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Orthodox Cathedral, Sibiu

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The red-and-yellow brick building of Orthodox Cathedral, topped with a copper roof and decorated with round mosaics depicting Jesus and the four evangelists, represents the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archbishop. The architecture of this early 20th-century cathedral combines the elements of a Byzantine basilica with Baroque influences. Its main entrance is flanked by two tall towers with skylights ending in double bulbs. Above the entrance, notice an arched stained-glass window with a scene from the Old Testament depicting three angels seated at the table--representing the Holy Trinity. A massive gold chandelier beneath the central dome and the three-story golden iconostasis dominate the interior. The walls and ceilings are covered with neo-Byzantine frescoes. With our custom trip planner, Sibiu attractions like Orthodox Cathedral can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Immerse yourself in Sibiu's medieval feel by staying in or near to the city's main square, Piata Mare, or the upper and lower town areas of Orasul de Sus and Orasul de Jos. Here you will be within walking distance of most of the main attractions, as well as public transportation. Choose from a variety of hostels and quality boutique hotels, or try something different and stay at an economical pension-style guesthouse located in the countryside. Book ahead of time, especially if you will be visiting on weekends or during festivals.
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  • A typical orthodox church building with frescoes and stinking of incense. This is the church for the Roumanian speakers of Hermannstadt.  more »
  • This cathedral is quite special inside and unlike any other church around. The colorful walls and dome is something special and definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • The paintings on the walls were beautiful, and the cathedral was really big and stunning. You must see it if you go to Sibiu, it is not far from the city centre.  more »