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Avram Iancu Monument

Piata Avram Iancu, Cluj-Napoca 400000, Romania
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The least attractive thing in a beautiful square

If you're looking for a piece of art, don't come to see this statue. But if you're looking for a... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
Josef O
Nice setting

The structure is huge and imposing. The setting is nice - in the middle of the square. You can rest... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2018
Anamaria L
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Aug 26, 2017
“Good setting, statue nothing special”
Feb 9, 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 February 10, 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

Thank Josef O
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Reviewed January 9, 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.

Thank Anamaria L
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Reviewed August 26, 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

Thank jebuc
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Reviewed July 22, 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

Thank grecognos
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Reviewed May 30, 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.

Thank Dakles
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Reviewed February 25, 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

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed January 12, 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

Thank Debraus
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Reviewed November 15, 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.

Thank Emil Cristian H
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Reviewed August 24, 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

Thank trapioan
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Reviewed March 17, 2016

Kitsch! A stupid form of the brutal nationalism. The statue was erected by nationalist mayor Gheorghe Funar and was an attempt to prove Romanian superiority against Hungarians. Avram Iancu fought during the 1848 revolution for the Austrian empire and killed Hungarians of Transylvania who along...More

1  Thank AmbrusBela
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