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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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Brukenthal Castle from Avrig

judetul Sibiu, Transilvania

AddressLoc. Avrig,

Description

The summer palace of Samuel von Brukenthal (1721-1803), governor of Transylvania, was built between years 1780 and 1785 in the style of Schonbrunn Palace from Vienna. The edifice is built in Baroque style, U-shaped with a central body and 2 side wings. Here was presented the famous collection of Baron Brukenthal consisting of 212 paintings and 129 prints, currently being at the Brukenthal Museum.

After the death of the Baron, the building had several careless owners, so it quickly degraded. Today only the decorated ceilings recall the luxury of the old times. The palace had one of the most beautiful parks, organized in terraces that descend towards Olt meadow.
The area, of over 20 hectares, has been arranged in accordane with the model of French gardens, with fountains, a splendid staircase and many side paths, benches, vases, stone statues and a Oranjerie, where there were cultivated dates, cardamom, almonds, melons and pineapple.

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