16 Sights in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (with Map and Images)
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1. Piarist Church
The Church of the Piarists, originally known as the Church of the Jesuits in Cluj, respectively as the University Church, located on Strada Universitatii nr. 5, dedicated to the "Holy Trinity", is the first Catholic church built in Transylvania after the Protestant Reformation, at the same time the first baroque ecclesiastical edifice in the former Hapsburg province. The church was an architectural ensemble with the Jesuit academic college, on the place of which is today the central building of the "Babeș-Bolyai" University. The place of worship presents a stark contrast between a monumental and sober architecture on the outside, and a well-ornamented interior, almost exuberant, a jewel of the Baroque style. In front of the church there was, until 1959, the statue of the Virgin Mary, a monument moved by the communist authorities to the back of the "St. Peter" Church in Cluj.
2. Biserica Reformată de pe Ulița Lupilor
The Reformed Church on Ulița Lupilor in Cluj-Napoca in the immediate vicinity of the Tailors' Bastion is one of the most valuable Gothic edifices in Transylvania, being built between 1486-1516. The church is also known as the Central Reformed Church or the Reformed Church on the Wolf Street. The name of Uliței Lupilor, one of the oldest streets of Cluj, is mentioned in medieval documents as Platea Luporum. After the Union of Transylvania with Romania, the name of the Lupilor Street was changed to "Mihail Kogălniceanu Street", which has remained until now the official name of the street.
3. Wooden church from Petrindu
The wooden church of Petrindu, a township of the same name in Serraj County, was found today in the national ethnographic park "Romulusvia" in Cluj-Napoca. Church architecture is the representative of serfdom wooden churches in northern Transylvania that emerged in the 18th century. A valuable 1835 mural is preserved inside, signed by Dimitri Hispas of Giraugh, one of the most famous painters of the Adelani School. The church is on the list of new historical monuments under LMI: CJ-II-a-B-07461, which includes the Transylvania National Museum in Cluj-Napoca.
4. Wooden church from Chiraleș
The Timber Church in Chirales ş is an ancient Greek Catholic church that has been in the national ethnographic park "Romulus Vuia" in Cluj-Napoca since restoration began in 1963. From an architectural point of view, the church has technical, formal and decorative qualities, which recommend it as the most representative of Transylvanian wooden stakes left over from the 17th century. The church is on the list of new historical monuments under LMI: CJ-II-a-B-07461, which includes Transylvania's National Museum.
5. Central Cemetery
The Hajongard cemetery on the former Butchers' Street, currently Avram Iancu Street, is one of the oldest cemeteries in Cluj-Napoca, founded in the XVI century with the uncrowded becoming of the cemetery that functioned around St. Michael's Church in the city center. It is one of the most interesting sights of the city, being classified as a historical monument in the list of historical monuments from 2015, with the code CJ-IV-s-B-07839. It spreads over an area of about. 14 hectares.
6. Evangelical-Lutheran Church
The Evangelical-Lutheran Sinodo-Presbyterian Church in Cluj-Napoca is a place of worship of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Romania. The edifice is located in Cluj, Boulevard 21 Decembrie 1989, nr. 1, and was built between 1816-1829, according to the plans of the architect George Winkler. The construction harmoniously combines elements of the Baroque with the neoclassical style. In its walls were incorporated the stones of the so-called Round Bastion.
7. Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden
The Cluj-Napoca Botanical Garden, officially Alexandru Borza Cluj-Napoca University Botanic Garden, is a botanical garden located in the south part of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. It was founded in 1872 by Hungarian linguist Sámuel Brassai, known as the "Last Transylvanian Polymath". Its director in 1905 was Aladár Richter, then Páter Béla, Győrffy István, and then, in 1920, it was taken over by the local university and by Alexandru Borza.
8. Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania
The Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania is situated in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. With a history of almost 100 years, the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania is one of the first and greatest of its kind in Romania. It has two exhibition sections, one of which is to be found in downtown Reduta Palace, while the other exhibition section is the open-air Romulus Vuia Park situated on the city's north-west side, in Hoia Forest.
Wikipedia: Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania (EN), Website
9. Cock Church
The church reformed with the rooster is a historical and architectural monument, the work of architect Caroli K ó s. The Estree was built in 1913-1914, in the style of Vienna's divided country. It is located on Mobile Street. 84, in the city of Crewe-Napoca. The south tower of the church is decorated with roosters on the top, hence the name of the building.
10. Wooden church from Cizer
Cizer's timber church dates back to 1773 and has been preserved since 1968 in the national ethnographic park "Romulus Vuia" in Cluj-Napoca. From an architectural point of view, the church exhibits technical, formal and decorative qualities, so it is considered as one of the most representative wooden stakes in Transylvania.
11. Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral
The Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral is the most famous Romanian Orthodox church of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Built in a Romanian Brâncovenesc style, a synthesis of Renaissance and Byzantine architecture, it lies on the Avram Iancu Square, together with the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre and the Avram Iancu Statue.
Wikipedia: Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Cluj-Napoca (EN)
12. Bob Church
The Bob church is the first Greek-Catholic church that was built in 1803 in the city of Cluj, Transylvania, at that time part of the Austrian Empire. The name of the church comes from the Romanian noble Ioan Bob, later bishop of the Romanian Greek-Catholic church, who paid for the construction of the church.
13. Statue of Saint George
The statue of St. George, represented by Killing Dragons, is a copy of the statue of St. George in Prague, which was originally made by Crewe craftsmen Martin and George in the late Middle Ages. Copies were made by the sculptor J ó zsefR ó na in 1904, and posts by K á lm á n Lux (1880-1961).
14. Saint Peter
The Church of Saint Peter and Paul "is a Roman Catholic church located on December 21, 1989, No. B, No. 85, from Cluzhnapoca. The woodcarving was built in the mid-19th century in what is now the New Columbia style, and it builds on an older church from the 15th century.
15. Biserica Reformată-Calvină din Orașul de Jos
Calvin Reformed Church in the Lower Town, also called the Reformed Church with 2 towers, located on Bd. December 21, 1989 nr. 41, is one of the symbolic buildings of Cluj-Napoca, being classified as a historical monument, with code LMI CJ-II-m-B-07264.
16. Catedrala Schimbarea la Față
The cathedral facing change was Crewe-between 1775 and 1779, the Baroque Estric was promoted. Since 1924, it has served as the cathedral of Greek Catholic bishops in Crewe-Gula. The church is located in the current location of Hero Avenue. 10.
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