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Moon Church (Biserica cu Luna)

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“baroque style”(5 reviews)
“xviii century”(2 reviews)
“clock tower”(4 reviews)
This name derives from the mechanism installed in the church tower in 1793. The clock and the moon are the work of George Rueppe, an innovative mechanic from Oradea. The mechanism rotating the moon is designed to make a full rotation on its axis in...more
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Piata Unirii Nr. 2, Oradea 410072, Romania
+40 259 437 000
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All reviews baroque style xviii century clock tower clock maker worth a visit several buildings the heart of the city piata unirii beautiful building phases sphere mechanism earth diameter rotating black moves
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thia is one of the most popular and beautiful place from Oradea. A place with a beautiful story. So colorful and perfect

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 105gabrielas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole area is to be visited if you reach the central area of Oradea. "The Moon Church" has this name because the central tower has a mechanism that shows the moon's phases in real time. The mechanism of the globe is related to the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

as part of the open space of Piata Unirii, it is very easy to see its slender silhouette an unusual architecture and also unusual paintings for an Orthodox church her rich interior is very nice, it worth to rest a while we found a baptizing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PopisteanuG
Reviewed 2 October 2018

You have to visit the museum, it is very interesting. Inside the church you can see the portret of Horea painted at the end of XVIII century.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

This beautiful church is located on the Piata Unirii and certainly worth a stop if you are in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WasOnce
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This is a well maintained church building. It is a bit different as it features a round ball that displays the stage of the moon. Very pretty.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn3847
Reviewed 9 September 2018

It is a nice church in the old center of Oradea that has a large sphere that represents the moon that is spinning, showing all moon phases. Of course the spinning speed is slow. also the inside and the museum are nice places to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank crisss2009
Reviewed 1 September 2018

the Moon Church is in the main square of Oradea ,the Unirii square,it is a Barock style church which has on the front under the clock tower a sphere resembling the moon and this sphere is actually showing the position of the moon ; further...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ulysses336
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

A very nice stop on any walk through the central square. The moon clock being its most unique design feature. The little gift area inside offers some very low cost icons, among other items. A great find for icon collectors.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The Moon Church is not large but the entire inside can be seen without pillars in the way and the decoration is wonderful. Certainly worth a half hour of your time to check out as I can't think of a more beautiful church that I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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