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Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in t [read more]

Cetate, Categoria: Istoric
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Barsana Monastery

judetul Maramures, Maramures

The Monastery “Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles" from Barsana is a convent, located at 22 km southeast of the Sighetu Marmatiei city, at the exit of Barsana, to the Slatioara bridge, where t [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios | Biserica, Categoria: Religios
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Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Founded by Stefan cel Mare, Voronet Monastery church dedicated to "St. Gheorghe" is a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements, made in an original manner. With a brilliant ingenuity, with [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA)

Delta Dunarii, judetul Tulcea

With Romania's adhesion to the Ramsar Convention in 1991, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA) was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Taking into ac [read more]

Parc, Categoria: Natura
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Humor Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Situated at a distance of 5 to 6 km of Gura Humorului, Humor Monastery is one of the most famous foundations of the Romanian Middle Ages. It was built in 1530 by Toader Bubuiog, member of the divan of [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Among the historical monasteries, which decorates the Romanian ground, Hurezi Monastery is considered, along with its hermitages, the most representative architecture complex, defining the Brancoveanu [read more]

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Cris Country Museum

Oradea, judetul Bihor

Phone0259 412724
0259 412725
AddressBlvd. Dacia, 1-3
Fax0259 479918


In 1872, the Archeology and History Company of Bihor County began its activity, who proposed establishing a museum of Bihor. The first museum in Oradea, housed in an eclectic building, specially built for this purpose, completed in 1895 by architect Kalman Rimanoczy senior, was inaugurated in June 1896.

The exhibition had initially nine rooms, where were presented archaeological, historical and ethnographic pieces. It also made possible the expansion of the collections, but also the imposition of some conservation and storage mesures for the objects of archeology, art and ethnography.

In 1918, the museum came to have a collection of 17,640 pieces, of which 1377 pieces belonged to the Collection of the Romanian Catholic bishop, Ipolyi Arnold. It was thought the extension of the collections, thus their enrichment, especially with items representative for the Romanian folk art, and rearranging the museum, which reopened to the public in 1921. On this occasion was printed the first guide, in Romanian and Hungarian, of the museum in Oradea.

For 25 years, respectively from 1946 until 1971, Bihor County Museum constantly added pieces in collections. Therefore, in the '60s were created other sections, that is history, ethnography, art and natural sciences. After the restoration of the Baroque palace, built between 1762-1776 by the architect Franz Anton Hillebrandt, meant to be the residence of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oradea, it was inaugurated on the day of January 17, 1971, at Oradea, Cris Country Museum (Muzeul Tarii Crisurilor - Crisul Alb, Crisu Negru, Crisul Repede rivers).

The curators who have worked and are working here have proved to be outstanding specialists, rigorous investigators of heritage treasure by the departments of History, Art, Ethnography, Natural Science, as well as the Memorial Museums Ady Endre and Iosif Vulcan.

In the museum, there are three annual journals, due to the museographs who worked here over time: Crisia - archeology and history, Biharea - ethnography and art, Nymphaea - natural sciences, 82 appearances, authors books and collective volumes (over 50).

Since 1971until today, the range of interests extended naturally, through the integration of new departments, the Office for National Cultural Heritage (transferred in 2002 to the Directorate for Cultural Heritage National Bihor), Public Relations and Exhibitions and the Cris Country Ecomuseum, belonging to "1 Mai Bai" consisting of the Village Museum of the western Romania and the Natural Reserve 'Piriul Petea'.

If in 1972 there were 25,314 pieces, now the heritage museum amounted to a figure of 389,013 museum objects, of which 216,564 of archeology and history, art 12,554, 16,414 of etnoghrapgy and143,48 of natural science.

Open: Monday: closed; Tuesday - Friday: 9.30-16.00

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