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Moon Church (Biserica cu Luna)

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“baroque style”(5 reviews)
“xviii century”(2 reviews)
“clock maker”(2 reviews)
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This name derives from the mechanism installed in the church tower in 1793. The clock and the moon are the work of George Rueppe, an innovative mechanic from Oradea. The mechanism rotating the moon is designed to make a full rotation on its axis in...more
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Piata Unirii Nr. 2, Oradea 410072, Romania
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

The church is centrally located and even if you are not a religious person it isn't to be missed. It is not a large church, but it is beautiful inside, being unique due to the moon mechanism in its tower.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

What has created a church fame beyond history is the unique mechanism in Europe located in the church tower, which bears the mark of the Viennese craftsman George Rueppe. It is a horology created in combination with a lunar, half-black, half-gold globe, located in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Thia is one of the most popular and beautiful place from Oradea. A place with a beautiful story. So colorful and perfect

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

The whole area is to be visited if you reach the central area of Oradea. "The Moon Church" has this name because the central tower has a mechanism that shows the moon's phases in real time. The mechanism of the globe is related to the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

as part of the open space of Piata Unirii, it is very easy to see its slender silhouette an unusual architecture and also unusual paintings for an Orthodox church her rich interior is very nice, it worth to rest a while we found a baptizing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

You have to visit the museum, it is very interesting. Inside the church you can see the portret of Horea painted at the end of XVIII century.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful church is located on the Piata Unirii and certainly worth a stop if you are in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WasOnce
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is a well maintained church building. It is a bit different as it features a round ball that displays the stage of the moon. Very pretty.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn3847
Reviewed September 9, 2018

It is a nice church in the old center of Oradea that has a large sphere that represents the moon that is spinning, showing all moon phases. Of course the spinning speed is slow. also the inside and the museum are nice places to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

the Moon Church is in the main square of Oradea ,the Unirii square,it is a Barock style church which has on the front under the clock tower a sphere resembling the moon and this sphere is actually showing the position of the moon ; further...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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