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City Guide The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral (Avram Iancu Square) was built between 1923-1933, according to the plans of the architects Constantin Pompoiu and George Cristinel, representing the Romanian architectural style It is one of the most important religious buildings in Cluj Napoca.

In 1973, when the Diocesan See of Cluj was made Archiepiscopacy, the church became an archiepiscopal cathedral. Since 1996, the cathedral had been in a great process of restoration, that came to an end in 1999. Inside, you can find a splendid Byzantine painting, in the famous mosaic style of Murano. Since 2006, the building has served as cathedral of the Archiepiscopate of Vad, Feleac and Cluj.

The Orthodox Archiepiscopate of Cluj holds an important collection of religious and documentary art, which was inaugurated in 1938 and reorganized in 1975. The main fund consists of painted icons from 17th -19th centuries and liturgical objects. The museum collection includes documents regarding the history of the diocese (16th century), religious objects, wood and glass icons (17th century), manuscripts, vestments, crosses, chalices (16th century), ethnographic printings and testimonies about the Romanian people past.