Capela romano-catolica Sf. Ladislau
The Saint Ladislaus Chapel
  • Architecture – French Neogothic
  • Built – 1900
  • Architect – Sztarill Ferencz

‘Saint Ladislaus’ care home for children and the elderly is situated on Roman Ciorogariu Street.
This beautiful building was erected at canon Ladislaus Palotay’s demand. The architect and entrepreneur of the construction was architect Sztárill Ferenc. The works were completed in August 1900. The chapel in the courtyard was also finished in the same year, bearing the signature of the same architect and builder. Of unique beauty, the chapel embodies a French Neo-Gothic style. In a limited space, the famous architect from Oradea managed to reconstitute all the elements of the Gothic style: buttresses, lancet window and door frames, rose window, rosettes, mullion, quatrefoils and, evidently, a narrow tower and spire.

During the communist period, the chapel was closed and it fell into oblivion and degradation, as the Catholic Church in Romania limited its activity both on a social and religious level due to the pressure of the atheist totalitarian regime. After 1989, the beautiful chapel was restored and consecrated by the Roman-Catholic Bishop of Oradea Tempfli József, re-entering the religious circuit.