Palace of Justice, Cluj-Napoca

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Palace of Justice, Cluj-Napoca
Palatul de Justiţie
Tribunalul și Curtea de Apel, municipiul Cluj-Napoca, judeţul Cluj 01.JPG
Court of Appeal entrance (western façade)
Alternative namesCurtea de Apel
General information
Architectural styleEclectic
LocationCluj-Napoca,  Romania
AddressŞtefan cel Mare Square (Court of Appeal)
2 Dorobanţilor Way (Courthouse)
CoordinatesCoordinates: 46°46′15″N 23°35′55″E / 46.77074°N 23.59862°E / 46.77074; 23.59862
Current tenantsCluj Court of Appeal
Cluj Tribunal
Construction started1898
OwnerMinistry of Justice
Design and construction
ArchitectGyula Wagner
Architecture firmEpitotarsasag, Kotsis, Smiel, Fodor es Reisinger

The Palace of Justice in Cluj-Napoca, on Dorobanţilor Street, no.2, is an eclectic structure, built between 1898 and 1902, after the plans of the association Epitotarsasag, Kotsis, Smiel, Fodor es Reisinger. The Palace, with a total area of 19,950 m2 (214,700 sq ft),[1] was projected by the architect Gyula Wagner.[2]

The quadrilater building, with its 13 inner yards is a part of the ensemble in Avram Iancu Square, together with the Romanian Opera, the CFR Palace, the Palace of the Prefecture, the Palace of Finance and the Palace of the Orthodox Metropolis.


  1. ^ The History Archived 2011-08-17 at the Wayback Machine.(in Romanian)
  2. ^ Dorin Alicu et al. 2003, p.27