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The Cetate Roman-Catholic Parochial Church

bis cat-smallThe Cetate Roman-Catholic Parochial Church  is situated at  6, Janos Bolyai St.

Dating:
The church’s outline appears on the city plans since 1746.
The city’s wheat warehouse, which existed in 1727, was rebuilt and incorporated to the monastery adjacent to the church in 1754.
The church was completed in 1755, and the monastery in 1756. Names and historical functions Church and Monastery of the Salvatorian Franciscans (inferior) In 1806, the monastery is turned into a “Normal School”. The church becomes a Catholic parochial church.

Architectural style:
The original building was executed in the Baroque style (preserved on the original plans). Master builder was Johann Lechner in 1754.
The altar painting, in the Baroque style:was made by Ferdinand Schiessl in 1761.
Original tower engineer was Johann Theodor Kostka 1774. The oldest photos show the building without the tower, confirming that the original tower no longer existed.
Between 1888 and 1890, the façade facing the street and its tower, as well as the dome covering the central area, were completely rebuilt.
The current visual expression belongs to the eclectic Classicist style, typical for the second half of the nineteenth century. The full center arch and the Corinthian pilasters at first floor are typical elements of this style.
With all subsequent transformations, the shrine keeps the original painting of 1761.

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