Sibiu's historical and architectural heritage

 

The Church in the Pit/ "Din groapa" Church

HISTORICAL CHURCHES:
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The Church in the Pit/

Str. Justiţiei 5

It is an orthodox church built between 1788 and 1789 by widow Stana Hagi Petru Luca and rebuilt between 1802 and 1803 by his son-in-law, after the church had been destroyed in the earthquake of 1802.
It is a small hall-like church, its interior showing an unusual combination of Transylvanian sacred architecture and Byzantine painting.
The graves of the founders of the church and those of a series of renowned personalities of the Romanian spirituality from the 19th century are to be found in the cemetery situated nearby the church: Vasile Moga, bishop Miron Romanul, Ion Metianu, Zaharia Boiu, Ioan Piuariu Molnar and many others.