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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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Cartianu House

judetul Gorj, Oltenia

AddressCom. Turnicesti,


From the national road 66 starts the county road Turcinesti-Schela, which connects via clough Valcan with Transylvania, and that reaches one of the most picturesque villages in northern Oltenia, village Cartiu.

The edifice, which occupies a picturesque position on the bank of river Cartiorul, was made at the end of eighteenth century.
Built originally as a fortified house, it has undergone over time many restorations, subsequently evolving in the form that is found today and that is an example of understanding the association of timber structures and forms of masonry, the dominant note of architecture in the Carpathian foothills area.

Built on three levels,Cartianu House is a core of three rooms on the first floor and second floor, each of them having on the west side added probably later, a body where there are the toilets. The elements that give a note of authenticity of the monument are the chain of porches that can be seen from all sides and the access steps which make the connection on vertical. Ground floor, which is slightly sunken below ground level, presents two cellars with a separate entrance, connected on the east side by an open hall, having as decorative elements two massive arches of mixed masonry - stone and brick.

Ventilation of these rooms was made through windows of relatively small size, which from the later amendments were partially closed. On the northern and southern sides were made as a consequence of the house development one room that was intended to accommodate small animals.

The first floor presents around the center of three rooms, perimeter, a large porch, interrupted on the east side of a block of masonry.
At the second floor, arranged in the same way as the first, the porch is bordered only by wooden pillars. To the floor lead two stairs, both exterior: one, the picturesque and monumental at the same time, added to the side facade, where is the main entrance, protected from rain by the roof of the house itself, which extends above it leaning on a tall wooden pole; another on the opposite side caught between the porches and discreet framed in their design.

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