Romania 2017: Oradea in the Hot Sun

By Ruben
This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Romania 2017

ROMANIA – Continuing where I left you in the last post, I will now show you some more of my second day in Oradea, starting on the southern bank of southern bank of the Crișul Repede river.

1. The street it is on is opposite Parcul 1 Decembrie, where I rented a bike from I’velo so that I could see more in the short time I was in Oradea (I had to be at Budapest airport early the next morning)
2. Parcul 1 Decembrie
3. You almost can’t see it here, but there are people sitting on all the benches in the shade under the trees (it was already getting much too hot at 10:30 in the morning)
4. A communist-era building at the end of the park. It looked like it contained an office for people who want to emigrate to Canada (Via Emigrarii Canada), as well as a church (some kind of service seemed to be being held)
7. The smaller of Oradea’s two synagogues
8. A street on the edge of the center
9. When cycling along the street on the last photo, my attention was caught by a roof much higher than the ones surrounding it. It turned out to belong to this building, which is slightly hidden in the middle of a block
11. It houses a bar that could almost have been trendy Berlin
13. It wasn’t difficult to understand from the Romanian text on the bar’s website that it is a jazz bar serving quality wines from Israel (which obviously includes Heineken)
14. The new-ish Orthodox church
15. Oradea’s citadel, which is behind the church (I don’t have many other pictures of it as I was getting tired at the end of this very hot day)

Leaving the centre of Oradea on Strada Moscovei, a side of Calea Unirrii (Oradea’s high street, see the previous post):

17. Strada Moscovei
18. Strada Moscovei
19. Strada Moscovei soon turns into a more residential street of the kind of one-storey houses that seem to be everywhere in Romania
20. Strada Ady Endre
21. Strada Ady Endre
22. Strada Ady Endre
23. The more modern districts of Oradea start at the end Strada Ady Endre

This particular district hides another of the city’s main sights: the Episcopal palace, that must have been built slightly out of town in the 18th century. It was designed by Austrian architect Franz Anton Hillebrandt, and was inspired by the Belvedere in Vienna. I didn’t get any pictures of the front of the building because the bright afternoon sun was shining directly behind it.

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