Saints Paul and Peter Cathedral, Constanta

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Constanţa, located at 25 Arhiepiscopiei Street, Constanţa, Romania, is the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Tomis, as well as a monastery. Situated between Ovid Square and the Black Sea in front of the Archbishop's Palace, it was built on the city's peninsular zone in 1883-85 following plans by architect Ion Mincu. The cornerstone was laid on 4 September 1883, during the reign of Iosif Gheorghian, Metropolitan of All Romania. The church was consecrated on 22 May 1895.The building served as a parish church until 1923, when the Diocese of Constanţa was established. In that year it became a cathedral, serving as such until 3 August 1941, when its altar and iconostasis, along with icons and paintings, were partly destroyed by aerial bombardment during World War II. It was restored after the war, from 1946-51. Patriarch Justinian Marina and Bishop Chesarie Păunescu re-consecrated it on 14 January 1951; at that time, Păunescu's seat was moved from Constanţa to Galaţi and the building once again became a parish church. Exterior repairs took place from 1957-59. When the diocese at Galaţi became an archdiocese on 9 November 1975, a vicar bishop began serving at Constanţa, returning the church to the status of cathedral, once again becoming an archdiocesan cathedral when the Tomis Archdiocese was revived in 1990.
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  • The Cathedral was a nicely built in 1884 but had seriously been destroyed during WWII. Restorations started in late nineties and still appeared to be pleasant when viewed inside the Cathedral. Worth t...  read more »
  • Go inside and see the beautiful, ornate interior of this cathedral. To the left of the alter is a wonderful silver and gold Madonna worth seeing. It is a stark contrast to the gutted and dilapidated b...  read more »
  • Well looked after peaceful place. Its easily accessible. Its a contrast to the other buildings in the area. Some very dilapidated. 
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