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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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Behind Walls

Brasov, judetul Brasov

AddressDupa Ziduri

Description

In the fourteenth century was formed the Graft canal (ditch) at the foot of Warthe hill. The canal was a first natural barrier against the foreign invasions.

Later was built the first defense wall of Brasov, reinforced with eight towers. With the improvement of the weapons, outside the city, was built a second defense wall, without towers, but with two strong bastions in each end.

The space between the two walls was called the "Zwinger" and was used for defense and maintenance of the various guilds of the city. Thus, down from the Smiths' bastion (now State Archives) was the Butchers' Zwinger, followed by the Glovers’ Zwinger.

In the mid-length of the walls, in front of the White Tower, was situated the "Graft" bastion. It crosses river Graft.
Another Zwinger behind Walls was that of the "prosecutors" (the officials who oversaw the construction and public works of the city). Currently, the "Behind Walls" area is a pleasant place for promenade in the spare time.

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