Among the 24 monuments and architectural ensembles in Zalau, the most representative are: the Transilvania building (1895 - the municipal Theatre), the city hall building (housing the Law Court in 1889 and the Prefecture between 1904-1907), the Roman-Catholic Church (1878), The Reformed Church (1904-1907), The Dormition of Our Lady Orthodox Church (1930-1934), the Orthodox Rectorate (built at the end of the 19th century), the History County Museum (1900 - casino of the Tradesman Association, a veritable architectural monument with neo-classical elements), the “Simion Barnutiu” Elementary School (1895- girl’s school) and the “Silvania” National College (1860 - reformed college), with town architecture of great value for the historic and cultural heritage of the country.

     The "Corneliu Coposu" Street houses the building where the swedish king, Carol the XIIth made a halt for one night in 1714. A memorial plaque on the frontage of the building reminds us of Ady Endre’s (1892 - 1896) time spent here during the high-school time.

     The statuary group “Wesselenyi” is very interesting, being the opera of the well-known sculpture Fadrusz Janos. It is also worth being mentioned Ady Endre’s bust (inaugurated in 1902) and Ocatavian Goga’s bust - both of them placed in front of the theoretical highschool, as well as Simion Barnutiu‘s bust, made by Romul Ladea. Other architectural elements are Al. Papiu Ilarian’s busts as well as Mihai Viteazu, Corneliu Coposu, Iuliu Maniu, and Andrei Saguna’s busts, the Monument of the Heroes, raised in the memory of the soldiers who died in the World Wars, the Lion Monument in front of the city hall and the Angel Monument.

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