Zoo
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Water Park
Apollo-Felix Waterpark
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Duration: 8 hours

Historic Sites in Oradea

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Religious Site
The Neolog Synagogue Zion
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Catedrala Greco-Catolica Sfantul Nicolae
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