Saint Nicholas Cathedral
A historic spa town

Saint Nicholas Cathedral

St. Nicholas Church in Gyula is one of the monuments that are part of the cultural heritage of the city, the building which played a significant role of the Nicoreşti family. In 1721 the first Romanian Orthodox church was built out of wood. Construction of this church lasted for 10 years, being completed in 1812. The tower, however, was built much later, only in 1854. The church has a length of 33 meters and width of 14 meters, height to the roof structure being 39 meters high and the cross that sees the tower at a height of 42 meters. Iconostasis of the church is considered a great masterpiece of art. Sacred paintings are creation of Teodorovici Arsa's and the icons are adorned with wooden sculptures in the shape of roses and gilded. At the entrance you can see a 3 meter high cross that was erected in 1869 in memory of the believer Bogdan Lazar. The church interior was renovated in 1928 by painter Béla Predmerszky. Church dates back to the late Baroque style monument and is considered a classic.

 

Opening hours:

From Monday to Saturday:
8:00-8:30
16:00-17:00
20:00-21:30

Sunday:
10:00-11:30
16:00-17:00
20:00-21:30

Surmon:
Sunday: 10:00