October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017


The Greek Church is one of the four places of worship erected for the Romanians in „Lower Town” in the 18th century. Its name refers to the contribution of Aroman merchants to its construction. Nicolae Rat, the last confessor of Horea and Closca, was among its founders.

Documents also mention the „un-united” church, namely Orthodox, unlike the Greek-Catholic churches. The need to erect the place of worship seems to be related to the taking over of the Orthodox Church from the present Lipoveni district by the Greek-Catholic after 1760.

At the end of the eighteenth century, The Greek Church was built on the outskirts of Alba Iulia, in the field and later became central as new and new homes were built and the city expanded.

The edifice’s plan is a hall church. The tower with its two entrances distinguishes among others from Orthodox Churches in the Lower City. It looks in total harmony with the nave, lacking massiveness.

Inside, one of the altar doors displays an unusual image – Archdeacon Stephen presenting the church mock-up. Its roodscreen is monumental with typical Baroque elements.

The church, dedicated to the „Annunciation”, preserves part of the XVIIIth century patrimony: the act of beneficence in 1799, books with the first writings of the donors, three silver votive candles from 1786, an icon dated in 1793 and an impressive 19th-century epitaph worked in silk thread.