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The cathedral was built according to a model in Targovishte. Larger and more elaborately decorated for the needs of the 1922 coronation, which actually took place in the yard because Ferdinand is a Roman Catholic and refuses to be crowned inside.
The place is well...More
This cathedral was constructed in 1.5 years and is the most important ortodox church in Alba Iulia and the place were King Ferdinand and Queen Maria were crowned in 1922, as sovereigns of Great Romania.
Of course this is an orthodox cathedral, as it also represent the Archiepiscopal House of Alba Iulia. It was built by King Ferdinand on the old site of the Cathedral from Mihai Viteazu's time. It is pretty tall, and the paintings are beautiful, resembling the...More
Even if it’s not yet 100 years old, this cathedral is stunningly well-preserved and rises to its legacy. It’s guarded by the statues of Ferdinand / Maria, the Romanian king / queen coronated here.
Such a beautiful place, must visit.
The newest building in the citadel (97 years old), it is an impressive building and a symbol of the union of all Romanians. Very representative for the Orthodox religion and the unique Brancovenesc architecture style.