Complexul Ursulinelor
The Ursuline Complex
  • Architecture – Romantic Neogothic Style
  • Built – 1771 – 1773
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The Ursuline convent and ‘Saint Anne’ Church. These two apparently different buildings share a common historical evolution. Both were erected in 1771 at the initiative of the canon Stephánus Szentzy, who bought the land of an older cloister that had functioned here. The construction of this complex underwent various stages and many architectural solutions were employed here. Thus, built in the shape of the letter L, the complex forming the church and the convent holds both Baroque elements (mostly in its interior) and also Romantic with Neogothic influences (visible especially at the frames of doors and windows). The construction seems to have been finished in 1877, when a new aisle was added to the aisle from Republicii Street on 1-3 Moscovei Street, where ‘Ady Endre’ Highschool is nowadays.

The church of ‘Saint Anne’ is the historical witness of a natural calamity that struck the town of Oradea. On the main façade, on Republicii Street, one can see the inscription indicating the water level during the flood in August 1851.