Visit Arad Part 6: A list of the main religious attractions in Arad

With a small ruined fortress located in the middle of the Town, Arad is a large centre of cultures and traditions. If you’re planning a visit, here’s a list with a few of the religious attractions in Arad.

Religious attractions in Arad


Holy Trimity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral is located right in the city centre. The construction began on 24th of November 1991 and it is 58 meter tall. The Cathedral is so large that it can hold 2000 people inside of it, making it the largest religious attraction in Arad.



Saint Anthony of Padua Church

This Roman-catholic church took just two years to build (1902-1904). The architect who designed this beautiful structure is called Emil Tabacovics. This is one of the most beautiful religious attractions in Arad : strong columns, beautiful details, decorations and statues, with an impressive interior. During ceremonies the church is open to the public. We entered the church during such a ceremony and the feeling we had was amazing.




Saint Simon Monastery

The Saint Simon Monastery is also known as the Gai Monastery. The reason for this is that it can be found on the Gai neighbourhood on Dunarii street number 170. The monastery was built at the middle of the 18th century. Inside you will find a museum where you can admire various objects.



St. Peter and Paul Serbian Church

The Church can be found in Arad at Piata Sarbeasca no. 1 (Serbian plaza). The church is an old Orthodox religious attraction in Arad and is designed based on the baroque style.



The Cathedral “Birth of Saint John the Baptist”

The Cathedral was built during the years 1862 – 1865 under the guidance of architect Anton Ziegler. The two towers were designed even taller during the year 1904.



The Neologue Synagogue

The Neologue Synagogue is a jewish settlement which can be found on the street “Tribunul Dobra no. 10. It was built during the years 1827- 1834 in a Greek and Toscan style.



The Red Church

The Red Church or The Light Towards The Sky is the 4th main attraction in Arad, according to the number of visitors. The reason for its name are its 299 exterior lights, which point towards the sky.


Have you ever visited Arad? We did and we enjoyed it! We’re planning to do a six-parts story about this amazing city, so feel free to subscribe to receive the latest articles! Leave your comments below!

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