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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]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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Bistrita Gorge

Horezu, judetul Valcea

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With a total length of 1.5 kilometers, are very spectacular, standing out through the beauty of its relief and the richness of flora and fauna, being the narrowest limestone gorges in the country. Having the source in Rodna Mountains, this gem of Romanian Carpathians forms a truly picturesque valley.

In the mountainous area it distinguishes the most impressive sector, both for parochialism od the valley (from 150 to 20 m), as well as for the depth of the valley to the surrounding mountains (from 900 m to over 1100 m of the Mountains Giumalau or Rarau). This narrow area called gorges of Zugreni or Bistrita is at 20 km from Vatra Dornei and form a geologico-geomorphological reserve of 160 ha.

The show provided by nature in these places (rocks with bizarre shapes, "symphony of waters" in fighting the hardness of rocks) justifies the many legends related to the ancient way of the rafts. From Ramnicu Valcea, an hour away by car on DN 67 and you get in the Costesti region, locality that became "famous" because of the miners' strike in 1999. But the region could also become known for its natural beauty that it hides, such as Bistrita Gorge.

Bistrita Monastery
, considered one of the most famous place of worship from Valcea county. Moreover, there is a cave not too easy to get to.At Bistrita Monastery is a nun-guide, who leads tourists to the cave. Monastic complex in Bistrita, built in 1494, is almost always full of believers who come to pray for health. That's because inside the church there was the coffin with relics of St. Grigorie Decapolitul.

From Bistrita Monastery you can get, with some effort, to the Bat Cave, on Mount Capatanii. Rocky road for almost a km, it is quite difficult. At the end of the road you can see one of the few churches in the country built in a cave. The cave "St. Grigorie Decapolitul", known as the "Bat Cave "is quite small and can be visited during the day for the benefit of natural light from an opening in the rock wall, which offers a interesting view of Bistrita Gorges.

The church was built by monks in the XVth century, and at 30 meters above water level. Bat Cave name comes from the colony of bats living in galleries and is protected by law. And Grigorie Decapolitul name comes from the fact that in difficult times, the monks were hiding here the holy relics.

Accommodation: The tourists who come to relax in Bistrita Gorges area can find any time housing from the nuns from the Bistrita Monastery. Monastic complex comprises 60 cells. Each cell has two or three beds, modern table and chairs, and a bathroom.

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