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Address: Strada Mitropoliei 35, Sibiu 550179, Romania
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This is the second largest Orthodox Cathedral in Romania.

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Hagia Sophia

It was one of the most beautiful Churches I have ever visited. It has a special almost awe inspiring atmosphere. If this Church was modelled on Sancta Sophia one can only imagine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was one of the most beautiful Churches I have ever visited. It has a special almost awe inspiring atmosphere. If this Church was modelled on Sancta Sophia one can only imagine what the services were like in that great Church of long ago.

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Thank WarrenJohnson1959
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful orthodox church in Romania is in Sibiu. You must visit it. The architecture contrast with the entire old city because Sibiu has a German history, including religiously

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Thank Alin S
Oroville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church was based on the Hagia Sophia and it doesn't disappoint. Even if you aren't Orthodox try to come for a service. The choir is amazing! If you are interesting in orthodox icons take a little while to visit the church store. Icons from all over Romania including eggshell icons, wood carved, hand painted and painted on glass. I've... More 

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Thank Melinda W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

You can't really say, when you look at it from the outside, but it really is grandious! The paintings all over...plus, it is huge. Sure worth to be visited!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The Church inspired by Istanbul's Hagia Sophia is amazing already from the outside. The inside is breathtaking as every inch is covered in beautiful frescos and there is a peaceful atmosphere inside. Also the church gives a lot of charm to the Mitropoliei street which has such a variety of architectural styles, from Renaissance, Baroque, eclectic to neo byzantine.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I absolutely love the look of the interior. We were there during a small wedding and it was lovely. I have to admit I photobombed the wedding party on the front steps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This church takes your breathe away. As soon as you step across the door you have a sense of peace. You can hear a pin drop. Then as you continue to walk through you can see hand painted artwork all over the walls. You go to the middle of the church and look up and there is a painting of... More 

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Thank Jaymie S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

A very nice cathedral situated a few streets away from the square so it is quite easy to find, the building is very big and is still in use with many services going on especially on a sunday

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Had a quick look inside during a service and was amazed by the decorations which are beautiful. Well worth a look.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Incredible architecture, the inside of the cathedral left me speechless and I'm not even religious, there's no reason for one to pass on this one while in Sibiu.

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