On the 1th of June, we made a short road trip to the city of Oradea. After more then 2 hours of driving from Timisoara we finally reached the small medieval citadel. Fortunately we managed to find an empty parking lot right next to the citadel despite the fact that it was a national holiday and the small citadel was packed with people. After we left our car in the parking lot, we started to explore this place.
The image below was among my first ones captured inside the old medieval citadel. As you can see, the buildings located in the citadel were rehabilitated. Unfortunately, I couldn’t say the same thing about the defense walls, which were in a pretty bad condition.
Museum and other things to explore
The image below was taken from the museum which is actually located in the citadel. You are able to see many interesting things from medieval era and you will also find some exhibits from the communist era to. Since it was not allowed to take images inside the museum, I’ve decided to capture the courtyard of the citadel.
A lake in the park
Actually this small lake can be found right next to the entrance into the citadel of Oradea. By the way, on that small lake you will find some beautiful pink water lilies. I have a photo of the lilies in one of my previous post which is called: Water Lilies Near The Citadel Of Oradea. When we were there, we saw a couple of larger goldfishes swimming in the water.
Water lilies near the defense walls
Right next to the entrance into the citadel, close to the fortification walls, there were two smaller lakes. On the water there were a lot of beautiful pink water lilies so I couldn’t resist not to take some shots of these amazing pink flowers.