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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  • The dome of the cathedral is in danger of collapse and big steel structures inside support the dome which spoils the whole building. A new cathedral is being built but is taking a long time to complet...  more »
  • Impressive building at one end of Avram Iancu square. Pleasant interior with small chapels at each side decorated in mosaic. Smaller ante-chambers for lighting if candles.  more »
  • because of the unique history of cluj passing from culture to culture, there are many churches here reflecting different eras. it is recommended to learn how different churches associate with each cul...  more »