Oradea, the administrative center of the Bihor district, is one of the most important economic, cultural and social centers in northwestern Romania. The city is located on the bank of the river Crişul Repede, a river that divides the city in half. Oradea was first mentioned in history in 1113, its roots date from the Roman-Dacian era. Archaeological evidence shows that Dacians and Romanians were located in the Salca area and in the Băilor Felix area. Oradea is an important cultural-historical center, the first center of humanism in Transylvania. Proof of this are the numerous museums and theaters: for example the Regina Maria Theater, the Arcadia Theater for Children and Adolescents, the State Philharmonic, the Crisuri Country Museum, the National Military Museum, the Iosif Memorial Museum Vulcan, the Dr. Ing. Aurel Lazar Memorial House and many more.
Until 1918 Oradea was part of the Budapest-ruled Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Urban development, economic activities and architecture are directly influenced by this.
On December 1, 1918, a large number of delegates from Bihor County took part in the Grand National Assembly in Alba Iulia to agree to participate in the Great Union with the Kingdom of Romania.
Just a few kilometers from Oradea you will find the well-known resorts of Baile Felix, where you will find a water lily reserve and a thermal, as well as the Baile 1 Mai resort, where you can discover a beautiful nature reserve.
Over the last few years, the city has seen a spectacular development with over 250 million euros of European funding, and it is still in a protracted process!