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 building on the outside, it is very beautiful and striking. Is a church different to the others, because that is Orthodox. Inside it is surprising because it is smaller than it appears, has very little lighting and Crystal mosaics are very striking.
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  • This is a very beautiful church but it needs renovation. The beauty of it it is diminished by the fact that there is a structure holding the chandelier so the ceiling won't fall on the people coming h...  more »
  • In Cluj Cluj-Napoca lived always Protestants, Catholics and Orthodox. This church is the symbol of the Orthodox Church from Cluj. There are now a dozen Orthodox churches in Cluj, but here is the oldest, she's beautiful, impressive and, to get a glimpse of the Orthodox churches, which are worth a visit full of icons. There is also a beautiful place in front of the Cathedral. Across from it is the National Theater Opera of Cluj.
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