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Secession-style house

This is a hidden gem in the heart of the city: the secession-style building cannot but catch the... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
A real experience

Don't let you influenced by the outside. Go inside! You'll not regret. The building was designed by... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Marius C
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Darvas-La Roche House, built between 1910 and 1911, adorned with numerous Viennese elements, with essential geometrical shapes, with white stone plate ribs and ceramic corner studs with metallic enamel, giving it a distinctive appearance. Today is...more
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Strada Vulcan Iosif nr. 11, Oradea 410041, Romania
+40 359 190 310
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a hidden gem in the heart of the city: the secession-style building cannot but catch the eye of everyone passing by.The building`s name comes from Imre Darvas, a famous, rich, Jewish entrepreneur in the wood processing industry, the house`s ground floor actually hosted...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank SmileyKay
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Don't let you influenced by the outside. Go inside! You'll not regret. The building was designed by two very prolific art-noueve architects at the begining at the XX century to serve as office and house for the two business partners (Darvas and La Roche). Half...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Marius C
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely Art Nouveau house, unique by architecture. Loved the large number of symbols used and the finesse of details, all put together to form a sort of symphony for the eye.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank vifor17
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Incredible and perfect secession example. In the first rooms is a little reminder of what secession is after that you go thro time machine and discover the rooms they lived backthen. The man who encountered us was so nice , starting to tell us how...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Handrea E
Reviewed 17 January 2017

It is glimpse back in time. A beautiful example of Easter European Art nouveau style. I could imagine living there.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank judineni
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I just visited it yesterday with my family, and it's very lovely. It had an art nouveau Exhibition with texts in English and French, which is perfect, I just wished Romanian would have been also included, as not all old people living there speak foreign...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank dmihalina
VisitOradea, Owner at Darvas- La Roche House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you very much for your visit and for the review. We appreciate and value the feedback from our visitors. regarding the Romanian text for the exhibition, we can assure you that these are on present for the current display. Considering your review we will...More

Reviewed 26 May 2016

It's located in the center of Oradea and even though it doesn't look too good outside it's worth going in to see some interesting exhibitions and find out more about the history of the place. You can get some info about life in the early...More

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank Gabriella A
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