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Worth to see if you are nearby

Relatively new monastery. Interesting main church based on Bucovona's painted churches. One small... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
MarekF564
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Warsaw, Poland
via mobile
Peaceful place

If you are in Oradea and you are looking for a peaceful place, the Holy Cross Monastery will... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
pitzuri
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New York City, New York
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5 Aug 2018
“Worth to see if you are nearby”
31 May 2018
“Peaceful place”
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A Strada Facliei 24, Oradea 410181, Romania
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Reviewed March 12, 2016

Established in 1992, the Holy Cross Monastery is located two kilometers away from the city of Oradea, in a place where in a short time it was build a truly monastic ensemble. Since the beginning of the eighteenth century dates the first church of the...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Relatively new monastery. Interesting main church based on Bucovona's painted churches. One small old wooden church transported and rebuild. Rather not a touristic trap but local and living monastery. If you are in Oradea it is worth short detour (5-10 minutes by car).

Thank MarekF564
Reviewed May 31, 2018

If you are in Oradea and you are looking for a peaceful place, the Holy Cross Monastery will definitely fill you with positive energy.

Thank pitzuri
Reviewed March 16, 2016

It is a special place, history, religion, architecture, beauty, scenery, you penetrate the soul and bears memories.

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Reviewed March 12, 2016

Established in 1992, the Holy Cross Monastery is located two kilometers away from the city of Oradea, in a place where in a short time it was build a truly monastic ensemble. Since the beginning of the eighteenth century dates the first church of the...More

2  Thank Bogdan B
Reviewed July 28, 2015

If one likes fresco's, shiny new gold, Rose's, suspicious unfriendly nun's and rest, then this is a place to visit for you. I walked here from downtown, a three km walk, partly along the river which adds to the experience. I was walking in 30C...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Holy Cross Monastery is situated in a beautiful area of houses, on the shore of Crisul Repede river, at the base of a hill. The religious service is held outside during the warm and hot season, you can assist at the service either from...More

2  Thank Florentina G
Reviewed November 16, 2014

I am not Orthodox but my friend is, so we went to the monastary for me to experience a service and see inside, as I love visiting religious buildings wherever I am. It is beautiful though I didn't take any photos during the service out...More

2  Thank Claire W
Reviewed September 8, 2014

disappointed, there is nothing to see here except a few nuns dressed in black and with an indifferent look on their faces. Do not go there

Thank Parti T
Reviewed May 14, 2014

I was in Oradea for work and a local friend brought me here one night. It’s really beautiful and peaceful. I hope some time in the future I’ll have the possibility to visit it during daytime and see how it looks like inside too.

1  Thank Sauzer1975
Reviewed April 3, 2014

We didn't stay for long but enough to undestand that the nuns have made a very good job there. well kept and very clean. tough work for only women

2  Thank Mihaela30
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