|Chicken breasts at the market||$6.58|
|Local draught beer||$1.05|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$30.08|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.62|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$5.55|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$5.71|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$86.05|
Oradea, the capital of Bihor County is one of the most important hubs of economic, cultural and social activities of western Romania. Nestling amidst the mountains that unify harmoniously with the Cri?ana plains, Oradea lies on the banks of the river Cri?ul Repede that divides the city into two. Oradea attracts a number of tourists with its thermal springs and spas, splendid edifices, heritage buildings and places of worship, and some lovely natural vistas. The elegant town provides an excellent starting point for exploring the country as tourists flying in on the plentiful cheap flights to Oradea discover to their delight.
Present-day Oradea is largely an 18th century creation of the outstanding engineering skills of Franz Anton Hillebrandt, a Viennese architect who constructed innumerable buildings with facades richly-decorated with a variety of colours. In addition to its many buildings in the Baroque style, there are a large number of excellent Art Nouveau architectural examples. The Union Square and the King Ferdinand Square on opposite banks of the river have some of the most-striking Secession buildings. You can absorb the area’s beauty from one of the many café terraces on the river banks.
Palatul Episcopal is one of the town’s most magnificent edifices featuring 100 rooms decorated with murals. The Museum of the Crisana Region is housed within. Catedrala Romano-Catolica is the nation’s biggest Baroque religious construction. The Black Eagle Palace features a glass-roofed shopping arcade with a hotel, cafés and a cinema. The Church of the Moon features a gold-black sphere in perpetual motion reproducing the moon phases. The Oradea Fortress with its five-point-star architecture is one of the most-imposing Oradea sights. History-buffs are sure to visit time and again with cheap flights to Oradea available from all over.
Just outside the city is Baile Felix, a huge health resort with thermal springs that attracts lots of visitors in search of relief from rheumatism and other disorders. Visit the nearby Apuseni Mountains to explore some of the most impressive cave systems you can access. On the way, visit the Apuseni Motzi villages to discover traditional pastoral life. Be sure to check into one of the many luxurious hotels in Oradea to have the holiday of a lifetime.