Hotel Dacia falling into Ruins Satu Mare / Romania description:
This building, former Hotel Dacia, was built in 1901 in a form of
Art Nouveau style
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_SecessionSecession style) according to
Zoltán Bálint en Lajos Jámbor (Frommer) 's plans (those were architects from
Bucarest). Hotel Dacia was built on the site of the former city hall, which was
destryed in 1900 to make room for it.
The 9 spans large building is richly decorated with jaunty flower
motives. The 1 span large middle ressault is crowned with a jaunty
lantern tower. Typical for the Secession style are elements that point
towers the Gothic style, like pinnacles
crocket like decorations.
Techically, this building was a master piece, being very modern with it's
Inside, the ballroom is the most spectacular room.
Sadlys, this building is (april 2015) falling into
It was sold to some investor, but he got into financial problems and could not finish
the restauration works...