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Mihai Vodă Monastery

“Michael-Vodă” Monastery of Turda

„Mihai-Vodă” Monastery dedicated to “St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel ”from Turda is located on the plateau where, in 1601, was assassinated the prince who achieved the first political union of the Romanian principalities – Wallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, voivode Mihai Viteazul (1558-1601). The construction works started in 2002 at the initiative of His Eminence Bartholomew Anania, Archbishop of Vad, Feleac and Cluj on a place near the funerary monument of the great ruler provided by local authorities, being the only monastery in the Archdiocese of Cluj built at the initiative of the hierarch.

The monastery is an architectural copy of the “Mihai-Vodă” monastery founded in Bucharest in 1591 by Mihai Viteazul. The church architecture is a classic one for an orthodox church, the one of Greek cross, the painting being made in neo-Byzantine style in the fresco technique. The enclosure of the monastery is rectangular, closed on three sides in the form of a fortress, and the east side completes the enclosure in the form of a stone wall. The main entrance is on the west side, above the entrance is the bell tower. Also in the jurisdiction of the Mihai Vodă monastery is the Hermitage of St. John the Evangelist from Pădureni village, Triteni commune.