St. George's Cathedral, Timișoara

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The Cathedral of Saint George
The Catholic Cathedral (built between 1736-1774)
The Cathedral of Saint George is located in Romania
The Cathedral of Saint George
The Cathedral of Saint George
45°45′29.59″N 21°13′49.50″E / 45.7582194°N 21.2304167°E / 45.7582194; 21.2304167
Location Timișoara
Country Romania
Denomination Roman Catholic
History
Founded August 6,  1736 (1736-08-06)
Architecture
Status Active
Functional status Cathedral
Architect(s) Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach
Architectural type Church
Style Baroque
Completed 1774
Specifications
Length 55 m (180 ft 5 in)
Width 22 m (72 ft 2 in)
Height 35.50 m (116 ft 6 in)
Number of spires 2
Administration
Diocese Roman Catholic Diocese of Timişoara
Clergy
Bishop(s) Martin Roos

The St. George's Cathedral, Timișoara or The Dome is located in Timişoara, Romania, at Piața Unirii, in the centre of town.

History[edit]

The cathedral's foundation stone was laid on 6 August 1736. It was designed by Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach from Vienna, then Hans Lechner continued the building from 1750. It was finished by two architects from Timişoara, Johann Theodor Kostka and Carl Alexander Steinlein in 1774. The Cathedral was built in Austrian baroque style and it was dedicated to Saint George, the diocese's Patron Saint. The picture located at the high altar was painted by Michelangelo Unterberger, director of the fine arts academy of Vienna, illustrating the Patron Saint. The side altars were painted by Johann Nepomuk Schöpf in 1772.[1] The precious oil-lamps were produced by Josef Moser. The organ was made by Leopold Wegenstein, and it provides an impressive experience for the ears. The cathedral's bells were renewed in Germany in 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gyula Delesega. Temesvári Kalauz. Editura Marineasa

Coordinates: 45°45′29.59″N 21°13′49.50″E / 45.7582194°N 21.2304167°E / 45.7582194; 21.2304167