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Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral

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Address: Avram Iancu Square, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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nice diversity of churches

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... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Ohad H
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 culture as you will really appreciate the unique design that much more

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Liked the exterior, pretty impressive, and the inside aind bad at all with the lights so dark but cool. It takes only like 1 h visiting. Took such a great picture on the outside with the big statue and the romanian flags. One of the highlights of the city

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

very nice wall paintings and mosaics; be sure to visit the underground museum of religious art; easy to access and to visit

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

During our free walking tour we got to hear many interesting stories surrounding some of the sites/attractions of Cluj. This is a very striking cathedral, built in the Brancovenesc style (that evolved during the 1600 and 1700's). Not particuarly old as it was built a little over a 100 years ago, but still beautiful and many glorious mosaics. It too... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Visit it, admire it, light a candle and think that if there is a God he loves you only if you have peace in your soul and you respect his creation and others. It's free, don't tip !!!

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Thank Geza H
Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Located in the Avram Iancu Square(center of the city), the Cathedral has a beautiful architecture(brâncovenesc style). On the semi-basement of the Cathedral there is a interesting museum.

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Thank Mario B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

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 here to pray. Otherwise it is very beautiful to visit for the paintings and the icons.

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Thank Meda O
Rzeszow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It is a nice building from the outside but really nothing special. Go near the king Matthias statue instead it is much better place

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Thank Konrad W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a very beautiful place and well worth a visit. Unfortunately there was a service on when we visited which was lovely to witness but meant we couldn't wander around. The architecture is gorgeous and the decoration inside is spectacular, I would really recommend a visit.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Our hotel room overlooked this lovely cathedral and we could hear the priest and the choir being broadcast outside to the square below...what an unforgettable experience. The church is also lovely inside as well.

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