Oradea is the capital city of Bihor County and has 196.367 inhabitants.

Oradea

Oradea, The Monastery of the Capucin Order

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47,05271 N, 21,93190 E

The capucin order came to the environs of Oradea in 1727. The monastery was built between 1734-1742. In 1836 a devastating fire destroyed the monastery and the church as well. The actual shape represents the new monastery built after the fire. The costs of the construction were supported by Lajcsak Ferenc who was the Roman Catholic bishop of Oradea at that time. After his death he was buried in the church. The interior frescos are paintings of Szilagyi Janos and Doboczy Jozsef completed with two paintings which were saved from the fire. The last capucin priest died in 1972. Now the little church has become everybody's. Here takes place Hungarian, Romanian and German Roman Catholic masses as well. The monastery has a library of 5-6000 volumes dated to 1600-1800 and what were saved in a miraculous way in the years of communism ... they were walled in.

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