The Roman Catholic Church- Cluj-Napoca



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The Roman Catholic Church – Cluj–Napoca


At the gates of the West  in Cluj, in the ancient romanian village Manastur, there was a big monastery, blessed, known as “Monasterium Beatae Mariae de Clus”. It was surrounded by a big defence wall which dated back the the 9th century.
At the beginning of the 13th century, after some controversy between the monastery rulers and the Bishop of Transylvania, the monaster was under siege. The mongol invasion in 1241 lead to the destruction fo the city and the monaster wich was demolished and burned to the ground.


The building was restored in 1263 from the order of King Bela IV. The actual monastery, named The Roman Catholic Church Calvaria, was built between 1470-1508 in the gotic style. Through out the time the monastery passed through periods of prosperity and decline. In 1787, after the war with the turks, the bishop Alexander Rudnai decide to demolish the church and only few things were salvaged, mainly the altars, and it was transformed into an chapel. From the artistic side from the glorious church only thing that was left was a statue of Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus in her arms and it`s posted on a pedestel at the entrance of the church.


Travel guide :

» Botanical Garden

» The memorial house of Emil Isac

Culture of Cluj:

» Romanian Opera and National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca

» Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra

» County Library "Octavian Goga"

Monuments and buildings:

» "Sfântul Mihail " Church

» Reformed Church

» The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of Cluj

» The Calvaria Roman Catholic Church

» The Franciscan Church

» The house and The Statue of Matei Corvin

» The Banffy Palace

» The Bastion

The Gallerz of Art :

» The National Museum of Art

» The History National Museum of Transylvania

» The Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania - with more then 80 years, it`s the largest in Romania

» The Speleologist Museum "Emil Racovita" - the only muzeum dedicated to the memory of the main speleologist of Romania