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Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral

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Address: Avram Iancu Square, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Is beautiful but it needs repairs and fixing

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
Meda O
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank AroundAgain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you are a believer and have time, attend the church service on Sunday. You'll experience something unforgettable. The religious songs will carress your heart and the grandness of the cathedral interior will enchant your eyes. During the service, the people were quiet, respectful, nonone was pushing or speaking loudly. I must admit that Cluj and its inhabitants is way... More 

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Thank Angela B
Bensheim, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This cathedral is located in the center right opposite of the national Cathedral. In local maps it is refered to as "Adormirea Maicii Domnului Catedrala". It is the most famous Roman-Orthodox Church in Cluj. the architecture is very interesting as it combines Renaissance and Byzantine architecture. The square infront of the church often has a market with local product. Don't... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Located in the Avram Iancu Square , is the orthodox cathedral of the city Cluj-Napoca . Lovely, very beautifully decorated church , cool and welcoming on a hot day.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Lovely, very beautifully decorated church, cool and welcoming on a hot day. We didn't stay long as people were praying and we didn't want to interrupt but everyone was very welcoming.

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