Matthias Corvinus House

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Matthias Corvinus House
Matei Corvin house Cluj-Napoca.jpg
General information
Architectural styleGothic
Town or cityCluj-Napoca
Construction started15th century
Completed15th century

The Matthias Corvinus House (Romanian: Casa Matei, Hungarian: Mátyás király szülőháza) is one of the oldest buildings in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania. It was built in the 15th century, in the gothic style, as a small guesthouse. During its history, the house served as a jail, hospital, and museum; it is now home to a visual arts institute.

Matthias Corvinus (Hungarian: Hunyadi Mátyás, Romanian: Matei Corvin), son of John Hunyadi, later one of the most renowned Kings of Hungary, was born in this building on 23 February 1443.

The house has been owned by the Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca since 1950.

External links[edit]

Media related to Birthplace of Matthias Corvinus at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 46°46′16″N 23°35′14″E / 46.7712°N 23.5873°E / 46.7712; 23.5873