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Good setting, statue nothing special

The setting is great - cathedral on one side and national theatre on other side and the square is... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Wombourne, United Kingdom
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Nothing Spectacular

Nice square in front the Orthodox Cathedral , however the statue itself it`s not a piece of... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
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31 Jul 2018
“A very distinct monument in the central square - in memory of a nartional hero”
9 Feb 2018
“The least attractive thing in a beautiful square”
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Piata Avram Iancu, Cluj-Napoca 400000, Romania
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Avram Iancu was a local hero - a lawyer by occupation and a revolutionist by spirit, who led an uprising in Transilvania against the Hungarians, forming alliance with the Austrians. His statue rises high above the square and overshadows it. Impressing! We stayed in Beyfin...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Doron S
Reviewed 9 February 2018

If you're looking for a piece of art, don't come to see this statue. But if you're looking for a good example of nationalistic kitsch, it's a must see. Quite a shame that this statue is to be found in one of the most beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The structure is huge and imposing. The setting is nice - in the middle of the square. You can rest a little on one of the benches near-bye or visit the cathedral.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The setting is great - cathedral on one side and national theatre on other side and the square is worth a visit. The statue itself is nothing great

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

As a person who grew up in Cluj, I hate this monument. Unfortunately the politician politicized the removal of the monument and is still there in a beautiful place in Cluj. Avram Iancu was a great Romanian hero, but his depiction is horrible, I call...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Impressive monument to the Transylvanian hero of the 1848 revolt against Hungary. Really lovely setting within a fountain at the centre of the square.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dakles
Reviewed 25 February 2017

During our free walking tour we got to see many interesting sites/attraction and hear there stories. This monument to Avram Iancu has an interesting story as he was just a normal man, who defeated the Hungarians during the revolution of 1848 - 1849. Our guide...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This square in Romania is very old Also the cathedral is from medieval time,so if you have time please visit and you will see

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice square in front the Orthodox Cathedral , however the statue itself it`s not a piece of art. On the opposite side you can see the National Opera that it`s worth visiting or attend a show.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank emilcristianh
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The statue itself does not worth a visit...the plaza and surrounding areas ( buildings,the national theater and the cathedral) yes...the fountain surrounding it is ok especially if you catch evening hours when they play music along with a 'water dance' of the fountain. If you...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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