Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Cluj-Napoca

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The Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral is the most famous Romanian Orthodox church of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Built in a Romanian Brâncovenesc style, a synthesis of Renaissance and Byzantine architecture, it lies on the Avram Iancu Square, together with the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre and the Avram Iancu Statue.The Cathedral is the seat of the Metropolitan of Cluj, Alba, Crișana and Maramureș. It is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos .HistoryThe cathedral was built between 1923 and 1933, after the Union of Transylvania with the Romanian Old Kingdom. Nicolae Ivan (1855-1936), the first bishop of the Bishopric of Cluj, had a very important contribution in suggesting the location of the cathedral and in obtaining the necessary funds for its construction, which began on 10 September 1923.The project of the cathedral was developed by the architects George Cristinel and Constantin Pomponiu, who also designed the Mausoleum of Mărăşeşti.
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  • Beautiful Orthodox Cathedral. Definitely worth seeing inside and out. Inside is very accurate and frescoed. Really fantastic
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  • The cathedral is beautiful and well maintained. The location makes it easy to spot. In the basement there is a small museum which can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday.  more »
  • Very sumptuous, but not crushing. Beautiful paintings and icons. Perfect location in the old center of the town.  more »
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