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Sibiu - Romania's Orthodox Cathedral

Built between 1902 – 1906 in a similar style with the Saint Sofia Cathedral from Istanbul.

On this place was a Greek Church built in 1778.

The architects were Virgil Nagy and Iosif Kamner from Budapest.

Fresco paintings were made by Octavian Smigelschi and Arthur Coulin.

The interior is dominated by a massive gold chandelier, about which swirl wisp of incense and neo Byzantine decorations.

At the entrance a massive carved door that bears a German insignia.

This is the second largest Orthodox Cathedral in Romania.

Source: www.sibiu.ro


Behind you can see "Suru" peak, part of Fagaras Mauntains, the highest mountains in Romania

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Taken on March 3, 2006