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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  • An imposing building raised in the Avram Iancu Square, the Orthodox Cathedral is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos. Impressive building, the 3rd like height from Romania. Beautiful elements ...  more »
  • The plaza itself is very beautiful, as well as the fountain. The theater is also across the street. The church is nice, but maintenance work is being done. Not a big fab of the statue itself, but sure...  more »
  • It's an imposing cathedral located in the center of Cluj. You can admire its beautiful architecture and take some pictures outside. Unfortunately it's not as nice as you expect it to be inside. Some r...  more »

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As Romania's largest city, Cluj-Napoca boasts a plethora of accommodations suitable for all budgets. Most of the hotels are located in and around the Old Town city center. Stay in this area to be within walking distance of many popular sights, restaurants, and bars. Budget-conscious travelers will be pleased by the choice of hostels, and those seeking more will find a full range, from economy to five-star hotels.
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