Unirii Square, Cluj-Napoca

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Coordinates: 46°46′10″N 23°35′24″E / 46.769306°N 23.59°E / 46.769306; 23.59

Piața Unirii from the south-west

Piața Unirii (Romanian for Union Square) is the largest and most important squares in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca. The square is one of the largest in Romania, with dimensions of 220 m by 160 m. The central district of the city spreads out from this square. The St. Michael's Church, with the highest church tower in Romania (80m), is the second largest Gothic-style church in Romania. The church was constructed in two phases. The first from 1316 to 1390 and the second from 1410 to 1487. Also, the statue of King of Hungary Matthias Corvinus is located here.

The old town hall, the National Museum of Art, the Josika Palace, and the Rhédey palace can also be found here.

The Unirii Square was originally called Nagypiac in Hungarian (Piața Mare in Romanian), meaning "Big Market Square", as opposed to the Kispiac ("Little Market Square"), which is now the Museum Square.


  • József Lukács - Povestea „orașului-comoară”, Editura Biblioteca Apostrof, Cluj-Napoca, 2005