The Coronation Cathedral


The cathedral is located at 16 Mihai Viteazul Street in Alba Iulia, Alba County.

Opening hours: 8:00-20:00.

Entrance fee: No


The Coronation Cathedral from Alba Carolina Fortress is a strong Romanian National symbol founded under the hopefulness of the 1918 Great Unification.

The grand cathedral was specially built to house the crowning ceremony of King Ferdinand I and Queen Marie as the king and queen of the unified Romania in 1922.

The cathedral built in the Brâncovenesc style with Byzantine influences is shaped as a Greek cross and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Inside the cathedral, you can admire the Royal family’s seats and the portrait of King Ferdinand I and Queen Marie.

Since 1988, the cathedral is the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of Alba Iulia.

Did you know?

The Cathedral is one of the monuments created by the Romanian School of Architecture which was founded by Ion Mincu.

Conservation facts

The Coronation Cathedral is a monument of great historical and architectural value. These are some of the reasons why the cathedral was included on the list of Historical Monuments of Romania.