Palace of Justice, Cluj-Napoca

Palace of Justice, Cluj-Napoca
Palatul de Justiţie

Court of Appeal entrance (western façade)
Alternative names Curtea de Apel
General information
Architectural style Eclectic
Location Cluj-Napoca,  Romania
Address Ştefan cel Mare Square (Court of Appeal)
2 Dorobanţilor Way (Courthouse)
Coordinates Coordinates: 46°46′15″N 23°35′55″E / 46.77074°N 23.59862°E / 46.77074; 23.59862
Current tenants Cluj Court of Appeal
Cluj Tribunal
Construction started 1898
Completed 1902
Owner Ministry of Justice
Design and construction
Architect Gyula Wagner
Architecture firm Epitotarsasag, 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(Romanian)
  2. Dorin Alicu et al. 2003, p.27
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