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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

Capsa House

Bucuresti, Muntenia

Phone021 3144038
AddressCalea Victoriei, 36
Emailoffice@capsa.ro

Description

Capsa House is situated opposite to the National Military Circle, on Calea Victoriei, corner with Edgar Quinet street, in Bucharest.
The house was built in 1852, and was originally a modest building with one floor that belonged to Governor Slatineanu.
In 1874 it was bought by the famous confectioner Grigore Capsa (former student of Boissier, Paris).

Grigore Capsa converted the house in a cafeteria, café, restaurant and hotel, representing for long time the meeting place of many personalities from Bucharest (politicians, literates, journalists, etc.).
In 1886 Capsa Hotel opened. Its first director, Bourdell, was previously manager of Paris Hotel Cafe Anglais.

In 1908, Capsa Hotel was described by the British magazine "John Bull" as one of the best hotels in Europe, being compared with the hotel "Douglas" in Madrid, "Cappelo Nero" in Venice, "Giappone" in Verona and "Hungaria" in Budapest.

Capsa House was for a long time considered to be the only house of artists, politicians, diplomats and foreign aristocratic families during their visits in Romania. Here they found the Western aristocratic atmosphere.

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