“Sf. Anton de Padova” Roman-Catholic Church of Mihail Kogălniceanu

Good general condition. The church was rebuilt after the 1977 earthquake. It isn’t a part of the tourist circuit even though it’s the most important testimony of the German community of Dobrogea and also the largest German church in Dobrogea.
  • It isn’t a historic monument
  • Built in 1897-1898
  • Mihail Kogălniceanu, Tudor Vladimirescu street no. 124

The church was built in 1897-1898 by the Germans who settled in Caramurat (Ferdinand I/Mihail Kogălniceanu) starting in 1876, who came from the South of Basarabia. At the end of the First World War (1918), in Caramurat (M. Kogălniceanu), the Germans were the majority, their number being almost 900. In the churchyard there were built the German school and the parish house (1882).

The church was built in the neo-gothic style, with burnt bricks visible on the facade. It is made out of the nave, three altars and has important images and statues in it’s patrimony. The Trail of the Holy Cross was sculpted in wood by Ferdinand Stuflesser, an important Austrian religious artist  from the late 19th century and the early 20th century.

A stone memorial plate with the engraved names of the German heroes of Caramurat (M. Kogălniceanu) who died for Romania in the First World War can be found at the church’s entrance.

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