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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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Bathory fortress

Simleul Silvaniei, judetul Salaj

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Bathory fortress - was built by the Bathory family in 1532. Now exist only the remains of the Bathory fortress (XVIth century), which was actually a residential castle, an important representative of Renaissance-style architecture from Transylvania.
It consists of two fortified enclosures, built in two phases. Today is just a ruin,  preserved only the flag gate, with two floors, over the vaulted gang. Also resisted two towers, a bastion, the gateway and a part of defensive walls.

Over time, the Citadel of Simleul Silvaniei served as the residence of the Transylvanian Princes of Bathory family, being the war scene of Ottoman armies that started fires in the city in 1660.
It also represented an important center, endorsed by insurgents and the place where in 1848, General Iosif Bem began military actions for domination of the cities situated along Somes river: Jibou, Cluj and Dej. There were research excavations, in order to restore and possibly exploit this archaeological site.

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