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Address: 6, Matthias Corvinus Street, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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The building belongs to the Art University now

This is the guesthouse in which Matei Corvin might have been born in 1443. In the last 150 years the house got a lot of attention and was heavily renovated and enhanced. So much... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
George F
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

During our free walking tour we got to hear many interesting story's of Cluj's past. The most interesting tale concerned this house, the birth place of Hungarian king, Matthias Corvinus, who the house is named after. The story goes, his mother was travelling through the area returning to Hungary, went into labour and sought shelter at a small guesthouse to... More 

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Inside the building the Art and Design University has its theoretical courses so it's not one of those museum houses. However it has historical and artistic relevance in itself, as a building, being the oldest building in the city and allowing people to form an image for themselves about how their Medieval ancestors might have lived (in case they were... More 

Thank pipi s
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is the guesthouse in which Matei Corvin might have been born in 1443. In the last 150 years the house got a lot of attention and was heavily renovated and enhanced. So much of the stone work is recent. Right now the building functions as a study and work place for the Art University of Cluj. The internal courtyard... More 

Thank George F
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

First we just walked near it, we didn't really recognized, but we didn't even looked for it. Next day it was quite funny to realize that such a big king was born in that building. It was nice to see it.

Thank BBHostel
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

A great place for history buffs. This house has seen many different eras of Cluj, as it is the oldest house in Cluj. A nice piece of history

Thank Chelsea S
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

The oldest lay building in Cluj-Napoca, very well preserved. The place where Matthias Rex was born. Very important place for all the people from Cluj. Like an unofficial cultural center of Cluj. You must visit ti, is in the city center.

5 Thank RaduCostea
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

It's the place where the Hungarian King Matthias was born. It's a great place to visit for all those who are interested in history.

2 Thank Gabriella A
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

When you are interested in history, you have to visit the birthplace of king Matthias. What I do not "understand": if you read the board on the wall of the house, Matthias is stated as a Romanian king. Actually he was Hungarian, everybody knows it...

2 Thank Attila_Balas
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

It was great to stand in a place of history, but because this building now houses the center for art and design for the university, there is nothing to see inside, no rooms to explore to try to imagine what little king Matyas might have been like as a child, no write-ups or brochures with history, just a plaque on... More 

3 Thank MaryQU88
Ancona, Italy
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

There wasn't much to see in the house when I was there - not much to do with Corvinus at any rate, or I couldn't find it - but there was a students' fair of modern jewellery they had made, which was wonderful. Great for Christmas presents too !

1 Thank ELear

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