St Michael’s Church
Statue of Matthias Corvinus
Flanking St Michael’s Church to the south is the bulky 1902 equestrian statue of Matthias Corvinus, the famous Hungarian king and son of...
National Art Museum
On the eastern side of Piaţa Unirii is the National Art Museum, housed inside the baroque Banffy Palace (1791). The couple of dozen...
Tours are led by a hilarious pharmacist in a white lab coat, who points like a game-show model towards (seemingly ho-hum) glass cases of...
Its outside terrace might look innocent enough but descend the stairway into the Sadean darkness and a dungeonlike interior awaits,...
Restaurant Matei Corvin
With its Romanesque arched ceilings and walls strung with oils, this old trusty delivers with a flavoursome menu of broths, soup, pork...
St Michael’s Church information
Lonely Planet review
The vast 14th-century St Michael’s Church dominates Piaţa Unirii. The neo-Gothic tower (1859) topping the Gothic hall church creates a great landmark and the church is considered to be one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Romania. Daily services are in Hungarian and Romanian, and evening organ concerts are often held.