Located only 10 km from the border with Hungary (Bors crossing point), Oradea ranks 10th in size among Romanian cities and is one of the most important cities in western Romania. Oradea is the capital of Bihor county and Criseana Region and it is divided by the Crisul Repede river in almost 2 equal parts.
We arrived in Oradea late evening so we did not really get to see too much of the city. Unfortunately not much was opened to grab something real to eat (you will find of course you subway or similar kebab places) we were very impressed by the main square which was completely refurbished recently so we said we have to go back and see it on daylight.
1 decembrie Parc
On our way to Piata Unirii from the place we were staying we were passing the 1 decembrie park. A lovely place offering a green corner in the middle of the city.
you can find also a sculpture of Barncusi's face in the park
recently refurbished, the Unirii square looks fantastic, take the time to pass by or even have a coffee at a cafe on one of the sides
Cross the river
as mentioned Crisul Repede splits the city in two, walk over some of the bridges, I heard that on sunset it is the best time for some great views.
Around the center:
Lactobar: a special place to pass by
I am not saying the food is amazing, but it is reasonable and the decoration of the restaurant is simply amazing....you can actuality have a coffee in a Dacia 1300, how cool is that?!?!
Here some more cool things from inside the restaurant.
We booked via booking.com and stayed at Apartment Oliver. Perfect for 4 (but there is an extra coach for one person to sleep). The house is nice, 10-15 min walk from Piata Unirii.