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Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in t [read more]

Cetate, Categoria: Istoric
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Barsana Monastery

judetul Maramures, Maramures

The Monastery “Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles" from Barsana is a convent, located at 22 km southeast of the Sighetu Marmatiei city, at the exit of Barsana, to the Slatioara bridge, where t [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios | Biserica, Categoria: Religios
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Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Founded by Stefan cel Mare, Voronet Monastery church dedicated to "St. Gheorghe" is a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements, made in an original manner. With a brilliant ingenuity, with [read more]

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The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA)

Delta Dunarii, judetul Tulcea

With Romania's adhesion to the Ramsar Convention in 1991, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA) was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Taking into ac [read more]

Parc, Categoria: Natura
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Humor Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Situated at a distance of 5 to 6 km of Gura Humorului, Humor Monastery is one of the most famous foundations of the Romanian Middle Ages. It was built in 1530 by Toader Bubuiog, member of the divan of [read more]

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Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Among the historical monasteries, which decorates the Romanian ground, Hurezi Monastery is considered, along with its hermitages, the most representative architecture complex, defining the Brancoveanu [read more]

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Agafton Monastery

judetul Botosani, Bucovina

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Between 1729-1740, Agafton Monk (from whose name comes the name of the monastery) founded here a wooden church in the period 1729-1740, with titular saint "St. Voievozi". The Hermitage was founded by Agafton and was a monks community until the early nineteenth century, because then, by 1814, Metropolitan Veniamin Costachi changed it in convent of nuns.

The church was made out of thick oak beams, has shaped vessel with a small octagonal tower above the nave. The church has a fresco painting, work of the painter hieromonk Vartolomeu Dolhan in 1956. The old cemetery of nuns and monks is found around the church. It also includes the graves of the three aunts after the mother of the poet Mihai Eminescu: Sofia, Fevronia and Olimpiada Iurascu, the latest one being, one time, Superior of the monastery. The tradition tells that many times in childhood, the poet Mihai Eminescu came here to visit his aunts.

A new church wall built between 1838-1843, with the titular saint "Descent of Holy Spirit", in Moldavian style, cross shaped, without external ornamentation and roof adorned with three large wooden towers with octagonal base. Made in 1929, the painting of the church was made by the painter P. Livescu in Botosani. The bell tower was built in 1878 to form a square and ends with a round tower identical to those of the church.

In time, this sacred ceremonial edifice witnessed a significant development, thanks to its position. In this monastery almost always, pilgrims came for worship and prayer and a number of personalities. The monastery was recognized by its manufacturing workshops: carpet weaving, embroidery, sewing, knitting etc. In 1959 when the church was abolished, there lived more than 300 nuns who lived in houses similar to those in monasteries Varatec and Agapia.

Agafton Monastery
was disbanded by the Decree 410/1959. This was organized in the Decrees 218/1960 and 712/1966.
After the Revolution of December 1989, in March 1991, Agafton Monastery was rebuilt. Currently, Agafton Monastery is in a complex process of restoration.

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