Turea Church, Cluj, 18th century

The wooden church in Turea is a valuable monument of religious architecture from the area of Cluj, built in the middle of the 18th century ad was transferred in the Village Museum in 1952. From the constructive point of view, the house of worship raises on a low river sone foundation and has the walls made of oak beams combined in dovetail manner, nicely decorated on the superior side with overhangs in successive withdrawals. The high roof, with a wide eave, has the covering in oak shingles combined in “tongue-and-groove”. Over the pronaos, the steeple tower is raised, of which roof presents four cone-shaped tours in the corners.
The church planimetry, in rectangular form, with unhooked polygonal apse, complies with the traditional internal distribution, specific for orthodox places of worship: pronaos (with straight ceiling), naos (with semicylinder dome), and the altar, with a semi-cup dome combined with wooden ribs in a torsade. The old picture of the monument has kept only few traces, almost illegible.

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