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You can see this striking black and white Neo-Byzantine style Eastern Orthodox church on the northern bank of the Tarnava Mare river in Elisabeth Park from the Citadel (next picture). To visit it, just head for the train station – it’s about half way from the citadel to the station – take the pedestrian bridge across the river.

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Commonly, though incorrectly, referred to as a cathedral, the church, dedicated to Saint Trinity, was designed by Romanian architect, Dumitru Petrescu Gopes and completed 1937 after 4 years of construction. Permission to build the church in the centre of the lower town was declined hence its location on the river bank. It now very much dominates this part of the town.

The inside was painted by A. Demian. Unfortunately I didn’t get inside so can’t comment on it – a real shame based on my last picture of the interior of the dome – (picture courtesy of Wikipedia)

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Mass is held daily except Monday.

Just be careful as beggars (harmless) tend to congregate outside the church.
Location: Elisabeth Park – just across the river (via footbridge) en route to the train station


This entry is one of a group (loop) of entries on Sighisoara, Romania. I suggest you continue with my next entry – HERE – or to start the loop at the beginning go to my introductory entry – HERE.


 

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