Matthias Corvinus House, Cluj-Napoca


Matthias Corvinus House, Cluj-Napoca
Matthias Corvinus House
General information
Architectural style Gothic
Town or city Cluj-Napoca
Country Romania
Construction started 15th century
Completed 15th century

The Matthias Corvinus House (Romanian: Casa Matei, Hungarian: Mátyás király szülőháza) is one of the oldest buildings in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), Transylvania. It was built in the 15th century as a small guesthouse. During its history, the house served as a jail, hospital, and museum; it is now home to a visual arts institute.

Matthias Corvinus (Hungarian: Hunyadi Mátyás, Romanian: Matia Corvin), son of John Hunyadi the legendary Transylvanian warrior, Voivode of Transylvania, later one of the most renowned kings of Hungary, was born in this building.

Coordinates: 46°46′16″N 23°35′14″E / 46.7712°N 23.5873°E / 46.7712; 23.5873



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