The Neolog Synagogue ‘Zion’
- Architectural Style – Eclectic Style
- Built – 1878
- Architect – Rimánoczy Kálmán sr.
The Neolog Synagogue ‘Zion’ is situated across from 1 Decembrie Square, on Independenţei Street. It was built after the division of the Jewish community of Oradea into Orthodox Jews and Neolog or Congress Jews, and in 1878 it was finally standing in the town of Oradea. This spectacular Eclectic building was erected after the plan of Busch David and Rimanóczy Kálmán-Sr. Similar to the other synagogue, the exterior and interior adornments are Moorish. The main differences between the two Mosaic temples lie in the monumentality of the latter.
Unlike the Orthodox Synagogue, the Neolog temple stands out through massiveness, monumentality, and, last but not least, ideal location. Unfortunately, even though the building has been well preserved, it is not functioning. One can still visit it on the inside, but only after a special request forwarded to the leaders of the Jewish community, such as for the visit to the former patrimonial sight described.