Carolina Obelisk
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tylkopolska
Dublin, Ireland374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
nice square in old town peacefull place and cafe restaurant nearby .historic Napoleon on the Obelisk
Written 1 January 2023
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Tudor N
Cluj County, Romania10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
An interesting monument, located right in the centre of the town. The Museum square, where it's currently placed, also houses the Franciscan church and the History Museum. Worth a look.
Written 8 August 2019
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Harmonicaharold
Philadelphia, PA1,415 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Unless you do some research, this won't mean a lot, or if you take the the free walking tour, the stories are really interesting.
Written 21 July 2019
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Feenixwest
Fort Collins, CO1,442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This Obelisk which I understand was once in Piata Unrii, is now in an older section of Cluj, in a square surrounded by restaurants. Our tour guide gave us the story of the unfortunate person who funded it who was never recognized in his lifetime. Worth a stop but accumulating some graffiti.
Written 29 May 2019
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Maria G
Malta134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
On each side of the obelisk there is etched a scene in stone. The story of the patron who esteemed Carolina so much that he parted with his money in order to build this obelisk is quite moving
Written 29 September 2018
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danlucian
Cluj-Napoca, Romania151 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
The obelisk is situated in a square fool of restaurants and cafes; I wonder how it has not been yet vandalized; should be better protected or presented to tourists.
Written 29 October 2017
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Patrycja B
Gdansk, Poland6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Nice obelisk with very interesting story related with it...
Located in a beautiful, charming place.:-)
Written 30 June 2017
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LGBfund
Ashtead, UK671 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Tucked away off the main Street and opposite a delightful church.

I imagine in the summer this little square is a real buzz with loads of people enjoying drinks and food outside whilst enjoy the tranquility of the place.

The only negative thing to say - why oh why do people like to graffiti everywhere...
Written 13 April 2017
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
During our free walking tour our guide showed us many attraction/sites. This one in particular has a very interesting story.

A wealthy businessman of the city commissioned the erection of the obelisk to curry favour with the king, (spending all his money in the process) gaining noble statesman. It backfired as it only demonstrated his vanity and was disgraced from the city.

Essentially a Cluj town big-wig who wasn't actually a noble man, was dead keen to be enobled by the ruling Hungarians. The people of Cluj wanted a nice monument to the lovely queen of the time who'd been for a visit. There wasn't enough money to do it (that theme comes up a lot in the long past and also more recent history of this country). This bloke donated a shed-load of dough to see the obelisk monument built, but when it was all done and dusted and people found out his motivation, they were collectively miffed. There was no enoblement and he was kicked out of town and died poor and lonely.

On the Western part/face there is an image of the Emperor and his wife's visit to the hospital, offering money to poor woman standing on her knees at the gate. With the disgraced businessmen looking on, you will see his head has been knocked off as a response to his vainness. Highly recommend taking a tour to get an understanding of the city hearing all the wonderful stories.
Written 28 February 2017
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Ahmet A
Istanbul, Türkiye219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
The ten meter obelisk, the angel wearing the effigy in a crown of laurels and the four stone eagles that hold laurels in their peaks are a masterpiece of Anton Csürös and Nagy Samuel. The two Biedermeyer style bas-reliefs showing the symbol of the city constitute a masterpiece of the renowned Viennese sculptor Iosif Klieber.
Written 24 September 2016
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