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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  • This is a very beautiful place and well worth a visit. Unfortunately there was a service on when we visited which was lovely to witness but meant we couldn't wander around. The architecture is gorgeou...  read more »
  • 這座東正教堂和歌劇院相望,中間有個小噴泉和雕像。從外觀看起來,潔白的風格讓這東正教堂在這區域顯得很突出。原以為裡面會有很多遊客,但其實卻相當安靜,雖然不像有些東正教堂一樣非常華麗,但在門邊或聖壇,有很多巴洛克、葉子、植物式的圖飾,相當的漂亮,而和一般教堂不同的,在圓拱的底下,有一座巨大的皇冠吊燈,相當的特別。 
  • Our hotel room overlooked this lovely cathedral and we could hear the priest and the choir being broadcast outside to the square below...what an unforgettable experience. The church is also lovely ins...  read more »
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