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St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral

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The Roman Catholic cathedral is the oldest building in the fortress. The edifice is representative... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Alba Iulia, Romania
Old Cathedral

Close to the Coronation Cathedral this is the oldest Cathedral in Transilvania. Is the resting... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
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Strada Mihai Viteazul 21, Alba Iulia 510010, Romania
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

The Roman Catholic cathedral is the oldest building in the fortress. The edifice is representative of Romanic monuments in Romania and brings together the four major styles of the medieval and premodern age: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Once you enter this church you feel...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

Close to the Coronation Cathedral this is the oldest Cathedral in Transilvania. Is the resting place of Iancu de Hunedoara and John Sigismund. Inside looks like was recently renovated and when we visit they were preparing for mess.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

As part of our visit to Alba Iulia we came to the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Michael. Unfortunately half of the interior is currently covered with scaffolding and tarpaulins so can't be seen. Externally the cathedral is impressive. It is very large, and was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 4 November 2018

the oldest cathedral in Transylvania, contemporary with Notre Dame in Paris it has with architectural elements of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, but the Romanesque is the most prominent a witness during 800 years of history, including the presence of Michael the Brave in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

The Roman Catholic Cathedral is exactly across the road from the Coronation Cathedral ; It seems to me that it is built in the Renaissance style of the Italian Catholic Churches as it has an original architecture which stands out from the usual architectural style...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I wanted to visit the tower, the women that was working there said that we can visit the tower between 10-17 but at 16 nobody was there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Micro E
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The old part of Alba Julia, situated in the citadel is a magical place. The Catholic Cathedral is only one of many things to see. I strongly recommend spending a night and enjoying a walk among the old buildings. The Cathedral itself is nice but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The Cathedral is beautiful and it preserves the grave of Iancu de Hunedoara, both Romanian and Hungarian hero and the queen Izabella of Hungary. It has beautiful art inside like a pieta and two beautiful stain glasses, unfortunately the last are difficult to be admired,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We came in for a quick look in saturday evening a week before easter, and were told that a mass will be held in a short time. And so we waited outside and were not disapointed. The singing wad beautiful and the ceremony was very...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This church has historic significance. It is a part of antiquty and a special interest to historians as several important figures are buried within. It is cold and dark inside and lacks the awe inspiring beauty of many famous cathedrals in Europe.

Date of experience: March 2018
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