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Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Cluj-Napoca
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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.Take a look at our Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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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 »
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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