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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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Bethlen Castle from Sanmiclaus

judetul Alba, Transilvania

AddressSat Sanmiclaus,


Bethlen Castle was built between 1667 and 1683 by Miklos Bethlen. Long ago it was guarded by a wall with 5 bastions and a ditch with water. Here, in 1719, married the daughter of Bethlen with the Baron Kemeny Zsigmond. In 1856 the castle came into the possession of the Brukenthal family. The baron repaired the castle and founded here an agricultural school.

After the principles of communism, IAS Jidvei received the castle as a gift, giving it a task: in the rooms with luxurious furniture there were moved the engineers' families assigned to Sanmiclaus. There have been more than 50 years, and in this period when the castle functioned as a kindergarten, prison, canteen, the frescoes and the stucco gradually disappeared.

The interior spiral staircase, a true marvel, now lies stripped of the sculptures that one time decorated it and the balcony is about to collapse. The emptiness beyond the broken windows is protected by a huge padlock on a chain hanging thick and rusty.

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