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Complexul Cultural-Spiritual Sfânta Vinere (RO)
The Holy Friday Cultural-Spiritual Complex (EN)

  • The construction of this cultural-spiritual complex begun in 2000. It is conceived as a replica of the famous St. Sophia Cathedral from Constantinople.
  • The edifice is a modern architectural ensemble, in which architects built three functions: the "Ascension" Cathedral, the monumental Obelisk of the Heroes, 50 meters high, and the museum spaces for the goods belonging to the National Cultural Patrimony.
  • The inner space is organized on multiple levels, allowing about 5,000 believers to attend the services.
  • The "Ascension" Episcopal Cathedral is painted in fresco technique and holds valuable goods, consisting of old books, glass icons, wood icons and other objects of artistic, historical and documentary value.
  • A particularly important element is the 1780 kg chandelier, cast in golden bronze, with 360 lights, 7 meters high, with a diameter of 4 meters at its base, realized as a unique model, by a firm from Athens.
Complexul Cultural-Spiritual Sfânta Vinere - The Holy Friday Cultural-Spiritual ComplexThe Holy Friday Cultural-Spiritual Complex (exterior)
Zalău, Sălaj county, Transylvania, Romania
Complexul Cultural-Spiritual Sfânta Vinere (interior) - The Holy Friday Cultural-Spiritual Complex (interior)The Holy Friday Cultural-Spiritual Complex (interior)
Zalău, Sălaj county, Transylvania, Romania (© 2019 Liciniu A. Kovács)
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