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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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Cezar Petrescu Museum

Busteni, judetul Prahova

Phone0244 321080
AddressTudor Vladimirescu, 1

Description

Cezar Petrescu Museum is found inside a house bought in 1937 from a family of lawyers in the capital. Writer Cezar Petrescu always wanted to find a place to work quietly and managed to fulfill this dream at the age of 45 years. The house from Busteni was the writer's residence for 24 years of life. At his death in 1961, the house was given by the family to the Romanian state, one of the writer’s sisters arriving to be the first curator of this memorial place.

The writer's house suffered only one change, namely the demolition of the two bedrooms downstairs and their transformation, creating arcades and covering the windows, in a collection of exhibits. In the exhbit room we can admire the portraits of Cezar Petrescu's parents and grandparents, an entire collection totaling 57 volumes of prose published during the writer's life, structured thematically, some artwork, photos of the era and a brief evocation of residences that Cezar Petrescu had in Bucharest.

Cezar Petrescu was the first of seven children of Dimitrie and Olga Petrescu, followed by a brother and five sisters. In 1907, the children were left without a father and Olga Petrescu moved from a village near the Roman, in Iasi, a city where he received a house as an inheritance from his parents. Here, Cezar Petrescu attended school and graduated in law, although he never worked as a lawyer.

As a student, he was employed as a journalist, an activity that he loved very much. In 1918, Cezar Petrescu left Iasi to Bucharest. Maintaining his job as a journalist, the writer started at 30 years, the volume of short stories "Scrisorile unui razes", this volume receiving two awards, the Romanian Academy Award and the Writers Society Award. These awards have made Cezar Petrescu to permanently concentrate on writing. In 1927, he published his first novel, "Intunecare", work considered by critic the apogee of his literary activity.

Cezar Petrescu brought something new to the Romanian literature, wanting to write a chronicle of the twentieth-century Romanian society, chronicles that he divided in six cycles. The first round - "The fruit of the earth" - describes the lives of people in the country. The other cycles were "War and Peace", "Exhibitions where you died", "the capital that kills", "The fabulous interior" and "Satyricon".

The literature for children is undoubtedly the most famous of the author, "Fram, the Polar Bear" is the most popular opera of Cezar Petrescu. What is less known about this book is the fact that it was written in only two weeks.

Besides the documentary hall, downstairs, we can see the living room where the writer used to dine and the reception desk. In the hall on the ground floor was arranged a small exhibition of paintings and sculptures donated by artists who were friends and often visited Cezar Petrescu in busteni: three statues donated by the sculptor Oscar Han – Horea Closca and Crisan, canvas bearing the signature of painters as Jiquidi Aurel, Gheorghe Lowendal, Horatiu Dimitriu, Iosif Iser and Anatol Vulpe.

Upstairs, can be viewed the winter office of the writer, the place where he created most of his works. The office chair was specially placed back on the door, with his back at "the temptation", (temptation to leave the work table).

Also upstairs, the writer’s library can be seen, a veranda, a guest office and a press room - a room used for his journalistical activities. There were about 5,000 newspapers in which the writer wrote over time: "Hiena" and "Gandirea" magazine that he founded, or "Dimineata", "Adevarul", "Cuvantul" and "Curentul".

Visting hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 - 17:00.

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