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Transfiguration Cathedral, Cluj-Napoca

“ Schimbarea la Faţă” Greek-Catholic Cathedral

In the center of Cluj-Napoca, on Heroes Boulevard, we meet a second church that belonged to the Franciscan-minority order. The church was rebuilt with the support of Empress Maria Theresa after a project by architect Johan Eberhardt Blaumann that gives elements specific to the late Baroque style. It is a church in the form of a hall, with a polygonal altar and a façade amplified by double artificial pilasters. After 1930, the church passed into the patrimony of the Greek Catholic Episcopate of Cluj – Gherla. Between 1948 and 1998 it is an Orthodox church. At present it returned to the Romanian Church United with Rome, having the state of cathedral of the Cluj – Gherla Diocese.