Orthodox Cathedral, Sibiu

4.7
#4 of 17 in Historic Sites in Sibiu
The red-and-yellow brick building of Orthodox Cathedral, topped with a copper roof and decorated with round mosaics depicting Jesus and the four evangelists, represents the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archbishop. The architecture of this early 20th-century cathedral combines the elements of a Byzantine basilica with Baroque influences. Its main entrance is flanked by two tall towers with skylights ending in double bulbs. Above the entrance, notice an arched stained-glass window with a scene from the Old Testament depicting three angels seated at the table--representing the Holy Trinity. A massive gold chandelier beneath the central dome and the three-story golden iconostasis dominate the interior. The walls and ceilings are covered with neo-Byzantine frescoes. Arrange to visit Orthodox Cathedral and other attractions in Sibiu using our Sibiu online trip maker .
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  • This a huge, beautiful Orthodox Cathedral is locatedf about 5 minutes away from the Piata Mare. The icons painted on the walls and ceilings are big and are well-maintained. The altar and chandeliers a...  more »
  • One could spend hours studying the intricate and intriguing paintings of this beautiful and unusual (at least for Romania) 20th century orthodox church if one was so inclined. Fascinating architecture...  more »
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