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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]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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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]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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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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Arad Fortress

Arad, judetul Arad

Address,,Bucla Muresului, Cartier Subcetate


The current fortress of Arad is one of the most important historical monuments existing in this moment, in the west part of the country.
Built in the second half of the XVII th century, the fortress was considered as one of the most impressive military fortifications of those times.

With the conclusion of the Austro-Turkish wars in the first half of the XVIII th century after the occupation of Transylvania, Banat and other territories by the Habsburg Empire, it was envisaged the construction of military fortifications, to ensure dominance in these areas.
Also the Chancellery of Vienna prepared a strategic plan that provided the construction of a belt of fortresses inside the area close to the empire's border to the south and east, of which making part fortifications from Oradea, Timisoara and Arad. The fortress of Arad plan was approved personally by empress Maria Theresa and her son, Iosif II.

The new fortress of Arad, in accordance with the imperial plan, had to replace the old fortress and to match in terms of contemporary military technology. As building place there was chosen one of Mures peninsula (on the left side) which the city has given up to the military authorities. The fortress's building, work of architect Harsch, began in the summer of 1763, after the Vauban system and is a double-star form with 6 corners, with powerful defensive walls, casemates and other military construction.

The works lasted 20 years, with minor interruptions caused mainly by lack of labor, so the fortress was finished in 1783.
In the fortress were placed various military units and thus, Arad became a military-political center of Austrian domination in the area.

The history of the fortress, in more than 200 years of existence, is linked to various major events. During Horea Revolution, in 1784, the fortress was one of the centers of action of the imperial troops against the mutineers. During Napoleonic wars many French prisoners were kept in the fortress. After the revolution of 1848, in the fortress's cells many revolutionaries were convicted and imprisoned, including Eftimie Murgu. Along with the late-nineteenth century, when changing the strategic concept, the fortress lost its importance by becoming a simple barrack.

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