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Airports nearest to Gherla are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre.

   Cluj Napoca Airport (distanced approximately 33 km)
   Tirgu Mures Airport (distanced approximately 73 km)
   Baia Mare Airport (distanced approximately 77 km)
   Havadarya Airport (distanced approximately 93 km)
   Satu Mare Airport (distanced approximately 110 km)

Key places to visit
Fortress Gherla, Armenian Catholic Cathedral Gherla, Greek-Catholic Cathedral Gherla, Nicula Monastery, Transfiguration Cathedral in Cluj


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Fortress Gherla

Gherla Fortress (Fortress Martinuzzi) was built in 1540, the order of the bishop of Oradea George Martinuzzi, chancellor and treasurer while the Hungarian royal court.The fortress was built on the right bank of the river Somes Mic at a distance of only a few kilometers from the ruins of the Roman camp and around Secunda Pannoniorum little village Gherla, current city.Under the architect Domenico da Bologna (1540-1551), the city was built as a quadrangle with bastions of defense at the corners, surrounded by thick walls of 3-4 meters and a moat, and into and out of the fortress was on a bridge (eastern side), and there is access through a series of underground tunnels.

Armenian Catholic Cathedral Gherla

Armenian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, secondary patron Saint Gregory the Illuminator, is dedicated simaian with Church of the Annunciation, the last of the nine churches existed in many Armenian Gherla. There was previously no other chamber, which had its seat between 1691-1715 Bishop Auxentiu Varzarescu. After 1929, when he re-established Armenian Catholic diocese of Gherla, the church became its cathedral. Today there are no bishops, but a subordinate Ordinariate Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Alba Iulia. Therefore abode not perform the cathedral, the only unofficially named in memory of the period you served the diocese (1929-1948).

Greek-Catholic Cathedral Gherla

Greek-Catholic Cathedral of Gherla, dedicated entrance to the Church of the Virgin Mary was built in 1905, as cathedral Gherla Diocese. Entering the building Cathedral Church of the Virgin Mary, was completed in 1905. The cathedral was used as Gherla Diocese until 1930.In the sanctuary were placed the remains of bishops John Sabo and Basil Hossu. In 1930, under the leadership of Bishop Julius Hossu, Episcopal Gherla was moved to Cluj, during which the diocese name was changed to "Diocese of Cluj-Gherla". Episcopal Church became the Cathedral of Transfiguration of the Cluj and Gherla cathedral received the status of con-cathedral.

Nicula Monastery

Nicula Monastery is an important pilgrimage center in Northern Transylvania. This famous icon was painted in 1681 by master Luke of Iclod. According to a report prepared by Austrian officers, the icon would be tears between February 15 and March 12 1699. In 1713 the governor of Transylvania Sigismund Kornis icon resulted in Castle Kornis from Benediugu Dej, after which it came to Cluj. Pope Clement XIII granted in 1767 plenary indulgence to pilgrims visiting the Marian feasts Nicula Monastery in August 15 and September 8.

Transfiguration Cathedral in Cluj

Transfiguration Cathedral, known as the Minorites Church is a historical and architectural monument of Cluj. The church was built between one thousand seven hundred seventy-five - in 1779 in Baroque style. Since 1924 serves as the Cathedral Diocese of Cluj-Gherla. Church is on the current Avenue of Heroes, the no. 10.The church was built in the style baroque in the years 1775-1779 the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Conventuali (so-called " minor ", the oldest branch of the Franciscans ) on the site of the former "Henter houses" and other neighboring lands acquired by exchange, builder and designer is also Francis Kitner.

Right Time to Visit

June - August