St. Michael's Cathedral, Alba Iulia

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St. Michael's Cathedral
Catedrala romano-catolica "Sf. Mihail".jpg
St. Michael's Cathedral is located in Romania
St. Michael's Cathedral
St. Michael's Cathedral
Location in Romania
46°04′03″N 23°34′12″E / 46.0676°N 23.5700°E / 46.0676; 23.5700Coordinates: 46°04′03″N 23°34′12″E / 46.0676°N 23.5700°E / 46.0676; 23.5700
Location Alba Iulia
Country Romania
Denomination Roman Catholic
Founded 13th century
Founder(s) Stephen I
Status Active
Functional status Cathedral
Architectural type Church
Style Romanesque and Gothic
Archdiocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Alba Iulia
Archbishop György Jakubinyi

St. Michael's Cathedral (Romanian: Catedrala Sfântul Mihail, Hungarian: Gyulafehérvári Szent Mihály érseki székesegyház) is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Alba Iulia, Romania, and the oldest and the longest cathedral in the country.


Towards the end of the 11th century the transversal naves and the first part of the sanctuary of the present cathedral were built in the Romanesque style. During the Mongol invasion of 1241, the church was destroyed. In the middle of the 13th century the cathedral was rebuilt on the old foundation, in the transitory style between Romanesque and Gothic.



A list of people interred here: